Podcast Episode 91 — Solar Roofs and Collapsing Sheds
If you could recreate your house from scratch, what trim material would you use?
In this podcast, Fine Homebuilding staffers Justin, Brian, and Rob talk about stain, brushes, roofs, solar panels, building codes, small barn restoration, trim materials, and insulation.
Justin starts off with a finishing project, with the conversation ranging over bases, glazes, oil stains, shellac, and drying rates. Plus, natural bristle brushes vs. china bristle vs. synthetic vs. blend. Brian shares his tips for cleaning brushes.
Listener Brian has a question about an old, small, collapsing barn (see a slideshow of barn photos below). Is this barn worth saving? Justin and Rob are skeptical, but editor Brian thinks it might be a fun project.
Listener Ben wants advice on the best material for exterior trim. Wood? Polyvinyl? Fiber Cement? The guys debate romance vs. practicality, and then, inevitably, turn to insulation issues.
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Paintbrush cleaning resources:
- Cleaning Paintbrushes and Roller Covers.
- Choosing, Using and Maintaining Paintbrushes.
- Cleaning Paintbrushes.
- Paintbrush-Cleaning Advice.
- How to Clean a Paint Brush.
Here are a few links related to this podcast:
- How to Hang Airtight Drywall.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- IBS Preview Post.
- IBS Fundraiser Event Registration.
- #KeepCraftAlive tee-shirts make great holiday gifts, and the proceeds support scholarships for building trades students. So go order some shirts at KeepCraftAlive.org.
Click below to see a gallery of listener Brian’s small barn photos.