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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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Help Painting Kitchen Cabinets
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Posted 2020-03-03 13:29 by Michwendt Michwendt
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Primer over spackling?
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Posted 2020-02-25 21:28 by Praise Praise
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Paint correction/ exchange
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Posted 2020-02-24 13:39 by WuL WuL
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Behr paint formula codes
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Posted 2020-02-23 22:45 by Bsquare Bsquare
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Need paint code conversion
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Posted 2020-01-15 19:18 by Koolie Koolie
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Paint Matching old paint code
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Posted 2020-01-01 02:27 by 100Million 100Million
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What Makes It Work? - One Coat Paint
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Posted 2019-10-31 23:28 by Mike_HD_OC Mike_HD_OCicon
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Behr Deckover 2nd round
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Posted 2019-05-28 18:38 by Dan2295 Dan2295
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Does this job need primer
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Posted 2019-05-27 17:47 by IdahoLani IdahoLani
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How do I weatherproof a painted cabinet without stripping paint?
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Posted 2019-05-27 13:07 by Goose11 Goose11
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Please help with exterior paint problem
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Posted 2019-05-21 22:31 by Dashman Dashman
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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