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  1. Painting
    A part of my house is CBC with a 2x12 fascia running around the perimeter. The wood is original to the house, so late 40s/early 50s. I've repainted the whole thing (after stripping down to bare wood in most spots) with good success, except for the side that faces west. It gets a lot of sun, and...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, This is my first post to this forum, but I've been lurking here and on the contractor one for a while, and I'd like to preface my question with a really sincere, "thank you," to the community here in general. That being said, here goes: My wife and I bought our two story fiber cement...
  3. Painting
    I'm re-siding the front of my house, and in the process, replacing and altering much of the trim. For example, at the corners, I am butting the siding to the inside edge of vertical trim pieces, rather than using the clapboard corner angles which had been in-place, previously. The new trim is...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I'm looking to go from my painted wood soffit to a stained wood look to accent my home. I'm wondering what the best product to do this is. So far based on my internet research, here are my options: 1) tear off the old, put up new plywood like 1/2" and stain it 2) tear off the old, put of...
  5. Painting
    Hi, My house is a metal construction covered with OSB on the exterior. The plates are screwed to the metal. A seam of 3 millimeters is kept between the plates. Ideally I would like the walls to be completely smooth and painted. I was suggested to attach a metallic net to the OSB plates using...
  6. Painting
    Hello. I am researching exterior paint for a Historic Home (early 1900's.) I have narrowed the options down to the following below, but am still unsure as to which will withstand the frigid New England weather the best. Also, would a latex/acrylic work best, or would elastomeric or...
  7. Painting
    The August 2010 edition of Consumer Guide rated Sherwin-Williams Duration as the best exterior paint, and one of the most expensive. Does anyone know how long this paint will last before a house has to be painted again because of fading? I live in the Dallas area, and the sun and hail-storms...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am a new member. We recently moved into a home that was built 11 years ago. The concrete driveway is stamped and stained black. It apparently has be painted over the stain as in many areas (driveway size approx. 1400 sq ft) you can see where the finish (stain / paint) has come off and showing...
  9. Painting
    Hi: I just finished staining my house with Pittsburgh Paint Ultra solid stain. Should I do a second coat at this time even though it appears to look good? It previously had a solid stain on from many years ago. :wink:
  10. Painting
    I need to repaint my deck. I went to Home Depot, Lowes etc and got different advice. One person suggested that I use a stripper, but another person said that I should not use a stripper (since I have a toddler at home) and instead use pressure washer instead. I am attaching some pictures. Can...
  11. Painting
    I recently moved into an 100 year old wood frame house that needs to be painted outside. I notice that most of my neighbors have to paint their houses every five years. I am not sure if it is do to paint choice, the fact that most of the houses around here have 10 layers of paint from the last...
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