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I’ve taken several classes from Greg Paolini , Greg is great at technique and teaches in easy to remember ways. Plus you get the benefit of walking through a working cabinet and woodworking shop on your breaks and asking questions to his team about projects, finishes....really anything. There are great classes in a great area to visit, go to dinner,tour Asheville......lots to do
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Member Projects / Re: High gloss paint (FPE) orange peel
« Last post by jOEY on Today at 01:14 PM »
Haha, probably looking at 120 hours of hand sanding?
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Member Projects / Re: High gloss paint (FPE) orange peel
« Last post by Alex on Today at 01:07 PM »
need to use a handheld polisher or sander (no compressor) that emits low sound since I plan on doing the work at night and do not want to wake up neighbors.

I wouldn't dream of sanding at night. There are no power tools that are so quiet you won't wake up the neighbours.

Want to do it at night, here, the proper tool, good luck.

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Member Projects / Re: High gloss paint (FPE) orange peel
« Last post by jOEY on Today at 12:52 PM »
Yea its too large to hand sand. I hand sanded about 14 hours worth but still too much orange peel and not much progress. The room is about 350 sq foot room. I'll look into the sanding block thanks!
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Member Projects / Re: High gloss paint (FPE) orange peel
« Last post by RKA on Today at 12:31 PM »
Is it small enough to hand sand or is it a large project?  You might be better off hand sanding if the finish hasn’t completely cured. And I think festool and Mirka still sell hand sanding blocks that can connect to an extractor. Very worthwhile to keep on hand even if you mostly use powered sanders.
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@Dick Mahany and @Doug S

Thanks  :-[!

Searched on '495337' and of course no results, should have tried '495 337'.  [mad]
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Member Projects / High gloss paint (FPE) orange peel
« Last post by jOEY on Today at 12:01 PM »
Hey all,

I am working on a DIY Fine Paints of Europe high gloss application and got the worst orange peel. I pre-sanded the surface using a Festool ETS 150, and applied the primer which looked great.Then sanded the primer, and applied the first coat of paint-which was a disaster. Orange peel everywhere! Anyone have any ideas to remove the orange peel, I need to use a handheld polisher or sander (no compressor) that emits low sound since I plan on doing the work at night and do not want to wake up neighbors.

A low power sander/polisher suffices too as I can work on it for weeks I have no deadline.

Thanks!
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If those stains are unchecked, it will continue to darken almost to black.  It's for that reason, I don't use cypress for outdoor furniture anymore. 
I've had good luck with a product called Wet and Forget
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Planex and popcorn texture
« Last post by GoldenDog on Today at 10:51 AM »
Hi all,

Just wondering if any of you drywall guys get away without skimming the popcorn ceiling after the Planex? I recently purchased the Planex and will be removing a bunch of texture. When wetting and scraping, I always have to do 2 skim coats over ceilings to make them flat and smooth ( as you know the taping job is not as good under texture as it is on smooth walls ). So, I am thinking if with planex by starting with 60-80 grit and moving up gradually to 240 would I need to skim at all after that?  Anyone doing it this way? Or is it just impossible given that they only do 2 coats of mud and rough sand  on ceilings before texture and no finish coats. Any suggestions?
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@Sparktrician - Cool! Thank you! I will call them Monday and try to find out more about their upcoming schedule.
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