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ordjen

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Portland, OR
joined 2014

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My family has been in the paint contracting business for 105 years in America. My grandfather brought the trade with him from Denmark at the start of the last century. There has been a continuum generation from then to now. I left the family business several years ago due to family considerations. The next generation was ready to take over and "it was time", besides, after a lifetime in Chicago, Portland and the West looked attractive. Not to detract from Chicago, it is a great world class city! One of my hobbies is answering painting and construction questions on the "This Old House" website. To date, I have about 1000 postings there. I have also had minor articles in the "This Old House" Magazine. Some of my postings were used as part of their advertising for the magazine. I spent 4 years active in the Air Force working for the National Security Agency in Germany as a Radio Traffic Analyst. There I met my german wife. After discharge, I obtained my BA in German from the Univ. of I see more
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painting over a glaze
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Posted 2017-12-04 21:28 by grmaliz grmaliz
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Convert Paint Recipe into RAL
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Posted 2017-12-04 18:31 by lilturbo lilturbo
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Re-paint Laminate Dresser
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Posted 2017-11-30 09:02 by Sabby119 Sabby119
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Materials for painting small piece of plywood
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Posted 2017-11-28 16:50 by carlyletterco carlyletterco
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Change eggshell paint to flat
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Posted 2017-11-05 14:54 by Reallydolly Reallydolly
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Questions on sealing
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Posted 2017-10-09 16:37 by boothm87 boothm87
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No idea what I'm doing with paint and plaster
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Posted 2017-10-07 23:51 by Jr1465 Jr1465
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Fixing bad paint job in bathroom
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Posted 2017-10-06 17:11 by JenB34 JenB34
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Wood Stain over acrylic paint
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Posted 2017-10-04 15:32 by TonyT TonyT
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Best tools and methods to apply polyurethane
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Posted 2017-10-01 20:58 by Jackie824 Jackie824
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How the heck...RGB value from HD custom color formula?
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Posted 2017-09-26 13:42 by doneill220 doneill220
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Sealing an outdoor table thats been distressed
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Posted 2017-09-22 02:37 by purplevale purplevale
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Codes
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Posted 2017-09-21 14:41 by dpc dpc
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Behr Marquee Separating
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Posted 2017-09-19 19:34 by RichieRemodel RichieRemodel
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indoor vs outdoor
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Posted 2017-09-16 23:05 by carolmaljak carolmaljak
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Basement Slab Encapsulate
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Posted 2017-09-15 14:32 by BrianDIY BrianDIY
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What kind of primer should I use under Behr Marquis and over new plast...
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Posted 2017-09-12 19:18 by jtdavies jtdavies
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Oil Poly over Water Spar
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Posted 2017-09-10 16:14 by ErikOps ErikOps
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Problems After Removing Wallpaper
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Posted 2017-09-02 07:07 by dbarr913 dbarr913
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Painting Ceramic Bathroom Heater
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Posted 2017-09-01 05:17 by dbarr913 dbarr913