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07-21-08, 08:10 AM
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You MUST sand the thermofoil cabinets to create...

You MUST sand the thermofoil cabinets to create tooth, or your paint will just peel off. Don't try to short cut that step, or you will end up with a mess later.

If you would prefer to use a...
04-28-08, 11:24 AM
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Views: 2,319
Posted By kimeyers

A couple of tips-- Clean the furniture, as...

A couple of tips--

Clean the furniture, as there will be wax, etc. You can use TSP, Amonia, dish detergent, or mineral spirits--just make sure you rinse well before painting. Depending on the...
04-28-08, 11:10 AM
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Views: 1,663
Posted By kimeyers

What do you mean? Are your cabinets natural...

What do you mean? Are your cabinets natural colored pine, and you want to glaze them with a black over the pine? Or do you just want to leave black in the recessed areas, or just to highlight...
04-16-08, 11:28 AM
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Views: 2,987
Posted By kimeyers

Excellent job on all the applications. Your...

Excellent job on all the applications. Your candlelight looks great--that's a hard finish to apply. Did you spray the metallic--sure looks like it. Fab, thanks for sharing.
04-16-08, 11:10 AM
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Posted By kimeyers

I'm not a huge fan, but its usable. You can roll...

I'm not a huge fan, but its usable. You can roll the first coat on, which will put some texture on the wall. The biggest problem people have with synthetic vp's from the big box stores is that they...
02-14-08, 12:50 PM
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Views: 3,000
Posted By kimeyers

You have a couple of options--a lime based finish...

You have a couple of options--a lime based finish might work, but is not a "white wash". I would seal the wood work using a clear wood sealer and use a glaze tinted with white. Then you don't have...
02-14-08, 12:45 PM
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Posted By kimeyers

Generally, you glaze over an eggshell surface--a...

Generally, you glaze over an eggshell surface--a flat paint will suck up your glaze too quickly to be workable. You should not have to sand your base coat.

I would not recommend using any type of...
05-14-07, 08:28 AM
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Views: 2,172
Posted By kimeyers

I sanded mine off without a problem, but it was a...

I sanded mine off without a problem, but it was a big mess. I have since read on some forum that you can wet the sandstone and use a scraper to remove--much like removing a popcorn ceiling.
04-20-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,598
Posted By kimeyers

I wouldn't use the granite paint on the blocks. ...

I wouldn't use the granite paint on the blocks. First, a stairwell is high traffic and the sand stuff will rub off if brushed against too hard. Second, it doesn't really look like granite-its more...
04-20-07, 08:16 AM
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Posted By kimeyers

I would call that "very bad paint job in gray". ...

I would call that "very bad paint job in gray". It appears to be, as Annette mused, a bunch of roller lines. You could probably get a cool streaky look using a charcoal paint and a black or dark...
03-28-07, 09:09 AM
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Views: 1,386
Posted By kimeyers

It will depend on what and where she's applying...

It will depend on what and where she's applying the drywall knockdown texture. What exactly is she looking for--an easy way to mud or a decorative finish? Knockdown textures aren't always sprayed,...
03-19-07, 10:41 AM
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Views: 1,986
Posted By kimeyers

Repaint. There really is no way to "fix" those...

Repaint. There really is no way to "fix" those lines. I'm assuming, from your description that you are referring to lap lines, where you overglazed on top of partially dried glaze or paint. In...
03-16-07, 07:14 AM
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Posted By kimeyers

I've used Am. Sig. VP--not a bad product but...

I've used Am. Sig. VP--not a bad product but there are much better. However, for the finish you are talking about you could probably use plain plaster. There are great plasters to work with, which...
02-26-07, 12:49 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By kimeyers

Depending on the glaze you use, you should likely...

Depending on the glaze you use, you should likely topcoat the cabinets. Many glazes are not sufficient top coats, especially for high traffic/abuse items, e.g. cabinets, which you will want to clean...
02-15-07, 07:08 PM
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Views: 13,262
Posted By kimeyers

Behr isn't Italian Plaster, but you can get a...

Behr isn't Italian Plaster, but you can get a nice look with it. You can't get the lows to shine like you can the peaks. The burnishing seals the plaster, and its the heat and pressure from...
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Views: 4,168
Posted By kimeyers

I wouldn't top coat, but because handrails are...

I wouldn't top coat, but because handrails are grimy and get a lot of wear, you might consider "liquid sandpaper" (only with good ventilation) or Flood's ESP (easy surface prep) after a good sanding....
02-15-07, 03:23 PM
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Views: 13,262
Posted By kimeyers

Sandy--you don't provide much information. ...

Sandy--you don't provide much information. First--what type of plaster did you use to even out the wall? Venetian? What book are you looking at? Generally, Venetian Plaster (synthetic or lime...
02-10-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By kimeyers

Probably no reason to prime. Depending on the...

Probably no reason to prime. Depending on the gloss of your glaze (some are fairly glossy) you might lightly sand. Tape off the adjoining walls, and apply one coat of the base. If that doesn't do...
02-09-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By kimeyers

I would recommend that you use Peel Away (there...

I would recommend that you use Peel Away (there are several different types depending on whether you want to paint or stain afterwards). It is thicker than any gel stripper, REALLY sticks to...
02-09-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By kimeyers

To got a good consistent finish, the same person...

To got a good consistent finish, the same person should do the "faux" work. Each person has a different touch--so if you want his help let him roll on the glaze. If you want this wall consistent...
02-09-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,598
Posted By kimeyers

Al, One rolled coat is sufficient, you just...

Al,
One rolled coat is sufficient, you just want it for a base. Make sure you regularly stir this product. Put on random sized "x"'s, overlapping. Make sure that your application is random, or it...
02-01-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,637
Posted By kimeyers

The big box stores have reasonably priced...

The big box stores have reasonably priced respirators (around $20) with filters--don't risk your brain cells over $20--even one time. You could probably sell the respirator on Craigslist for 1/2...
02-01-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,598
Posted By kimeyers

Put your paint in a 5 G. bucket, mix well. Use a...

Put your paint in a 5 G. bucket, mix well. Use a painters grid hooked to the side of the bucket to knock of the excess paint from the roller. If you use a tray, you'll end up with clumps of the...
01-31-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,637
Posted By kimeyers

put tape over the spot where you are drilling,...

put tape over the spot where you are drilling, just to avoid chipping off the laminate. I'd drill before, if you already have your hardware. Bin is a good choice--you need a primer that will adhere...
01-31-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,029
Posted By kimeyers

Benjamin Moore makes a flat oil based...

Benjamin Moore makes a flat oil based polyurethane, but the best I've found is Dead Flat Varnish by Modern Masters. It's a water based product, and is truly flat. Assuming you used water based...
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