I want to strip doors and windown in my 70 year old house and I feel sure there will be lead based paint in the many layers. Is this a do-it-your...
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I have a red brick fireplace that the former owner painted over with a white flat latex paint on the interior. I want to remove the paint to restor...
The drywall tape (and the paint on it) are separating from the wall/ceiling seam in the basement. What to do ???
My husband and I would like to get back the "natural" look of our cedar siding. Right now our house is brick red. The house used to be the horrid o...
I have a problem that a ceiling crack that I fixed reappeared about six months later. I assume it is going to happen again. Does anyone know what...
hi everyone,we are buying a home in the country.. and the exterior of the home has stained rust brown cedar shakes on the exterior of it/ cedar pan...
I'd like some opinions/expertise on how to change knotty pine into a flat paintable wall. I have it all over my house. It is stained. I know it wil...
How can I strip paint off a wall (it blistered after two weeks) without having to use a lot of elbow grease?
We have borrowed the machine to spray a popcorn ceiling. What tools do we need to knock it down and how do you do so?
I have a textured ceiling in my dining room that resembles stalagtites (or is that stalagmite?). I want to remove the texture and restore it back t...
can i paint over interior walls stained with nicotine without washing first & using only a primer/sealer for first coat??
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 ...
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?