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    Painting plywood so grain does not show

    Your original doors may have been birch veneer plywood. Very smooth with almost no visible grain. My kitchen, original from 1956, has those, now painted.
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    HOT weather painting?

    In all the years I was in business, ambient air temp never proved to be an issue for the paint, just for me. That being said, you won't go wrong following the manufacturer's instructions.
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    So, the wife wants to paint the kitchen next week ....

    Ben Moore Regal Select Matte was always a top performer for me in kitchens.
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    HOT weather painting?

    As long as you are not painting in direct sun, the ambient air temperature is not an issue.
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    Getting Wallpaper and Wall Border off of walls quickly and effectively. Any tips?

    For wallcoverings other than fabric backed or paper backed vinyl, I've had the best results using a 1/4 sheet finishing sander with 80 or 100 grit sandpaper to open up the surface prior to wetting it.
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    weathered or chemically reacted door finish

    Looks like ultraviolet damage. Does the door face South or West?
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    Contractor Question

    If he works alone, it may not be required.
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    Inactive furnace concern

    OP, I spent most of my working life as a decorating contractor and never encountered such a situation. Exactly what brand and type of paint did you use?
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    McCulloch Chain Saw-Need user manual please

    OP, Try
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    Start up wattage

    I'm considering a back up generator and what capacity may be required.
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    Start up wattage

    How would I determine the startup wattage for the blower on a forced-air furnace?
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    I had good results with both Zinsser Perma White and Ben Moore Aura Bath & Spa for this type of problem.
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    crisp ceiling lines, 2.0

    Quality brush + practice.
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    Milling replacement for 70 y.o. redwood shiplap siding.

    When priming use a slow drying (long oil) exterior rated oil based primer. Pay special attention to the butt ends on any piece.
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    Bathroom fan

    Same issue in my daughter's condo. Inner portion has toilet and stall shower with no window. Fan works but I suspect just insufficient air circulation.