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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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Behr Premium Plus Paint - Ultra White flat and eggshell
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Posted 2018-04-19 22:33 by avisitorhere avisitorhere
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Wood Deck Patio
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Posted 2018-04-09 14:58 by AL775 AL775
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Old Behr Paint Using a Pastel Base
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Posted 2018-04-06 20:01 by PamJenison PamJenison
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Using information on paint label to order online
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Posted 2018-04-05 23:52 by Hodu Hodu
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60 year old house- trying to remove metal anchor type screws in plaste...
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Posted 2018-02-23 03:01 by Boris123 Boris123
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Can home depot tint Insl-X Cabinet Coat paint?
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Posted 2018-02-02 14:17 by Jessi99 Jessi99
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Roller marks when using Behr Marquee paint
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Posted 2018-01-27 20:18 by Tom67 Tom67
Flooring
Primer under laminate flooring
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Posted 2018-01-27 13:30 by ZellaDecor ZellaDecor
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Paint for a Bathroom Ceiling
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Posted 2018-01-24 22:54 by Felicis Felicis
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Employee Recognition
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Posted 2018-01-24 12:40 by bsj1 bsj1
Building Materials
Drywall directly over a wall of mirrors
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Posted 2018-01-23 21:50 by Hutoxi Hutoxi
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Paint Disposal Fee
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Posted 2018-01-18 14:23 by HandyMom3 HandyMom3
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Best paint for fiberglass shower walls?
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Posted 2018-01-17 20:35 by RPG RPG
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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