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Hello, I've painted linoleum floors and old...

Hello,
I've painted linoleum floors and old asphault tile many times.

- First off, latex of any brand isn't going to adhere. You need an oil based material. I use an oil based Polyurethane.

-...
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Hello, Kind of OT but: "Of course, the...

Hello,

Kind of OT but:

"Of course, the bathroom is extremely clean, but I refuse to dwell on the the noisy fan, poor construction, damaged vinyl floor, poor caulking, dripping faucets, hideous...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, "You have not seen that method...

Hello,

"You have not seen that method elsewhere because it's a bunch of hooey/hogwash/baloney"

Actually, there is a shred of truth to it. The resins/vehicle/solids will seperate into layers -...
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Hello, "My parents have a couple wood steps...

Hello,

"My parents have a couple wood steps up to their back door and the old man is looking for help in order to paint less often."

Are the steps made from treated lumber?

If so, take a...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, "Are there any products that enhance...

Hello,

"Are there any products that enhance painting more enjoyable?"

Yes - checkbook & yellow pages - look under "painting Contractors"
:D

Seriously though - everything XSleeper said.
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Posted By Rich E

Hello Dixie, Sometimes - some things just...

Hello Dixie,
Sometimes - some things just aren't worth the effort.

Have you considered simply replacing them?
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, Should work fine on a door.

Hello,
Should work fine on a door.
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Posted By Rich E

Clear finish for hardwood floors - any recommendations?

Hello,
We're going to be refinishing a 20x20 living room and a 20x4 hallway.
The old (50's vintage) hardwood floors are worn to where I need to rent a floor sander and remove the old finish.
...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, "Combine the squeege method with the...

Hello,

"Combine the squeege method with the paint roller spinner and you got the perfect combo."

Amen to that.
A Shur-Line brush & roller spinner runs under $20.00 at Lowes.
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, Generally uneven sheen is caused by low...

Hello,
Generally uneven sheen is caused by low temperatures &/or temperature variations of the coated surface.
Bringing the workpiece up to room temperature - 70F or so - for a good 12 hours, then...
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Posted By Rich E

"Paint typically covers 400 sq ft per gallon." ...

"Paint typically covers 400 sq ft per gallon."

Hello Mark,
True - paint does cover 400 square feet per gallon on most surfaces.
Particle board is atypical though. Painting it can best be...
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Posted By Rich E

I used a similar system years ago on a screened in front porch.

Hello,
Kilz won't seal in the odors, particularly cat urine.
Pigmented shellac will eventually seal in the odor - even cat urine.
It may take three coats.

For 1800 square feet of particle- you...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, 1.) Best way to remove is to sandblast...

Hello,
1.) Best way to remove is to sandblast it, which isn't really practical.
Next best is to wire brush it by hand, which is very time consuming.
A fairly practical compromise is to use a...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, Are you positive it's creosote? I...

Hello,

Are you positive it's creosote?
I believe creosote quit being sold to consumers ~ 30 years ago. It was right up there with lead on the EPA & OSHA "hit list".

Anyhow - assuming it is...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, +1 on the filler. Oak is an open...

Hello,

+1 on the filler.
Oak is an open grained wood - think of it as millions of soda straws sticking up/ Each one's open end is a small cavity. The wood filler fills those pores somewhat and...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, It depends. Were both basecoats made...

Hello,
It depends.
Were both basecoats made to be used on the same surfaces?
By that I mean were both drywall/plaster primers, universal primers or similar?
Or was one for wood and the other...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, I have a few questions: - Are...

Hello,

I have a few questions:

- Are these outside walls? Not outside outside, but are the spots on walls that the other side is an outside wall?
- Do the spots follow any sort of pattern such...
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Posted By Rich E

""(Oh, and if it doesn't work or looks really bad...

""(Oh, and if it doesn't work or looks really bad Mr. Coatings Expert says he will fix it.)""
Hello,
LOL! We're like that aren't we? Thanks for the chuckle.
You forgot to add, that he'll also find...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, I don't believe Benjamin Moore makes...

Hello,
I don't believe Benjamin Moore makes anything less than decent to high quality materials.

(And that's from someone that spent more than half of my working life working for a competitor of...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, I use an electric sander with 220 grit...

Hello,
I use an electric sander with 220 grit paper to remove the bulk of the glue.
After that, I wash it down with water and either DIF or a mixture of vinegar and water, then rinse with plain...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, Unless you find empty cans there isn't...

Hello,
Unless you find empty cans there isn't much that can indicate exactly what was used. A lab could analyze the paint and tell you, but the cost would be out of line with any benefit you might...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, "reprime with XIM Solvent" Might...

Hello,

"reprime with XIM Solvent"

Might want to be a bit careful with XIM 400 or 400W where the previous coats aren't known.
XIM can lift some old finishes.

XIM is one of the best primers...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, "Blackboard" paint is simply a repackage...

Hello,
"Blackboard" paint is simply a repackage of flat black enamel.
It holds up fine, but does accumulate a lot of dust.

I'll second the idea of the dry erase board..

I painted a...
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Posted By Rich E

Hello, An ounce of prevention - - Make...

Hello,
An ounce of prevention - -

Make sure there's nothing in the rim of the can and the lid can seal as tight as it did from the factory.
If the can is less than 2/3 full, pour it off into...
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Posted By Rich E

"I'm talking at least 18 hours and it's still...

"I'm talking at least 18 hours and it's still soft enough you could dig a finger nail into it - is this normal?"

Hello,
No. That's not normal for that product. The Ultra Hide Alkyd product is a...
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