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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have been asked to paint a massive cedar pergola on the coast in RI. The owners painted the pergola themselves with a Sikkens solid latex stain. Which is what they'd been told to use. Apart from being covered with a green algic mold, the sikkens appeared to be peeling. So I began taking the...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    I have been reading some posts on this forum about XIM products, and they seem to be gaining in popularity. I am thinking of using them for the first time on an exterior project I have coming up, and would appreciate anyone's input or thoughts about their products. The project includes a few...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    We're bidding a house that has cedar shake siding. A lot of the current finish is in excellent shape, no major prep needed. We're planning to pressure wash and sand. We're going to pressure wash, scrape and sand the rest, taking it down to the bare cedar shakes where it's needed. Our paint...
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