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  Topic: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
TideWater

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PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:46 pm   Subject: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
Thanks, I'll take a look at that. I did manage to make a rough version with an old paint scraper. But it didn't work well enough and was too likely to damage the wood. By the way - thanks for all yo ...
  Topic: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
TideWater

Replies: 4
Views: 3664

PostForum: Masonry & Plaster   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:16 pm   Subject: Fantastic dulux weathershield paint
Have you tried contacting the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in the UK? https://www.spab.org.uk/ They must have tons of experience with this type of construction.
  Topic: 1930s Casement Window Hardware/Operation
TideWater

Replies: 2
Views: 1398

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:56 pm   Subject: 1930s Casement Window Hardware/Operation
Are you sure everything is original? Maybe a prior owner made some "repairs" that caused the problems you're seeing. I'm no expert but I doubt the window would have originally been built so ...
  Topic: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
TideWater

Replies: 2
Views: 3236

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:22 pm   Subject: Looking for paint scraper blade for wainscoting
I'm scraping a lot of wainscoting and would like to have a blade shaped to match the bead. I've looked online and haven't found one that's even close. I know I could theoretically make one myself bu ...
  Topic: Steam Paint Removal (with video)
TideWater

Replies: 95
Views: 275001

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 pm   Subject: Is the steam removal method practical for a ceiling?
I'm thinking of taking the plunge into using a steamer to strip paint but I haven't seen anyone mention doing it on a ceiling so I wanted to check first. I need to strip and repaint the beadboard ceil ...
  Topic: Mission Tudor Diamond Glass Muntins Joinery
TideWater

Replies: 1
Views: 1636

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:21 pm   Subject: Mission Tudor Diamond Glass Muntins Joinery
I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you but I've collected a lot of bookmarks in my browser on restoring windows and some of them may be useful to you:

1. An interesting book I've always wanted t ...
  Topic: testing VoiceThread
TideWater

Replies: 3
Views: 6332

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:07 pm   Subject: testing VoiceThread
Looks like a cool idea, especially for explaining complicated tasks.

If you're adding features to your site, one I'd like to see would be some kind of notification when new messages are posted - ma ...
  Topic: How much Liquid Wood to use?
TideWater

Replies: 0
Views: 2401

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: How much Liquid Wood to use?
I'm repairing some punky wood with Liquid Wood before I patch it with WoodEpox. I've drilled holes and tried to saturate it. But, now that it's dry, parts are still soft. Should I keep adding more u ...
  Topic: Painting new wood wood storms
TideWater

Replies: 1
Views: 2087

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:56 pm   Subject: Painting new wood wood storms
It sounds like the wood you used is new and unweathered so that'll make painting them easier. I recommend looking at some of the detailed discussions of painting that John and others have written:
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  Topic: Cleaning Brushes
TideWater

Replies: 1
Views: 1935

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:50 pm   Subject: Cleaning Brushes
I've got a bunch of questions about this topic. I assume you use the liquid gum spirts that Diamond sells. How does it handle oil paints? Do you do anything with the brushes before you put them in ...
  Topic: Another door problem
TideWater

Replies: 15
Views: 9780

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:59 am   Subject: Another door problem
Thanks. Having had lots of things fail after a prior owner did a renovation 25 years ago, I try to use methods and materials that will outlast the next couple owners. Here's a photo before I repoint ...
  Topic: Another door problem
TideWater

Replies: 15
Views: 9780

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:54 pm   Subject: Another door problem
It took a while but it's finally finished. Thanks for all your advice. It's not perfect but overall I think it came out well.
  Topic: Another door problem
TideWater

Replies: 15
Views: 9780

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:08 pm   Subject: Another door problem
I've got everything ready to install and just cut a sheet of lead flashing to size. I'm a little concerned though. The board plus the flashing weighs A LOT. The board is 44 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/8 and the ...
  Topic: Another door problem
TideWater

Replies: 15
Views: 9780

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Another door problem
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
  Topic: Another door problem
TideWater

Replies: 15
Views: 9780

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Another door problem
If the flashing is placed against the brick above the door, wouldn't that pose a risk of rainwater running down the face of the wall and getting behind the flashing? And how would I attach it to the b ...
 
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