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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    I recently did a large interior repaint for a great customer! It came out beautifully, and as part of the process, an interior decorator I know came in and did a venetian plaster on a small downstairs bathroom -- roughly 6'x6'. It was a separate contract, and not executed under my project, but...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    PROS, Do you use an estimating guide, like one of the national painting cost estimator books? If so which one and why? Also, related question. In sanding a relatively intact deck, for example, for application of a fresh coat of acryllic solid stain, (with a 5" orbital, for example) -- you...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    We've had a paint failure problem. The finish has fisheyes all Over the place. Was told the surface was steel, now after doing some due diligence, I found out its Gavaneal steel. Now we hack to strip down the paint to the bare surface then prep before we repaint. What would be the best...
  4. 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...
  5. Surface Preparation and Application
    My question is to those of you who've re-stained siding before. I have 2 different jobs I'm looking at right now that have rough cedar lap siding that have been oil-stained/coated. Prepare yourself for a crazy question. If my thinking is totally wrong, I'll accept that and do the right thing. I...
  6. Lead Paint Discussion
    What would your clients think if they knew you were practicing lead-safe remodeling for the first time on their home? Rest of Article Anyone want to document their next job using Lead Safe practices? Most of the blogs/reports I have read are from remodelers. Be nice if we had a few repaints to...
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