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  Topic: eliminating smoke odor in counterbalance pockets
johnleeke

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: eliminating smoke odor in counterbalance pockets
I've seen the smoke/odor specialists vacuum off surfaces, then seal them with a coating. I suppose there are special coatings for this purpose.
Access to the weight pockets through the pocket door c ...
  Topic: Spot Paint Maintenance, Repaints over old oil based paint
johnleeke

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Views: 3353

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: Spot Paint Maintenance, Repaints over old oil based paint
John, are you saying that old, still-functioning, paint should be primed over completely and then painted?

No, "spot paint maintenance" is the alternative to priming and topcoating over ...
  Topic: Pre-Treatment, before priming exerior wood
johnleeke

Replies: 38
Views: 26790

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:47 am   Subject: Pre-Treatment, before priming exerior wood
A good time for a break would be after priming, but don't let the break drift into more than a couple of weeks, unless the work is protected from rain and sun, which can damage the surface of the prim ...
  Topic: Interior Air Panels, Instructions.
johnleeke

Replies: 45
Views: 186003

PostForum: Interior Storm Windows   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:15 pm   Subject: Interior Air Panels, Instructions.
Do you prefer that a response come here to the forum or to your email?

Please post further info about Window Dressers right here.
  Topic: scaring off contractors
johnleeke

Replies: 21
Views: 7738

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:00 am   Subject: Understanding Tradespeople and Contractors
In my work over the decades as a building owner, tradesman, contractor, and consultant I have developed the following way to understand those who work on buildings.

There is Honor in All Work
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  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 pm   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
Jennifer, glad to help, take care and work safe.
  Topic: Sources for Paint Materials
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 2522

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:53 pm   Subject: Alkyd Resin Varnish
Pratt & Lamberts 38 Clear Varnish

Suitable for use in pre-treatment recipes.

http://www.prattandlambert.com/product-selector/homeowner/stains_clears/38_clear_varnish

Made in a range of s ...
  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:02 am   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
That's an idea worth trying out. Test it on the shingles where you did the previous testing.

I'd scrape the paint off the entire shingle with a sharp new carbide scraper, down to bare wood (some r ...
  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
The shiny spots have me stumped.

DO YOU THINK I CAN GO BACK AND USE THE OLD FORMULA ON ALL THE WOOD ON MY HOUSE? I USED IT BEFORE ON 2 SIDES. PAINT JOB IS LASTING GREAT. THE ENVY OF THE NEIGHBORHOO ...
  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:50 pm   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
Are the same spots shiny? Did any new shiny spots appear?

Try this scratch test to determine how hard or soft the paint film is.

Scratch through the two top coats in the shiny spots and not-shi ...
  Topic: Sources for Paint Materials
johnleeke

Replies: 5
Views: 2522

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Penetrol
Penetrol is a product made by the Flood Company.

From the manfacturer's website:

PENETROL® Oil-Based Coating Additive is a versatile low-odor additive to improve penetration, adhesion and flow o ...
  Topic: Question on an 140 year old Floor Finish
johnleeke

Replies: 12
Views: 3249

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:04 pm   Subject: Question on an 140 year old Floor Finish
Ben, Welcome to the Forum!

Follow all safety protocols for interior finishing. (effective ventilation, oily rags in water, etc.) Always test your materials and methods in a small area in a back roo ...
  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:42 am   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
1. WHY ARE THE SHINGLES SHINY?

OK, here are a few possibilities:

-- Some areas of the shingles (where the shine is) are more dense that other areas and the resins in the pre-treatment have comp ...
  Topic: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
johnleeke

Replies: 13
Views: 808

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:05 pm   Subject: CONSOLIDATING OIL RESIN APPLICATION PROBLEM
Jennifer, welcome to the Forum!

Did the vent and facia get exactly the same paint removal, pretreatment, primer and top coat?

How many top coats of paint have you put on?
  Topic: Interior Air Panels, Instructions.
johnleeke

Replies: 45
Views: 186003

PostForum: Interior Storm Windows   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:57 pm   Subject: Interior Air Panels, Instructions.
cbabkirk,

Welcome to the Forum.

I have also volunteered with the Window Dressers. My Portland contact with them is Steve Shaw. it's an excellent outfit, doing a lot of good.

I've added them t ...
 
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