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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-25-2009, 02:41 PM
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Posted By myke232
Wow, not much action at all on this forum...

Wow, not much action at all on this forum...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-24-2009, 07:30 AM
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Posted By myke232
Info needed on No-VOC primers...

Does anyone have any experience using any of the following interior latex No-VOC primers?

- Ben Moore Natura
- Sherwin Williams Harmony
- Olympic Premium
- Freshaire Choice

These all have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-11-2009, 08:41 AM
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Posted By myke232
Thanks for all of the info. Interesting,...

Thanks for all of the info.

Interesting, I'll have to consider that now, although at this point I was resigned to try sanding/smoothing the flaked areas again, then sand and TSP the entire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-10-2009, 05:20 PM
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Posted By myke232
Nice. Yeah, I plan on washing with TSP, then...

Nice. Yeah, I plan on washing with TSP, then using BM Fresh Start Latex Primer (or Kilz2 perhaps?), then latex paint.


Those bastards!

Do you mean just the loose paint around the current...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-10-2009, 01:48 PM
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Posted By myke232
Ok, I just tested for lead with the Homax Lead...

Ok, I just tested for lead with the Homax Lead Check kit, and everything came back with no lead.

So, 2 questions:

1) Is the trim de-glossed enough at this point to prime (last pic)

2) What...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-10-2009, 07:52 AM
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Posted By myke232
Thanks for your time. I'm sure the top coat...

Thanks for your time.

I'm sure the top coat is oil, because the previous home-owner left the can here (that is also how I know it doesn't contain lead, as nothing on the can indicates that).

As...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-09-2009, 01:30 PM
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Posted By myke232
Advice needed on paint prep...

I am in the process of prepping the interior of a closet for painting. The existing paint on there now is oil based and probably put on sometime in the '70s (although I'm not positive of exactly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-19-2009, 11:36 AM
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Posted By myke232
oh yeah, that was the other option i had in mind;...

oh yeah, that was the other option i had in mind; cutting out to the other stud on the left and putting in a larger piece with a new outlet hole in that piece.

or i might just patch the existing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-19-2009, 10:17 AM
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Posted By myke232
drywall repair next to an outlet - advice needed...

I need to repair some drywall next to an outlet (see pics) and am trying to find the best solution. Possible ways I am thinking about doing it are:

- One of those mesh patches with the aluminum....
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