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  Topic: Clean an old Wood Floor
johnleeke

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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Clean an old Wood Floor
Success is in the method you use, not in the products you use. Not simple, but effective with more assurance of a good result:

Try least aggressive methods and materials first, if that does not giv ...
  Topic: Lead-Safe Work: HEPA vac & vacuum scraper
johnleeke

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:41 am   Subject: Vacuum Scraper Adapter
https://www.zoro.com/fein-vacuum-cleaner-hose-adapter-rubber-3-l-31322771009/i/G0992868/#specifications
  Topic: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
johnleeke

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:20 am   Subject: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
Here's something to try out.

I would do this painting after a long dry-weather spell when the boards will be very dry and slightly smaller in width. This may give you a slight gap between the edge ...
  Topic: Hooks for double hung window springs
johnleeke

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 am   Subject: Hooks for double hung window springs
These hooks are probably not available.
You may be able to find someone who can make some for you by bending wire of the right size and type of metal. That's what I would do in my shop.
How many do ...
  Topic: painting over primed sides of storm windows
johnleeke

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 am   Subject: painting over primed sides of storm windows
Exterior wood storms are usually primed and painted with two top coats on both faces and all edges including side edges, top edge and bottom edge. This is necessary because water from the weather and ...
  Topic: confusion regarding priming rabbets
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 487

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: confusion regarding priming rabbets
Hi Jane, and welcome to the Forum.

Out of confusion arises understanding!

First, understand that the glazing rabbet needs to have some kind of treatment, or the bare wood will absorb some of the ...
  Topic: eliminating smoke odor in counterbalance pockets
johnleeke

Replies: 1
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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

Replies: 4
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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
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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: 46
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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
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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: 2842

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
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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: 2842

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: 2842

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 ...
 
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