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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-17-2010, 02:08 PM
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Posted By slootwater
So . . . the porch is finally done! I mixed some...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-06-2010, 09:09 AM
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Posted By slootwater
My porch project is slowly, but steadily, moving...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-01-2010, 05:58 PM
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Posted By slootwater
An update on my Spring porch project: after lots...

An update on my Spring porch project: after lots (ahum) of scraping, I was
finally able to prime today!

The ACE didn't really know what to use their interior/exterior paint for (no real...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-24-2010, 05:00 PM
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Posted By slootwater
Good plan, I'll contact Ace. And post the result...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-24-2010, 09:13 AM
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Posted By slootwater
I cleaned with TSP last night, the porch is...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-17-2010, 02:11 PM
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Posted By slootwater
> Well, you've just proven that you no longer...

> 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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-17-2010, 11:06 AM
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Posted By slootwater
An update on the porch: I tried the xylene...

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 ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-14-2010, 07:02 AM
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Posted By slootwater
Thanks for the advice! I'll give the xylene...

Thanks for the advice!

I'll give the xylene a go over the weekend. I think there are only 2 layers
of latex on there, so that shouldn't be too bad (I hope).

The Ace sells an exterior alkyd...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-11-2010, 10:11 PM
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Posted By slootwater
problem painting porch

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-25-2010, 03:02 PM
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Posted By slootwater
So . . . in the end I decided to hacksaw through...

So . . . in the end I decided to hacksaw through the spindle. There was a
tiny bit of space behind the doorplate, enough the cut through the spindle.
It took me 20 mins and one saw blade per door,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-23-2010, 11:39 AM
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Posted By slootwater
This is a bit drastic . . . but I am at a...

This is a bit drastic . . . but I am at a complete loss by now. Just tried an
electric `massage thingy' in the hope that the vibration of that thing might
do something to the rust. Nope.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-11-2010, 07:06 AM
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Views: 2,685
Posted By slootwater
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, these spindles...

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, these spindles are not threaded. (I was able
to remove the (unrusted) knobs from a few other doors, they were not
threaded.)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-10-2010, 06:45 PM
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Posted By slootwater
cannot remove rusted door knobs

Hi,

I am having a bit of a fight with some rusted door knobs. The knobs appear to
be rusted to the spindle inside of the door. I managed to remove some rusted
screws (lots of drilling. . .), so...
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