Our house is 70 years old. under the damaged drywall is wall paper, and under that are boards- not lath for plaster, but 1x6 boards, so the walls ...
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I am converting an old barn into a place to live. I want to get the look of "old plaster" walls. The walls are covered in older plywood, I have pa...
How can i remove a plastic plug from a plaster wall without ruining the original drilled hole?
I am looking for information and directions on how to crackle paint a dresser. I want this "old" look to this cheap piece of furniture, but have n...
After we applied the second coat of paint to our dining room we noticed that there were bubbles in some areas of the walls. Any ideas on why this ...
We have a beautiful Victorian with a 24 stair staircase to the 2nd and 3rd floors. We are getting ready to wallpaper the very large hallway with 1...
We're repairing some old water damange in ourbathroom (plate at the bottom of the studs is soft and spongy, planning on cutting outthe bottom of th...
My husband and I purchased an 80 year old brick bungalow. Over the years it appears that some repair work was done and the brick wasn't matched ve...
The plasterer dripped all kinds of plaster over my fiberglass tub/whirlpool. Is there a way to remove old hardened plaster w/o scratching the tub?
I want to update my kitchen and I have very ugly ceramic tile counters. They are cream with brown trim. How do i go about painting them? What pro...
A ceiling in a bed room was recently damaged by rain. There is a small crack where water dripped during a storm. An area (two inch radius)around th...
I recently purchased a home built in 1925. It has many layers of paint & wallpaper over plaster. Many in my neighborhood place drywall over this to...
Does anyone have any advice on stripping milk paint. I have a staircase that has a couple of layers of old oil (lead) based paint that comes off p...
Our old bungolow style house was painted with a latex exterior over oil base coat five years ago. The side is cement cinder block and stucco. Som...
I read somewhere that sky blue paint was often used on the porch ceilings of old houses. Does anyone know the historic significance or practical p...
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My log home has some sort of hard-shell shellac on the exterior. I'm told that this isn't an appropriate sealer/preservative for the logs, because...
I am in the midst of buying a new house where the former owners decided to paint the stone fireplace green. How can I restore the fireplace to its...
my new apartment has french doors. unfortnately, someone painted over the glass panes. what is the best way to remove the paint from the doors?
I want to put fabric backed vinyl wallpaper over existing paper-- do I need to first put anything special over the old wallpaper so the new paper w...