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08-02-07, 10:04 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Plaster Walls

with lathe. I would go for the stud if it is in the vicinity of where I want to hang the pictures but most times its not. I have used nails before but I can never seem to manage to hit anything but...
07-31-07, 07:01 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Best Method to install Picture Hooks on Plaster?

I'm trying to minimize the damage to the plaster wall and still install a solid hook. What is the best way to do this? TIA.
07-20-07, 06:20 AM
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Views: 5,268
Posted By FredandRetasMom

Smile Thank you

When I say flashing, I am referring to the material used to finish off the exterior of the window. The trim on the outside to hide the insulation etc. But I believe you answered my question. So thank...
07-19-07, 06:27 PM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Can I paint Window Flashing?

I think it's aluminum or vinyl. It is white and we want it black. Is there a special primer or will a regular exterior primer work? TIA.
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Mopping Floors

I live in a big old brownstone that we just bought last year. After initially cleaning the floors on hands and knees, I have been using a Swiffer wetjet. But I noticed that a few days later my floors...
05-18-06, 03:22 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Cheap Concrete Colouring?

WE are about to do a patio using the LeeVally Molds and I want to add colouring to the mix but it is $10CD a bottle which brings the actual cost of each form up to about $6. I can buy pavers for that...
12-13-05, 05:46 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Popcorn ceiling?

We have several ceilings in need of repair. They have already been sprayed with that popcorn/stucco stuff and have holes etc and I will never be able to blend the repair. Is it possible to smooth out...
12-13-05, 05:31 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Flat Broke

How long did it take to remove your wallpaper? I am looking at this problem as well but it is in a big room and is really getting me down.
12-12-05, 07:21 AM
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Views: 1,625
Posted By FredandRetasMom

It can be done

There is some excellent advice here. We just finshed our house. It was loaded with K&T. My husband made a map of the whole house and notes on each receptacle and switch, box etc. Then he made a map...
12-12-05, 07:06 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Batter be safe than dead or fined

Run all your wiring to the old panel so that the last thing you have to do is pull your panel. Make sure you have every wire clearly labled and a map of your new panel. Schedule your hydro company to...
12-11-05, 02:15 PM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Strip or Skimcoat

This house (1910) has many walls that have painted over wallpaper. I've tried peeling some in the livingroom but it is a mess and seems to be damaging the plaster underneath. Is it easier to skimcoat...
12-11-05, 01:35 PM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Excellent Advice

I am still coughing up crap from doing it with a paper mask 8 weeks ago.
12-11-05, 01:33 PM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

I hijacked this thread

becasue I am looking into insulating my house (1910).
Thanks David
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Rich looking paint

I am about to paint my dining room a red/burgundy. I want the colour to have depth (like a well painted car that has 10 coats of paint). Is there any paint that gives this quality without putting 10...
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Views: 1,050
Posted By FredandRetasMom

Insulating Paint

Is there such a thing?
11-06-05, 10:43 AM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Asbestos?

We have Armstrong linoleum in our MB that is ripping near the door. It is circa 1971 (as the newspapers laid underneath suggest). There is also a layer of some type of paper underneath that is not...
09-26-05, 06:13 PM
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Red face Painted over wallpaper

Hi. We just bought an old house and many of the rooms have wallpaper that has been painted over. Some a couple of times. Even some of the ceilings have been wallpapered then stuccoed. How do I get...
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Lol

I am the big machine. This should be fun. Thanks!! :D
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Posted By FredandRetasMom

Cleaning glue from Wood

How do I remove the black tar like spongy glue from my wood floor. As I peeled the linoleum off some of this was left behind in patches. I did have it tested for asbestos and it is fine so I'm...
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Views: 1,192
Posted By FredandRetasMom

Angry HELP!!!! I scraped ASBESTOS!!

I came here after I encountered some black goop under old tiling that is covering my wood floors. Everything I read points to asbestos and all the information says leave it alone and don't disturb...
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