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Q. Several of my customers have “popcorn” ceilings that are old and dirty. Is there any way of painting them short of spray-painting?
Q: The new water-based urethane finishes are easier to apply than the old solvent-based polyurethanes. But are they as durable?
A trio of professional painters tell how to match a clear finish to the job and provide tips for blemish-free application.
Clear finishes magnify any imperfections in the wood underneath. For a top-notch job, knowing how to sand, stain, and fill the raw wood is more than half the battle.
Paint that deteriorates prematurely makes the whole job look shoddy. Here are the most common causes for water-based paint failures, and what to do about them.