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  1. Front door question

    General Painting Discussion
    Hi there! I've learned so much from the posts here. I'm hoping someone can assist with a couple of questions, please. Our fiberglass front door gets a lot of afternoon sun and there is no storm door to protect it. We installed the door about 6 years ago and painted it red with Ben Moore Super...
  2. Exterior paint: dark colors

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello everyone, I used to be a professional decorative painter, but now I mostly do color consults. I have recently been asked by a client to help pick out exterior colors. I don't have a lot of experience with the exterior paint in terms of durability. This particular client is interested in...
  3. Exterior Concrete Coating/Paint Suggestion ?

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I'm hoping someone can help. I'm looking for a durable exterior concrete coating. I have a concrete slab around my pool that is structurally sound, but very old and ugly. Before I go the route of putting pavers over it, I would like to see if I can renovate it and match the...
  4. Rough Pine Barn Exterior

    Surface Preparation and Application
    Hello, Figured I'd come to ask the experts about the best paint to use on fresh (humidity 8%) rough cut pine Board and Batton siding for a barn. I've used Zinsser Oil Based primer to seal in the wood. (Should I shellac prime the knots in addition?) Was thinking of a Flat or Satin Finish...
  5. Painting Concrete Planters in Beach Town

    Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hello. I am hoping to launch a beautification project in our city. One goal is to paint the concrete planters. BUT members of the community have concerns about what paint to use and how long the paint will last, especially given our proximity to the ocean. The planters are large and are...
  6. exterior vinyl windows

    General Painting Discussion
    I'm painting the exterior of some vinyl window jambs, and the customer wants them to be a flat black (I have warned her about going black she is aware of the potential warping of the window jambs) I am using aerosol cans since its the quickest easiest way to paint them, I have been using a...
  7. Chalky/dusty old stain

    Surface Preparation and Application
    Have a potential client who used an old semi trans stain on a seaside home. Now 1/2 the house has a good layer of what feels like chalk on it. Wiping with my hand while hosing it gets most of it off but wanted to hear thoughts on best practice to remove all of it (pressure washer, pressure...
  8. Victorian Exterior: BM Aura vs. SW Emerald

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello, I have a 130 year old Victorian in San Francisco that has been painted white for the last 30+ years. The facade is south facing, so it gets full sun, foggy or not, all day and my contractor has said the wood is in excellent condition, likely due to the white deflecting a lot of the sun's...
  9. AKAPainting.net says Hi

    New Member Introductions
    A Big hello :vs_cool: from AKA Painting Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook also: AKA Painting We have been painting in Florida for a little over two years and have our background from working in PA (good ol Pittsburgh) working for a local construction/painting company. Loving Florida...
  10. Recipes/Concoctions?

    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...
  11. oil paint

    Surface Preparation and Application
    I have a project that is an exterior trim with high gloss oil. I spoke to the benjamin moore rep and he said he wouldnt trust any of their latex/acrylic products without a full primer coat. Alternately, another contractor said they would use Sherwin Williams Emerald exterior gloss paint...
  12. painting new deck

    Surface Preparation and Application
    I need to prime a deck and am worried about tanning. White floor and all. I know that oil primer will stop the tanning but I worry about the primer failing when exposed to the heat of the sun. Does anyone have a good system for painting exterior wood decking (floor)?
  13. what caused my mural to "bleach" out?

    General Painting Discussion
    Hi all. I did this mural on a North facing exterior wall that does not ever get direct sunlight. Something has caused the smoothed-out colors (on the right) to "bleach" in spots, resulting in the current state (pictured on the left). They swear they have not treated the wall or powerwashed...
  14. prep for solid arbor coat

    General Painting Discussion
    im gonna be staining a deck that hasn't been treated in 20+years, yet its still in good condition. the HO wants a color used so i recommended BM ArborCoat Solid, which they thought was a good idea. i know normally when refinishing a deck, it needs to be stripped and powerwashed. then sanded and...
  15. Zinsser BIN primer test

    General Painting Discussion
    I have a bit of an odd situation here, hoping the collective knowledge on this forum can help. I have a spindle (pine) that has been primed but not painted and need to know if the primer on the spindle is Zinsser BIN Shellac base primer or something else. Basically, given a primed surface...
  16. Exterior Painting quote in New Jersey

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello All, I am looking for information regarding quoting an exterior painting project on the Jersey shore. I have not quoted an exterior job in quite sometime and would like to know what the average square foot price would be so I can give a solid quote without low-balling my colleagues in the...
  17. peel block - no experience

    Surface Preparation and Application
    i've never used peel bond, but have a project that seems right for it. Peeling front side of a house, full sun, harsh winters (ohio.) stripped, scraped, sanded, power washed. mostly bare wood, some nail repair spots, trim is a hot mess, but they didn't want trim done other than a sand and...
  18. Apartment Exterior Quoting

    Commercial and Industrial Painting
    I'm trying to get an idea of what I should look to quote for an exterior painting job of an apartment complex. There are 2 towers, both 23 stories tall connected by a row of 8 townhouses 3 stories tall. Both towers are primarily surfaced with windows and thus don't require too much paint (mostly...
  19. Need to find Wattyl Solaguard Hybuild paint!

    General Painting Discussion
    I am in St Louis and another painting contractor has quoted using this Wattyl product. Wattyl is in Australia and was purchased last year by Valspar. Valspar reps tell me the product has never been in America. I can't get the job unless I can prove that the other contractor is not being...
  20. Exterior question. Which is better?

    Surface Preparation and Application
    I'm in the process of fixing up the exterior of an older house and had a question to ask sone of you with more experience since I usually don't get involved in much painting, only didnthis time because the homeowners are a friend. I had tolwo different painting contractors give me two different...
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