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The pros used much to my surprise, bondo, at least the one I was watching. Then an air brush was used to "blend in" the color coat, an epoxy paint. This was on Ebay for 18 bucks USD. quality looks questionable though. Just showing this one as an example
I recently built a shower using this same type of grout, but a different color. The matching silicone caulk I used was suitable for wet locations (picture below). I used this caulk in the gap between the vertical shower corners but I used up the one tube I ordered from HD and used clear silicone caulk along the horizontal shower to base gaps, and the ...
All Portland cement based grout benefit from a sealer. I prefer the distillate based sealers, but I hear good things regarding the newer water based sealers. One grout type doesn't need any sealer: 2 part epoxy grout. A bit more care and effort during install, but nearly bullet proof afterwards. Shower floors and foyers really stay clean.
What's the proper way to seal a exterior surface mounted lamp from water entry? Here's what I ended up doing. I applied a bead of paintable silicone caulk directly to the stucco, tooled it for good adhesion, and smoothed it with a soapy finger. This in essence built up a nearly invisible gasket. The fixture already had a weep hole. Fastening the fixture ...
Cut the PVC pipe just below the elbow. Slip a proper sized flashing on. Ensure it drapes "like a woman's dress" over the old flashing. Flip the elbow over, and cement the elbow back on. But if you were in a situation were the elbow could not be cut, then you'd want sticky roofing tape. This has much more structure than a tar like substance, and far ...
What's the proper way to seal a exterior wall mounted luminary from water entry? Caulk it with a high-quality, paintable silicone caulk like this. I have been using this caulk for 8 - 10 years and have never had to re-caulk after applying it.
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