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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    I am doing a few new construction homes coming up. I usually use PVA for my primer, but I had to use High Build Primer for my last job. (SW didn't have any PVA). I actually enjoyed what High Build looked like on the walls. It was thick obviously and I like the idea of it potentially hiding any...
  2. Surface Preparation and Application
    Can I get a quick review: is it worth the money? I'm a painter doing a lot of drywall... Thanks, brad
  3. General Painting Discussion
    What paint should I use on my drywall? Can I just use paint to cover tiny cracks on drywall?
  4. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hi All, the ceiling of my midcentury ranch has two problems: 1. hairline cracks; and 2. what appears to be a delamination of the plaster/drywall hybrid material (my house dates to the early 50s when both plaster and drywall were layered together in wall and ceiling construction). Since...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    We just completed a project which was a interior closet renovation. Please note we completed two other closets in this home about a month ago with no issues. The closet was custom built out of 3/4" birch plywood, sanded etc. This round we used Behr Paint and Primer in 1 - Interior Matte...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    I just received an email from one of my old customers asking me if i remove popcorn ceiling texture. I have never removed this before but have looked up the procedure up and it is very messy, labor intensive and time consuming. A friend (contractor) told me to just install 3/8in drywall over the...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I have been asked repeatedly to apply the Fine Paints of Europe on walls. The look is becoming very popular here in SF. While we have gotten very decent results after MUCH work (Clean tents set up out side work area, baby pools to collect dust) I find working with the product way too stressful...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    Has anybody been using the stuff that is said to drop dust straight to the floor. If yes, is it as advertised and is the product otherwise up to scratch?
  9. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hi Everyone, This is my first question here, and I couldn't find another mention of this elsewhere in the forum. When I first started painting way back when I used to work for a company that subcontracted jobs from an insurance company called Canstar. I think they were bought out by Belfor...
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