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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    Has anyone had trouble with Sikkens Cetol 23 and what appears to be dust bumps? I ran the liquid through a filter, used a tack cloth and still this is how the finish is turning out. This is just a test as I am supposed to be applying it to garage doors. This was applied with a paint brush. Any...
  2. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have been asked to paint a massive cedar pergola on the coast in RI. The owners painted the pergola themselves with a Sikkens solid latex stain. Which is what they'd been told to use. Apart from being covered with a green algic mold, the sikkens appeared to be peeling. So I began taking the...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hello Group I'm new to the group...searching for some help here. I'm a finish carpenter and furniture maker and I've been working on a new quarter sawn white oak front door for my own house. I've spent way too much time making it perfect to botch up the finish step (for those that care...hand...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hello! I've spent a lot of time searching and looking at the good threads here regarding deck stains and the good (but mostly bad) things about them. I'm about to take on staining a new PT deck that is seasoned and ready for cleaning and stain and wondered if anyone had any definitive...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    I have been using superdeck, messmers, and sikkens log oil finishes for some time with good success. What about acrylic clears on exterior logs over Semi-trans? There was a log restoration company years back applying a clear that turned from foggy to crystal clear (not like the solvent based...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    I recently re-stained a mohogany porch that had 2-year old Sikkens CRD Translucent. I scuffed up and re-applied the same product. The problem is that the stain never dried and remained sticky for 6 weeks. Upon calling Sikkens (5 times), the conclusion was that this product should not applied...
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