Last Activity:01-29-2009 12:01 PM
Posted in thread: Steel or Fiberglass door on 01-29-2009 at 10:35 PM
I doubt there are lower priced FG doors. I found all in So Cal to be the same--Masonite,
Thermatru, etc.The door, depending on style, is $280 to 350. Labor is about $500 +/-. You can
easily compare la...
Posted in thread: How to darken concrete? on 01-29-2009 at 12:01 PM
sher-wms sells 877 tints only,,, we pick whatever 1 we need & dilute it in xylene,,, sprayer
works best,,, fairly uv resistant, too,,, we never use behr but have repaired many h/o jobs
where that mtl ...
Posted in thread: How to darken concrete? on 01-28-2009 at 12:23 AM
I'd like to slightly darken some concrete column caps to match some concrete footings at the
base of the stone columns. The color difference is this: when the caps are wet, they match the
Posted in thread: Brush surprise! on 01-26-2009 at 01:18 AM
I would have never thought it but I found that a Purdy 2 1/2 inch "thick body" angled brush is
awesome for cutting edges on everything! I used it on wall/ceiling joints, base
moulding/drywall joints, ...
Posted in thread: Fiber Cement Board Siding on 01-26-2009 at 12:33 AM
"My opinion is that you can't go wrong with CEMENT SIDING."-Agreed! We just had our house done
by siding pros--that's all they do. I read a lot of "opinions" in the older parts of the thread
and some ...
Posted in thread: Found some yucky stuff on 01-21-2009 at 09:33 PM
I demo'd our aged patio cover which was made of poorly finished rough sawn doug fir and was 35
years old. Inside one of the posts was a moist yellowy spongey substance. What is this stuff,
some kind o...
Posted in thread: Contractor for Hire: Beware on 01-20-2009 at 01:30 AM
I'm in Calif. and we have the CSLB (state lic board) that provides a website where you can
verify personnel, current lic status, insurance and even complaints against the contractor. I
always looked u...
Posted in thread: Wet sculpting drywall mud? on 01-18-2009 at 10:36 PM
I do a lot of my own drywall work but hired a crew to do a room with some cathedral ceilings.
On the head high and lower areas, I saw that they used a knife to shave down or feather the
semi set-up dr...
Posted in thread: Clear finish for wood? on 01-17-2009 at 10:57 AM
Hi, thanks guys. I'm not staining just a clear coat. Do I still need that wood conditioner
first?Also: Does pine stay set the color it is when finished or will it keep
darkening/yellowing? Those aren'...
Posted in thread: Clear finish for wood? on 01-16-2009 at 11:33 PM
I need recs for a clear, satin-finish water base finish for natural pine interior doors.