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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / painting PVC line hide
« Last post by porch painter on May 08, 2019, 09:28:16 PM »
Mini-splits are nearly installed and have a white line hide cover over the piping.  This stuff is "Line-Hide components are constructed from weather-resistant PVC that has been treated with UV inhibitors"...and very smooth and shiny.  Part of  the line will get baked in direct sunlight for 7 hours a day.   

I was thinking I need to sand (220-300) and go with a high end exterior latex.  But is a primer is needed?  I've read about acetone on PVC to prime it, but am not sure.   Any recommendations on any part of the job..from methods to brand of paint I'll take.  You all are gods and perusing this forum has helped me many times! 

PS. I searched for PVC and got NOTHING.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by digger100 on December 30, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  How long should I wait before painting regarding the plaster drying. 

My contractor said 24 hours, should it be longer ?
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Re: Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by TallyPainter on December 30, 2018, 01:48:04 AM »
I would be more concerned about proper ventilation in the bathroom.  Also make dam sure the plaster is dry before coating.  Oil does not breath.  If it were me I'd use a good primer and a quality paint like PPG Manor Hall or one of the better Benjamin Moore paints.  Not sure what's available in your area.

Also, if you go to a real paint store, not big box they usually offer excellent advise.
Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / Bathroom Ceiling
« Last post by digger100 on December 28, 2018, 11:03:40 PM »
We're having our bathroom remodeled. The new walls will be plastered. I'm considering using oil paint on the ceiling to prevent any possible
peeling especially in the shower area. Does this make sense, or is there latex paint out there that would do the job ?
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Home Owner's DIY (General painting) Forum / one day sand, stain and lacquer possible?
« Last post by rob-con on September 25, 2018, 11:36:49 AM »
Cabinet refinishers are here to refinish kitchen cabs. They told me that time between two coast of stain was 5 minutes, and time between three coats of lacquer was 15 minutes. Since I never heard of a 5 minute drying time for stains (he said it was oil-based), not even water based stains, I thought I would ask you pros if a stain exists that dries that fast. I don't know anything about characteristics of lacquer, so don't know if 15 minutes dry time is true or not. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Off Topic / Re: Websites
« Last post by NewBraunfelsHandyman on September 19, 2018, 02:12:51 PM »
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Off Topic / Re: Marketing Ideas
« Last post by NewBraunfelsHandyman on September 19, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
I'm trying my best to promote my website for

<a href="">New Braunfels Handyman Services</a>
Thanks for the post Huesandcoats.
Professional Painters and associated Trades Forum / Re: Jake's Tips-N-Tricks Thread
« Last post by EpicFinish on February 09, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »
I recently learned a nice little trick for cleaning up new pine soffits prior to applying oil based varnish.  Many times on new constructions the newly installed soffits are dingy and dirty from laying around prior to installation I.E. boot prints, oily hand prints, black marks, you name it.  I wish it weren't so.  Some very uncomfortable sanding is usually implied, either using a power sander or elbow grease while killing your neck and shoulders.  No bueno.  Turns out if you apply some of your oil base varnish to those stains as you go along with your application, and spot sand the stain the oil actually helps pull out a lot of the stain making sanding out the dirt and prints sooooo much easier.  Simply amazing vs. dry sanding.  Yes, it's a little messy as if you're using a sanding block it will get covered in product.  The benefits are worth it though.  Wish I'd known this years ago.  This allows you to do much of the clean up as you go along with your application, opposed to dry sanding everything and then coming back through a second time doing the actual applications.  It won't work on everything, but for the superficial stuff... magical.  Worth a try.  ;D
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