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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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Views: 831
Posted By billhead1
Best Brushes for Cutting In

Say goodbye to tape.
This is not an advertisement, but an endorsement for the best brushes I've ever used for cutting in. No tape is needed because the leading edge is like a blade (no feathering),...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-14-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By billhead1
I like XIM's latex extender much better than...

I like XIM's latex extender much better than Flood's Floetrol. I talked with the local Benjamin Moore manager at one location, who has many years of experience and her husband is a paint contractor....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By billhead1
Oatey's Great White Joint Compound or Harvey's Wet Set PVC Cement for Wet PVC

I replaced my plugged AC condensate P-trap with a P-trap that has an internally threaded cleanout plug at the bottom of the trap. Unfortunately, this P-trap has a very small drip in the vicinity of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 08-08-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By billhead1
Backbrushing A Metal Door

I plan to use a 4" foam roller and back brush my steel back door for coating uniformity. The door has a small amount of rust at the bottom, which I was planning to sand with 150 grit paper, prime...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By billhead1
Maximum Allowable Pressure for Washing Bricks & Mortar Joints

What is the maximum recommended pressure for pressure washing to avoid damaging bricks and mortar joints?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-15-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By billhead1
Foundation Lock Causing Window Lock Problems

Due to foundation problems, the window in the attached photo appears crooked where the upper and lower panes meet and will no longer lock on the right hand side (looking out). What is the recommended...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By billhead1
Brick Mortar Repair for Fountain

What is the recommended method for repairing mortar on bricks in the vicinity of a fountain (photo attached)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 821
Posted By billhead1
Soldier Brick Mortar Repair Recommedation

what's the best way to repair the mortar joint between these soldier bricks? Can I use a carbide bit on an oscillating tool to clean it out (see photo)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By billhead1
Aesthetic Repairs to Concrete Curb

Can anyone recommend an aesthetic repair to the concrete foundation curb shown in the photo, such as smoothed mortar?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By billhead1
Carport Crack Next to Foundation Curb

I filled this crack with Great Stuff foam to prevent rainwater erosion under the slab (photo attached). Is there a toolable concrete material that can be used as a topcoat to blend this in with the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By billhead1
Driveway Repair Recommendation

Any recommendation for this repair (photo attached)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 38,938
Posted By billhead1
Pour Sand into cracks and top off with Brick...

Pour Sand into cracks and top off with Brick Paver Sealer, which will cure as hard as a grout joint.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By billhead1
Repair Recommendations for Washed Aggregate Expansion Joint

What is the recommended sealer or waterproofing compound to prevent seepage into cracks on washed aggregate (see photo)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By billhead1
Repair Recommendations for Washed Aggregate Expansion Joint

What is recommended in place of the unsightly polyethylene based caulks for expansion joints on washed aggregate or concrete (see photo)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-15-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By billhead1
Concrete Drive Repairs at Expansion Joints

Will quick set hydraulic cement or Portland cement tooled into small gaps next to expansion joints bond adequately to the substrate without breaking off (see attached photo)?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-02-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By billhead1
Filling Nail Holes In Plastic Brick Molding Before Painting

Many of the conventional nail hole fillers are designed for primed wood and the directions state that they are not intended for use on other materials. All nail heads were coated with a metal primer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-23-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By billhead1
Cracked Mortar Replacement for Top Course of Soldier Brick

Due to settling of my carport slab, the mortar between the upper course of brick (soldier brick) on the exterior load-bearing wall of the foundation has become cracked. I have stabilized the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,006
Posted By billhead1
Exterior Brick Waterproofing Sealant

I had never heard of applying a waterproofing compound to exterior brick to prevent cracking from moisture intrusion during freezing conditions, but a contractor proposed and applied it to a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By billhead1
Separation Between Carport & House Slab

My carport and house foundation consist of two separate concrete pours...one for the carport and the other for the house. Due to instability of the soil under the carport, this slab moved...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-21-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By billhead1
Unsightly Concrete Curbs on Slab

My concrete foundation has a curb of approximately 6 inches above the carport and a breezeway leading to my back door. The appearance of the curb is unsightly. It looks like the forms were knocked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-21-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By billhead1
Remove Latex Paint From Fiberglass/Asphalt Shingles

Any tips on removing dried latex paint from shingles made of asphalt & fiberglass would be appreciated. The shingles are dark and the latex paint is light, causing a sharp contrast and making the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-09-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Comfort Zone
Views: 2,582
Posted By billhead1
Make sure you review some of the ladder safety...

Make sure you review some of the ladder safety and scissor lift safety information on YouTube before you attempt to work at heights. Many people have been pinned against an object as a result of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-09-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By billhead1
Look at the bottom edge very closely. Sometimes...

Look at the bottom edge very closely. Sometimes you can see an unpainted edge at the bottom. If this is not sufficient, check around any fixtures or fasteners. You may have to remove them in order to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By billhead1
Clean the surface with TSP, Purple Power, or Krud...

Clean the surface with TSP, Purple Power, or Krud Kutter before you attempt to repaint. Then apply a deglosser if you don't want to sand it. The smoke may be coming from insufficient curing time....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 06-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By billhead1
Proper Surface Prep & Coating for Corroded Galvanized Metal

I have an exterior light fixture on a breezeway ceiling that appears to be made out of galvanized metal. The surface appears to be slightly corroded underneath areas where the paint has flaked off,...
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