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06-27-06, 10:49 AM
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The repair is on a section of wall that is below...

The repair is on a section of wall that is below grade, so I'm pretty sure the moisture is coming through the wall. Can the wall be patched? Would a metal plate be a good idea (e.g. aluminum so it...
06-27-06, 10:01 AM
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Patching Stucco below ground

I used DAP All-Purpose Stucco Patch to patch an exterior stucco wall and basement staircase. The patch worked fine except for patches a few feet below the soil line. It's been over five or six...
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Thanks! I guess it may be best to use an...

Thanks!

I guess it may be best to use an oil-based sealing/blocking primer.
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Painting over hydraulic patches

How long do I need to wait before priming/painting over hydraulic cement patches? I have a can of Quikrete Water-Stop. However, there are no instructions about painting. I have searched the...
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I found an exterior spackle made by Muralo (blue...

I found an exterior spackle made by Muralo (blue and orange can).

The manufacturer says it can be used as patch, putty, caulk and glazing, and can be used to smooth alligatored and peeling paint. ...
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Good point. Thanks!

Good point. Thanks!
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Yeah, I like to do things right. But, I got to...

Yeah, I like to do things right. But, I got to pay the bills. Thanks for the help!
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Well, I would rather scrap/sand the trim - it's a...

Well, I would rather scrap/sand the trim - it's a better way to go. But, there's a lot of trim with peeling and weather damaged paint (grooves in the grain). The customers just want the house to...
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Can I skim coat exterior wood trim?

Can I skim coat exterior wood trim? If so, what product should I use? I have exterior vinyl spackle, but the directions say in bold capital letters that it is not recommended for a skim coat.
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I did try to slop the paint on good. I think...

I did try to slop the paint on good. I think since the roller cover mats down a lot, the 1" nap is much less when the roller is wet. I'll try a 1-1/2" nap.

I assume some cover materials mat down...
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Well, if you like it, that's all that matters. ...

Well, if you like it, that's all that matters.

A few days ago, I was in the S-W store. A customer was there to buy good paint after having trouble with Behr paint. She was using a Behr dark blue...
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Need roller cover for painting a very rough/uneven surface

What's a good roller cover for painting a very rough/uneven surface?

I have to paint a house with brick/stone facing (the fake type - made of stucco?). The "mortar" grooves are very deep. I...
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My two cents: 1) Oil based primer may be...

My two cents:

1) Oil based primer may be best for bare wood.

2) If you use flat paint, it will help to hide flaws. More gloss = more noticeable flaws.
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Thanks Mark. Some times, you just gotta go for...

Thanks Mark. Some times, you just gotta go for it!!
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Fortunately, my door didn't have an oily film,...

Fortunately, my door didn't have an oily film, but it was dirty. It was installed about two months ago and had plenty of time to collect dirt, dust, pollen, etc.

Unfortunately, I didn't factor in...
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Yeah, and always factor in time to run out for...

Yeah, and always factor in time to run out for the estimate, pick up paint and supplies, prep time, setup and clean up time, two coffee breaks:coffee: ... I'm still not factoring in enough time for...
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Thanks much for the very valuable information....

Thanks much for the very valuable information. For now, I'll file this away. Marine varnish is beyond my skill level, although a small project is a perfect opportunity for learning new things.
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Well, the customer has mentioned marine grade...

Well, the customer has mentioned marine grade varnish and the customer is not happy that the current finish started to fail after only one year. So, the customer may agree to pay the extra costs.
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Marine varnish?

I have a cedar railing on a covered deck that needs to be refinished.

The deck builder used waterborne polyurethane on the railing. I may just sand/clean it up and finish with a clear waterborne...
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Painting a garage door

I have a new garage door to paint (latex). The door is pre-primed, but the bolt heads are bare metal. Should I prime the bolt heads, or is that overkill?

Thanks!
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Well, I should qualify my statement. Most latex...

Well, I should qualify my statement. Most latex paints I use are dry "to the touch" in 1-2 hours, maybe less. But, after 1-2 hours I would not want the paint subjected to a rainstorm. I would want...
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Yes, I always factor humidity into the drying...

Yes, I always factor humidity into the drying time.
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If the door has wood grain, I use a good brush,...

If the door has wood grain, I use a good brush, and brush with the grain. If the door is smooth, I use a foam mini-roller.

My price for 5 doors (including jambs and trim) was a bargain for the...
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Thanks! 4-6 hours to dry sounds reasonable. ...

Thanks! 4-6 hours to dry sounds reasonable.

In an ideal world, it would be nice to have no rain for 24 hours after painting. My S-W rep (in his "ivory tower") recommends 24 hours. But, as I...
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Drying time needed for exterior latex paint before rain

I'm branching out to exterior painting, and I'm concerned about painting when rain is expected within 24 hours. I operate in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. We get a fair amount of rain in the...
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