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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    DIFFERENCE between Zinsser Oil and Alkyd-water based Primers by comparing the Product Overview at homedepot.com: Oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to ***ALL*** surfaces without sanding. Water-based formula sticks to ***MOST*** surfaces without requiring sanding. Conclusion: Oil...
  2. 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...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hi everyone, I got a new project to paint someone's house. The doors and trim were previously painted in an oil based paint. Usually I would sand, clean with TSP and then paint with my latex paint. However, in this job there's a ton a trim and doors and I would be spending a couple days just...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    We use Cover Stain on new interior trim & doors (usually clear pine, mdf, and poplar). It's great but we end up sanding through it pretty easily even with 220/320. Would like a harder primer but probably won't be buying FPE's oil undercoater at $175/gal. Any other suggestions for a brushable...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum, and relatively new to the trade. I'm working on a house with some lead paint, at least a couple layers of oil (possibly more lead), and a 5 year old layer of latex that is peeling like a mofo on the sunny sides of the house. I've got my lead license and my safety...
  6. New Member Introductions
    My name is Jeremy and I am a general contractor/house painter... I just got a project to clear out a paint supply factory and there is alot of product there (thousands of gallons)...my problem is I have no idea what some of the product is and who to sell it to. I know that there is alot of...
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