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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-04-2009, 07:17 PM
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when the roto-rooter guy came one time, he gave...

when the roto-rooter guy came one time, he gave us a container of enzyme and said to pour it down the drain once a month. anyone know if this stuff can be bought retail, and if so, where, and how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-04-2009, 06:58 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
Nestor: thicker paint has more additives,...

Nestor:

thicker paint has more additives, correct? i don't understand the science why agglomeration would cause the whole paint job to be darker, i.e when applied with more shear force. i can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-03-2009, 08:43 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
Nestor: your making me think creatively. can...

Nestor:

your making me think creatively. can you imagine a paint that is almost completely transulent, like just translucent plexiglass binder with added material that creates a glass effect with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-03-2009, 08:30 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
that is a very fine thumb mold. speaking of...

that is a very fine thumb mold. speaking of plaster of paris... isn't that the stuff you use in paper mache. what if you added very fine particles of paper mache or other fibrous material to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-03-2009, 08:02 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
Nestor: what i think i've learned about...

Nestor:

what i think i've learned about paint is that it's all about "rocks" suspended in binder. flat paint has more "rocks", i.e. extender pigments, than gloss paint, which causes more whitening...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-03-2009, 06:50 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
that claw looks like a neat product. gonna give...

that claw looks like a neat product. gonna give it a try. anyone ever try putting nair down a drain?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-03-2009, 06:44 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
i think i have it now. what i thought i would...

i think i have it now. what i thought i would accomplish by diluting the paint, is really using a gloss paint instead of a flat paint. painting is a complex endeavor. i think i learned something....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-02-2009, 08:40 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
the glazing putty takes a long time to harden....

the glazing putty takes a long time to harden. it's great for nail holes and even anchor holes. i painted over it and it took the paint well. i'll never work with epoxy again. it's messy, leaves a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-02-2009, 08:14 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
that's quite a wealth of information. However,...

that's quite a wealth of information. However, the results of my touch up seems to contradict the science... which is the latex paint i used lightened up after it dried which left slightly visible...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-25-2009, 08:42 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
DAP Products - Repair Products - DAP® Painter's...

DAP Products - Repair Products - DAP® Painter's Putty '53' ® (http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=152&SubcatID=24)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-25-2009, 08:32 PM
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so what's better for covering up the spackle...

so what's better for covering up the spackle color, flat or gloss? do paint cans state whether or not they use organic or inorganic? if i want to blend with old paint maybe flat is better because of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-24-2009, 05:48 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
what's a quick fix for sink & bath drain clogs?

i noticed that if i pour some comet down the sink drain, it clears up the backup. However, in the tub, it doesn't work as effective. As an alternative to getting the pipes snaked, any suggestions for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-24-2009, 05:37 PM
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Views: 2,964
Posted By diyonthefly
which is better for indoor touch up acrylic or vinyl latex?

I am covering up some spackling in one spot about 4 cubic inches. the spackling is considerably lighter than the white paint on the wall. i matched the paint color with a sample but i want to get the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-24-2009, 05:28 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
here's what i tried and how it turned out so far....

here's what i tried and how it turned out so far.

tried using epoxy and found the consistency to thin to built up much of a layer. Also left a crappy bumpy finish which didn't exactly feel hard.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-13-2009, 07:04 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
Thanks. I never heard of an escutcheon plate...

Thanks. I never heard of an escutcheon plate before. i failed to mention that this is a white bedroom door. also the gap goes to the wood frame part of the door. will a plate look ok? i could...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-12-2009, 09:22 PM
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Posted By diyonthefly
how do you repair a doorknob hole?

Been searching over the internet for an answer to this question and so far haven't found much. The doorknob hole of my door is damaged so that when you put the doorknob in there is a gap that you can...
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