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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. 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...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    So I have an unusual situation for me. I have a client that has a pool inside their house. The ceiling and surrounding walls are wood and have been stained with a clearcoat with maybe a hint of tint. The bottom 4 feet of the walls have peeling from the previous stain and so does the ceiling...
  4. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hey painters, I have a solid wood entry door (opens in) that is way too heavy to remove but needs sanding. The interior of the house has wood floors and white trim. My question is, how might you mask the door so it can remain open for the process? I f-ed up the first go around cause I closed it...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I have a client that wants to power wash his stained wood gazebo to prep for paint on trims and stain on walls. The power washing is tomorrow and he wants the paint and stain done Monday. I am really concerned about the dry time for this; about 48 hours. (A detergent with bleach will be used for...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    I had a small deck (90 sq/ft) that was trashed by rain. Here are the details: Cedar deck, 10 years old, previously stained. I stripped the old stain using a liquid stain stripper. Scrubbed and rinsed. Applied brightener. Rinsed thoroughly. Waited 4 days to dry. Went back with a moisture...
  9. General Painting Discussion
    Hello All, I am new to the forum. So I just landed my first major job to launch my long awaited painting business. The house I am doing is a 25,000 sq. ft. home primarily with cedar shake siding. What is the recommendation for what kind of stain to use? What are the major differences between...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    Best advice to undo Solid Deck Stain and restore outdoor with oil-based Job is partially cut in with Olympic Elite. • Pressure Treated Wood • Stained 8-10 years ago • Partially cut in with 'Solid Stain' Photos attached.
  11. Surface Preparation and Application
    My customer has a 5 year old deck that was coated two times since being built with semi transparent flood siding stain. They are not happy with the color nor how quickly the deck faded. The deck still has a lot of stain on it but is not uniform because its shaded on half and exposed on the other...
  12. General Painting Discussion
    Okay Gang! You're smart, you're clever, and I'm damn tired! I stained three door slabs today. Even though I'm in good shape, seriously...There has got to be an easier way to do the pre-hungs. I don't know if my body will handle me slinging 18 more around. Not to mention I'm not looking forward...
  13. General Painting Discussion
    Ok gang, here's my question for the day: If it was your house, new construction, what would you use/do: Paint 1930 sq ft + 9 ft ceilings, roughly 17 (counting double closet doors) and the woodwork to boot. There is a trayed ceiling running the entire kitchen/dining/living room, and a trayed...
  14. 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...
  15. General Painting Discussion
    I have seen many ideas on how to stain an entry door, primer? no primer? gel stain? regular stain? brush? rag? Is there a definitive way to stain a white, contractor special entry door?
  16. Surface Preparation and Application
    At risk of being called a noob and having searched for this topic in the archives, I ask... Customer wants to paint his wooden front door satin BLACK. Very nice door with beveled glass. It has a dull finish and was stained originally. This doesn't have to be stripped, right? Can I sand, prime...
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