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  1. Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the May 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    I don't like either, they look better on H&G than TOH. Lets see a work in progress please. I believe that is better suited for TOH.
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    Re: Would it be a good idea to hang wallpaper

    Clarence, I agree, plaster has been used back to the Roman times over masonary. The big issue is that the romans did not have AC :).
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    Re: Would it be a good idea to hang wallpaper

    Ok, all of us are guessing here. We need more information. Is the wall above or below ground? How old was the wall before it was painted? Was there a primer used before it was painted? If so...
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    Re: Would it be a good idea to hang wallpaper

    I am with Ordgen on this one, water is the problem. It is destroying the plaster. Concrete is porous, the water is coming in from the outside. By running the ac, the walls are cooler inside than...
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    Re: Removal of old paint on trim...

    Almost everything Ordjen daid is ture, except for the Goof Off. Use the waterbased goof off, the one in the plastic container, not the one in the metal container. As the goof off in the metal...
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    Re: stain over wood filler

    A patch will always look like a patch. Short of replacing the wood or painting them there is only one way to do it. Stain all the wood and get several wood putties close to that color. Mix them...
  7. Re: Cracking & Chipping Paint on Newly Plastered Walls

    Clarence, you are absolutely right I left out to many steps. Spot prime the bare plaster with a primer that can handle a high ph level, one that is water based. Kelly-Moore has one but I could not...
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    Re: enginered wood flooring- A Spruce

    Check out ServiceMagic.com. All of their contractors have ratings and reviews. We have used them for years. They refer us to home owners. We have a five star rating from our customers. You...
  9. Re: Cracking & Chipping Paint on Newly Plastered Walls

    A lot has been said before me, and most all of it is true. It all boils down to a moisture problem. PVA is not the primer I would have choosen. There are two types of PVA, one is a high build,...
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    Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

    DJ, we must be very careful. I am guilty of misstating things assuming the home owners know what I am talking about and have been called on it. When I hear spray paint, I think of a rattle can. ...
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    Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

    Spray paint??? Come on guys. Other than the fact that there 54 shutters, at one to two cans of paint to a shutter at $5.00 a can. The paint in a spray can is to brittle to hold up to the...
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    Re: painting cabinets

    What leaked? Sink, pipe,tub,or toilet. How long did it leak for? Minutes, hours, days? What damage was done that you can see? What are the walls made of, plaster, dry wall? These questions must...
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    Re: Concrete Floors

    My first question is why? Second question, is this in the house? If it is, it will be cold, most likely have cracks and not be as smooth as you want it. This is a job for a pro. As a painter, I...
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    Re: Staining or tinting wood floor

    Pick a piece from the floor that was sanded and one that you want to match, preferalbly from a closet or other hidden place. Bring them to a paint store and let them match it for you.
  15. Re: Painting vs. Stain cheap kitchen Cabneits

    If you stain them, after sanding them, use a prestain conditioner first. This will give you a uniform color.
  16. Re: Need ideas for protecting walls from playful dogs

    The best solution is to use a high quality mill work paint, such as SW pro classic or Kelly-Moore Duro poxy. Both are water based and almost bullet proof. They clean very well and are avalible in...
  17. Re: 2 coats of exterior paint on every interior wall in new home

    I am sorry but the painter was an idiot. The only problem with putting on an exterior paint on the interior is the cost of the paint. Exterior paint has to be better because it must hold up to the...
  18. Re: Enhance/Add red to a cherry finish on furniture?

    Sorry, the crib is covered with a tough finish. This is to protect it from anything and everything a baby does in a crib. Short of doing something drastic like sanding and staining, nothing will...
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    Re: fixing prior bad repairs

    Dry wall screws dont pop, nails do. Put screws in where ever you see a patch. Pull the nails and patch both places. Sand, primer and paint. This is very normal for newer homes but check to see...
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    Re: Painter Humor

    Ok story number two. The first house here in Washington I painted, working as the contrator, the home owner bought a color sample and put it on her house. I choose to use a differant paint company...
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    Re: Painter Humor

    I thought this was painter humor tread not painting horror thread. Ok I guess the horror stories do become humorous when you look back on them.

    One of the first houses I painted the home owner...
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    Re: Painter Humor

    LMAO A.Spuce
  23. Re: How do I Refinish a Bedroom Set with paint & stain?

    OMG, my first reply was rejected, I guess higher powers deceided it was ok and put it up after my second reply was submited. Soory did not mean to reply twice.
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    Painter Humor

    Some people have neen a little tough on me, and I have been a little tough on them. None of us are trying to be mean to the other. I think this joke says it all, and the advice you get here. Most...
  25. Re: How do I Refinish a Bedroom Set with paint & stain?

    Ordgen,
    Your right to a certain degree. Parker Paint, which you can find down there, has Park Ave, an oil based paint. It use to be a great oil based trim paint. I have seen it stay gummy for a...
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