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There would have been something to debate had you...

There would have been something to debate had you been talking 30 - 60 days. Three years!!!:eek: You must start from scratch.
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Listen, nothing is going to be bullet proof and,...

Listen, nothing is going to be bullet proof and, with the exception of certain alkyds, every flat latex will burnish but Aura Matte comes closest to delivering what you seem to be looking for. If...
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The reason paint companies offer so many finishes...

The reason paint companies offer so many finishes is because not every use requires the same look. For example, ceilings always look better with a dead flat. Trying to confine yourself to a single...
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There is no difference in amount of mildewcide...

There is no difference in amount of mildewcide but to Faron's point, a flatter finish simply tends to collect more dirt which then becomes the ideal breeding place for mildew. Aura's flat isn't dead...
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Since SW owns P&L, many of the same products are...

Since SW owns P&L, many of the same products are found in both brands under different names. Assuming you stick with the better products, you're in good shape either way.
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There is a huge difference between the two and...

There is a huge difference between the two and it's reflected in their price. Regal is about $35 to the painter and SH is about half that. The price difference is reflective of the dry-film...
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If these are typical pickets, then only a few...

If these are typical pickets, then only a few days of nice weather (week max) should be required for the wood to dry. It is actually undesireable to wait any longer than it takes for the wood to dry...
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It's a function of the ratio of pigment (TIO2 and...

It's a function of the ratio of pigment (TIO2 and less expenssive fillers) to vehicle (latex or oil). Flats have a high ratio so that when the paint dries, the pigments are left exposed and light is...
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Aside from the hide issues, Floetrol also...

Aside from the hide issues, Floetrol also significantly reduces dry-film performance. If you could indeed get something for nothing, the manufacturer would have added the surfactants, water and...
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I've used the Wooster and Aura covers and though...

I've used the Wooster and Aura covers and though it's close, the Aura cover has a slight edge but for the very best finish, try the BM microfiber cover - it looks like you sprayed it on. Trade off is...
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Agreed, an oil primer is indeed the best solution...

Agreed, an oil primer is indeed the best solution for a chalky surface though it should be preceeded by a thorough power wash. After power washing, let everything dry for a few days , prime (BM makes...
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Something's not making sense. Are you saying that...

Something's not making sense. Are you saying that both your new primer/topcoat and several layers of old paint are popping off and the only thing left is a "primer" or are you saying just your new...
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Moorlife is a dead flat ideally suited for...

Moorlife is a dead flat ideally suited for masonry surfaces. Moorgard has a slight sheen (eggshell) once it weathers a few months and is better suited for siding/shingles. Their Moorglo is a true...
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MAB is a PA based company that was purchased by...

MAB is a PA based company that was purchased by SW earlier this year. Odds are they will eventaully be selling the exact same paint as SW. As for fan decks, my experience is that every paint...
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follow up

Thanks all for the advice. Just so I'm clear, is the lack of airflow to the first floor registers more a function of the duct size used or the location of the return vent upstairs "pulling" more air...
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Add vents or return?

I have a two story house about 12 years old. Like many others in this forum, have had long standing problem with A/C balance between fisrt and second floors. While the first floor just naturally...
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Is there any chance that the painter did the...

Is there any chance that the painter did the walls in the closet about the same time he did the trim? While yellowing in the dark is not unusual, the degree you describe is usually a result of using...
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Marksr is right. Prime and 2 finish coats is by...

Marksr is right. Prime and 2 finish coats is by far the best system. As for the additional cost, can't imagine that the second coat would add more than about 20% to your cost but when you consider...
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Don't do it. Exterior coatings are formulated...

Don't do it. Exterior coatings are formulated completely differently from interior coatings for a good reason. Spend the $35 and get a product designed for baths.
03-28-06, 02:35 PM
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Posted By dvab

Under Cabinet wiring

Thank you, that is what I figured.

DVAB
03-27-06, 02:10 PM
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Installing undercabinet lighting

I will be adding undercabinet lighting by direct wiring them to nearby outlets. Is there wiring that I can use besides standard 12 or 14 gauge Romex? Since each light only draws about 40watts, I...
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Posted By dvab

Thanks!

Thanks for the advice. My gut told me that other than the work involved with making the hole, it would be fine since all the weight is carried by the framing below. I will heed your advice and build...
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Venting kitchen through rim joist

I am installing a new kitchen hood and unlike the current one, I want to vent it the outside. I will be installing cabinets that go to the ceiling with no soffit, just a 6" space that will be covered...
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