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When you're shopping for PT lumber, look for the lighter, dryer pieces when sifting thru stock, but be sure to pick the pieces that are uniform and straight. This will help you get a jump start on the drying process. I do a lot of stain work and I would wait three to four weeks if possible to stain after purchase. Keep in a dry, weather proof area if ...


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I've found it often depends on the quality of the dwelling. Most apartments I've lived in have flat paint through and through, since it's generally the cheapest and covers up poor mudding jobs because it doesn't reflect light. When I upgraded to a house, most of the living areas were still flat paint, but the bathrooms were finished in eggshell. The rule of ...


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I don't know your location, but in most residential jobs I've worked on the US east coast the wall finish is flat latex for walls, semi-gloss latex for doors, trims, baseboards, etc.


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Cool temperatures and moisture will affect dry time of latex (water based) paints. A fan heater should help with that. If you are using alkyd (oil-based) paint, cool temps will have the same effect and the heater will help with that; moisture may ruin the paint as it might curdle or wrinkle. Due to VOC content restrictions, solvents which aid drying are ...


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You can use any type of exterior paint you want, so long as it's not galvanized steel which cannot be coated with oil-based paint. Personally unfamiliar with acrylics, I had to defer to Engrav's Decorating's response to Acrylic paint over oil-based primer? from houzz.com: We are a Benjamin Moore dealer. The rule of paint is this: You cannot put ...



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