COMMUNITY FORUM

michele

06:17AM | 03/24/99
Bvbrush
I need advice on how to either paint over or remove old wallpaper in the bathroom that has a textured metallic baked on finish, I tried to remove it but it isn't coming off easily - should I try to go over it and if so how and with what?

margie

03:07PM | 03/25/99
I just completed such a project (at least the removal/cleaning part). I purchased the paper tiger from a large local building supply/garden center. It is very tedious, and the two walls I took down took about 2 weeks. i just did a strip or two per night after work. Now, I will say I would do it again. It was well worth it. My problem was the paper was about 25 years old and was vinyl without any sizing applied. The backing would not loosen up easy but with my plastic scrapers i was the winner! The worst part is always what is behind the paper. I am on my 3rd area of our home. Taking my time. There are 2 bathrooms and a foyer (that has the same old paper) but I will get it down. Good luck!

SprungJo

04:44PM | 03/25/99
The alternative against which to balance any
really tough wallpaper removal job is going
more drastic, demo the plaster back to the
studs, and start over with drywall. At two
weeks of labor, that may be the more cost
effective route. But there's also the labor
of love factor, and the quality of genuine
lath and plaster, which is why I'm still
messing with paper removal.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1