I had new windows installed yesterday. Yay. Now I have
to paint the unfinished wood (interior only).
Pella says to choose a paint with good blocking resistance.
I know what that is because I read about it in Consumer Reports
Thing is, even if I could track down the article, the results would
hardly be applicable after all these years.
Can someone out there recommend a brand known for low blocking?
Something I could find easily? When I look at manufacturer's sites,
I don't see them bragging about their blocking resistance.
Appreciate any help you can give me. I have to get this right.
Open the phone book and find a store that sells either Devoe, or
Martin-Senour ProLine paints. In this newsgroup, you'll read where some
people had good experiences with the more popular brands, like
Sherwin-Williams, and others had less than satisfactory results. But, you
will never hear complaints about the two brands I mentioned.
Without knowing it, you have voided your warranty at the install.
Interior wood by some makers give X number of hours/days to finish the
"If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me."
Ahhh, they haven't even finished the install and I'm out of warranty!
Actually, it says if you can't get to it right away, essentially don't let
it get wet.
I stole the following definition from some website. If I had
to describe it, it's that some paints stay tackier than others.
Like when you open a door and you can hear the paint sticking.
The ability of a material to resist sticking due to one or more of the
temperature, pressure or relative humidity.
Here's a simple rule: Look at what the paint manufacturer says is the number
of hours to wait before recoating. Multiply that by 3, even under ideal
conditions. The recommendations are fantasies. Same for total cure time.
This is why the best way to paint doors and windows is to remove them,
replace with something temporary (like sheets of plywood cut to size), and
paint them indoors where you can control the temperature.
Given my options with new interior wood (windows) I would maybe stain
with a light color too help seal the wood and perhaps paint later.
"The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!"
Well, it would have been nice if someone had told me ahead
of time, that I would want to paint right away. Of course I
would have been prepared.
As for taking time out of my busy schedule (ha) to drive into the
next state to pick up paint, if someone can tell me why my car is
all of a sudden not firing on all plugs, I'd go. I wonder if I have a
cracked distributer cap because it happened so suddenly. But that
is another story for another day. Meanwhile, I'm happy to get some
prime on there.
I love my car. It's been a champ all these years. I should spring for
a distributer cap, wires and plugs. Been a very long time since I've
worked on a car engine and my confidence isn't high. Sigh. If I was
sure that was the problem ...
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