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  1. Painting & Finish Work
    I do faux so exterior is a whole 'nother ball game! House faces West and gets a lot of direct sun. Live in wooded area so moisture is an issue. Had acrylic stain on the rough sawn cedar siding on front of house. My best guess is that it was last stained 10 years ago. The stain had faded but...
  2. Painting & Finish Work
    This house has not been painted since the depression era. It was built from old growth cedar in 1895. Some people think it is in "ill repair," but it is actually solid as a rock. What is the best approach to make the exterior look as good as it is structurally solid. This is two blocks from the...
  3. Specialty Coatings
    Can I apply An acrylic based sealer over a water based sealer. I think the sealer may have wax on it. Any suggestions? I need to make the top coating have more durability.
  4. Decks & Fencing
    Want to know about anyone experience with this Chinese Fir AKA Import Cedar? A Dallas Texas local supplier is carrying it and wanted to know if anyone has used it. Our cheap fence material is spruce, but this stuff look better and not bad priced either. Let the cussin and discussing begin...
  5. Painting & Finish Work
    A house we recently Stained during mid summer with Cabots No VOC semi solid Stain now has black mold all over it. Everywhere. History. In 2000 the new cedar clapboard siding was stained with Cabots oil based-semi-transparent stain on both sides. After 7 years, siding was very dry with little...
  6. Specialty Coatings
    Recently I stained a white mahogany exterior door using MinWax oil base stain. I used only one coat because the homeowner did not want the color to be any darker. I put one coat of Helmsman Spar urethane on the door and noticed a couple of runs. I tried to sand off the runs with 220 grit...
  7. Decks & Fencing
    Just built a Cedar deck, I want to keep the original color, but I don't want to re-seal it every year. What product will protect it best and longest while changing the color the least.
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