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09-09-13, 03:50 AM
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Posted By paullou

Wavy finish as polyurethane dries

I am refinishing a maple dining room table. I have stripped it, and sanded to the bare wood. I am not applying stain, just oil based polyurethane.

I only have the first coat on at this point,...
06-13-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By paullou

Yes, that is what I used. It was a new tube. ...

Yes, that is what I used. It was a new tube. The piece is about 4 feet long I would guess. Maybe I need to put more silicone on it.
06-13-13, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,077
Posted By paullou

Cedar Impressions is very thick. Maybe its not...

Cedar Impressions is very thick. Maybe its not 2" wide. But it is too small to punch a slot in. The piece of siding is narrower than the window, so it is not nailed up at the ends. The silicone...
06-13-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By paullou

Small strip of vinyl siding under windows

Trying to get the small strip of vinyl siding under windows to stay up. It is too small to punch holes in, so we have been trying to keep it up with silicone.

It is Cedar Impressions, so its kind...
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Views: 3,943
Posted By paullou

Thanks for all your help Mark. I will try the...

Thanks for all your help Mark. I will try the mineral spirits and then get a deck stain. Truly almost anything will be an improvement.
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Views: 3,943
Posted By paullou

It was only one coat. I will try the mineral...

It was only one coat. I will try the mineral spirits. Will stain work ok over this mess? Any particular kind? Do I seal it then with poly? It sits outside unprotected all summer.
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Views: 3,943
Posted By paullou

Thompson Tinted Water Seal

I used a tinted Thompson water seal on a new cedar bench about three years ago. I have no idea what happened, but it never dried. It stayed tacky. A year later, you could sit on it, it wouldn't...
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Views: 6,256
Posted By paullou

Thanks marksr. It is a flat latex now, so I will...

Thanks marksr. It is a flat latex now, so I will stick with that. Good point about the temperature of the stucco. Didn't think of that. Guess I will be waiting awhile before I paint.

I will...
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Views: 6,256
Posted By paullou

Painting a screened porch.

I am painting the interior of a screened porch. It is unheated, and it has combination windows, so it is dry. One wall is stucco and the other three are painted wood. Can I use the same type of...
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Views: 1,125
Posted By paullou

Paint over wallpaper disaster

Have an old house with plaster walls. The bathroom has ceramic tile halfway up the walls which I would like to keep. Unfortunately, the walls above the tile are a mess.

As far as I can tell, the...
09-20-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By paullou

Its such a big house, I think a darker color...

Its such a big house, I think a darker color would look better. Maybe a darker gray or tan. I would get rid of the shutters on the main floor. Shutters should always fit the window. Even if they...
09-18-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By paullou

Thanks. Tight to the steps is what I need to...

Thanks. Tight to the steps is what I need to know. XSleeper, when you say finish trim, are you talking a piece of undersill inside the j-channel?

I really appreciate all the help.
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Views: 8,946
Posted By paullou

Thanks for the replies. Don't want to prime if I...

Thanks for the replies. Don't want to prime if I don't have to.

I have never had a problem with Behr paints. Just thought since its a small job, I would try a better paint. I have tried SW a...
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Views: 8,946
Posted By paullou

Priming an already primed fiberglass door

Smooth fiberglass front door that comes pre primed from the factory, do I prime again before painting? I will be using an exterior latex paint. Is it worth the extra step to prime? What is a good...
09-15-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By paullou

Vinyl siding and cement steps

When putting up vinyl siding, what do you put at the bottom as you go around steps? Do you just cut the vinyl around them? Use j-channel?

How far above the cement should you have the vinyl?
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Views: 6,862
Posted By paullou

What happens to the vinyl trim when you use dark...

What happens to the vinyl trim when you use dark colors? Are you talking peeling paint or warping?
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Views: 6,862
Posted By paullou

No spraying is out of the question. I will try...

No spraying is out of the question. I will try the additive. Is using a dark color a bad idea, with a fiberglass door, and a storm door?
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Views: 6,862
Posted By paullou

Getting a smooth finish on a fiberglass door

I am going to be painting a new smooth fiberglass entry door. The instructions call for an exterior latex. I have painted other doors using a combination of roller and brush. Any tips to getting a...
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Views: 4,813
Posted By paullou

Thanks marksr thats what we'll go with!

Thanks marksr thats what we'll go with!
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Views: 4,813
Posted By paullou

Exterior block-flat or satin?

Painting the exterior foundation of my home. Its been painted before and is in pretty good shape. Just wondering which sheen is best for this job. There is no sheen to it now. Is flat exterior...
08-31-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By paullou

Posting pictures??

Are there instructions somewhere for posting pictures to the forum?
08-08-12, 01:24 AM
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Views: 1,369
Posted By paullou

Shutters should only be used if you can make them...

Shutters should only be used if you can make them wide enough to actually cover the window if they were functioning shutters. Anything else will look off. I think the best thing you could do is...
07-31-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,576
Posted By paullou

Just an update to the problem, in case someone...

Just an update to the problem, in case someone has a new idea. Contacted Certainteed, first they were going to consult a supervisor about it, then they wanted pictures, then after several days of...
07-24-12, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,576
Posted By paullou

We are. We have tried everything we can think of.

We are. We have tried everything we can think of.
07-23-12, 04:01 PM
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Views: 2,576
Posted By paullou

We have lapped them away from the walk. We will...

We have lapped them away from the walk. We will call Certainteed tomorrow and see if they can help.

One dent wouldn't be so bad, but as we add courses, it continues up the wall.

I do...
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