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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I'm having my garage re-sided and I'm planning on using Hardie. But I need it to match the main house, and the built-in color offerings are blah. We prefer a much brighter yellow than the manila folder looking color. So: 1. Previously on Cedar I used oil primer + latex outer (always Ben...
  2. Painting
    Hi there, this may be an amateur question, but I am racking my brain to figure out what is happening. Appreciate any advice. I am doing touchups to basic drywall with a flat latex, very light gray. I have the original paint that was used just a couple months ago, and so it has matched...
  3. Painting
    Hi All, I'm almost certain there's a thread here somewhere that has got to match what I'm looking for, but my search skills have failed me miserably. I just ended up getting sidetracked reading about other people's unrelated problems. :biggrin2: So here goes: Moved into a house recently...
  4. Painting
    Is there a relatively gentle and safe method to get recently-applied water-based latex semi-gloss paint off a wall? Our kitchen and bath walls had oil-based paint and areas that required heavy scraping and stripping, which damaged the underlying texture. After smoothing the more heavily damaged...
  5. Painting
    Hi ya'll! Just moved into a new home (well, actually older - built 1980, but new to us!) The previous owner painted latex over oil. Paint peeling everywhere! Crown molding, baseboards, window trim, staircase!, doors, and 3 showcase cabinets with lots of intricate molding. It's a TON of paint to...
  6. Painting
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and hoping someone can help me with a painting dilemma. I'm hand painting wooden Adirondeck chairs in South Florida. I'd like to use oil based, 1 Shot Lettering Enamel, well, for the lettering. This issue is that the chairs have already been been coated with...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My contractor put what I think is LevelQuik Latex Primer on an interior cinderblock wall that is to be patched with a scratchcoat. His rationale was that the old cinderblock (75 yo) was so dry and porous that it needed to be primed with a bonding agent and that this primer would help with...
  8. Flooring
    My contractor today painted my subfloor with latex paint intended for the walls instead of the Zinsser BIN shellac sealant I told him to use :(. Now what do I do? I ripped out the carpet to get rid of dog smell and wanted the Zinsser BIN as sealant on the subfloor before putting in the new...
  9. Painting
    Hi, I recently hung all new drywall in a room and am in the mudding and sanding stage. I will soon be ready to prime and paint. My question is: what is the best type of paint and primer to use on new drywall? Oil or latex? I assume latex will be fine but just want to make sure. Also, if...
  10. Painting
    Hi- I was once told that latex paint will peel off of lacquer primer, and to stick with oil based topcoats for interior trim. I love how smooth lacquer sands down, and would like to know if you all agree that you just cant top it with latex (semi gloss)
  11. Painting
    Hi all, I am having a rather irritating problem with paint blistering/bubbling over skim coat. Here's the situation: I recently moved in to a fairly old condo that has a mixture of drywall and concrete walls. All have been painted with several layers of what looks to be semi-gloss oil-based...
  12. Painting
    Hi, I've learned a lot looking for an answer on this forum but not as yet an answer to this question. I recently painted a small boat [bottom only so far] with three coats of acrylic latex porch and floor enamel over two coats of bullseye 1-2-3 primer and all that on top of a layer of epoxy to...
  13. Painting
    I've read in a few places that you should only use an oil based primer over a skimcoat, as the compound skimcoat will draw the water from the latex primer and go into solution causing bubbles under the primer. While I don't want to mess up my beautiful (at least hopefully once it's done)...
  14. Painting
    Hello - first post ever on here :thumbup:. I'm installing 6 panel hollow core doors in our home as part of our current remodel. We bought slab doors, and I had to plane the doors down on two sides to get the same dimensions as the old doors. When I planed down the one side, the band running...
  15. Painting
    I just bought my first home and the seller's painted all the trim and door with latex paint over a high gloss paint without using a primer. Now you can bump into a door and the latex paint scrapes off. Is there a product that will penetrate the latex and bond to the gloss underneath. Then I...
  16. Painting
    I have used Bear plus solid deck stain- two words- stay away! It peeled in places so bad I have to re-do the whole thing. I am looking for the best product so I can get a few years in without having to redo it. I am going with solid because that is what is already there. I need something that...
  17. Painting
    I'm repainting a house (fascia, windows, porch ceiling). I some places, the old paint is old, cracking and can be completely removed with a little work. In other places, the surface has multiple layers of old paint and I cannot scrape off the paint down to the bare wood. However, I have...
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