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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. 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...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, We are a small toy maker and one of our products contains painted wooden letters. The letters are 6" high with a bevelled edge on 1/2" thick pine and we paint them front and back. Currently, we hand paint our letters but as the business grows it is becoming far too time consuming to...
  4. Surface Preparation and Application
    I did some work for a fish n chip place near me in Massachusetts. The owner wants me to paint some characters on a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood then cut out the heads so parents with their kids can put their heads in and take pictures. I want to know the best type of wood to use that will make...
  5. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hello all, I know very little about painting wood although I have been painting autos and about every type of metal there is for over 10 years Anyway I have a PC desk I want to refinish, at this moment I have no idea what the finish is on it and it looks like it has a huge amount of clear coat...
  6. Specialty Coatings
    Has anyone had any experience with any of encore coatings products, they have products for wood and concrete. I am most intrested if anyone has used encore for wood? As i understand it,this product is used on older wood decks, docks, walkways etc.. It is supposed to fill in any crack up to an...
  7. Specialty Coatings
    Hello, I have a customer who has asked me to build some custom skateboard ramps for their children. I'm pretty handy with woodworking on the side so I decided to take on the job. My biggest problem though is what to finish the ramps with. I have seen companies selling really expensive paint...
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