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Arrow Which paint to use for my den ?

I'm having trouble deciding on which paint for my den. I'm taking down the grasscloth wallpaper, priming with zinsser gardz, then painting. I've done this in the past, I used bennie moore regal. I...
08-27-16, 10:44 AM
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Posted By margo

My house is entirely wallpapered. The previous...

My house is entirely wallpapered. The previous owner was a paperhanger. When I removed it I used gardz on the cleaned wall, the primered, then painted. For whatever reason, in one room I used gardz...
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Posted By margo

THey are for track lights, it didn't say anything...

THey are for track lights, it didn't say anything about the base mount, I don't even know what that means! They screw in like a reglular bulb, are not low voltage. They are made so the light comes...
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Posted By margo

Hmmm, I did that

And it was 119 +/- small increments. I'll check again, maybe it was some kind of fluke. The lamps (bulbs ) I got did not have the number on it that the site said to use but they said track lighting...
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Posted By margo

burnt out bulbs in track lighting

my home came with some tracks already in the ceiling, the previous owner was an artist. I did not put lights in them until just the other day, it uses juno type fixtures.

I got some 40 watt bulbs...
08-20-06, 07:38 PM
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Posted By margo

I am finding that in my latest room the paste is...

I am finding that in my latest room the paste is taking even longer to get off than usual. I guess when folks put up paper after taking down the old stuff they just leave the paste on and put on more...
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Posted By margo

Wow!

What a drag, this interests me as well because I've been using guardz on every surface I've done. So far I havn't had a problem, I have a couple of walls over 2 months old and so far look fine.
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Posted By margo

I don't know if it would work in your case but...

I don't know if it would work in your case but I've been having to do some large wall repairs (skimcoating, retaping, holes) and I put zinsser guardz under and over my repairs. I put oil based primer...
08-16-06, 06:33 PM
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Posted By margo

forgot to mention

If you sponge down the paste and wipe it like you are doing, then when it seems thick and soft use a putty or drywall knife on it to scrape it off it might be easier, that helps me sometimes when I...
08-16-06, 03:48 PM
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Posted By margo

Take a breath, calm down!

No need to rerock the wall! I am going through my own little wallpapering nightmare myself but it's getting better because I have learned that everything seems to be able to be fixed.

Do a search...
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Posted By margo

My neighbors were just over admiring my floor!

I didn't sand or remove any finish, I just put the oil on it to see if it would improve the look. I am sort of planning on replacing it eventually and didn't think refininshing it would be worth the...
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Posted By margo

Old parquet floor

I have the stuff in my dining room I am redoing and it's seen better years. It's not a high traffic area and it's not damaged, other than stains and water spots but is dryed and faded looking with a...
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Posted By margo

Thumbs up floetrol

This stuff seems to really work!!! I was painting my dining room wall using BM regal paint and quality brushes and rollers and I still had to do two coats because of the roller marks. It's like the...
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Posted By margo

I've been using zinsser guardz to prime over my...

I've been using zinsser guardz to prime over my walls just in case I missed some spots, it's supposed to lock down stuff like wallpaper paste. I try to clean it off as best I can.
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Posted By margo

I had a similar problem with my home, esp the...

I had a similar problem with my home, esp the porch. I would remove one peeling layer and think I was ready to paint and the next one would loosen up. I really took a lot of power washing and...
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Posted By margo

Thanks for the clarification! Since up till now I...

Thanks for the clarification! Since up till now I only had to skim and patch smaller areas I primed the whole shabang so the finish would be the same and not cause the finish in my paint to burnish...
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Posted By margo

It's not so much the top coat I'm worried about...

It's not so much the top coat I'm worried about as the layers of stuff I am using to seal and prime.

I also want to use the best product for my needs and I am getting conflicting stories as to...
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Posted By margo

Question question about some zinsser products

I am painting a room in my wallpapered home that does not have wallpaper currently on it but probably did at one time, every other wall is papered. It looks like they were going to do something to...
07-13-06, 09:23 AM
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Posted By margo

I'm a big fan of zinsser guardz as well. My walls...

I'm a big fan of zinsser guardz as well. My walls all have paper on them but for the most part were properly prepared. I still have issues in each room I have done. My latest 2 rooms look like they...
07-12-06, 08:42 PM
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Posted By margo

Smile Wow! quick response!

I think the tape may have gotten wet from repeated wallpaperings or something, it is humid here. I suppose it's a good sign it seems to be the one seam, maybe it was bad from the beginning like you...
07-12-06, 07:15 PM
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Posted By margo

loose tape problems

Why does drywall tape become loose?!? I am in the process of taking wallpaper down in my home and painting. Every room I do I think is going to be easier but it turns out becoming more of a...
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Posted By margo

That's why I am now using BM paint. It could have...

That's why I am now using BM paint. It could have just been a one time thing but I was pretty put off at how little the kids seemed to know. I wanted a certain color and the "gold" nozzel was clogged...
07-09-06, 05:20 PM
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Posted By margo

Thats kind of what I was thinking. The stuff...

Thats kind of what I was thinking. The stuff that's dark brown is all the baseboards, and the trim in the den which was added on to the house. There really isn't much other trim other than the...
07-09-06, 02:06 PM
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Posted By margo

choosing trim color for hallway

I have ceramic tile, medium tan, in the kitchen and hallway with dark brown grout. The kitchen trim, baseboards and corner molding is dk brn. THere is a brown pine plank floor in den attached to...
07-09-06, 12:36 PM
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Posted By margo

further analysis of layer

Here are a few shots of one of the thicker layers off the wall


THis first shot shows the surface right under the paper, it's smooth and primed (or "sized")...
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