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RE: Exterior oak door: Minwax Helmsman or Clear Shield? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: jrdwyer on 05.24.2005 at 10:31 pm in Woodworking Forum

For the longest lasting protection, use an exterior oil based trim and siding paint without color mixed in. This is generally referred to as a neutral base #4 (#5 with Olympic). The oil based products dry clear and will amber like spar varnish does. They last a lot longer than varnishes due to the addition of mildew and fungi killers and UV inhibitors.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood door finishing


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RE: failing joint at fiberglass shower stall/drywall intersection (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: hendricus on 09.27.2010 at 05:35 pm in Bathrooms Forum

If the old mud came out of a bucket you can almost remove it with a sponge. I cleaned up a painted wall that had globs of mud on it for months and it softened and came right off with a wet sponge.

I use a setting type compound that is a powder in a bag. It comes with various work times from 20 minutes to over an hour. Its right next to the bucket compound in the store. It also can be sanded.


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RE: failing joint at fiberglass shower stall/drywall intersection (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 09.27.2010 at 04:31 pm in Bathrooms Forum

If you use durabond compound you should get twice the lifespan; durabond, once set, won't be harmed by water. It has to be carefully applied, because you can't sand it. Remove all the old ordinary mud with a scraper, sandpaper, etc.
Casey


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