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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I am a new home owner, and as such totally new to the world of DIY, but I am excited to 'get my hands 'dirty' and improve various aspects around my new dwelling. One of the first things I want to tackle is my deck: As you can see the pain is peeling off in various spots, and I don't like...
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    Genesispropainting.com Before and after deck refinishing by Genesis Pro Painting, Bedford NY
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Howdy all. First post so. y'know take it easy on the newbie please. Anyway, I've a client who has a 730 square foot deck that had the underside painted a pretty jarring color by her schizophrenic brother a number of years ago (that's another story...), and is insistent on changing it to...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    I just found a Deck Stain/Seal recipe from my paint rep. Not really my rep, but is in the business. I won't say what company (not Messmer's), and its not sanctioned by a company, but they call it "The Brew." 2 gal. oil semi transparent 2 gal. Timberflex gloss by Messmer's 1 gal. Penetrol He...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hello! I've spent a lot of time searching and looking at the good threads here regarding deck stains and the good (but mostly bad) things about them. I'm about to take on staining a new PT deck that is seasoned and ready for cleaning and stain and wondered if anyone had any definitive...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    Best advice to undo Solid Deck Stain and restore outdoor with oil-based Job is partially cut in with Olympic Elite. • Pressure Treated Wood • Stained 8-10 years ago • Partially cut in with 'Solid Stain' Photos attached.
  7. Specialty Coatings
    (Rustoleum Deck Restore acrylic latex) I have read nightmares on this product , however my client wants to use it. I am already preparing to tell them I will not use this product based on reviews alone. Have any contractors here used this product ? Results ? Reviews ? She currently has a...
  8. Surface Preparation and Application
    My customer has a 5 year old deck that was coated two times since being built with semi transparent flood siding stain. They are not happy with the color nor how quickly the deck faded. The deck still has a lot of stain on it but is not uniform because its shaded on half and exposed on the other...
  9. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hi there Guys, I've been using SW Woodscapes for siding, but somehow got stuck to BM Arborcoats for solid stain decks. Please let me know what your experience is on Woodscapes - I think I'm not very happy with Arborcoat. I men, its not bad, but since Woodscapes is so great, maybe Deckscapes also...
  10. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hey guys. Just sprayed my first exposed steel lid with Sherwin acrylic dry-fall ;). It went well, but there's always room for improvement as any painter knows. It was dirty existing for 20+ years. I blasted off dust with compressed air. I covered up the floor with tarps to ease amount of...
  11. General Painting Discussion
    Can anyone recommend what I should apply on a deck? It's pressure treated and is peeling. I know if I scrape, prime and paint with latex, it will only last the season. This being said, what does everyone use these days? Thanks
  12. Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    I have just realized that my Picasa3 has a fairly decent video maker. So here are a couple that I have made. I hadn't seen a topic that archived YouTube video's like the facebook topics archive "fb pages". I thought it would be a good idea to be able to visit other videos and make...
  13. Pressure Washing
    Hello Everyone, What experience have other had with working on Trex? Have you tried pressure washing it? I read that more than 1200 psi can damage the surface. Is it immediate damage or will it show up over time. I had a friend that had me remove some mold spots... and I used 4000 psi to...
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