Steve D.
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Preparing a deck for staining
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I use a combination on my deck projects. I always use a stain remover solution to take care of as much of the prep work as possible. A stiff brush will help loosen dirt and grime. Be careful if you ...

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Can water based polyurethane be used to prevent knots in pine wood from bleeding through white paint?
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Shellac is usually applied to knots prior to top coating. I've not heard of a absolutely foolproof method of sealing knots so that will stop potential bleeding from occurring. If you do decide to ...

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What type of paint should I use on my hardwood floor?
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Sherwin Williams has a product called Armorseal Treadplex that I used on concrete and porch/patio floors. It's a strong and reliable water-based product. How well any paint performs after its applied ...

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How should I handle areas of soft polyurethane left after sanding?
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Has the polyurethane in areas other than the gummy spots dried alright? If so, then maybe these spots are the result of not stirring the polyurethane enough prior to application. Sometimes the the ...

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How should I deal with tacky alkyd paint on metal stairs?
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Curing time for alkyd base paint can vary but I would recommend waiting at least 1 week. Temperature will also affect curing time. If you notice the coating hardening after a week then more time all ...

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Replaced Door Knobs, How to Fill Extra Space
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You can fill that void between the strike plate and door stop with Durhams Rock Hard Putty. It's a powder that you mix with water. Fill that area so the putty is higher than the jamb surface and you ...

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The ceiling I'm painting was never orinally undercoated and now my repaint is looking hideous.
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How many coats of paint did you apply? The picture looks like one coat was applied. The amount of paint you load onto your roller, and the type of roller used, sheen level, and direction your applying ...

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Is it worth using non-VOC or low-VOC interior paint?
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The VOC levels in paints do matter. Not only when paint is applied and drying, but also as the coating breaks down over time. VOCs interact with other airborne particulates and can pose serious health ...

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Painting oil base over latex paint using a latex primer
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You could wash the shed down and allow it to dry completely, then apply an oil-base primer to all surfaces. Allow sufficient amount of time for that primer coat to dry then you can use two coats of ...

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Mortise lock conversion from key to privacy?
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You can insert a thumbturn if you see a lock below or above the door latch (when viewing the edge of the door). In this case it would be a matter of drilling a hole to insert the thumbturn through the ...

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Something like epoxy for painting a playhouse?
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What grit level was the sandpaper you were using? I would start with a 150 and move up 180 grit and possibly finish with 220. Once the surface is clean I would try a product like Sherwin Williams ...

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Trying to find this brand
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That's an old American Standard logo.

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