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More stories about Painting

  • Painting With Light

    Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago provides a luminous setting to celebrate art

  • Using Checklists to Eliminate the Punch List

    In 2001 my Atlanta remodeling company, SawHorse, launched a “zero punch” program, which sought to eliminate the final punch list on all jobs. Since we had five or six project managers on the payroll at any given time, as well as working relationships with a couple of dozen subcontractors, the...

  • Does Radiant-Barrier Paint Work?

    Q: My painting subcontractor is recommending Thermo-Tek, a paint the manufacturer says is a radiant barrier. What can you tell me about products like this one or similar coatings made with something called ceramic microspheres that claim to have thermal characteristics and promise significant...

  • On the Job

    Painting trim with latex; protecting blueprints from the elements

  • Painting DensShield

    Q: I'd like to use a coated glass mat tile backerboard like DensShield in a shower stall, but would like to stop the tile about 78 inches above the floor rather than completely covering the walls and ceiling. Is it okay to continue the backerboard all the way up to the 8-foot-high ceiling - which...

  • Stained Plaster Repair

    Q: What's the best way to remove a water stain from a sand-finish plaster ceiling? The plaster was applied over electric radiant-heating cable stapled to Gypboard backing, with a sand finish that won't tolerate any rubbing. Could we use a tinted wash that

  • Using an Airless Paint Sprayer

    Look for equipment that will move the heaviest coating you're likely to use.

  • Painting Steel Roofing

    Q: When installing painted steel roofing, is it necessary to coat the edges of cut panels in order to prevent rust?

  • Letters

    Wiring for the future; painting stucco; window flashing

  • Painting Cedar Shutters

    Q. What's the best way to prep and paint new cedar shutters?