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new deck for second story walkout

Just coming to the end of my two story addition. What does remain of the project is a deck 6 or 8 ft out and 19 foot across. The 19 foot side against the house will of course be supported by a...
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Great help! The house was built in 85 so the...

Great help! The house was built in 85 so the lead issue is not an issue. I have decided to replace all of the crown, door trim and base moldings.

The paint is definitely coming off the the doors...
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The latex coming off the banister was my first...

The latex coming off the banister was my first hint. I have painted apartments and my homes for many years. I have never had this issue before but then I have always been very careful of the oil...
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sorry no way to get a picture

I will try to describe it better.

It appeared on the banister first. It seems as the paint becomes warn with hands touching it; it becomes discolored with the oils from our hands and then the...
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thanks for the input

You say remove. Do you suggest sanding or some product that will remove the latex chemically.

It is a small project (200 linear feet) and with about $2.00 per linear foot I can replace the base...
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It is changing color on the places not touched...

It is changing color on the places not touched regularly. A darkening of the trim. The banister is just about completely coming off. The doors appear very dirty near the handles etc.
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latex on oil paint trouble

A friend, who with good intentions, offered to paint my downstairs a few years ago. He did so without checking for the earlier coats of paint. It has become apparent these past few months that the...
08-01-07, 12:38 PM
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Our original idea was to use drywall plaster for...

Our original idea was to use drywall plaster for the cove. Also to use mesh tape to reinforce it and prevent cracking while it dries and ultimately shrinks.

Came across a form idea while mulling...
07-30-07, 07:50 PM
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thanks for the lead

tightcoat, Those were prolly the best ideas. I did try to locate foam fabricators. Not many from the searches that I could find and those were beyond the budget of this small town-home. Nothing...
07-30-07, 06:34 AM
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Renovation - would like to make plaster cove crowns

Just looking for hints and tips, perhaps a how to video stream. We are renovating a small half bath. The cabinet has been replaced with a furniture style cabinet to give a more airy feel to the...
02-09-06, 11:38 AM
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hiding the exterior trash cans?

I am looking for a simple project that will contain my outside trash can in a small niche near my front door. It should easy to open and remove the can so it can be then rolled down the walk to the...
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