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09-25-08, 10:52 PM
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if it were me, i'd consider dropping the entire...

if it were me, i'd consider dropping the entire ceiling. that may sound extreme, but if you're going to rewire, insulate, and go all new, i tend to think it's better to take down what's there and...
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Posted By handy k-stater

I respectfully disagree with the previous posts! ...

I respectfully disagree with the previous posts! I have had great success painting old bathroom tile with Tile-Doc. success comes from proper prep-work and cleaning. I applied it with a purdy...
09-22-08, 10:29 PM
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Views: 4,151
Posted By handy k-stater

wow! it sounds like there are definite issues...

wow! it sounds like there are definite issues where the porch was added, but I couldn't offer any definitive advice without seeing it. i'd suggest calling in a professional foundation company to...
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Posted By handy k-stater

good luck with your project. i've done quite a...

good luck with your project. i've done quite a few concrete finishes, so any other questions feel free to askBeer 4U2
09-21-08, 11:55 PM
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Posted By handy k-stater

previous poster is right on. it's all in the...

previous poster is right on. it's all in the prep work. prep, prep, prep!!!!! i've used Tile-Doc brand before and it has worked great. just remember that you can't just clean the tub before...
09-21-08, 11:48 PM
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Posted By handy k-stater

with the kind of water problems you are referring...

with the kind of water problems you are referring to, no coating or waterproofing is going to do a thing. do you have a sump pump currently operating? if so is it connected to a basement drainage...
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Posted By handy k-stater

generally, i don't worry too much about moisture...

generally, i don't worry too much about moisture coming up through the slab in exterior concrete like i do with interiors. durability on exterior largely depends on the coating you are using as well...
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Posted By handy k-stater

Concrete like that can indeed be painted or...

Concrete like that can indeed be painted or stained. Anytime you are doing a finish on concrete, all of the work is in the prep. The concrete must be immaculately clean and etched. Every time a...
09-20-08, 12:10 PM
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Views: 1,114
Posted By handy k-stater

you could try using a razor blade to trim down...

you could try using a razor blade to trim down the drips, then sand the areas down smooth. after that, touch up or add one more coat to the entire piece. remember, two thin coats is always better...
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Posted By handy k-stater

sirwired was absolutely right about the lead...

sirwired was absolutely right about the lead paint issues, and i should have said something about it. long story short, there are no band-aids you can apply to that ceiling. it has probably out...
09-08-08, 11:09 PM
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Posted By handy k-stater

the main concern that i can glean from your post...

the main concern that i can glean from your post is the cracking around a newly expanded opening they made in the wall. drywall plaster cracks mainly due to movement. a house of that age isn't...
09-08-08, 10:59 PM
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Views: 1,004
Posted By handy k-stater

if it is your first job, i wouldn't recommend...

if it is your first job, i wouldn't recommend fast drying compound (45 min). your best bet is premixed joint compound. i'm a big fan of +3 joint compound. i would agree with a previous post that...
09-08-08, 10:52 PM
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Posted By handy k-stater

first, the previous poster is absolutely right on...

first, the previous poster is absolutely right on with the moisture test. if moisture is pushing up, no coating will last. ever. do not let someone sell you an epoxy finish of any kind over that...
09-08-08, 10:32 PM
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Views: 2,389
Posted By handy k-stater

the only issue that i might see here is the first...

the only issue that i might see here is the first coat product that you used. As it is a high-gloss finish, anything you put over it will not bond as well as it would over a dull finish. i would...
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Posted By handy k-stater

prep, prep, prep. sand and scrape back damaged...

prep, prep, prep. sand and scrape back damaged areas. then clean with TSP, or a TSP substitute. short-term peeling is almost always due to some form of contamination on the substrate. using a...
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Posted By handy k-stater

you probably have a re-felted ceiling. ...

you probably have a re-felted ceiling. oftentimes, homes with plaster ceilings would begin to show serious cracking after 20-30 years. one solution was to use a finishing felt that is glued to the...
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Posted By handy k-stater

the thirty day wait you're thinking of probably...

the thirty day wait you're thinking of probably refers to waiting 30 days before any treatment of a new fence. (wet wood needs to dry out) same goes for concrete finishes, but normally 90 days is...
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Posted By handy k-stater

Another great product to consider is All-Surface...

Another great product to consider is All-Surface Enamel by Sherwin Williams. The best advice I have when painting furniture regardless of the product you are using is to use a HIGH QUALITY BRUSH!...
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