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Select Surfaces Laminate from Sam's Club

Has anyone installed this? The reviews are all over the place. Literally, for every 5-star saying it's fantastic and indestructible, there's a 1-star saying it dents and scratches if you look at it...
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measuring to replace tub and surround in an alcove

I have a 47 year old house and a smallish, cast-iron tub in the main bath. I'd like to replace it with a nicer, fiberglass soaker tub. We're planning on selling in a year or two, so want to DIY...
10-24-14, 12:40 PM
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Question Want to remove a water softener

Why can't I find anything about this? Doesn't anyone NOT want a water softener? :confused:

We bought our house 14 years ago. At the time we were told it had a water softener and there is a big...
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Oh good! Sherwin Williams it is...and they have...

Oh good! Sherwin Williams it is...and they have a sale on this weekend - 40% off!

(After I stick a magnet to my doors to see if they're aluminum or steel. :) ) Thanks fellas! :beers:
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Okie dokie. I just hate the thought of doing all...

Okie dokie. I just hate the thought of doing all that work and having brush strokes...but I use a brush on the interior wooden doors, so I guess I'm okay.

What is SWP and where do you buy it? ...
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So...scrub, primer and paint. Oh, and what is a...

So...scrub, primer and paint. Oh, and what is a "rust converter"?

Can I use a spray primer? Is there such a thing? And do you have a recommendation on brand/type of paint? My brain keeps...
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Yeah...I know the photo is bad...how many people...

Yeah...I know the photo is bad...how many people keep photos of their house on their work computers? LOL I did find another on my phone...let's see if this works. It's not great, but better.
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thanks

Wow, you were quick! ;) Thanks!

I don't think the windows will come out of the doors at all. They seem to be sealed in, there are no latches or anything, but a rubber seal all the way around,...
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Painting old old, rusty metal surfaces

I have two painting projects that involve metal.

The first and most important are storm doors on the front of my house. The house is over 40 years old and I suspect the doors are too. They...
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Another question... The concrete guys pretty...

Another question...

The concrete guys pretty all much agree that the brick wall is coming down around the landing. Therefore we'll have to have it redone with something, since we aren't going to...
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Oh I'm sure the problem is more than just...

Oh I'm sure the problem is more than just chipmunks...but they're good to blame since they can't talk back and defend themselves. :)
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Well I'll certainly give it a try. Not like I...

Well I'll certainly give it a try. Not like I grow any vegetables there and there are plenty of holes to drop them down. Thanks.
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Mothballs? What does that have to do with...

Mothballs? What does that have to do with chipmunks?
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Thank you for your advice. I'll get three or...

Thank you for your advice. I'll get three or four names and call them and see what they say. It's going to be a pricey repair I'm afraid.

If only I'd let my husband kill those darn chipmunks. ...
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Exclamation Who do I hire for this job???

I have a split foyer 70's home with concrete stairs leading up to a large (7 x 5?) landing at the entry, which is bricked to match the house. The stairs have settled and pulled away from the landing...
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I paid about $8 for the brush and it looked and...

I paid about $8 for the brush and it looked and feels like a really good brush with a good angle and works great for cutting in. I called them and will be going in for a new can of paint on the...
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Thank you for answering. I think you hit the...

Thank you for answering. I think you hit the nail on the head. We bought all the paint and supplies at Menards and now that I look, the paint says: Dutch Boy Cabinet and Trim Paint, Interior...
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Angry Painting trim and making it worse!

Our 70's house has the basic nasty dark builder's trim, so we decided to paint it. We washed and primed with BIN. We were surprised how quickly it dried..and it really didn't cover well...but we...
09-06-12, 11:07 AM
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The current knobs are actually attached with one...

The current knobs are actually attached with one or two very small screws, right in the middle of the little routed line down the center of the cabinet. I've removed one before and with wood putty...
09-06-12, 06:48 AM
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@Nashkat1, thanks for the remark on the...

@Nashkat1, thanks for the remark on the countertop. I have no more harvest gold and yellow faux marble formica! It makes me smile, even if we have to redo it again in a year; it wasn't difficult.
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09-05-12, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the input. I suspect painting will be...

Thanks for the input. I suspect painting will be the end result. I did some online research today about glazing over stain to darken the color. No matter what we do, it's going to be a lot of...
09-05-12, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Lilion

Updating 40 year old cabinets

31733174I'm in the home stretch of a shoestring budget kitchen reno. The photos are "before". We've painted the formica a mottled tans and chocolate brown faux granite, it's quite busy and dark. ...
08-19-12, 07:15 AM
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Larry, that is a lovely piece. Thank you for...

Larry, that is a lovely piece. Thank you for showing it. I certainly have something to think about. Like I said, I don't expect this will last for years and while I am still going with the paint,...
08-18-12, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Lilion

Actually, our neighbors, who's house is almost...

Actually, our neighbors, who's house is almost exactly like ours, same kitchen cabinets, had concrete installed over their existing countertops a few years ago and it is beautiful. I found a product...
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