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We used four Benjamin Moore Metallics and Pearlescents: Copper, Gold, Buttercream and Jealousy. We used very fine brushes. It took me a day to paint five feet and i got about 20 feet done. Dave was faster, but he’s an expert painter and does it for a living. Dave Cummings’ number is 718-864-2906, DaveE718@hotmail.com.

To read more of this story, see my post under “Anaglypta.”

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I am installing a new iron deck and it will need to be painted. Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best primer to use on bare metal. Also I will be using both gloss and flat paint on parts of the fence and again I can use some suggestion for paint type and brand that will hold up over time.
Thank you

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I have some hold cast iron radiators, some with nice design, that have been tested and work well, but they need some TLC. I like to keep them the way they look now, rustic, and I don’t particularly like the Silver paint that I see on other radiators. There is any clear/transparent paint or something that I can apply to protect it and that can stand the heat? I don’t know if regular polyurethane would be a good idea…
Thanks

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Hi Brownstoners,

I’m curious to know how many of you guys handled the lead paint removal portion of a renno, particularly those of you that had renno done while living in your home. Your insight/advice on this is greatly appreciated.

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The paint on our bathroom ceiling (where’s there is no ventilation…) is cracking. The paint is not peeling yet. Is there any type of quick fix (we don’t plan to be here that long) such as just painting it over with some type of paint? I hate to think about scraping all of it off…

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So the metal railing along my balcony is starting to rust and some of the paint is starting to wear out. I pay CC’s and so far there is no condo board because all of the units have not sold in the building.

The developer/sponsor is still the one who oversees the building. Do I have the right as a unit owner to tell him to dip into the CC to repaint the railings or should I just repaint myself?