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However, if there is mold growth in the paint,...

However, if there is mold growth in the paint, and it has now been painted on the wall, there may be a issue with future mold growth.

In the future, if the paint smells rank throw it out.
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That's where people get into trouble. Use the...

That's where people get into trouble. Use the wrong primer/super expensive topcoat. If the topcoat fails, its because the topcoat wasn't very good. Never mind that the primer was crap.

Sort of...
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Well, they can say pretty much anything they...

Well, they can say pretty much anything they want. It's also worth noting that their "warrenty" only covers product. (Just like all paint warrenties). So it it doesn't work, you get your money...
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Well, a good power washing would remove about 90%...

Well, a good power washing would remove about 90% or so.

Maybe even more. Then use A-100.

Either way its kind of a mess. The shed isn't all that big, and depending upon sunlight exposure it...
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There is a good chance your project will fail. ...

There is a good chance your project will fail. The SW topcoat will be much more flexible, and as a quick dry primer it is very inflexible.

Secondly, as a 'short' oil primer, it doesn't give...
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Posted By groundbeef

Although most homeowners can save money by doing...

Although most homeowners can save money by doing the work for themselves, removing lead paint isn't one of them.

Set aside the mental retardation risk of your 2mo old infant, and the future sale...
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Posted By groundbeef

The chemical is probably ammonia, as most...

The chemical is probably ammonia, as most latexe's have some compenent of that in them.

Use a LowVOC paint, and that should help.

Also, keep the cat out of the paint, that is the biggest...
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Posted By groundbeef

2 different ones. The fountain (I assume...

2 different ones.

The fountain (I assume inside-but can use it on the outside as well). Also I am assuming its a concrete fountain? Use either UGL DryLock, or H&C concrete waterproof paint. ...
04-23-08, 12:12 PM
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Posted By groundbeef

Is there anyway to use your existing feature, and...

Is there anyway to use your existing feature, and sort of expand upon it? Make it flow into another area, and make that one bigger?

I would personally just dig up the old, but if it's not...
04-23-08, 12:08 PM
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Posted By groundbeef

I prefer a flexible liner as well. And seeing as...

I prefer a flexible liner as well. And seeing as the OP is "new", it gives them more options. Concrete is well, "concrete".

If you get bitten by the pond bug (and you will!) next year you will...
04-23-08, 12:01 PM
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Posted By groundbeef

I would use a filter located OUTSIDE of the tank....

I would use a filter located OUTSIDE of the tank. Although 100 gallon sounds good on paper, you would be suprised at the volume of space a 5 gal bucket, and supplies will take up in your "tank". ...
04-23-08, 11:55 AM
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Posted By groundbeef

Run the pump 24/7. I've had my pump running...

Run the pump 24/7. I've had my pump running every day for 2years. Even during -15F weather, and it keeps on pumping.

Your pond may be "big" enough now, but it doesn't sound very deep if the...
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Posted By groundbeef

Having a company do a garage is not cost...

Having a company do a garage is not cost effective.

A brush broom finish, without sealer is MORE than adequate surface prep.

I would use 2 part epoxy.
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Posted By groundbeef

Harmony is a Zero VOC, so thinning can be a bit...

Harmony is a Zero VOC, so thinning can be a bit differnent, but I would agree. No more than 10%. It would be best to apply full strength though, and bump up tip size if needed.
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Posted By groundbeef

H&C (owned by SW) makes a concrete etch that is...

H&C (owned by SW) makes a concrete etch that is much less caustic than muratic acid. I don't know if it will kill the efflorecence though.

Might try to contact your local SW and discuss with...
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Posted By groundbeef

Do a google search for whiteboard paint, and some...

Do a google search for whiteboard paint, and some suggestions come up. I havn't heard of any type of paint, but there are some good suggestions out there.

1 I liked, was going to a home store,...
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Posted By groundbeef

Dry time is about right. Depending upon mil...

Dry time is about right.

Depending upon mil thickness, it can take quite a while for the primer to "harden" up.

There is a huge difference between "DRY" and "Cured". Dry to the touch doesn't...
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Posted By groundbeef

Use hotwater, and DIF to remove old paste. There...

Use hotwater, and DIF to remove old paste. There are enzymes in it that "eat" the old glue. Hmmm, reminds me of some pals in Kindergarten...

Patch any spots with shrink free spackle, or regular...
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If your backrolling, use a .17 tip in your rig. ...

If your backrolling, use a .17 tip in your rig. It will spray "ok", but keep in mind that when I say "ok" I don't mean, don't backroll.

You will have issues of surge, irregular fan patterns, and...
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Posted By groundbeef

Power Rollers

They do exist, and some professionals do use them. In some cases, they do save time, as you are not "dipping" in the bucket all the time.

There are other applications where PROFESSIONAL paint...
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Posted By groundbeef

Is it just me or...?

Is the OP going to spend more on coatings ($35 gal for BIN, $35 gal for topcoat) than the actual furniture?

Cheaply made furniture is not designed for longevity, nor painting. It would be best to...
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Posted By groundbeef

Another option

When I sold my previous home, I had neither the time nor the energy to repaint. I talked to my realtor, and offered the prospective homeowner a "rebate" on the house (about $500) for remodeling.
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Posted By groundbeef

(GB pokes his inflated ego into the room and says...

(GB pokes his inflated ego into the room and says "as always") and bows back out...lurking again for the perfect question...
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Posted By groundbeef

SW Bath Paint is indeed a great product. ...

SW Bath Paint is indeed a great product. However, OP indicated that it's a Hunter Green color. Chances are that it would be in either the "deep base" or worst case, "Ultra Deep".

ANY Mfg's latex...
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Posted By groundbeef

Use it. It's going to be fine. If you were...

Use it. It's going to be fine. If you were using it to cover water stains or something, it may affect it, but otherwise its ok.

1 pt per gallon is fine. In the summer, it may be necessary to...
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