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  1. Painting
    Our siding is 95 years old, don't know what it's made of, guessing cedar or pine? If cedar, is there any risk of bleeding when we apply EcoBond Lead Defender or are the tannins long stabilized at its advanced age? If there's still a risk, could we do an alkyd primer on top of the Ecobond...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi. I got my roof replaced recently. They used Owens Corning Duration shingles with a "SureNail" strip. The instructions on the package say to use 4 or 6 nails with a 1" then 12" pattern from each side. |--1"--12"-------12"--1"--| When I did a spot check, the nails are all over the place. There...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Any recommendation of asphalt shingles to use or avoid for a Jan/Feb roofing install on new construction in Lancaster PA? The three I'm looking at are Tamko Heritage, OC Duration, Certainteed Landmark.
  4. Painting
    I am not a complete DIY-er: I used to help a friend who was a professional painter. I have used these brands: Lowe's Valspar (and American Tradition) and meh Sherwin Williams Duration- no issues PPG (can't recall which one)- no issues The last time I did my interior it was Sherwin Williams...
  5. Painting
    Hello, i am new to DIY chatroom and have question. I am about to paint my house. I just ha alot of siding replaced and about to caulk and paint. i would consider myself a competent DIY handyman. I no professsional but I'm no dummy either. here is my question. I live in somewhat rural East...
  6. Painting
    I'm in the process of refinishing a wood panel door. I cleaned, repaired, sanded, and primed with X-I-M UMA. Today I went to buy the paint. I had been planning on getting Duron Signature Select interior acrylic semi-gloss. However, they said they only sold it in gallons, and I only needed a...
  7. Painting
    This post is for all the homeowners out there ... especially Texas homeowners ... who are searching through the online paint forums and are confused by the wealth of opinions out there about what brand of paint to use on the exterior of their home. Ya know ... an old adage comes to mind...
  8. Painting
    Hi. My painter started painting my house with sw duration exterior today. Of course he started with the front. I should have asked him to start on a side or the back in hindsight. I know the paint is thick and has a lot of pigment. My color is a dust sage green. My material is composite board...
  9. Painting
    I've been visiting local paint stores here in SE Tennessee and checking the posts on this site and would like to get some recommendations. I need to repaint the exterior of my house which was built in the 60's. It was a rental for a long time before I bought it - I think that at least one coat...
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