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  Topic: No weight pocket doors?!
BenS

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: Sizing weight pocket doors
John, you mentioned that you size the weight pocket doors so that they do not weaken the jamb. What guidelines can you give for this measurement?

I have a 50x36” lower sash with 27.5” long weig ...
  Topic: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
BenS

Replies: 95
Views: 265414

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:28 am   Subject: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
OPC= Ordinary Portland Cement

I like the idea of letting it flake off. I suppose what I’d like in the interim is an aesthetically pleasing one coloured stucco surface—at least one colour from a ...
  Topic: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
BenS

Replies: 95
Views: 265414

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 pm   Subject: Removal of paint from stucco
I’ve got a 1916 stucco-clad house on the west coast of Canada with failing oil paint. It looks like it was painted Over with latex paint which started it peeling.

I’d like to remove it all and ...
  Topic: mend for broken glass
BenS

Replies: 12
Views: 16173

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:25 pm   Subject: Glue for glass
In Canada, it seems that Loctite 350 and Loctite glass glue are not sold. I am having trouble figuring out what the Canadian equivalents are.

What features of glue should I be looking for when rep ...
  Topic: painting a staircase
BenS

Replies: 9
Views: 10041

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:03 pm   Subject: Exterior stair painting
I am about to embark on painting my exterior stairs and would like to know what the thoughts of the preservationists here are on staining vs painting and what solvent to use (water vs spirits), in ter ...
  Topic: more floors getting rehabbed...
BenS

Replies: 5
Views: 5492

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Shellac retarder
rcnx, you mentioned using a lacquer retarder for shellac. What did you use?

I'm currently shellacking my Doug fir floors and have been having some difficulty with drips, lap marks, and the quick d ...
  Topic: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
BenS

Replies: 2
Views: 3774

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
Thanks John, such a simple idea of course I didn't think of it!

I'll try when it's dry next spring and report on how it went.
  Topic: insulating a finished attic
BenS

Replies: 7
Views: 8848

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:23 pm   Subject: Ventilation along frieze boards?
John, you mentioned that ventilation from a slot cut in the soffit frieze board would help this situation. I have a frieze board that leaves a 1/4 to 1/2 gap where it meets the underside of the roof ...
  Topic: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
BenS

Replies: 2
Views: 3774

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm   Subject: False half timber to stucco transition colour?
I am in the process of repainting the trim of my 1916 house, which has very textured stucco between false half timbers in the gables.

In priming, I have noticed that it is extremely tedious and dif ...
  Topic: waste water
BenS

Replies: 4
Views: 6271

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:01 pm   Subject: waste water
I have recently run into a lack of clarity in the lead paint disposal rules in my community (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).

I want to bring bagged scrapings (i.e. pure paint) to the dump as h ...
  Topic: Spot Paint Maintenance, Repaints over old oil based paint
BenS

Replies: 4
Views: 9372

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 am   Subject: Spot Paint Maintenance, Repaints over old oil based paint
Ok, I think I understand the spot painting vs recovering the whole surface.

To give an idea of how much paint still adhering I have, here at some photos of (1) the underside of a gable (flaked righ ...
  Topic: Spot Paint Maintenance, Repaints over old oil based paint
BenS

Replies: 4
Views: 9372

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 am   Subject: Painting over good paint
I wanted to revive this topic as I am not sure I understand the answer (and the link to the magazine article is dead now).

John, are you saying that old, still-functioning, paint should be primed o ...
  Topic: "Gracefully" failing modern paints?
BenS

Replies: 3
Views: 4980

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: "Gracefully" failing modern paints?
Interesting to hear about that paint. Do you have any prediction on what repainting/spot painting will look like with houses its been used on?
  Topic: "Gracefully" failing modern paints?
BenS

Replies: 3
Views: 4980

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:40 pm   Subject: "Gracefully" failing modern paints?
I've read here that old linseed oil-based paints will fail "gracefully" by chalking off and simply requiring renewal of the oil.

I've also heard that waterborne acrylic/latex paints are ...
  Topic: Pre-Treatment, before priming exerior wood
BenS

Replies: 37
Views: 61599

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: Maximum wait time between pre-treatment, priming
I have some severely weathered douglas fir exterior trim that I am repainting.

I plan to use the scrape, wet abrasive, COR pre-treatment, prime, and paint method described above, with a linseed oil ...
 
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