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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 in 2005 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 2000 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 Ilinois. see more
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Paint peeling on walls
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Posted 2019-04-30 14:00 by Goldi Goldi
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Question
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Posted 2019-04-25 12:25 by TimmyThomas TimmyThomas
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help with drywall
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Posted 2019-04-20 11:52 by mrsid526 mrsid526
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Spar Urethane Over Paint?
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Posted 2019-04-19 21:56 by Donjuan371 Donjuan371
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Matching old paint codes (circa 2004)
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Posted 2019-04-15 22:02 by johan333 johan333
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Wavy lines on my wall after painting :( HELP!
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Posted 2019-03-05 20:33 by ddonovan ddonovan
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Rustoleum bond coat alternatives
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Posted 2019-01-27 21:22 by NicoleCrispo NicoleCrispo
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PPG Metallic paint okay in bathrooms?
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Posted 2019-01-23 02:14 by BeeNee BeeNee
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Need to Match Ralph Lauren Paint Color- Cove Point- WW29
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Posted 2019-01-01 18:31 by Melt Melt
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Trouble using Behr Marquee paint
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Posted 2018-12-28 22:24 by Stacee Stacee
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Behr Marquee on texture issue
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Posted 2018-12-25 05:13 by pontiacguy pontiacguy
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Lightening Paint
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Posted 2018-12-12 19:13 by Anni Anni
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Low Volume Low Pressure Paint Sprayer for Moldings
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Posted 2018-12-11 22:51 by MarkG MarkG
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Need a more colorfast tint
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Posted 2018-12-01 11:53 by snoot snoot
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Eagle Scout Project Donation
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Posted 2018-11-06 05:05 by neff neff
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Can green be made... greener?
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Posted 2018-11-01 17:32 by GeminisDracaris GeminisDracaris
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Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior fade resistance
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Posted 2018-10-19 17:51 by jimjdtm jimjdtm
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I have spent a small fortune on paint samples and Home Depot is still ...
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Posted 2018-10-11 13:59 by Chach Chach
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Paint stain on wooden floor
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Posted 2018-10-10 12:48 by wvryanrucker304 wvryanrucker304
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Cracking spackle
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Posted 2018-10-05 19:10 by wind wind