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01-20-21, 06:55 AM
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The concrete will mix better and be stronger if...

The concrete will mix better and be stronger if you mix it in a bucket or wheelbarrow, skip the short cut that has been proven to not always give satisfactory results.

btw - welcome to the forums!
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You need to scratch out the cracks and fill them...

You need to scratch out the cracks and fill them with a setting compound like Durabond.
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An orbital sander will do the job, they're just...

An orbital sander will do the job, they're just kind of slow. The small rooms I've used an edger on I followed up that sanding with an orbital sander.
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I've rented edgers to sand small rooms before,...

I've rented edgers to sand small rooms before, sometimes that's easier than using a larger sander.
While a lattice board would work, IMO door stop would look nicer....
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A tiny amount of dust doesn't usually hurt the...

A tiny amount of dust doesn't usually hurt the poly. It's always a good idea to sand between coats [and remove most of the dust] this both promotes better adhesion and eliminates or reduces any...
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Posted By marksr

As suggested above sanding those areas after...

As suggested above sanding those areas after priming usually fixes it. Occasionally you'd need to add a little mud over those areas to get it right - but I'd prime first, then inspect.
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Posted By marksr

Some of the dealers locally farm out their body...

Some of the dealers locally farm out their body work. As long as they do the repairs correctly and it looks like it did before I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Accidents happen.
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Posted By marksr

It is all about the look. I don't know for sure...

It is all about the look. I don't know for sure but I assume the stacked block employ other methods to tie the wall together [maybe horizontal rebar]
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Posted By marksr

The short answer is you need to wait until it's...

The short answer is you need to wait until it's dried. Some oil base primers dry quicker than other. Humidity and cool temps can slow the drying time down some. Normally oil base primer will be dry...
12-31-20, 01:37 PM
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Posted By marksr

Generally most paint stores [not paint dept] can...

Generally most paint stores [not paint dept] can match a competitor's color. I've barely used any Behr coatings, they don't have the best reputation although some get good results with it.
12-31-20, 10:34 AM
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Posted By marksr

Yes, although the new wood will look a little...

Yes, although the new wood will look a little different than the rest no matter what stain you use.
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Posted By marksr

Orange peel is easier as all you need to do is...

Orange peel is easier as all you need to do is spray it on evenly. Knockdown is achieved by spraying on a splatter coat and then knocking it down with a wide knife. Normally the texture doesn't need...
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Posted By marksr

When doing new work it's best to prime first then...

When doing new work it's best to prime first then caulk. That way the bare substrate doesn't suck the moisture out of the caulk shortening it's life. It's always best to paint over the caulk as...
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Posted By marksr

A small amount of dust can be absorbed by the...

A small amount of dust can be absorbed by the paint and not cause any noticeable issues but more than a little bit of dust can cause adhesion issues and sometimes cause roughness in the paint.
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Posted By marksr

On new construction I always used a push broom...

On new construction I always used a push broom [minus the handle] for most of the wall and a dust brush [old paint brush] in the corners.
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Posted By marksr

That is my thought also, not sure how the antenna...

That is my thought also, not sure how the antenna would get disconnected when replacing the starter but it sure sounds as if it's not connected.
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Posted By marksr

IMO the more caustic the stripper is the better. ...

IMO the more caustic the stripper is the better.
I'd be tempted to try adding some oil base black paint to oil base poly and see how that does. Basically a homemade version of tinted poly.
11-12-20, 02:14 PM
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Views: 769
Posted By marksr

i bought this one 5-10 yrs ago. not as nice as a...

i bought this one 5-10 yrs ago. not as nice as a quality tool but it's worked well for me [not used professionally] https://www.harborfreight.com/oscillating-multi-tool-62866.html
11-08-20, 03:19 AM
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Posted By marksr

Take a 2x4 or 2x6 and use it to span 2-3...

Take a 2x4 or 2x6 and use it to span 2-3 ceiling/roof joists and then put your temporary jack studs under it.
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Posted By marksr

The only thing I ever tape on a door is the...

The only thing I ever tape on a door is the hardware and when feasible I will remove it instead. When not spraying I normally brush the door. I've never had any issues between the panels and flats, I...
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Posted By marksr

Those doors are filled with stryofoam so in a...

Those doors are filled with stryofoam so in a sense it would have something to support the bondo ..... but I'd expect that type of fix to just be temporary.
10-26-20, 07:37 AM
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Posted By marksr

I think that will look good along with being ...

I think that will look good along with being whole lot easier than rebuilding a cabinet and cheaper than buying a smaller one for the middle [if you can find a match].
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Posted By marksr

I saw that at walmart just last week. I had to do...

I saw that at walmart just last week. I had to do a double take as I walked past the car. At first glance the polo shirt looked like a person with the headrest sticking out as the head.
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Posted By marksr

... and be sure to open the windows for fresh air...

... and be sure to open the windows for fresh air ventilation while you scrub with thinner!
10-23-20, 10:47 AM
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Views: 341
Posted By marksr

Welcome to the forums! Cutting out the drywall...

Welcome to the forums!
Cutting out the drywall would only gain you 1" It would be better to just hang 2 cabinets and install shelving between them.
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