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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This is more of a "not understanding why" question. The granite installers say that after the granite is on our countertops, they clean it with a strong solvent. Most people use acetone, but ours likes to use something even stronger. We are wondering what they are trying to clean off of the...
  2. Painting
    The floors in my basement furnace room and storage room are mostly bare, super smooth concrete. There is some black mastic left in spots, from tiling that was removed years ago and I'm looking to put a coat of paint down to make it look a little better before we sell the house. Last summer...
  3. Painting
    Before repainting my ceilings I did some drywall repair work. Two of the areas that had major repair work done are showing through the first top coat. I sanded to what I thought was good enough, primed, sanded and now top coated with first layer of pm200. Im doubting the final top coat will...
  4. Flooring
    My house has a 1/2 OSB subfloor on 2x10's 16" on center. I'm looking to add tile to our bathroom to replace some laminate. I'll be ripping out the particle board underlayment to get down to the sub floor. I confusing myself as to what I can do to get his ready for tile. Natural stone is the...
  5. Painting
    I stripped my 50 year old cement floor of tile and adhesive. Then I etched it, rinsed it, neutralized and vacuumed it dry as prep for painting. I only let the floor dry for two days with three fans going. Now the Benjamin Moore primer has been down for 4 days and it still is tacky in places and...
  6. Flooring
    I have an old house that I am going to be selling in the spring, and I want to replace the flooring in the small kitchen (floor area about 7 x 10') Currently the flooring is 12" peel-n-stick vinyl tiles and I am not sure what is directly under them, but I am thinking they might be directly over...
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