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About Tronman

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    TGS Gold Member
  • Birthday 05/07/1965

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    Minuteman Building Services, LLC
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    Ken Santell
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    Houston, Texas
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  1. Just wondering about the difficulty in staining a deck that had to be sanded with 60 grit sand paper to remove a blistered marine finish. The wood is smooth. Do we have to let it weather for a few months or can we just put several coats of oxalic acid to open up the pores. I am afraid that the wood pores are now filled and the wood is non-pourous and the stain will either not be absorbed or it will just turn out very very light.
  2. Where do you get power stroke?

  3. I need an EFIS repair guy in Clearwater Fla. A car hit an EFIS (stucco) sign and did some damage. It's a bit far for us to drive. Please call 281-793-1935.
  4. Tronman

    I have a guy here in SA that does painting and sheetrock repair. If you want to send me the info or call me or how ever you want to handle it just let me know.

  5. I need grafitti removal from painted buildings. Typically it means taking a chip to Sherwin Williams and having it matched and then painting from edge to edge. I also have some striping work.

  6. I need grafitti removal from painted buildings. Typically it means taking a chip to Sherwin Williams and having it matched and then painting from edge to edge. I also have some sheetrock work.

  7. cold water or combination?

    Since we do not do a lot of drive thru's, parking, or dumpsters and only occasionally bad gum sidewalks we stick to cold water with a portable hot water unit. We run 4-6 4gal/min wheel around pressure washers and station them at different points so we can have 4-6 guys working at the same time. This is almost impossible with a all-in-one rig. I can set up 6 or more guys throughout an apartment complex and pressure wash multiple buildings/roofs/parking garage levels, etc. at the same time.
  8. If you are still in need of pressure washers in San Antonio area im interested

  9. If the dallas business is still there let me know.

  10. I need a pressure washer in San Antonio as well as a good fence guy. Metal fence welding, repair and I need a wood fence with metal supports and core drilled 6" corner posts.

  11. Insurance saves the day!

    How is it your fault? You did not force the truck off the road...
  12. We sprayed everything and had 2-4 guys brushing and pading behind me. I have never sprayed stain without using a pad to insure the stain is uniform. The ceiling was a real treat... We did not do a lot of prep as it was new construction and all of the floors were going to have treatments. We did of course wet all of the concrete with water and then covered it with plastic and then put water on top of it. Even though the stain was oil based the odor was not that bad. We had adequate ventilation. But you get that wood gaurd in your eye and you better have a bottle of water nearby. The cabin logs were not "chinked" (caulked) until after we stained it. The builder was trying to get us to cut off the tar paper between the logs that had oozed or stuck out. Without more money it did not happen...
  13. The owner showed up every day at 4:30 to see the progress... I like the exterior color better than the interior honey color. The Wood gaurd product was difficult to use. I burned up two sureflo pumps and a 2 gal hand sprayer before I thinned the stain enough to use. The wood gaurd took several days to dry and even after a week there were still drip areas that were still wet. I didn't have to thin my stain at all and it dried within a couple of hours.
  14. Just finishing up on a log cabin. We used thier "Wood Gaurd" "Honey" on the inside and our Gray-a-way Gold and Brown mix on the exterior. We used 40 gallons on the inside and another 40 on the outside. We still have the detatched garage to do and some more trim. We are doing that on the ground.