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Just throwing it out there, but what about...

Just throwing it out there, but what about exterior paint? Exterior paint is specialized for changing temperature and humidity, and seems to resist peeling much better in situations where moisture...
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If you buy good quality paint, it should be able...

If you buy good quality paint, it should be able to cover in two coats. Going from a dark colour to a light colour is much easier than doing the reverse, owing to the superior hiding of lighter...
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There is one thing to watch out for when painting...

There is one thing to watch out for when painting galvanized metal (and presumably this can, like most others, is galvanized) with traditional alkyd rust paints is a phenomenon called saponification...
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As George said, the difference between bases...

As George said, the difference between bases mostly comes down to titanium dioxide fill level. TiO2 is the white pigment used to give paints their whiteness and hiding power (other fillers, such as...
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I've always found higher gloss paints to be bad...

I've always found higher gloss paints to be bad for showing brush marks - presumably because they show any sort of defect more readily than the flatter paints. However, using a top quality brush...
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I would imagine that as an exterior paint, a...

I would imagine that as an exterior paint, a mildewcide would already be part of the formula.
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Another important point for disposal is to make...

Another important point for disposal is to make sure that the labels are all intact and visible on the cans. The recycling people need to know what sort of paint it is in order to dispose of it...
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There is a such thing as solid color exterior...

There is a such thing as solid color exterior stain, which is presumably what you were shown. The name "stain" suggests that it will somehow soak into the wood rather than forming a film on the...
07-15-07, 08:37 AM
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You did the right thing by choosing a gray primer...

You did the right thing by choosing a gray primer (so many people skip this step and are in even worse shape than you are). Unfortunately, poor hiding is a reality of most red paints, however there...
11-17-06, 07:51 PM
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Tinting poly is an interesting approach. I've...

Tinting poly is an interesting approach. I've mixed a lot of paint in my day, but I've never had to tint poly before. I have, however improvised with semi-transparent exterior stain. In terms of...
09-12-06, 12:55 PM
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Hardwoods such as oak do not need to be...

Hardwoods such as oak do not need to be pretreated, regardless of whether you use gel or liquid stain. Actually, so far as I know, gel stains don't require pretreatment period.
09-12-06, 05:36 AM
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As far as the gel/liquid business goes, just pick...

As far as the gel/liquid business goes, just pick the color you like and go by that. The Minwax line has different colors for its gel stains, so if you find a color your like that happens to be gel,...
09-09-06, 09:35 PM
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I don't like sponge brushes for poly. For one...

I don't like sponge brushes for poly. For one thing, they don't hold enough, so you're dipping them back into the can every five seconds, which causes unnecessary disturbances to your work surfaces....
09-09-06, 08:50 PM
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Using a rag is a great looking technique, but it...

Using a rag is a great looking technique, but it doesn't allow for a very thick film to build up. If you want a good thick film, you'll have to apply the poly with a brush. Luckily it's not all...
09-09-06, 11:10 AM
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These were all great posts. What I've learned...

These were all great posts. What I've learned for next time:

1) Skim coat of wood filler before staining
2) Use a sanding sealer or shellac first

The table's done now, I finished it and now...
08-29-06, 10:22 PM
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So far I've only tried Minwax Stainable Wood...

So far I've only tried Minwax Stainable Wood Filler. It's decent but not spectacular. It takes stain like a champ, but it has a weird, granular appearance in contrast to the surrounding wood.
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What color are you painting it? Some colors,...

What color are you painting it? Some colors, particularly darker reds have terrible coverage, and require a tinted primer, as well as multiple coats.

If you're getting an uneven looking finish...
08-22-06, 09:15 PM
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The plywood is 3/4" spruce select. About 40...

The plywood is 3/4" spruce select. About 40 strips turned on their sides and glued together forms the surface. Being pretty much the worst plywood in the whole yard, the spruce is full of defects. ...
08-22-06, 04:40 PM
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Question How can I stop pinholes from forming in my varnish?

I'm currently making a coffee table in the laminated plywood tradition of Kerry Vesper. Having filled, sanded and stained the wood to satisfaction, I've begun varnishing the surface.

Because...
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