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    LESLIE: Roland in New York needs some help with a painting project. How can we help you?

    ROLAND: Hi, I have a two-story stucco house; exterior stucco.
    TOM: OK.
    ROLAND: And 35 years ago I did some research and I painted it with this stuff that’s a powder and you mix it with water and you put it on with a whitewash brush.
    TOM: Uh-huh.
    ROLAND: But I don’t know – 35 years; I don’t know the name of the outfit or anything else and I would like to use this again because it lasted so long and now it’s just peeling and I’m wondering if you can help me.
    TOM: Roland, you’re talking about something called lime paint and lime paint is a traditional paint for stucco. It comes as a powder …
    ROLAND: Yes. Yes.
    TOM: … it’s mixed with water and it lasts for a heck of a long time, which is the reason that you can’t remember what you did. (Leslie chuckles)
    ROLAND: Yes, it was 35 years ago.
    TOM: Yeah. But if you go to a masonry supply house or, better yet, just search online for the words “lime paint,” you will find dozens and dozens of places that you can buy it and you can have that finish all over again.
    ROLAND: OK. Gee, thank you so much.
    TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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