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Entries from March 2009

“My Paint is Peeling”

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

“Why is my paint peeling in spots and what can I do about it?” We hear this all of the time so here are a couple of thoughts and suggestions. Old houses inevitably have original oil paint as the sub-straight beneath newer latex top coats. My perennial suggestion is to paint oil on top of […]

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Tags: lead paint

Our Own House, “What’s Up With That?”

March 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Hi Friends, Neighbors, and even perhaps Detractors, Firstly I want to thank everyone for your support patience and understanding. it has come to my attention that some are wondering “what the heck, he has all these opinions and his own house looks like junk?” Yes, some people judge me because of the state of my […]

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Tags: Value-Added Historic Preservation

Window Know-How; Preservation Nation

March 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A Guide to Going Green By Magazine Editors | From Preservation | March/April 2009  To live green at home, and reduce your monthly energy bills, it’s important to evaluate windows. If you live in an older residence, don’t assume that replacement windows are the only option. Historic wooden windows are remarkably efficient as long as they’re well […]

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Tags: Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows