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RE: classic/period/retro white hex/subway advice? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: bill_vincent on 05.21.2007 at 09:25 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Rittenhouse would be 100 white. As for the hex, the color name is white (very original! :-) ) As for the hex grout color, if you're looking to have the grey period look, look into the following colors:

Laticrete Silver Shadow or Light Pewter

Hydroment Mobe Pearl

Custom Building Products Platinum

Mapei Warm Bray


clipped on: 09.13.2007 at 12:37 am    last updated on: 09.13.2007 at 12:37 am

RE: cost to paint windows (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brushworks on 02.14.2006 at 08:00 am in Windows Forum

I charge $175 to paint a 30" X 48" Pella Casement. Wash, sand, prime with bonding primer and 2 finish coats of Acrylic Satin enamel. A minimum of 5 windows.

Ask him how long it will take for that oil enamel to begin to yellow and crack? Oils are no longer the professional painter's choice. Ask him about Acrylic Enamels. Non-yellowing, no cracking, with a porcelain like finish. That's what I use.

Ask him if he's going to paint the edges of each casement sash. The edge that is hidden when closed, but exposed to the weather and UV rays when open. That includes the bottom edge! I often find that edge unpainted when I inspect a job prior to estimating it.

Paint must not get on the weatherstripping. If it does, the weatherstripping will not function properly and you'll have air leaks around the sashes.

Hardware must be removed. Screw holes primed and painted. This assures you that cracking, flaking and or peeling cannot develop around a piece of hardware if the paint is bridged up to it instead of under it.

Visit three jobs they have done and talk to the customer. If not, you may have the most expensive disappointment of your life.



clipped on: 09.05.2007 at 10:43 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2007 at 10:43 pm