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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Sorry if this turns out a little long winded... I'm not a professional painter, just looking for some assistance. We just moved into our new home with hard wood stairs. The stairs were stained using Minwax Performance Series. However, I'm not sure what technique they used because it looks so...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Looking for advice. I am repainting a cinder block locker room that is currently painted with a semi gloss oil based paint. Assuming I need to use a liquid sander or deglosser and assuming I need to prime. Athletic Director wants the paint to be very durable and washable, as it is a high...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Was an art teacher and part time handyman. Last year I started my company and went full time handyman. My handyman business has organically turned into a painting company, and so far it has been great. I joined because I have a pretty good understanding of my...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    So I am a new homeowner as of Aug 2017 and I couldn’t be happier. On the flip side I am also finding many many things that need work. My home was built in 1936 and has been remodeled since (obviously haha). I discovered some paint chipping and peeling on the interior around a window. As I...
  5. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Hi everyone, I plan to make my own business here in France. Tired of the traditional way of painting, I would really like to use the airless technology. After a few days of research, I understand I have to be very careful on my choices, each equipment have it's goal. So for my business I would...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, To avoid any confusion, I must say that I am not a professional painter: I'm actually a [mechanical] engineering student at Tufts University. My final design project is to build some sort of robot/device to make professional painters' lives easier. I joined this forum so I could...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I built a table for my outdoor patio. I am a beginner at painting, sealing ect. I applied a coat of Olympic Maximum Clear Waterproofing Sealant. I was told that was what I needed. I wanted a smooth, slick table top. So, I applied one coat, waited 24 hours and sanded with 220 sandpaper. It...
  8. New Member Introductions
    :) hello, a little about me, I was a residental painter for about four years, currently I am a fulltime firefighter, just started my own res. painting company. I am lucky to be able to live and save just on my firefighter pay. ( I am a simple man ) I do "good" work and I am fair and honest. The...
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