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by jagmanvdp
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hot Water Radiator Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Hot Water Radiator Questions

Hi: I too am fixing up and painting the radiators in my home. I have got four done so far. In the case of two of them, I scraped and repainted in place, the other two were smaller and with the help of a couple guys, we were able to move them out of the house and scrape/repaint out in the garage. Lar...
by jagmanvdp
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Zinnser paint and mould
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Zinnser paint and mould

Just totally redid (is that a word?) the bathroom. Before reno, it had no exhaust fan and the mould had taken over. No dergree of cleaning could keep up with it...then the piant peeled away and the rest was history. Anyways, the entire room was taken back to the framing....and new drywall, marble an...
by jagmanvdp
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Where can I find a light-switch like this?
Replies: 15
Views: 6634

Re: Where can I find a light-switch like this?

One note: those switches seem to be rated for 10 amp. I suspect you'll need something rated for 15 amp to be "legal" in the Us and Canada......
by jagmanvdp
Wed May 27, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Towel warmer Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 2503

Towel warmer Suggestions

Good Day Eh!

Looking to add a floor standing towel warmer to the bathroom (I have read they had them in Victorian times, and I am just trying my best to be authentic to the period :roll: ) Ok..ok.. But anywyas...does anyone have a suggestion for a model/brand or style they like?

THanks
by jagmanvdp
Tue May 26, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: painting technique question
Replies: 22
Views: 4151

Re: painting technique question

Well, I decided to try the tape method.. HUGE mistake. :roll: I put the tape up and then, before starting to paint, I thought I would remove some tape just to be sure it would work out nicely. Nope. Took a bunch of the beautiful ceiling paint with it. (Used the delicate version of the green tape) To...
by jagmanvdp
Fri May 22, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Paint Brand- What to go with for exterior
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: Paint Brand- What to go with for exterior

Neighbour of mine (who has a beautiful old home) uses Benjamin Moore. swears by it. He repainted a few years ago and it looks great. I use Pratt and lambert Accolade myself. I painted about the same time as he did and my paint looks like new also (It's about 5 years now since I painted on the south ...
by jagmanvdp
Fri May 22, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: painting technique question
Replies: 22
Views: 4151

painting technique question

Good Morning: Newbie painter question. I want to paint the ceiling of the bathroom white and the walls a light grey. I have painted the ceiling. Whats the best tool or technique to paint the walls where they meet the ceiling. trying to get a nice straight even line at that interface. Anyone got any ...
by jagmanvdp
Tue May 12, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: need advice on re-pointing
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: need advice on re-pointing

PLEASE start at the bottom. You don't want the extra weight of the mortar on the loose or none existent mortar joints below. ALWAYS start at the bottom. WE had a chimney last year that had joints where the mortar was completely gone. The professional that did the repoint left it al in place except t...
by jagmanvdp
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Insulating Stone Foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: Insulating Stone Foundation

Hi: I live in southern ontario...cold winters and have that stone foundation issue also. I have been told that a vapour tight insulation would accelerate the degradation of the foundation. I have been told that stone foundations do need to breathe and that spraying those poly insulants on it would r...
by jagmanvdp
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bathroom paint recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 787

bathroom paint recommendations?

Hi: Fixing up the old bathroom and I need to do some painting (half of walls and ceiling) Does anyone have a paint they are particularily happy with for use in a bathroom environment (moisture resistance, mildew resistance, holds it's sheen over time) I have yet to find a paint that stands up well w...