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True or false: According to Allen Zielnik in a recent D+D article, most of the exterior wood repair products are based on acrylic-resin technology.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


What organization conducted exposure studies showing that coatings performance diminished on wood substrates that were pre-weathered before painting?

Monday, April 14, 2014


How long can new wood be weathered in the atmosphere before special surface preparation measures are required in advance of painting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Products Lab?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


True or false: Many coating manufacturers recommend that wood should have a moisture content of 15% or less before painting it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


True or false: Linseed oil built up in multiple coats on a wood floor is likely to be very glossy and very slippery.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Is it possible for a wood floor coating to be very glossy but not slippery?

Monday, October 29, 2012


True or false: Uncoated western red cedar siding should be weathered for several weeks before application of a primer to improve adhesion.

Monday, July 16, 2012


True or false: Wood exposed in sunlight for more than three to four weeks should be lightly sanded or power washed to remove the thin, degraded surface layer before applying paint.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?

Thursday, April 7, 2011


True or false: It is useful to expose exterior wood to the weather for a few weeks before painting it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?

Monday, January 31, 2011


True or false: A moisture content of 30%, as measured by a moisture meter, is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting of wood.

Friday, September 24, 2010


True or false: For a wood substrate, a moisture content of 15% as measured by a moisture meter is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


True or false: Weathering of wood before coating extends the lifetime of the coating.

Friday, August 13, 2010


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