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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-07-2013, 12:51 PM
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Posted By RickMerlander
This sounds great! I am going to plan on redoing...

This sounds great! I am going to plan on redoing the whole deck with the solid color Arborcoat. Thanks for the help!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-05-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By RickMerlander
Thanks to both of you guys. Two questions, do you...

Thanks to both of you guys. Two questions, do you think a solid color Arborcoat could be painted over a similarly colored weathered but intact latex solid color stain, and durability wise how do the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By RickMerlander
Latex Solid Color Stain

An existing deck was stained using a solid color latex stain. The stain has weathered, but still is mostly OK with just a little peeling. However, certain sections of the multi-tiered deck are being...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By RickMerlander
Looks great, nice job!

Looks great, nice job!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-02-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RickMerlander
I got it, thanks.

I got it, thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RickMerlander
Best Exterior Primers

Very helpful. I had the wrong idea about what this product was, and that was a very helpful clarification. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RickMerlander
Best Exterior Primers

Thanks for the helpful information. That makes sense that the slower drying oil base primer would be more flexible than the quick dry stuff. So, if you applied a slow drying oil base primer, any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-01-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By RickMerlander
OK, so you are thinking the brick is not solid...

OK, so you are thinking the brick is not solid enough to attach to. Then a variation on your threaded hole idea that might be a little beefier would be to attach a piece of flat bar by means threaded...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-01-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RickMerlander
Best Exterior Primers

You bring up a good question about primers. I've been trying out Zinnser oil base Cover Stain Primer on new cedar and the Zinnser water base 1-2-3 Primer. Two coats of the water base primer still did...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-31-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By RickMerlander
Another approach might be to drill through the...

Another approach might be to drill through the metal with an oversized hole that will be hidden by the hinge. Then use a masonry bit to drill into the brick (but not at a mortar joint), insert an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RickMerlander
Clark + Kensington Paint + Primer in One

The description on the can says this is a premium exterior product. No additional primer needed unless painting over tanin staining woods like cedar and redwood. Are these paint + primer in one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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Views: 911
Posted By RickMerlander
One thing you might try is to run your pad along...

One thing you might try is to run your pad along the edge of the wall section you are going to roll, and then immediately switch to your roller, which will get you in pretty close to the corner, say...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-07-2012, 04:26 PM
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Posted By RickMerlander
Advice needed on deck stains

We are installing a new Ipei deck. We are thinking of using either Armstong/Clark's Hardwood Stain - Semi-Transparent - Mahogany, or Messmer's U.V. Plus for Hardwood Decks - Mahogany. Anyone used...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 11-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,853
Posted By RickMerlander
Deck Coatings

I have been looking into the same question. It is a pretty tricky question. This is what I gather. Semi-transparent stains allow you to see the grain of the wood and have less pigment in them. They...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By RickMerlander
How about stainless steel nails?

You can also use stainless steel either finishing nails or thin siding nails. These will never rust. Then take a nails set and pound the nail head in slightly below the wood surface and fill the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 11-07-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By RickMerlander
Adding a little more color

The traingular area in the middle of the driveway is a nice area to landscape as it is a natural focal point + the driveway will prevent invasive grass or weeds from entering it. So it is a good area...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-14-2012, 12:32 AM
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Views: 772
Posted By RickMerlander
Will do. Thanks a lot for the tip and the link.

Will do. Thanks a lot for the tip and the link.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-11-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By RickMerlander
Thanks a lot, that was a great article by Scott -...

Thanks a lot, that was a great article by Scott - very helpful!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By RickMerlander
Thanks for the advice on the caulks. Why not...

Thanks for the advice on the caulks. Why not caulk the laps - because the lumber may warp and open up the joint? If so, is this as much a problem with cedar, which is what I am using? Or? Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By RickMerlander
Which is the best exterior latex caulk?

I am caulking cedar siding in Hawaii. Direct sun exposure. I want to use the longest lasting latex caulk available. Locally my choices seem to be DAP Alex Plus or Dynaflex or Acrylic One from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 10-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By RickMerlander
How to stain Ipei Deck

I'm going to be installing a brand new Ipei deck with concealed fasteners. I know this hardwood is difficult to stain. Anyone know what the longest lasting highest quality procedure or product is?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 12-26-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By RickMerlander
What is the best caulk to use for exterior wood or Hardie Board?

Anybody got an opinion on the best caulk to use for exterior wood or Hardie Board? Iíve tried using both latex caulk and polyurethane. The polyurethane lasted longer but seems to attract all sorts of...
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