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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-20-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 200,486
Posted By Caslon
TV documentry shows with inviting episode names...

TV documentry shows with inviting episode names that are nothing more than travelogue shows. "Josh and the gang take a camera man and a sound man along and go in search of Solomon's diamond mines".
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-22-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Caslon
I've used KK. I prefer JASCO'S No Rinse TSP...

I've used KK. I prefer JASCO'S No Rinse TSP Substitute. Concentrated, cuts thru smoke/nicotine like you wouldn't believe. KK costs $7.09 per spray bottle. JASCO concentrate make up to 5 gallons for...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Caslon
First sign of a cheap wire brush putting wire in...

First sign of a cheap wire brush putting wire in your sink? Buy another one. $2.99. A wire brush is mainly to get off all the dried paint that has accumulated at the ferrule, before you use your...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-12-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Caslon
Actually, "turtle shell coat" a door with hard...

Actually, "turtle shell coat" a door with hard drying B-I-N and top coat over that with a hard drying finish enamel, then do your freaking fingernail test. You won't be able to fingernail it off. ...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-11-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Caslon
If you suspect the house is for sale or lease...

If you suspect the house is for sale or lease then "turtle shell" coat with Zinnsers B-I-N pigmented shellac, and top coat with high quality latex enamel. It won't stand up to heavy abuse, but won't...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-25-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By Caslon
We all buy those super cheap natural hair 1-3"...

We all buy those super cheap natural hair 1-3" brushes. You know the kind. They come in handy for one step applications. They shed hairs , $0.99 each.

When brushing certain kinds of paints, a good...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-19-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Caslon
If using Bullseye 1-2-3, you could get away with...

If using Bullseye 1-2-3, you could get away with going over glossy oil enamel without deglossing surfaces that don't get any wear or tear (walls, etc). For baseboards and doors/trim, scuffing it up...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-19-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Caslon
I assume you're going to prime that oil based...

I assume you're going to prime that oil based paint and not just degloss and top coat it with latex enamel. Zinnsers Bullseye 1-2-3 latex primer sticks well to oil paint so it just needs a quick rub...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-12-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By Caslon
That's actually similar to the old putty I used...

That's actually similar to the old putty I used to use. I think it was made by Crawford's, it had a 1940's looking orange label. The secret to applying it was to push the putty in and then sort of...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-12-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By Caslon
Anyone remember Rock Hard? Powdered spackling...

Anyone remember Rock Hard? Powdered spackling that dries super fast and rock hard, no shrinkage.

https://i.postimg.cc/LX4jbH4M/4443343.jpg
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By Caslon
Remember that a patch when viewed at an angle to...

Remember that a patch when viewed at an angle to a light source will shine if it's not the same texture. In an area with even the slightest texture, the light is defused (broken up) more so than the...
Forum: Electrical 03-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Caslon
Why is that? Shouldn't you not be wasting...

Why is that? Shouldn't you not be wasting bandwidth, which you are?
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-28-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Caslon
If the ceiling is painted flat, using a hard...

If the ceiling is painted flat, using a hard drying stain sealing primer will cause a shiner there if you don't prime the entire ceiling with it. If the ceiling is top coated with a shiny enamel, it...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-18-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,363
Posted By Caslon
I did this eons ago when I was much younger. Just...

I did this eons ago when I was much younger. Just to prove that I could. I took my aluminum heavy duty 32' extension ladder into the street.

By myself, I set that heavy duty 32 ft. ext. ladder...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Caslon
What's a Painter?

What's a Painter?
Forum: Construction 01-23-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,907
Posted By Caslon
Just an update: From the info on the sticker of...

Just an update: From the info on the sticker of the spare replacement slider, Simonton Windows contacted the installer, then the owner, and Simonton Windows will do a production run just for that...
Forum: Construction 01-18-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,907
Posted By Caslon
Golfers on most all courses aren't liable for...

Golfers on most all courses aren't liable for slices and hook shots into someones condo window that lies adjacent to a fairway. If serious injury had occurred, that might be another thing. In such a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Caslon
Just adding that paint can dry, and even harden...

Just adding that paint can dry, and even harden relatively soon, but takes awhile to fully cure.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-21-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,001
Posted By Caslon
I'm don't think I'm THAT snooty. I've replied to...

I'm don't think I'm THAT snooty. I've replied to a few interesting painting posts by non-painters in the past, not just questions from those whose main profession is painting (exclusively). It just...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-17-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By Caslon
Trying and succeeding at replicating paint...

Trying and succeeding at replicating paint texture on a new smooth ceiling drywall patch is admirable, but quite a chore and maybe too much of one. I mean...maybe if this was an historical...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-12-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By Caslon
Making a 3'x10' ceiling replacement look...

Making a 3'x10' ceiling replacement look unnoticeable is next to impossible. What is the percentage of that sheet compared to the overall size of the ceiling? If you're going for perfection for a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-07-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Caslon
It probably doesn't apply in this case, but paint...

It probably doesn't apply in this case, but paint that's left on a paint shaker too long can develop and retain bubbles (if not allowed to dissipate before spraying).
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-05-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,499
Posted By Caslon
Not a bad idea. However, if there's any residual...

Not a bad idea. However, if there's any residual latex paint residue left, after cleaning it out thoroughly beforehand, the mineral spirits will just turn whatever latex remains into goo. Just use...
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 11-19-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By Caslon
No issues with me on this matter. Latest Chrome,...

No issues with me on this matter. Latest Chrome, Adblocker. Just an observation, but sometimes my Chrome will not auto update itself as I have set it to do. Not sure why. When sites start acting...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-17-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,835
Posted By Caslon
The temps were below recommended specs that...

The temps were below recommended specs that morning. It warmed up to specs by noon that day. It gets chilly some days here, not for long tho.

I showed up and painted but almost felt like saying...
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