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yeah I know the ceiling should be done first....

yeah I know the ceiling should be done first. we're going to do it before the topcoat goes on the walls, but since hubby and I were working on the tiles and mom wanted to jump in and start some...
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hate to drag back an old thread, but if anyone's...

hate to drag back an old thread, but if anyone's curious how this turned out.. we scuffed it up, used an outdoor primer and spraypaint, handpainted the outline, and then used an epoxy to attach the...
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we just ended up getting new brushes anyway. I...

we just ended up getting new brushes anyway. I haven't tackled the floor yet, need a new blade in our scraper. hopefully that plus the goof off will work on the splatters all over the ceramic tile in...
11-01-14, 02:28 PM
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Posted By sandra03

so everything's still holding firm. we took a...

so everything's still holding firm. we took a week off from reno stuff, today we're cleaning out the joints and sealing the stone tiles to get ready to grout hopefully tomorrow. once it's all said...
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Posted By sandra03

the product is called Goof Off, I suspect it...

the product is called Goof Off, I suspect it would work but I think it would take so much of it and so much time that it's not worth it. I tried a little bit and it was loosening up some of the dried...
10-21-14, 03:47 AM
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Posted By sandra03

ahh too bad I didn't see that earlier, might have...

ahh too bad I didn't see that earlier, might have helped. hubby got most of the tiling done yesterday, it's looking really good. don't forget he grinded down the old tile to give the mortar something...
10-19-14, 07:38 PM
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Posted By sandra03

hah no, actually, and don't shoot me. I know it's...

hah no, actually, and don't shoot me. I know it's not ideal but bear with me...

the previous owners did not insulate or finish the outside walls of the downstairs kitchen (we bought a 1950's house...
10-19-14, 05:07 PM
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Posted By sandra03

how to keep wall tiles from sliding while they set

hi all. doing the backsplash in my mom's kitchen and we're stumped. there's quite a large gap between the wall and the countertop. we're picturing the newly laid tiles sliding right off the wall...
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Posted By sandra03

don't forget I'm in Canada so our locations won't...

don't forget I'm in Canada so our locations won't necessarily be set up or stocked the same. also products aren't always called the same thing. did a search online for the denatured alcohol and...
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Posted By sandra03

thanks, i'll try looking for it again. they may...

thanks, i'll try looking for it again. they may have misunderstood him. staff are hit or miss at the lowes and home depot here, you maybe get one in three that actually know their stuff
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Posted By sandra03

easy enough! I'll look for one of those products...

easy enough! I'll look for one of those products before I put on the second coat, thanks for the advice

I could have sworn I'd seen ammonia at Lowe's but hubby couldn't find it. he asked there and...
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Posted By sandra03

we're finally underway on this project. the...

we're finally underway on this project. the primer works great. I'm just wondering if there's anything I can do to reduce brush strokes in the final coat? I've sanded the primer and applied the first...
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Posted By sandra03

thanks for the replies. I was hoping it would be...

thanks for the replies. I was hoping it would be that easy (primer + enamel) but was worried about the texture causing issues. So I'm much relieved and excited to get at it :) (and yes we'll...
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Posted By sandra03

What kind of primer/sealer do I need for mdf cupboards? and help with colours

Hi folks. We want to do some work in my mom's kitchen soon. It's too far out of our budget to replace the cupboards but we all hate what's there. We're hoping to be able to give them an inexpensive...
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Posted By sandra03

oh that's weird. let's try that again ...

oh that's weird. let's try that again
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Sandra_Lavigne/random/pedro1_zpsa84a1c48.jpg...
05-19-14, 08:18 PM
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Posted By sandra03

ok thanks, that's what I figured. gluing it...

ok thanks, that's what I figured. gluing it didn't seem like a very good long term solution but I keep seeing it online so I wondered..
05-19-14, 08:05 PM
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Posted By sandra03

that's my cat actually lol. it was just a pic I...

that's my cat actually lol. it was just a pic I happened to have on my computer already that showed the trim in the background so you could see how dark it is.
I'm still sort of on the fence about...
05-15-14, 09:35 PM
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Posted By sandra03

beachy colour scheme, wood trim

Our house was built in the 50's I believe, and the previous owners bought it in the 70's. They've upgraded some things like the doors and windows and roof, but the decor is outdated and gaudy.
I'm...
05-15-14, 08:07 PM
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Posted By sandra03

spring/summer project time! So after moving...

spring/summer project time!

So after moving in we decided to just live with the tile for a while since there were a lot of other little things that needed to be dealt with first. We got the...
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Posted By sandra03

Oh wow, I totally forgot that I had made this...

Oh wow, I totally forgot that I had made this thread. Woops. We still haven't done anything with this, we figured it would be a spring/summer project. It's actually a nice shape so we're sort of...
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Posted By sandra03

tiles cemented to brick walls..

so the previous owners of our new house thought it was a great idea to cement this thing to the front of the house. it's a plaque of a religious figure, seems like it's painted onto ceramic tile....
11-02-13, 09:34 PM
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Posted By sandra03

just an update. we decided not do this ourselves...

just an update. we decided not do this ourselves because of time constraints and hired someone to come in and do the drywall in that room. they recommended just drywalling right overtop of the old...
10-22-13, 08:46 AM
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Posted By sandra03

thanks. we don't want the door to swing into...

thanks.
we don't want the door to swing into the cold room since we want to eventually repurpose it as a walk-in closet. but it IS dry in there thankfully. it's totally unfinished in there though,...
10-21-13, 06:44 PM
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Posted By sandra03

19699 here's what we're dealing with. the...

19699

here's what we're dealing with. the door swings out into the room as opposed to into the cold storage. that wall and the side of the cold room are concrete. the back and right walls are...
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