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Apr
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Apr
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comment Can vinyl floor tiles be clear-coated to seal from moisture?
I was thinking of something akin to Polycrylic, which would seal the vinyl tile seams. Would it do the job, both by sealing and adhering to vinyl?
Mar
31
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
28
asked Can vinyl floor tiles be clear-coated to seal from moisture?
Mar
27
accepted Is it acceptable to paint kitchen walls in alkyd?
Mar
27
comment Is it acceptable to paint kitchen walls in alkyd?
I think we will play it safe and use a water-based product on the walls due to your cautionary note regarding wrinkles. Thanks!
Mar
27
comment Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
So should 'latex' be used on ceilings and a good acrylic be used on walls in general? I have been confused because I hear the term acrylic and enamel...and never know which one to use where (I am referring to water-based enamels). Does water-based enamel simply suggest the sheen?
Mar
27
comment Is it acceptable to paint kitchen walls in alkyd?
The walls are currently PVA-primed sheet rock. What do you mean by texture in this context?
Mar
27
comment Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
You mention acrylic paints...I am somewhat confused by the different types of paints. Would you please explain how acrylic is different from a basic latex, and what are the benefits of acrylic over basic latex? We have used Shellac in the past in areas that had severe nicotine stains, due to your recommendation...thanks. This time we will use a regular primer.
Mar
27
asked Is it acceptable to paint kitchen walls in alkyd?
Mar
27
comment Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
We were told oil primer provides better adhesion. We will be priming all trim, doors and cabinets. We want to prevent old-house odors and stain bleed-through, and also want good adhesion. We will be using an oil topcoat. NOTE: We lightly sanded all surfaces in preparation for priming.
Mar
13
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
We just completed another round of Drano, and the situation resolved, for now. We were unable to get a snake far enough into the tub drain in the bathroom. Our original question related to the problem we had getting the pipes in the crawlspace undone, due to the small area to work in. Thank You all.
Mar
11
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
I am referring to the clean-out plug/trap in the crawlspace. (Perhaps I am using the wrong terminology). We want to disassemble the pipe so we can clean it out or replace it, but the crawlspace is too shallow to employ the necessary angle with the heavy-duty wrench (the pipe is also extremely tight). We need a tool that can fit into small spaces and difficult angles, while providing a lot of strength to assist us in loosening the pipe.
Mar
11
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
We need about 2'- 3' to get the leverage we need to get enough torque to remove the plug, and the crawlspace is only about 18" tall, not allowing for it.
Mar
11
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
The plug (underneath the house) is cast-iron.
Mar
10
asked What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
Mar
9
comment How much ventilation space does a refrigerator need?
You are right, this may be a problem in the future when replacing with a new refrigerator...bummer. This is an older model, but I will definitely refer to the manufacture specs.
Mar
9
asked How much ventilation space does a refrigerator need?
Feb
28
comment Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?
If we cannot use oil primer over previously latex-painted trim do we have to use latex primer? We are not fans of latex primer.
Feb
28
accepted Should I use oil primer underneath oil paint?