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  1. Painting
    I have been researching ways in which to paint over golden oak kitchen cabinets and keep coming up with different answers and would like help in developing a process and products 1. Cleaning/degreaser: Crud Cutter vs TSP? 2. Primer: Will oil based primer cause a white cabinet to yellow...
  2. Flooring
    The horizontal step surfaces on my staircase are worn. The staircase is old and somewhat large. The vertical and decorative surfaces are in good shape and have a patina (home is 90 years old) on them. If I sand and polyurethane only the horizontal step surfaces it will stick out like a sore...
  3. Painting
    I am about to take the plunge and repaint my builders grade oak kitchen cabinets. The wife wants them painted white, and I understand that is going to be a huge undertaking. I most likely will take the plunge and use FPE brushing putty to eliminate the grain. I understand an oil based primer...
  4. Painting
    I would like to install new natural oak flooring but have 20 something pickled oak banisters. Anyone have luck refinishing old pickled oak railings?
  5. Flooring
    good evening I have been set the task of cleaning an oak floor that has been painted black, the floor has many scuffs from shoes and scuffs and marks from chairs that have metal studs on them, is it possible to get this floor back to its former glory? any advice tips techniques would be very...
  6. Carpentry
    Hi all, I'm trimming up several rooms in our house using a Dewalt 12" miter saw, and ran into an issue today. I've already installed crown (painted maple) and baseboards (pine with quarter round), in one room without incident. Today while cutting oak quarter round, 0 degree cuts were fine, but...
  7. Flooring
    I'm currently installing 3/4" x 2 1/4" unfinished oak in my entire house replacing all the carpet. So far everything has gone perfectly fine except I'm not too sure what to do about the 3 step downs going into the living room. The three steps lead up to the: entry *currently has laminate*...
  8. Painting
    Hello there! I've been reading quite a few posts on here looking for some help. I have found some good info so far, but I could use a little more assistance. I own, and live in, a house that was built in the late 1800's. The doors and trim, at least the ones that wern't horribly painted over...
  9. Flooring
    I recently sanded my 80 y.o. oak floors down to bare wood. I plan on finishing with a water based poly so i used a light stain to add a little amber color and bring out the grain. The stain went on seven days ago and is STILL not dry in some areas. Humidity is relatively low and temp has been...
  10. Carpentry
    Recently married and moved into my husband's 80's all oak home (kitchen cabinets, bathrooms, trim, built-ins, etc.) He refuses to paint over any of the wood and I need ideas on what I could do to bring all this 80's honey oak into the new century. He is open to restaining. Help!
  11. Interior Decorating
    I think I'll probably get a lot of grief for this, but we just bought a gorgeous house that is unfortunately drowning in oak. It's EVERYWHERE and it's just not my taste. It's too light and it overwhelms me. Should I just prime and paint it all? Would it be cheaper just to replace the...
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