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When we bought our house, about a week later we...

When we bought our house, about a week later we realized the previous owners had painted our tub with latex. Just keep having daily showers or baths with a drain strainer. It honestly won't take...
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The Otterbox defender cases are great. Being a...

The Otterbox defender cases are great. Being a house painter, I generally break the belt clip off as soon as I get the case. Can't risk the thing hanging off my belt. Too many opportunities for it...
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Around here (Eastern shore of Lake Huron), even...

Around here (Eastern shore of Lake Huron), even the best products available will not last more than a couple of years on a properly prepped and stained deck. In fact, most of the painters around...
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The purpose of primer isn't to provide proper...

The purpose of primer isn't to provide proper coverage. It's purpose is to provide a proper substrate for the paint to adhere to. Those temps sound pretty low and it would certainly make me a...
03-30-16, 10:59 AM
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Definitely don't try and apply new stuff over the...

Definitely don't try and apply new stuff over the old stuff. Nothing will stick to cured silicone. Even silicone won't stick to silicone if it's cured. The stuff you've got on there now, while not...
03-23-16, 10:52 AM
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I've been painting for 13 years now and there's...

I've been painting for 13 years now and there's no way I would call myself a texture pro. It's an art and not usually a job for a handyman or a painter. I've done one California knockdown in my...
03-23-16, 10:49 AM
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I've always understood Skip Trowel finish to look...

I've always understood Skip Trowel finish to look similar to California knockdown, but with larger gaps between the flattened blobs. Santa Fe (also called Spanish knockdown) seems slightly more...
03-23-16, 10:31 AM
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There's absolutely no way that looks like either...

There's absolutely no way that looks like either Sante Fe or skip trowel finish. I couldn't do either of those myself, but I know what it should look like and that's not it. There should at least...
03-23-16, 08:54 AM
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I've seen those things around for years. On the...

I've seen those things around for years. On the shelves. I've never, ever seen one person using one, and I honestly have no idea what their purpose is. The hammer end could be used for drywall...
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A lot of the guys I talk to on a painting forum...

A lot of the guys I talk to on a painting forum say they use them basically every chance they get. Commercial or residential. Tried telling me that anyone using a 9" cage is a DIYer. Lol. These...
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I paint for a living. I keep a roll of saran...

I paint for a living. I keep a roll of saran wrap in my day bin wrapped in a big towel so the wrap doesn't get punctured. Put the towel on the ground, unroll it, pull off a sheet of saran wrap, put...
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Keep in mind that Satin is a fairly high sheen...

Keep in mind that Satin is a fairly high sheen being one step below Semi Gloss, so even minor imperfections will be magnified.
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Be sure to dust thoroughly after any sanding. ...

Be sure to dust thoroughly after any sanding. BIN sands really nicely, but it really stinks so if you can open a window that's a good idea. Nice thing is the smell dissipates within a fairly short...
03-09-16, 01:10 PM
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Sounds 100% to me like you've got latex over oil....

Sounds 100% to me like you've got latex over oil. The top coat never bonded with the original paint. Like Mark said you could try and scrub it with denatured alcohol which will effectively melt the...
02-22-16, 06:38 AM
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I have stripped miles and miles of wallpaper. ...

I have stripped miles and miles of wallpaper. Thus my ethical refusal to ever install it again. Did it once many years ago. Managed to do a good job and the customer was very happy. Will never do...
02-21-16, 07:30 AM
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About a year ago, I got a job pulling wallpaper...

About a year ago, I got a job pulling wallpaper in two bedrooms to prep for painting. One bedroom went reasonably well. The other was exactly what you're describing. A nightmare. I tested in...
02-15-16, 08:37 AM
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Like PJ said, it can't be the main water line...

Like PJ said, it can't be the main water line freezing or the washing machine wouldn't be getting anything.

Where I live, in a small town with very old water lines obviously not buried deep enough...
02-05-16, 11:45 AM
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I've only ever seen guys on jobs I've been on...

I've only ever seen guys on jobs I've been on stuff a big rag in there that NOBODY ever wants to use again for something else.
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There is a site that does spec comparisons. I've...

There is a site that does spec comparisons. I've used it in the past to review tech gadgets and found it quite helpful. I don't think we're allowed to post URLs on here so just do a google search...
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The second pick shows me three spots of flashing...

The second pick shows me three spots of flashing a uniform distance away from each other in a straight line. Those would likely be drywall screw patches flashing through. If you're getting dark...
01-16-16, 07:02 AM
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When you say "go over a spot", what are you going...

When you say "go over a spot", what are you going over it with? You mentioned it "doesn't cover the wood, but you can't put it on too thick", keep in mind primer isn't paint. It's not meant to...
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Ugh. I hate these things, but I suppose there...

Ugh. I hate these things, but I suppose there could come a time when I could be bloody glad I've got it. Maybe I'll just move it into the bedroom and see how that goes. What a drag. I seem to...
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Hmm. That makes perfect sense. I always...

Hmm. That makes perfect sense. I always understood it was to be placed outside bedroom doors which I did. However, our bedroom door is adjacent to our kitchen so the detector is about 8' away from...
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While I understand the rationale in making them...

While I understand the rationale in making them tamper proof, sometimes smoke detectors are just plain too sensitive. When we moved into our house 6yrs ago, we spent decent money on a really good...
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Most penetrating oils come with a little straw...

Most penetrating oils come with a little straw type thing you put on the nib. Should get you at least close. I've always just used wd40, but I know there are much better ones. Just drop by your...
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