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More stories about Painting

  • Painting Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q. Fiber-cement siding comes primed. Can I go straight to a top coat? What's the best paint to use?

  • Painting Q&A

    There's more to a lasting paint job than choosing a color. Two experts answer builders' questions about how to make sure the paint sticks.

  • How to Prime New Pine

    Q. We're new home builders and use a lot of newly milled kiln-dried eastern white pine exterior trim. We paint it in batches, spraying both sides with a good-quality oil-based primer, then following with two topcoats of 100% acrylic. To cut down drying time, we'd like to switch to an acrylic primer...

  • Letters To The Editor

    Painting popcorn ceilings, repairing a stone foundation, garage floor finishes, cracked manufactured stone

  • Building Kitchen Cabinets In Place

    A cabinetmaker describes his system of constructing a custom vintage-look kitchen right on site.

  • Q&A: Painting Popcorn Ceilings

    Q. Several of my customers have “popcorn” ceilings that are old and dirty. Is there any way of painting them short of spray-painting?

  • Tracking Your Time

    A time card can improve the accuracy of your estimates, cut worker’s comp costs, and increase your profit. A custom builder shares his system.

  • Q&A: Painting Aluminum Siding

    Q: Is it possible to paint aluminum siding?

  • Q&A: Water Treatment for Acidic Water

    Q: In the April 2000 issue of JLC (Letters), Rex Cauldwell recommended treating acidic water that eats copper pipe. Our water has a pH of 6.2 and definitely eats copper. What kind of water treatment equipment do I need? retrofit; painting interior brick

  • Q&A: Painting Interior Bricks

    Q: I need to paint an interior brick wall in a bedroom, and I’m not sure what type of paint to use. Because the brick wall includes the back of a fireplace, I’m worried that the heat from the fireplace might affect the selection or durability of the paint