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Old 07-28-2013, 11:56 PM   #21
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primed pine for stools and aprons, clear pine for same if staining
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:08 PM   #22
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Take this for what it's worth, but I barely have to sand MDF edges cut with my TS55 Festool track saw. Perfect cuts every time.
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I've always used clear pine, even when painting. MDF is for Walmart furniture lmo.
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I never use pine or mdf. I rarely use poplar, most times my paint grade lumber is soft maple.
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Do you also use Azek for bathroom windows?

I'm thinking there would be more issues where tile is present
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Do you also use Azek for bathroom windows?

I'm thinking there would be more issues where tile is present
I like PVC in the shower- bathroom and caulk in with sillycon.
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I like PVC in the shower- bathroom and caulk in with sillycon.
PVC is fine in a shower. I wouldn't caulk it with silicone, though.
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PVC is fine in a shower. I wouldn't caulk it with silicone, though.
What do you use to caulk that? Have always used bathroom silicone, but is there something better.

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What do you use to caulk that? Have always used bathroom silicone, but is there something better.

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We personally use OSI Quad when caulking PVC.
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PVC is fine in a shower. I wouldn't caulk it with silicone, though.
PVC for window trim is good.

But what about for the jamb that holds the window?

Every time I replace a window, I find that the jambs take a serious beating from the elements.

PVC might be an option but I'm concerned about seasonal movement, especially for bathrooms that have tile for trim.

I called technical help at Veranda. She said that Veranda is suitable for window jambs citing failure occurs at 225 degrees. But honestly, she sounds like a foreign help desk person from China. I prefer help desk from a tradesman.
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We personally use OSI Quad when caulking PVC.
OSI precautions against using Quad for interior applications. It is an exterior only product.

http://www.ositough.com/content/dam/...S/quad_tds.pdf

OSI makes H2U for interior applications.

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We personally use OSI Quad when caulking PVC.
I do for exterior work. Just have not for interior stuff.

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OSI precautions against using Quad for interior applications. It is an exterior only product.

http://www.ositough.com/content/dam/...S/quad_tds.pdf

OSI makes H2U for interior applications.

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I wasn't paying attention to the context... We haven't used Quad inside.

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Silicone just doesn't go with PVC. Exterior would be Quad as XMB mentioned. Interior I would use some type of interior rated urethane caulk. Tower Tech is what I use for most caulking applications.
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Are you guys using primed and painted pine and poplar for parts that will be exposed to the elements? If so, 4 years tops, before it starts to rot.

Cypress, white oak, and elm are way better choices for exterior wood.

If just on the inside, knock yourself out.
Agreed, we use Azek or Kleer PVC trim outside most of the time. I have replaced a lot of exterior trim after only a few years. After it's painted you can't tell the difference.

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