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Thanks for the reply. After a bit more research,...

Thanks for the reply. After a bit more research, I found out these aren't called attributes, but Column Handlers. This (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776831(VS.85).aspx#implement)...
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Win XP Folder Attributes

Windows folder come loaded with stock attributes. Such as, a folder customized for photos comes with these atrributes (when you open the folder):
Name, size, type, date picture taken, dimensions,...
02-14-08, 11:51 PM
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Posted By prowallguy

You might try 4walls.com.

You might try 4walls.com.
02-14-08, 11:50 PM
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You will need to splice it with scraps of the...

You will need to splice it with scraps of the border that match the pattern as closely as possible.
01-27-08, 07:32 PM
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We are still steadily hanging paper most days....

We are still steadily hanging paper most days. High-end and commercial have been most active this past year. Not so much the pre-pasted type vinyls.
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Wall Grip is used primarily for underneath new...

Wall Grip is used primarily for underneath new wallcoverings. In short, its formulated for priming for wallpaper.
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I prefer mesh over paper for stress cracks, but...

I prefer mesh over paper for stress cracks, but some sort of tape needs to be used. And stress cracks will always invariably come back, sooner or later.
12-09-07, 07:21 AM
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It depends on how the brick was applied. If it...

It depends on how the brick was applied. If it was using a mastic, it will be pretty difficult to remove. If it glued on with a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails, it might come off easier.
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Temp files not deleting

I have a question regarding some temporary files that just don't go away. I do weekly regular maintenance such as clearing my cookies/cache, defrag, etc. I always run the disc cleanup, and it...
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You would use an exterior stain for graining. Its...

You would use an exterior stain for graining. Its possible that you will need a paint base coat, for that use an acrylic exterior paint. Depending on the condition of the door now, you might even...
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I wouldn't use the oil Coverstain. That primer is...

I wouldn't use the oil Coverstain. That primer is best for...covering stains. I'd use a clear or pigmented acrylic masonry primer. Then top coat with 2 coats of acrylic enamel with a sheen of...
07-07-07, 08:07 PM
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Posted By prowallguy

Depending on the type of textured paper you will...

Depending on the type of textured paper you will be hanging, it might cover it, or it might shrink down tight and show a line. Do what Annette says above, check to see if it will come or, or how well...
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I also would recommend a stain instead of paint....

I also would recommend a stain instead of paint. NE is notoriously harsh on all exterior surfaces.
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Whether the peeling paint is oil or latex, it...

Whether the peeling paint is oil or latex, it needs to come off.
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Making anything 'not wood' appears as wood, in...

Making anything 'not wood' appears as wood, in staining or graining, has a pretty steep learning curve. Make sure to practice on a piece of plywood, drywall, or old cabinet door first.
I also have...
05-13-07, 06:43 PM
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They might still sell those wide, self stick...

They might still sell those wide, self stick borders, but I wouldn't know where to find them. I also wouldn't be surprised if they discontinued them because, as Annette said above, there is no easy...
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Posted By prowallguy

I store old cans of paint upside down, just for...

I store old cans of paint upside down, just for this reason.
02-07-07, 09:34 AM
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You need to prime the wall with a...

You need to prime the wall with a pre-wallcovering primer, such as Zinsser's Sheildz, or Golden Harvest BITE, or Ben Moore's Wallgrip, etc. Let dry overnight before hanging on it.
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Posted By prowallguy

Very interesting problem. My first inclination...

Very interesting problem. My first inclination would be to try to strip all the paint off the affected area, down to bare rock again. Wirebrush it, clean it, and start over with a new primer/finish...
01-08-07, 06:48 AM
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Posted By prowallguy

I'm curious as to why you don't remove the old...

I'm curious as to why you don't remove the old paper first?
01-08-07, 06:47 AM
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Posted By prowallguy

Even though I'm a paperhanger, I'd opt to paint...

Even though I'm a paperhanger, I'd opt to paint this one too. Do as marksr suggests, and it will turn out nice.
01-08-07, 06:42 AM
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I notice 12pole inserted a link about Bonnye...

I notice 12pole inserted a link about Bonnye Manning. she is a paperhanger from TX who specializes in the brown-bag technique. Her website is:

www.brownbagwalls.com
12-19-06, 09:37 AM
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Posted By prowallguy

Pry off the moldings, then nail on a metal corner...

Pry off the moldings, then nail on a metal corner bead (just like the type used for finishing drywall). Then mud the corner (just like finishing drywall), and sand smooth. Make sure to prime all the...
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Posted By prowallguy

Painting or otherwise disguising a fuse box is...

Painting or otherwise disguising a fuse box is against code in many areas. Think twice before doing it.
11-19-06, 08:07 AM
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Posted By prowallguy

The true 'anaglypta' type paper can be soaked in...

The true 'anaglypta' type paper can be soaked in water to make it more pliable for ease of hanging. It is not an easy paper to install, especially on a ceiling. Clay adhesive should be used for...
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