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    Re: removing rust on wooden columns

    What type of paint would be ideal to use? So it sounds like I would need to wait until its 50-60 degrees. Should I use a paint brush or a roller? Also, what size primer and paint can should ii...
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    Re: removing rust on wooden columns

    Thanks. Since this primer is white do I paint afterwards. If I should paint what type of paint is recommended? Its in the 50's here in WI. What is the ideal temperature for painting something like...
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    Re: removing rust on wooden columns

    Is there a specific paint that you recommend?
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    Re: removing rust on wooden columns

    I might as well just paint both columns completely and caulk the bottom.
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    Re: removing rust on wooden columns

    I did not spot prime. What primer/paint would you recommend that I use? If you look close the footings are not in contact with the cement. It sounds like I should use a urethane caulk afterwards.
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    ideas for small backyard patio

    We live next to a busy street where our backyard patio is located. The 11 blue spruces that we have are lined up behind everything and they are great for privacy, etc....the problem is that they...
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    front yard landscaping

    I am trying to figure out a much better design for this are of our front yard. The tree soaks up all of the water so we can't really grow anything close to it. Believe me we tried. Around the...
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    Re: digital antenna

    I tried digital antennas, but most of them are just plain junk. Installing one in the attic our outdoors is the way to go for the best signal.
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    Re: "Smart", internet thermostats

    These are a neat idea, but what if something goes wrong which means you have more issues than convenience. I would stay away from these.
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    Re: Make your Home More Energy Efficient

    I read this as well. Poor insulation is the leading cause of high heating bills, not bad windows.
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    Re: Porch Columns at Home Depot?

    I agree, my wooden columns are showing rust because of improper installation originally over 10 yrs ago. Go with a millwork supplier.
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    Re: Bathroom ceiling vent

    I would call a pro because if something isn't done right you will pay more in the long run.
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    Re: Who to hire for replacement windows?

    Always check the BBB and if you have a NARI association. Also, listen to your local am radio for shows that have local contractors.
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    Re: Can inspectors find mold in the walls?

    our insurance brought a spe******t who used equipment to see through the walls which is really the only way unless you cut the walls and look in.
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    Re: What is the best fertilizer spreader?

    I always use a broadcast spreader unless your yard is very small then a drop spreader is fine.
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    heating basement rec room

    Our rec room area has only 1 heating duct that supplies heat to approx. 900 sq. feet of rec room area where we spend time. Even with the heat on most of the day the rec room is at least 10 degrees...
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    removing rust on wooden columns

    Location: WI

    Rust is showing up on our wooden columns located on our front porch. The weird part is that the rust is more apparent on one column and not on the other. What would be the easiest way...
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