Does anyone know what calcimite (sp) is? My mom said over the phone that i likely ran into that under my 2 layers of wall paper. It is pink, kinda slid-bumpy on one wall, then on another wall there is a paperboard-thick plastery stuff that sort of wants to gouge and come off when i scrape. I am afraid it is hiding something awful behind it. Mom says calcimite will leak thru if i paint.. I bought something called Premium Killz to paint first once i get the paper off, now not sure if i will ever get paper off with this paperboard new stuff?? Help!
(history=100 yr old house, removong paper on a bedroom, removing wallpaper to paint, having all kinds of surprises under the paper - crackly plaster and now pink papery stuff, maybe paneling to patch hole?)
I am having the same problem. I believe I have calcimite on my ceilings. I scrapped off some of the paint and chemically pealed the rest of the paint. I was able to get most off, but now the ceiling is terribly uneven. I'd like to put a sealer on the ceiling and then use a textured paint to hide the uneveness of the ceiling. What kind of sealer should I use? I've been told, Oil based sealer, and polyvinyl so now I'm not sure what to do. Any advice you could share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Well, we tore out one of the walls with the pink wallboard-y stuff on it. Looks like the pink stuff was about 1/8th inch thick and surely was stuck to the wall. Taking it off pulled off a lot of crumbly plaster so we just started tearing out the whole mess and now have a naked lathe wall. I guess we will try a drywall sheet there, but are novices at that too so any advice is great.The guy at ***** was a great help in knowing about sealers, but make sure you talk to someone who knows. Not everyone has experience. So if you get someone unsure of themselves, seek out another employee or ask for someone with that experience. I have some white wall paper on my ceiling, but will jump off that bridge when i get to it. I did get some texture to mix with the paint when i finally paint the wall, It is a light sandy texture and you jsut stir it in the paint. The paint lady said it worked great and you can get different course-ness-es. Good luck!
I don't know if it is or not... I can't look it up anywhere probably because I don't know the spellling and the only place I have ever heard the word is from my mom after I tore up this wall! If you know the spelling for sure, say so and I thank you, so I can look for information on it... thanks!
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