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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I'm fully stripping a house of paint down to its cedar plank siding. It will be sanded smooth. I prefer to use a latex primer rather than an oil-based primer for ease of cleanup, but is that the right choice? I'll be using a latex paint over the 1-2 coats of primer. So, in the end I...
  2. Photos of Project and Equipment
    This took 4 guys a week to pressure wash.Pulling off the project for Christmas week
  3. General Painting Discussion
    I am in my office today as my staff is off. I get an estimate request. Someone wants an exterior done. I ask when? I am told ASAP. I tried to explain this is a recipe for failure. It is too cold. Wait until spring. Anyone willing to do it now, might be stealing her money. She hung up.
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Yesterday, I did an estimate for a repeat customer. She owns 2 homes. She had a kitchen fire and wants me to spray some circa 1950 metal cabinets as I did them in her other home. Last summer I gave an estimate for her main house on the exterior. I quoted doing the right job. When I arrived for...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    I pressure washed a house on June 20th and primed it on the 23rd. It started raining and I couldn't paint. When I did get to paint half of the house, the owner changed his mind and picked a new color. Now I have half of the house painted and the remaining just primed. I can start painting again...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    Doing a project that has some bubbling and peeling on smooth stucco and concrete walls. I don't think the original painter used primer. The HO doesn't want to strip all the paint off and do it right. He wants to address the troubled areas and paint the walls corner to corner. I have not dealt...
  7. Photos of Project and Equipment
    just finished this 1 Today
  8. Surface Preparation and Application
    hi - i oil primed my front door on a covered porch last August and unfortunately never seemed to be able to get to painting it! Now a full year later, I would like to paint it. The tinted primer seems fine but my question is: do I have to lightly sand it and re-prime or can I just spot prime the...
  9. Photos of Project and Equipment
    Started these condos on Indian Rocks Beach Today. Will be doing 2 coats Duration Satin
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