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    Re: Water sealing a deck

    first off both DEFY & CABOTS come tinted from the factory yes you can have custom tints done these waterborne stains are far superior than any oil based stain all they require is a soap & water...
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    Re: Water sealing a deck

    my first choice would be a product called DEFY then CABOTS you must use a stripper on deck then p/wash all old products off DEFY will last about 5yrs cabots will last from 2 to 4 yrs both are...
  3. Re: painting glazing on sandblasted windows

    you do need to seal the glazing to the window with the paint just 1/32 of an inch will do that how the glazing keep from drying out over the years
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    Re: Paint over wallpaper

    what you need to do is start in a corner and try to life the paperit should pull off or use a wall sc****r 5 in 1 any sharp edge to life an edge of the paper DO NOT WET THE WALLS when starting...
  5. Re: Can someone explain what polyurethane is for?

    your best bet is to use a product from parks pro floor finish you can purchase it at h/d for $40 a gal goes a long way remember to apply in thin coats it was called culver tipp then bought up by...
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    Re: Best way to clean wood siding

    the only reason a person don't like to p/wash is because they don't know how to do it right i have been doing this for over 30yrs witout 1 problem when i started to paint we didn't have a p/washer ...
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    Re: painting vinyl siding

    i couldn't have said it any better than ordjen follow the simple directions & remember to wash the house down every couple years to remove any build-up of dirt & grime only use soap & water
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    Re: exterior maintenance coat

    i would go with the cabots solid stain (waterborne) you will only need 1 coat
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    Re: stain for redwood deck and fence

    if it was my choice i say go with a product call DEFY then cabots waterborne only i've been using defy here in mi for 12yrs with only 1 complaint it will last up to 5yrs if applied right what i...
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    Re: Best way to clean wood siding

    if you are hiring someone they should know what there doing i always use laundry detergent with bleach in my soap dispenser apply with low preasure starting from the top to bottom then switch to hi...
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    Re: Fence Painting headach

    one reason would be the fence wasn't dry when they applied the stain if it was oil that's why waterborne paints are far superior than oil you have a wider range of weather condition to work under i...
  12. Re: Chimney leaking on finished third floor drywall.

    not only a rain cap on the flue but you need to check the cement cap around the flue if you are missing a sloped cement cap replace
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    Re: Taking Down Plaster Wall

    i solved this problem by using 2 pieces of 3/8 drywall that equals the thickness of the plaster then just mud just make sure you use 2" drywall screws
  14. Re: old painted hardware to bronze finish

    there is a product call hammerite comes in a spray or you could brush on it has a hammered look or a plain look maybe this could be what you're looking for
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    Re: Grout over caulk

    i use a 5 way painters tool with a hammer head you have a choice of different sides to use also very sharp will least likely scrach the tub plus you have better control with the large handle best of...
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    Re: Fix cracked drywall at doorframe

    i've repaired many of these type of cracks first brake open the seam try to install 2"drywall screw on each side of the crack then fill with paintable silcon caulk tape with mesh level with the...
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    Re: Skim Coating Popcorn Ceiling

    i have done several of these cielings what i did was sc**** off the popcorn with a 12" blade and it leaves a knock down look you will want to cover entire room with a heavy plastic open 1 window...
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    Re: painting steel siding

    you should p/wash to remove all loose paint and grime don't use any cleaner with ammonia then get a direct to metal paint (dtm) b/moore or s/williams these have a self primer and/or epoxy in them for...
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    Re: Hairline cracks in plaster walls

    you should first locate a stud then put a 2" drywall screw on each side to stabalize the area all along the crack then use a quality caulk in the v'ed out crack top with mud sand & finish have been...
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    Re: refurbishing a farm table

    i have had great results using orange glo to restore table tops and bedroom sets don't use anything but the original
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    Re: Cleaning behind gas stove

    after you clean up put down some cornmeal will control any type of bugs a little goes a long way works great on ants they eat it take it back to the nest an kills them
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    Re: Wireless Doorbell - How does it work?

    you can buy one that has 2 bell installed one for an older person one on main level 2nd on 2nd floor & they can be moved anytime & anywhere
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    Re: fir deck has mildew

    that is why i don't use oil stains using defy has an epoxy in it will hold up to 3 or 4 years & you can use your deck in hrs cabots is almost the same thing both are waterborne & can use your deck...
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    Re: fir deck has mildew

    the best product for decks (what i use) is called defy don't know if you can get in your location or cabots stain both are exc in repeling water make sure you p/wash to remove any problems first...
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    Re: Removing old paint from brick

    if you have small areas & drips i would use a brick of the same type & scrap it across the surface that will remove some of the paint it's like sanding down the surface with the brick i've had some...
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