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  • Polyurethane Paints for Wood Windows

    Q: My client's old wood windows are badly in need of a new paint job. My client, a sailor, suggested using a high-performance polyurethane enamel boat paint on the windows to cut down on future maintenance. It seems to me that if a finish can adhere to the hull of a wooden boat, it should be able...

  • 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...

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.

    Arquitectonica takes a fresh approach to new headquarters for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

  • Letters

    Testing spray-foam jobs; ridge beams and collar ties; safety reminder; more

  • Repainting Aluminum Siding

    Q: Does faded aluminum siding with a chalklike residue on the surface require any special preparation before repainting?

  • HUD Projects Get Green Rehab

    Washington, D.C.— They say no good deed goes unpunished: That’s how it felt at Galen Terrace when developers tried to make this old project-based Sec. 8 development more energy-efficient and a healthier place for residents to live.

  • 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.

  • In the News

    Construction emissions face scrutiny in California; paint-related lawsuits multiply; licensing in Georgia; more

  • Painting Steel Roofing

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