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  Topic: Sources for Paint Materials
johnleeke

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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: 2781

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: 5
Views: 35

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: 5
Views: 35

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: 44
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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 ...
  Topic: Sash Stile End Check Repair (with Video).
johnleeke

Replies: 12
Views: 9324

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Sash Stile End Check Repair (with Video).
This is a method for repairing splits at the end of the sash stiles using wood-epoxy repair methods.



Video: Entire method, 20min.

Step-by-Step Procedure

1. Clean out checks and joint, as ...
  Topic: Welcome to the Business Discussion
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 2661

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:42 pm   Subject: Welcome to the Business Discussion
Let's hear what you're up to.
  Topic: Door Rail Dropping
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 387

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:46 pm   Subject: Door Rail Dropping
It could be mortise & tenon joint, or it could be a doweled joint. About the only clue you could see easily is if the tenons are through-tenons and the ends of the tenons would show on the side ed ...
  Topic: Paint Removal Comparison
johnleeke

Replies: 0
Views: 501

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 am   Subject: Paint Removal Comparison
The following is based on the hundreds of paint removal projects I have done over the past several decades, as a hands-on tradesman, contractor,building owner, and project advisor. I do not offer pain ...
  Topic: Make Your Own Putty
johnleeke

Replies: 9
Views: 12062

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:01 am   Subject: Make Your Own Putty
Data from a 1906 analysis of commercially produced glazing putty:

"Good glazing putty consisted of 84-88 percent chalk and 12-16 percent linseed oil. 0.1 percent phenol was additionally added ...
  Topic: Borate Treatment for Wood Sash.
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 8712

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:14 pm   Subject: Borate Treatment for Wood Sash.
Don't try to "inject" the borate dilution into the holes under pressure. Simply fill the holes to near the top, let it soak into the wood until the holes are empty, then fill them up again. ...
  Topic: BoraCare Application
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 562

PostForum: Questions & Comments   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:13 pm   Subject: BoraCare Application
Skye, don't try to "inject" the borate dilution into the holes under pressure. Simply fill the holes to near the top, let it soak into the wood until the holes are empty, then fill them up a ...
  Topic: Siding restoration - REALLY NEED ADVICE!
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 484

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm   Subject: Siding restoration - REALLY NEED ADVICE!
Kim, Your approach so far looks good. Leave the walls empty so they will keep dry.

What was the interior finish on your interior boards? When I was in Colorado (Central City or Blackhawk) I saw som ...
  Topic: Should I caulk siding that has no sheathing underneath?
johnleeke

Replies: 3
Views: 744

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:50 pm   Subject: Should I caulk siding that has no sheathing underneath?
You are on the right track.

Where are you located? What is your climate and local weather like?

Are you occupying the house year 'round?

Heating or air-conditioning?
  Topic: Questions oninswing Casement windows 1930 Cabin,
johnleeke

Replies: 7
Views: 1092

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:32 pm   Subject: Questions oninswing Casement windows 1930 Cabin,
OK, I set your account so you should get reply notifications.
Can you post a photo or two of the bottom of the bottom rail?
Who is your local window specialist?
 
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