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I think with portland cement mixed in a latex paint it will not absorb moisture, and the wood will flex with the paint, go for it and let us know. I want to mix portland cement with clear tub and tile caulk and use it as a crack sealer with some sand for the larger cracks.


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Thin coatings placed on top of bad concrete, especially slabs that already have numerous significant cracks, and is outdoors will rarely, if ever, be successful. You will spend a lot of time and money to bandaid it up only to have it fail in the next series of climate changes. Best suggestion for the mess showing in your pictures is to: Rent a jack hammer ...


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You can use a small sized roller to paint over the edges immidiately after you cut them so they'll not show lines. Most of these things nobody really sees them, except for professionals, so they don't need to be 100% perfect except if it's an highclass job


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“Adhere to polyethylene” is going to be your problem. It Does Not Like things sticking to it. I suppose you could voraciously scuff-sand to create a surface with a lot of “tooth”, then paint it in epoxy, hoping for a mechanical bind. Ideally epoxy primer like Amercote, but that is too dangerous for consumers to use. I suppose something like West System 105 ...


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I would not paint the copper. If you ever need to repair it, paint would be one more problem on making a good leak free connection. If you want to cover the pipe, use foam. Remember, copper water supply’s are quite common direct burial, the sun and elements won’t hurt it. I suggest insulation, if in a location that the temps drop below 27°F. (Yes water ...


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I would try a latter paint remover if you don’t want to try that let it cure once it cures it may chip off a little at a time my wife sprays my paint clothes with a latter paint remover and washes them .


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This is my experience with fiberglass painting and staining. I work for a fiberglass door manufacturer name Nova Doors and we use a water based product called TruCoat for painting and staining our fiberglass doors. It is made specifically for fiberglass doors so it doesn’t require any special primers, is super durable and lays down really smoothly. You can ...


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A friend gave me 18" pavers but not enough, years ago. I couldn't match them now. I may go with dye, but had good luck with painting my old driveway with concrete paint. I let sun bake scratch coat all summer though. Heavy traffic, hot tires, no problem.


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You do NOT have to replace an oil tank unless you suspect active leakage. What you would need to do here is just clean it with steel wool, sand it, prime it with rustoleum rusty metal primer, then use either high temp paint or farm implement paint and a roller, let it dry and ta daa done.


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First, you made a big mistake. You relied on Google reviews. It's known by everyone that the reviews are completely unreliable. Google is one of the worst rating systems. Yelp is much more accurate but you also have to be careful. Currently, no rating system is even close to perfect so you have to look at several rating systems and read them to find out ...


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Staining it with a good quality opaque stain would provide a lot of protection. No sanding or other preparation needed. I would use oil based stain, if local regs allow it. Apply it with a cheap brush that you dispose of when finished. If you would do this with the gates in place, be sure to place a tarp or newspapers over the nice concrete.


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You are correct to be concerned about sanding plywood. The exterior layer is often quite thin, however it shouldn't be that thin on an exterior grade plywood. Get in touch with your FIL and ask if he remembers what kind of plywood he used. I'd guess that it's an AAX - "A" is the surface grade and means that it's got a nice, sanded finish and all ...


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If you just want to paint the stairs, floor paint, perhaps with a traction admixture to keep them from being slippery. Still going to look like painted plywood. If you are not going to rip out the poor trim job, might as well just paint the exposed wood and call it a day, given what a mess that appears to be. Nothing short of adding a new sheet of drywall ...


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The most important step is cleaning the best 2 part epoxy paint can’t stick to a oily floor. First it needs to be cleaned 100% I suggest an acid wash using muriatic acid and water, 3% to 10% for badly oil stained floors, the muriatic etches the concrete as it dose it is neutralized with the weaker solution, then a good rinse 2 or 3 times let dry and you are ...


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I ended up priming it first and then repainting. That was also suggested by an employee of the paint department of a major home improvement store. Here are a set of suggested steps. 1- Clean from the very top near shingles so that debris does not get into fresh paint. 2- Pressure wash from a distant using a wide spray. Pay attention to the underside of ...


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