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    Re: 1/4 or 3/8 inch nap rollers?

    I only use a 1/4 for slick walls and with a glossy finish. 3/8 for eggshell or satin finish and 1/2 for flat finishes, on dry wall. Stucco or block I use a 1" or more depending on the roughness.
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    Re: Best primer for new drywall

    If you're looking for an inexpensive primer for new drywall and are going to use a flat finish coat, check around at paint stores for mis-tinted cans of flat latex paint. Once the wall is finished,...
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    Re: Paint and Foodware

    It's really not worth taking a chance, is it? Get some coffee cans or something for your paint and keep your food containers for food.
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    Re: Cans of 'base' paint?

    Bases without colorant will not cover well at all if they are deep or clear base.(There's other bases too) These bases come with very little colorant in them and will tend to be translusant. White...
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    Re: Painting kitchen cabinets

    One thing to be aware of on kitchen cabinets is the oils from hands touching them over the years.
    There is a product that can eliminate sanding. Look for "Liqiud Sand Paper" or " Sand paper in a...
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    Re: sealing a old floor

    Shellac has been around for 1000's of years but would mean more maintenence. Varnishes will usually yellow over time but will last pretty well.
    Eurathanes wil be tougher, not yellow and not require...
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    Re: New grey shade primer

    I've used primers in different ways depending on the top coat color. Yellows work best with a white primer while reds work best with black or gray primer. If the gray primer is very dark, I'd be...
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    Re: Exterior Paint Contracting

    Preparation will require a good bit of time. Don't use the power washing step to remove any loose paint, however, some will blow off in the process. A "pull sc****r" will shave off the loose paint...
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    Re: Removing Pickeling from Cabinets

    Pickeling was a trend that came and went. If you see pink it sounds like red oak.
    The good news is that if you're thinking Jacobean you can make a glaze of polyeurathane and stain and go over the...
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    Re: Tin Roof Painting

    Depending on where you are, Google Rhino Shield and see if a dealer is in your area. They have several specialty primers and adhesives for differant applications for roofing and will carry some...
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    Re: Correct Primer to Use

    I always like oil for restoration and/or patch jobs on plaster but I'd say Faron's recommendation is excellent. PVA - Best Quality - 2 Coats (sand between) Good 2 Go!!!!!:rolleyes:
  12. Re: Exterior paint job: caught by chilly weather. What now?

    I don't see the reasoning for doing one coat of flat and one coat of gloss over the primer coat. With gloss paint you achieve max. gloss with 2 coats. Something else you should strongly consider with...
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    Re: Painting plaster ceiling

    You should get all of the loose paint off and not just cover it up like it sounds like someone may have done before. If there are areas that just won't come off, try using spackle past or dry wall...
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    Re: Painting around wall-to-wall carpet

    I agree tapeing is a must. To hold down the carpet thickness with a sheet rock khife or a shield will result in the carpet popping back up after you move the knife or shield and it will stick to the...
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    Re: Painting silicon caulk

    Never heard of that one. What I have done is to cover the silicone with a good quality latex caulk and paint over that. It keeps the paint from crawling and has worked well for me.
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    Re: mold or algae

    Molds have to have an acidic (low) ph for spores to grow. If you have moss on the ground on that side of the house, try lime on the dirt, heavily. Also, condensation is a source of moisture that...
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    Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    OOPS! My bad. I meant the EPA. (EPD is state) Please don't discount my entire reply due to that slip. thanks
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    Re: The Right Brush...REALLY!!

    I've been in the painting biz for over 26 years and it's amazing how many gadgets have come out that make painting easier. There is a pail that you might want to look for, especially with arthritis....
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    Re: stripping grooved shingles

    Yes, you can do that but plan to paint them again next year. You will want to spot prime the areas where bare wood is showing so your new paint won't peel too. There is a tool that is called (The...
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    Re: Exterior Painting Questions

    It's an expensive trial and error thing to do when it comes to painting the exterior of your house. You usually do get what you pay for.
    Before you decide about who is right check out Rhino Shield....
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    Re: Painting Bead Board Ceilings

    I, again, agree with ordjen. It sounds like what you want to achielve is aesthetics. Elastomeric caulk has a flexability of around 400% depending on the brand. My favorite is Dura Flex by Duron. The...
  22. Re: Exterior Wood Lap Siding & Paint Peeling Demons

    In referrance to your concerns on s sealer to use before painting, there are sealers that can be applied on new wood before painting but not for repainting. On the sap bleeding on a house that old, I...
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    Re: rust from nails bleeding through paint

    Look for a product called Ospho. It chemically changes the rust (iron oxide) to iron phosphate. The rust will turn to, almost, black as the Ospho dries. After the recommended drying time, spot prime...
  24. Re: Minimum temperature for exterior varnishing job

    My suggestion would be to start after about 10 am so the air has begun to warm up. Do not apply the spar varnish in direct sunlight, if you have a choice. Also thinning the varnish a bit will allow...
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    Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    CANUK is right. As far as paints go there is an additive to put into paint that has a residual affect. I've used it before and it works for a year or so. Spraying for insecticides have a lot of...
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