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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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Sealing an outdoor table thats been distressed
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Posted 2017-09-22 02:37 by purplevale purplevale
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Codes
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Posted 2017-09-21 14:41 by dpc dpc
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Behr Marquee Separating
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Posted 2017-09-19 19:34 by RichieRemodel RichieRemodel
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indoor vs outdoor
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Posted 2017-09-16 23:05 by carolmaljak carolmaljak
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Basement Slab Encapsulate
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Posted 2017-09-15 14:32 by BrianDIY BrianDIY
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What kind of primer should I use under Behr Marquis and over new plast...
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Posted 2017-09-12 19:18 by jtdavies jtdavies
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Oil Poly over Water Spar
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Posted 2017-09-10 16:14 by ErikOps ErikOps
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Problems After Removing Wallpaper
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Posted 2017-09-02 07:07 by dbarr913 dbarr913
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Painting Ceramic Bathroom Heater
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Posted 2017-09-01 05:17 by dbarr913 dbarr913
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Antiquing Glaze
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Posted 2017-08-27 06:01 by SexyNana SexyNana
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waterproof paint
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Posted 2017-08-23 15:12 by Trix Trix
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Strong Fumes from Latex Paint 2 Months After Painting
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Posted 2017-08-22 22:31 by Tsunami2 Tsunami2
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How to clean cigarette smells from a painted wall
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Posted 2017-08-21 22:53 by JenniferEJ JenniferEJ
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Re painting previously painted wood deck.
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Posted 2017-08-20 02:47 by Vkg28 Vkg28
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Polyurethane to lacquer
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Posted 2017-08-19 23:31 by Kkhill Kkhill
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Should new chain link fence top rail be painted?
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Posted 2017-08-18 16:20 by fels fels
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Paint recommendation - weathered front steps.
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Posted 2017-08-14 16:45 by ClintonKirk ClintonKirk
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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