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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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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
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Has anyone experienced extremely poor coverage with Marquee interio...
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Posted 2018-09-24 22:05 by Nemo Nemo
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Lighten a can of paint?
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Posted 2018-09-06 22:28 by CSjm CSjm
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Best way to paint over bathroom wall tiles
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Posted 2018-08-13 17:12 by MarsiesMom MarsiesMom
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How do I Paint galvanized metal?
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Posted 2018-07-30 16:42 by Firegirl2169 Firegirl2169
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Same paint, different bases on label?
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Posted 2018-07-29 10:43 by Movies2090 Movies2090
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Chuck
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Posted 2018-07-28 18:42 by Eugene440 Eugene440
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Stain Won't Dry
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Posted 2018-07-25 19:40 by PCW PCW
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Sealer for painted metal door
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Posted 2018-07-22 18:54 by Mulder67 Mulder67
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elastomeric paint on lower section of siding?
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Posted 2018-07-09 22:40 by kinkajou84 kinkajou84
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Determining sheen of old exterior paint?
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Posted 2018-06-30 03:19 by kinkajou84 kinkajou84
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Need to select paint for wooden framed chimney
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Posted 2018-06-25 17:25 by OkiDiver OkiDiver
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New code for old
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Posted 2018-06-18 04:02 by jbarham jbarham
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OSB stairs
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Posted 2018-05-11 16:16 by bro101 bro101
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Peeling paint on "cloth like" textured walls
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Posted 2018-05-10 19:09 by teachgirl teachgirl