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Posted in thread: Info needed on No-VOC primers... on 09-25-2009 at 03:41 PM
Wow, not much action at all on this forum...
Posted in thread: Info needed on No-VOC primers... on 09-24-2009 at 08:30 AM
Does anyone have any experience using any of the following interior latex No-VOC primers?- Ben
Moore Natura- Sherwin Williams Harmony- Olympic Premium- Freshaire ChoiceThese all have zero
vocs, and th...
Posted in thread: Advice needed on paint prep... on 09-11-2009 at 09:41 AM
Thanks for all of the info.If you can get the paint off the wall with masking tape, then I'd
invest in a 2 inch wide roll of Scotch tape (called "packaging tape") that has a stronger tack
and will pul...
Posted in thread: Advice needed on paint prep... on 09-10-2009 at 06:20 PM
Yes, just make sure any residual dust is cleaned off and its dry. I use TSP to wash down the
surface before painting. Make sure its dry before you begin.Nice. Yeah, I plan on washing with
TSP, then us...
Posted in thread: Advice needed on paint prep... on 09-10-2009 at 02:48 PM
Ok, I just tested for lead with the Homax Lead Check kit, and everything came back with no
lead.So, 2 questions:1) Is the trim de-glossed enough at this point to prime (last pic)2) What
to do now with...
Posted in thread: Advice needed on paint prep... on 09-10-2009 at 08:52 AM
Are you sure that beige top coat is an oil based paint?Normally when you see poor adhesion like
that, it's when a latex paint has been applied over a high gloss oil based paint. However, it
Posted in thread: Advice needed on paint prep... on 09-09-2009 at 02:30 PM
I am in the process of prepping the interior of a closet for painting. The existing paint on
there now is oil based and probably put on sometime in the '70s (although I'm not positive of
Posted in thread: drywall repair next to an outlet - advice needed... on 08-19-2009 at 12:36 PM
That particular box can be easily removed to accomodate a drywall repair. Turn off the power to
the outlet, remove the outlet, turn the screws in the top right corner and lower left corner,
Posted in thread: drywall repair next to an outlet - advice needed... on 08-19-2009 at 11:17 AM
I need to repair some drywall next to an outlet (see pics) and am trying to find the best
solution. Possible ways I am thinking about doing it are: - One of those mesh patches with the
aluminum. Not s...