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This is actually a tough call. You say you want...

This is actually a tough call. You say you want something that will handle your "very hilly" yard.....you also say your front yard is a big "mound" that the mower will be sideways ....you want to...
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This is actually a tough call. You say you want...

This is actually a tough call. You say you want something that will handle your "very hilly" yard.....you also say your front yard is a big "mound" that the mower will be sideways ....you want to...
01-08-06, 11:18 AM
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If you are installing laminate ON concrete then...

If you are installing laminate ON concrete then you need a moisture barrier. You essentialy made a subfloor so you should be fine without one. Before you install it though call the manufacture and...
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Yep.....swirl mark are a real pain. It is...

Yep.....swirl mark are a real pain. It is inevitable that you will get swirlmarks when edging but following a couple of simple thing will eliminate them by the end result. The edger is a VERY...
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What does the label on the stain say?

What does the label on the stain say?
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I agree with Prowallguy. you can also take a...

I agree with Prowallguy. you can also take a brand new razor blade, hold it at a very slight angle.....almost like it is flat against the floor, and gently scrape WITH the grain of the wood. ...
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Yes....rent a drum sander. The finish you are...

Yes....rent a drum sander. The finish you are experiencing is probably a lacquer. It tends to gum up really quick. You will probably have to start with 36 grit paper......just keep that sander...
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.....Maybe I should correct myself. When I say I...

.....Maybe I should correct myself. When I say I do not recommend or try not to use an extending pole I am talking about the LONG poles. To me I think they are a bit hard for a novice to properly...
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If it were me I would go the compound miter saw...

If it were me I would go the compound miter saw route as well. I just seem to use it the most and it really speeds the process up. With that said though I usually bring a table saw and a jigsaw to...
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I always hand paint the inside of the panels...

I always hand paint the inside of the panels first.....meening everything below the "main flat part" of the door. After that I roll the outside part and brush out the roller texture with a good...
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SWP make wonderfull paints. It is ALL I use and...

SWP make wonderfull paints. It is ALL I use and have used pretty much the whole line.....other than the Harmony line LOL!! I will say though that the issue you are having is not the paint.....it is...
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What you are seeing I call swirl marks. This is...

What you are seeing I call swirl marks. This is left over from the edger. Swirls marks tend to occur is someone is rushing the job and not using a fine enough paper. When finishing the stairs you...
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Yeah, 60 followed by 100 should be plenty...... ...

Yeah, 60 followed by 100 should be plenty......

Oh yeah....the Sox better pull this thing off again or a lot of people here in New England are not going to have a nice holiday season......ME...
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What type of surface did you paint? Is there a...

What type of surface did you paint? Is there a moisture issue in the house? Often times if the walls are wet (water) or you are painting over bare sheetrock that has a lot of moisture in it they...
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It really does not matter. Just keep in mind, if...

It really does not matter. Just keep in mind, if you prime them 2 weeks before you paint make sure to keep the walls clean after priming. That doesn't mean to clean your walls after priming...it...
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I agree with Marksr.....Hydrostone can be painted...

I agree with Marksr.....Hydrostone can be painted just fine. I would maybe get a scrap piece and experiment of course before jumping into it though. Hydrostone is porous so it should be primed...
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Urine buildup?? Are the floors discolored to the...

Urine buildup?? Are the floors discolored to the point they are grayish? If so, unfortunately it has soaked in and it is pretty much unrepareable.....unless of course you remove the boards and...
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Works woth the grain of the wood with a brand new...

Works woth the grain of the wood with a brand new razor blade. Hold it at a very small angle...almost as if the blade it flat on the ground. If you are careful you will not put a signle scratch on...
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Ceiling paint is also a different "color white"...

Ceiling paint is also a different "color white" than flat whites for walls (although this does depend on the brand). Ceiling paint generaly has just a TINY bit of blue added to it to actually...
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The guy that did your floors screwed...

The guy that did your floors screwed up.....sorta.... First off, there is NO EXCUSE for not properly vacuuming and using a tak cloth (for trouble spots) when cleaning the floors. That is like one...
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It totaly depends on the poly they are using and...

It totaly depends on the poly they are using and also the humidity or lack there of can effect drying time. Find out what finish they are using and look up the product and see what it...
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I use a product called Bona (I may have spelled...

I use a product called Bona (I may have spelled that wrong). It works very well. Just do not use anything with wax.
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Whan you say you are going to lay a subfloor...

Whan you say you are going to lay a subfloor down....what do you have for a subfloor right now? Is it concrete or plywood? I am assuming that it is plywood since you are going the solid hardwood...
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"Laying down a moisture "barrier" over a wood...

"Laying down a moisture "barrier" over a wood subfloor is a big no no Evan. Did you mean the foam underlayment?"

LOL!! I swear, I am sitting on my brain lately!! I just got finished puttting a...
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I am a little confused...... first off, the...

I am a little confused......

first off, the plywood is the subfloor. You don't need to put another "subfloor" down. You do need a moisture barriers on top of the subfloor however. Follow...
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