Last Activity:05-17-2010 3:08 PM
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 05-17-2010 at 03:08 PM
So . . . the porch is finally done! I mixed some green oil paint (from art store) with the red
floor paint to make the color darker. That kind of worked, it looks pretty good.Nestor . . .
thanks for a...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 05-06-2010 at 10:09 AM
My porch project is slowly, but steadily, moving along.It turned out that the laws in
Massachusetts are stricter than I thought: although various stores claim to sell certain paints
when you look at t...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 05-01-2010 at 06:58 PM
An update on my Spring porch project: after lots (ahum) of scraping, I wasfinally able to prime
today!The ACE didn't really know what to use their interior/exterior paint for (no real
surprise), so th...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-24-2010 at 06:00 PM
Good plan, I'll contact Ace. And post the result here, in case other people are reading this
discussion and are wondering the same thing!After the TSP and rinsing of last night, I examined
the porch t...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-24-2010 at 10:13 AM
I cleaned with TSP last night, the porch is drying now. I hope to prime to bare wood tomorrow.
It will probably be next weekend before I can paint. [ This is a project for the weekends! ] I
have one q...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-17-2010 at 03:11 PM
> Well, you've just proven that you no longer have any remaining latex > paint on your porch.
Xylene will remove latex paint quickly. I think what > you're doing is removing oil based paint
with the x...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-17-2010 at 12:06 PM
An update on the porch:I tried the xylene this morning. After scrubbing for an hour or so, I
stripped about 10 square inches. Yeah, ehm, I do understand it will take time, but with a 400
sq ft porch t...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-14-2010 at 08:02 AM
Thanks for the advice!I'll give the xylene a go over the weekend. I think there are only 2
layersof latex on there, so that shouldn't be too bad (I hope).The Ace sells an exterior alkyd
floor paint, t...
Posted in thread: problem painting porch on 04-11-2010 at 11:11 PM
Hi,I am about to repaint my (non-enclosed) porch. The top coat is latex floor paint right now
(did not do this myself, done by previous owners). It flakes kind a bit, since the porch is
open on 3 side...
Posted in thread: cannot remove rusted door knobs on 01-25-2010 at 04:02 PM
So . . . in the end I decided to hacksaw through the spindle. There was atiny bit of space
behind the doorplate, enough the cut through the spindle.It took me 20 mins and one saw blade
per door, so 1 ...