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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Hi! I hope it's ok to post here, I am not a painter but a homeowner. I have hired a professional painter to paint our house & wanted some advice from other professional painters. To be clear, I did not hire this painter myself. I hired a contractor to do some soffit & facia work, and the...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    I have had less than desirable results using Sherwin Williams Multi-Purpose Oil Primer to prime previously varnished kitchen cabinets. For what I wanted, this seemed to be the best choice at SWP. The primer went on bad (kinda sticky), did not level at all and even worse did not sand well. The...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    I am with the opinion that some, not all, of the factory prime coats that come on a pre-primed wood/mdf these days actually starts to melt when you try and brush the initial coat. I have noticed this for some time. It makes brushing the first coat really difficult and I don't care how much I cut...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    About 4 years ago I painted a small concrete floor (15x15) I used SW Tread-Plex floor paint after etching with muriatic acid. The area is usually a comfortable temperature, and is not driven on. It has not held up. It has cracked when I dropped a wrench on it, and then in some areas I just...
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