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  1. Painting & Finish Work
    Hey folks. Remodeling the half bath in an older home and planning for an all white look. Should I just keep the stained wood trim since I don’t have an ETA when I’m painting the rest of the house’s trim? My DIY home reno doesn’t have a timeline...figured I should just paint it white now since...
  2. Tiling
    Here's a job that I was seeked out by a Homeowner who is wheel chair bound through word of mouth and some internet research. I started with this job October 18th, Last Year and this is going to be paid by the UCP and Medicaide through the Pennsylvania gov. My original paper work was lost and...
  3. Lead RRP Discussion
    I'm a renovation contractor in Virginia, and the deadline for getting Lead certified is either approaching or past. There is an available class coming up, but the tuition and registration fee will be around $500. I've talked to other contractors who say they won't do it. What do contractors...
  4. Drywall
    Hey Guys, I gotta share this with ya, I have been rehabbing homes in Minneapolis for 23+ years, love my job but hate the dust. A buddy of mine that rides ATVs showed me a mask that he had bought. I have a crew of eight guys we used to go through a of 3M 8511s a day, and it was costing me about...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm new to this forum. My background has been quite varied, but currently I am working as a medical interpreter (Spanish - English) and Instructor of the EPA Renovation Repair and Painting Rule (Certified Renovators). I have some minimal experience in construction labor (paint surface...
  6. Drywall
    Just wanted to get your advice on something. . . I'm going to roll on a skim coat on a ceiling later this week. I've always used drying type all purpose, troweled on, for this in the past. Would you use easy-sand 90, thinned down to pancake batter consistency, to roll a skim? That way I can...
  7. Construction
    Working on finishing this. A company from the island came over and did the timberframing. Roof is done except for some small details. I was contacted by the architect/owner to help finish. Will be doing flashing, sealing, wrapping, cedar bevel siding, partition walls, tiling, and trim. Will...
  8. Construction Picture Post
    A Commercial Renovation (a.k.a. Tenant Improvement 'round here). Video Giant will now become a Fitness Club (I will keep it unnamed until Owner decides to start advertising). Looking in the entrance: All the tiles are being replaced. Carpet is staying for now. will be hardwood next year. A...
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