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Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-16-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,158
Posted By slickshift
Not seeing it it's hard to say if filling the...

Not seeing it it's hard to say if filling the cracks could look OK
If you can get it to blend in and look nice, you might want to

One of the keys to using these products in this type of...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-22-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,889
Posted By slickshift
On new/re construction, with a level 5 drywall or...

On new/re construction, with a level 5 drywall or super-smooth plaster, I hate to use anything but
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,889
Posted By slickshift
Benjamin Moore now has a "house brand" MF cover...

Benjamin Moore now has a "house brand" MF cover which really rocks
Any BM dealer should stock them...if they don't stock them (but will order them), a few (nice) words to the appropriate "store...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,975
Posted By slickshift
A great big "Ayuh" from the Eastiest North...

A great big "Ayuh" from the Eastiest North American P/T guy (hanging it all out about 40 miles into the North Atlantic Ocean)
I'm sure many of my "Wild West" colleagues (eg: Left Of Springfield MA...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-25-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,446
Posted By slickshift
...or poor quality paint, which it seems is not...

...or poor quality paint, which it seems is not the case here
The paint and roller sleeve quality are just fine
Must be application technique
Sorry...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-25-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 39,135
Posted By slickshift
Ayup!!!

Ayup!!!
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By slickshift
Water-based polys, like BM's "Stays Clear", do...

Water-based polys, like BM's "Stays Clear", do not yellow
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,431
Posted By slickshift
You won't like it but...

Apprentice yourself to a quality painting company for a few years
Seriously...that's the best possible thing you could do right now
...On so many levels
I'm not kidding or "being a jerk" or...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,042
Posted By slickshift
I have traditionally preferred gray primer for...

I have traditionally preferred gray primer for reds or blues
IMO they work very well
Best part is: leftovers can be re-used for other colors
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, etc...
In The Now:...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,657
Posted By slickshift
From another forum:

From another forum:
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-17-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,444
Posted By slickshift
IMO the "Wagner One Use Frustration Spitters"...

IMO the "Wagner One Use Frustration Spitters" have their uses
However, this particular project (as most) is not one of them (worth the time/frustration/investment)

For some projects eg:...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,048
Posted By slickshift
I've replayed this about 6 times so far... It...

I've replayed this about 6 times so far...
It just keeps getting funnier
..only because it's so true
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,183
Posted By slickshift
Oh yeah...I will remember this line 'till the day...

Oh yeah...I will remember this line 'till the day I die
Wife sees the pile of stuff and comments (and keep this in perspective with what seriously old people have to deal with) :
"Ah...well...when...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,183
Posted By slickshift
Funny how some don't realize we might move furinture

The usual, pot, ****...vintage **** in one particular case
(Octogenarian)

Some of the funniest (at the time) I really didn't know what was hidden

One homeowner, when at work and by phone had...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,048
Posted By slickshift
That's some great stuff right there...lol ...

That's some great stuff right there...lol

Love the "Sir, we're not the Taco Stand"
"...they're both beef"
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,950
Posted By slickshift
Thanks for the update As the "latex" appeared,...

Thanks for the update
As the "latex" appeared, I was wondering if my precious go-to oil went Bye-Bye
It's not quite yet the season for it out here, so I've not yet had to buy or order some
But I...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-09-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By slickshift
1) That you know of 2) Don't worry, you will

1) That you know of
2) Don't worry, you will
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 27,275
Posted By slickshift
...uh...I'm assuming this is exterior and no...

...uh...I'm assuming this is exterior and no silicone or clear coats were involved

You'll want to figure out exactly why (or at least a high probability as to why) the coating is failing...it...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,086
Posted By slickshift
bobbyacro:

Interestingly enough, I had a long conversation today with the owner of a truly quality company (of which I've done a fair amount of sub work for...top quality work req'd!...most wouldn't...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By slickshift
LOL!!!! Confidence is high...BS meter rapidly...

LOL!!!!
Confidence is high...BS meter rapidly rising into the red...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By slickshift
Not bloody likely Maybe that's how he does it ...

Not bloody likely
Maybe that's how he does it
I've never seen or heard of anyone else though
More likely he just said the to cover a screw-up

I've seen high-gloss and semi-gloss
Do a lot of...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By slickshift
Overbid it like you've never overbid before

Overbid it like you've never overbid before
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By slickshift
Like you pull at a flaking piece and it's rubbery...

Like you pull at a flaking piece and it's rubbery and stuff?
Might be that lovely Behr Solid
That'd be the icing on the cake
That stuff won't chemical strip at all, and gums up the machine real...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By slickshift
Yup, it's a PITA ...

Yup, it's a PITA

http://www.lattaequipment.com/images/deck-sander.jpg
It's heavy, slow, and you better have set every single one of the nails as those screens are not cheap
And you'll still have...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-24-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,086
Posted By slickshift
Some companies would prefer to higher a n00b, as...

Some companies would prefer to higher a n00b, as they often have not yet acquired what they consider bad habits, or have a my way is better type attitude
They can then train you in The Company Way...
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