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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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Nicotine Stained Walls
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Posted 2017-08-04 18:05 by Jrenee Jrenee
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Can you paint over Behr Premium Deck Over with latex paint?
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Posted 2017-07-11 23:08 by Emmarose Emmarose
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Paint Smell Lingers
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Posted 2017-07-11 17:30 by jwb jwb
Outdoors
Can I apply a new coat of Deckover over a three-year-old coat that is ...
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Posted 2017-06-10 13:39 by JoeB123 JoeB123
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Behr deck over
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Posted 2017-05-29 14:32 by Mohawk1997 Mohawk1997
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Behr Deckover over old paint job
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Posted 2017-05-16 19:46 by GolferDude GolferDude
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What to do if mistakenly painted rancid paint on wall??
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Posted 2017-05-09 04:24 by yujai yujai
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exterior house paint
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Posted 2017-05-04 20:23 by exchargerfan exchargerfan
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Bathroom paint
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Posted 2017-05-02 15:12 by KarinB KarinB
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Covering a recent semi-gloss paint job with a lower sheen
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Posted 2017-04-26 19:22 by ml6156 ml6156
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Interior Block Wall - Smoothing
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Posted 2017-04-25 15:25 by MsOrdeal MsOrdeal
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Warning to others about problems with Behr Premium Plus Ultra Coverage
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Posted 2017-04-24 20:53 by mpall mpall
Kitchen
Peeling White Thermafoil Cabinet Door
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Posted 2017-04-02 22:32 by George72 George72
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Change in paint formulas
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Posted 2017-03-19 22:30 by pixiekam pixiekam
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Remove smoke smell from knotty pine
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Posted 2017-03-03 22:30 by Lucas Lucas
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Is it possible to paint vinyl siding and vinyl windows?
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Posted 2017-02-09 22:37 by MR2017 MR2017
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Paint help.
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Posted 2017-01-08 18:20 by Red26 Red26
Lawn & Garden
How to remove sap from clothing
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Posted 2016-12-04 20:57 by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATLicon
Building Materials
The contractors who built my house have used a light color of bricks f...
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Posted 2016-11-08 09:33 by Yak Yak
Heating & Cooling
How can I insulate and cover ducts in garage
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Posted 2016-11-07 13:31 by kjpayne kjpayne