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First, are the products chemically compatible? The mere fact that they're water-based does not make it so. The best place to ask is the factory. However, there's a bigger problem. Even if they're compatible, a colored paint diluted (what, 2:1?) with a clear coating will have very poor coverage. If it's going to take 6 coats to get decent coverage on ...


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you can add pigment to the paint ("sealer"). Oxide pigments are sold for tinting cement but also work on paint. In fact this is the same stuff paint manufacturers use to colour their paint. Or you could take it to a paint shop and ask them to tint it for you... a clear paint will need a lot of tint to make it opaque and will be diluted by the liquid part ...


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Texture differences are hard to fix. A quick solution is to add a layer of 1/4 inch drywall. Prime and paint as usual.


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I use a shellac based primer for things such as this. It has better hiding ability then just paint or regular primer. Give it two or more coats and see if it hides the problem and then you can apply the final paint. If you still see a shadow after the shellac primer you could try a coat of bonding primer over the shellac primer.


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Attaching a short block of 2xN (12", 16", double 8", whatever works) across 2 or 3 of those flat studs should provide a rigid enough support with 3" of depth for a 4-corner lag attached TV mount. The 2xN is screwed to the studs every few inches with enough smaller fasteners with enough bite depth, spreading a heavy load well despite the short bite depth. It ...


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We cannot really answer without being there and evaluating the base wood but under 6 hours is cutting it very short. Have I ever done this? yes but it was 4 year dried walnut that was stained ~ 60 days beforehand close to 2 months. My first 5 layers were cut to thin it down to allow it to fill the small divots and grain, yes this may have been excessive but ...


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Its termite droppings. No smell cuz it's pretty much sawdust


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Since you are cantilevering off the wall, the verticals must be exemplary. This is a very significant structural side load. I would consider Unistrut, and it must be tied to studs proper, never to drywall itself. If the stays (diagonal cables) came the whole width of the bed, they would carry up to 100% of the occupancy load if the person is rolled out ...


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Many designs have legs at both exterior corners, but your design uses stays, the stays should reach more than half way across the platform, else they and the hinge will be seeing magnified loads. the top end of the stay should be as high as possible on the frame. perhaps consider folding stays instead of telescopic. The ladder should rest on the floor when ...


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Note that plain Latex is a poor choice for a table top, it is not very durable. As Ed noted, there are enamel latex paints, hopefully you used one of these. Nevertheless, it should dry eventually. You can speed it up by putting it in a well ventilated area. Or better yet, heat it slightly by putting it outside in the sun for an afternoon.


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The knob hole looks larger than the knob. I want to know if the hole is 2-1/8" (54mm) diameter. If it is, then you have a standard doorknob hole, but the wrong doorknob assembly. If it is larger than 2-1/8", then have the landlord or home insurer fix it, because this is a big, big mistake! What were they thinking? There is no reason I know of to drill ...


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I'm guessing the outer ring of the back-plate unscrews to reveal the two machine screws that hold the handles on the door. It looks like the face of the door was drilled too big for the chosen handle. The proper fix is to replace the handles with ones designed for that size of hole or to replace the door. it may be possible to cut a ledge around the ...


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Yes, this can be remedied by using a "goof plate" pictured below. If the outer diameter of the lockset is 2" or larger this plate will work. I do believe they make smaller ones if the lockset is smaller. The UPC for this product is 049793095244- Model # U-9524. Package includes 2 pieces-One for each side.


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I've done basically this using mitered trim rather than a continuous skirt board. The trick is to trace the nosing against the trim and notch the nosing, so that the trim fits tightly against both the tread and the riser, sliding past the nosing. Something like this: | /| | / |_____________________ | / /| |/______________________ / |...


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I think this may work for you: This article, "Scribing Skirt Boards" by NORM YEAGER, provides a pretty good explanation of a technique to install a stair skirt "on top" of an existing stairway. You might want to do a couple of "practice runs" before you do the actual skirt...depending on your skill level and the steadiness of your nerves, etc. It isn't ...


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Animal watering troughs make for low cost and easily implemented "instant" planters that are (or start out) light weight for the strength they provide. You can cut down on the weight of the soil by putting in a layer of crumpled soda cans or plastic water bottles in the bottom. I like the looks of the plain galvanized metal ones, but you can paint them if ...


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I'm not saying this is the best, perfect solution, but if you do want a paint to protect the inside of the planters and not harm the plants, you can use a spray on "pruning seal" product. It's designed to seal up large wounds in a tree, but the spray can will also mention spraying the inside of a planter to waterproof it. I've used it before to waterproof ...


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Since it will be covered it won’t rot away but it will turn gray. I also live in the Pacific Northwest south of you , condensation is the biggest issue I see and occasional condensation is not a problem. My riding arena 120’ with poly the entire length for light it is 30 + years old with no issues but is 22’ up so the color is far enough away we don’t ...


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Yes, the Douglas Fir will decay in a few years if left untreated: 1) dryrot in end grain, 2) grain will raise, 3) major dis-colorization, 4) knotholes will become loose and fall out, 5) warping due to excessive moisture penetration. You say the lumber will be covered, but where you live, wind blown rain and just a generally wet environment will affect the ...


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Removing linseed oil from wood doors is not a difficult process. Simply apply turpentine to the doors with a rag in a circular motion until the linseed oil starts to dissolve. Let the turpentine sit for 10 to 20 minutes. then wash them down with warm, soapy water.


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