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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-03-2012, 08:33 AM
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Posted By jgold47
Interesting. We have such crazy weather swings in...

Interesting. We have such crazy weather swings in Michigan as well. I didnt think of that long term, but would good latex primer and paint mitigate the effects of the shrinkage? I have had such...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-02-2012, 09:20 AM
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Posted By jgold47
Shower head arm twisted

I cant remember what you call this, the nipple or something, anyways, the thing coming out of the wall where you screw the showerhead to is twisted. Its pointing at about 4 o clock. I thought those...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-02-2012, 08:53 AM
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Posted By jgold47
weird experiance with existing ?latex? paint

we are in the process of trying to repaint a bedroom in our house. I think going back probably 50 years ago someone painted over varnished wood trim and that coat never really took that well. Over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-02-2012, 08:48 AM
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Posted By jgold47
I wont use it. It covers like regular paint so...

I wont use it. It covers like regular paint so you still need two coats, and its more expensive. It also goes on thick. Might as well do it right and primer then paint. We did one room in our hose...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-02-2012, 08:46 AM
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Posted By jgold47
we've done a lot of painting in our 1920's with...

we've done a lot of painting in our 1920's with plaster walls. I've found that using the premixed joint compound works really well at fixing the walls. Infact we just repainted a gnarly wall with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 07-02-2012, 08:40 AM
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Posted By jgold47
advice on older home comfort.

house was built in the early 20's. Still original plaster in most of the house. windows are single pane, double hung, with good wall coverage. roof is relatively new, attic (house is a 4 square)...
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