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  1. General Painting Discussion
    We do quite a bit of work painting over previously stained and varnished wood trim. Our current method is: Lightly sand the trim to remove some of the varnish for better adhesion Fill holes and caulk Prime it with 1 coat of an oil-based stain blocking primer 2+ finish coats of a white urethane...
  2. Interior Wood Finishing
    Need some advice on when it's safe to put tape over fresh surface of BM Advance. I'm relatively new to the paint world (have done mostly carpentry until recently) and have my first job painting both walls and trim coming up. HO insists on using Advance for trim. My plan is spray the trim, then...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    After reading a recent thread I noticed some of you might be caulking wood to wall when the wood is natural/stain-grade. Now, I am not the caulk police, but the only time I'd ever consider filling a gap from a wall or ceiling to stain-grade trim is if there were massive gaps and the customer...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    I have a pony wall top cap approximately 7-1/2" wide that I need to brush and I want it as smooth as possible. Wood is finger jointed pine. Two coats BIN then sand smooth with 220 grit. Brush with two coats SW ProClassic Oil in semi-gloss thinned 10% with Penetrol. Brush is Corona Bermuda or...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hello All, I am looking for information regarding quoting an exterior painting project on the Jersey shore. I have not quoted an exterior job in quite sometime and would like to know what the average square foot price would be so I can give a solid quote without low-balling my colleagues in the...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    Forgive me if this is a redundant thread. Point me in the right direction if so. Don't get me wrong, I can cut in with the best. But, I find it easier both time-wise and quality-wise to make the sides of trim adhere to the siding or wall color while setting myself up to make the straight line...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I'm thinking about more effective ways to do repaint projects. Traditionally I have always cut and painted the walls and then cut in the trim afterward. But upon reflection, it would seem more effective to paint the trim first, not bothering to cut in carefully. Once the trim is completed, then...
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