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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Hi - We're dealing with new red cedar shingles on a roof and all siding. This will be finished in a month or two. The goal is to maintain the shingles in a light brown/butterscotch color. This link shows what the desired color is: http://www.maguireconstruction.com/NewConstruction.html The...
  2. Pressure Washing
    This is a deck where the homeowner wanted to sell the property and was told the deck was shot and needed to be removed and a new deck installed. We gave them the alternative do remove the horizontals, restore the verticals, do some small repairs, and then re-stain the deck. This is an example of...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hello all, I have a job where a woodpecker went to town on cedar siding. I am using CWF and the customer wants the holes filled so I did so on one side....it looks BAD, really bad so I stopped and let them know that we need to do something. I was told by my supplier that I can only use solid...
  4. 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...
  5. New Member Introductions
    My name is Susanne. I am the administrator for Emanet Painting Professionals. I have been in the construction industry for about 6 years. I started off in concrete and masonry, and am now in the painting industry. Our company's main bread-n-butter are commercial contracts in the retail...
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    NJ Roundtable and Networking Event Sunday August 21st @ 10:00am Location: Catch It - Grog N' Grill 110 White Horse Pike Oaklyn, NJ 08107 This will be a basic style, old school roundtable for contractors only (no vendors please). This event will be for all those...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I stained a deck Saturday with Deckscapes Waterborne Solid Stain. The color is a dark brown and the client is claiming that it is marking where the furniture is. For example , when she had a kid's party there Monday the chairs seemed to be scratching the finish. So she claims. I am hoping...
  8. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have two questions really. Here's the situation. I have a customer that has moved into a 4 month old home. He has waited 4 months to decide what to stain the exterior doors (both sides) with. During that time, some mildew has started to grow on the wood. It's in the south, North Carolina...
  9. General Painting Discussion
    Hi- We are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen in a 22 year old house, and recently finished stripping the cabinets (maple plywood faces). We made some changes to the cabinet layout, and have a few bare areas that need to be filled in with new wood. Unfortunately with patching in new wood...
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