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  1. Thread: need some advice!

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    Re: need some advice!

    I think I would strip it and use the existing pail that you have. Mix everything you have together so theres no variation between any of the pails.


    :thumbsup: I would do the same unless its...
  2. Thread: need some advice!

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    Re: need some advice!

    Go buy something off the shelf that is close to the color you promised and be done with it.


    thanks for the help!
  3. Thread: need some advice!

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    Re: need some advice!

    Its the wrong tint alright! The vendor even confirmed a pigment issue. Im more worried about where to go from here. Will I need to restful or can I feather up to the edge and then put a second coat...
  4. Thread: need some advice!

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    Re: need some advice!

    Jim there doing everything to make it right so far. I guess this is what you have to deal with when you have problems with mail order stain. Ill be checking every pail BEFORE HAND from now...
  5. Thread: need some advice!

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    need some advice!

    YI sold a strip/seal job almost a month ago, striped the deck sunk the nails sanded where needed and collected 50% deposit with the understanding that it would be a week or two for the stain to come...
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    a/c coverage rates?

    Ive got a couple decks under my belt now but all of them have been done with ready seal. i have one coming up that the homeowner wants to go with a/c driftwood. my ? is what kind of coverage rates...
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    Re: pickup fleet (small)

    Residential is mainly all I do but im trying to pick up some small commercial work. I don't like fleet work but its steady
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    Re: Ready seal before and after pics????

    I thought i had read you used only armstrong
  9. Thread: Doing it right

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    Re: Doing it right

    I dont think anyone reclaims a house wash :confused: if thats what you were asking
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    Re: pickup fleet (small)

    I am assuming (please correct me if I'm wrong) that your business is fairly new.

    Being in our second year ourselves I would recommend that you measure the time that it takes you to do the pickups...
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    Re: Ready seal before and after pics????

    ken i would like to try ac on my next deck but I think rs has me spoiled, you could pour it on and spread it with a stick and it would come out the same as brushing it on. does armstrong go on this...
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    Re: Proud to be an American

    Got this via email today.

    I saw a couple of Muslim extremists fall off a dock into Puget Sound this morning.
    Being a responsible citizen, I promptly informed the county emergency services.
    It...
  13. Thread: Mjet mixture

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    Re: Mjet mixture

    do the math and figure out how much is hitting the wall. anything between .75 and 1.25 will work great on vinyl but you will need a little more for a more poruos surface like concrete or brick
  14. Thread: Coupons

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    Re: Coupons

    this is where the customer is saying "the worst thing they can do is say no". but i agree with ken, if you say yes they will remember it and probley try to use that same coupon next time!
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    Re: Bandit Sign Hunting

    thats why i put mine up with a ladder >:D
  16. Thread: cedar help please!

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    Re: cedar help please!

    gerald how strong were you mixing your f-18 for that job?
  17. Thread: cedar help please!

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    Re: cedar help please!

    How are you applying your mix? D/S?


    i will be ds'ing but i tried a small area with a pump up. when i put my house mix on i used the ds'er
  18. Thread: cedar help please!

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    Re: cedar help please!

    Clear coat finishes will turn grey and mildew. They will look like grey wood but are not. This type of stripping is very tricky because there will be exposed wood with the finish worn off and more...
  19. Thread: Chem question

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    Re: Chem question

    i've never used f-10 but i used deck-brite with great results. so i bought a 50# bag of sodium percarb......it dosent work the same. im going to try mixing it with some stpp or sodium meta. and see...
  20. Thread: Jet-Dry

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    Re: Jet-Dry

    i have some but ive never used it.. lol. but most post say between 10and20 to1
  21. Thread: cedar help please!

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    Re: cedar help please!

    did you ever get the grey to go away? im not a member of those boards so i couldnt see your pics(ill sign up later). i put a very strong mix on these walls but the grey is holding on pretty hard, i...
  22. Thread: cedar help please!

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    cedar help please!

    im working on a cedar sided home (family job) and i cant get the grey off. all the searching ive done said that a strong house wash would work good with cedar and it did in some spots but the cedar...
  23. Thread: Flood Cleanup

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    Re: Flood Cleanup

    i think i remember reading some old posts about using reclaim setups to pump out basements after katrina hit the gulf. dont know if this will help but its a place to start your search
  24. Thread: how far off was I?

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    Re: how far off was I?

    I think I would have walked away from him first....don't let this guy get you down....he isnt your customer


    yeah i should have but i didnt want to burn a bridge. he'll get more estimates and the...
  25. Thread: how far off was I?

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    Re: how far off was I?

    You totally have to change your thinking, and that doesn't happen overnight. I also have painters, lawn guys, etc. that do it around here, but I very rarely ever compete with them. My customers don't...
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