Q: How can I remove a textured ceiling in order to paint it?
A: Boy you have embarked upon one messy job. This is the most difficult of home repair
projects. A textured or "popcorn" ceiling is essentially styrofoam added to the paint. It is blown on to the ceiling with a gun and hose.To remove first move everything out of the room.
You then have to drape out the room with wall to wall plastic in order to catch everything that falls. It is a mess. Wet the surface with a garden sprayer and let the moisture penetrate the popcorn. Then gently run a scraper through the popcorn. Most of it should come off pretty easily. Be very careful not to scrape into the ceiling.
The resulting gouges would then have to be spackled and sanded.Yet again another mess.Popcorn can successfully be removed but to be safe this probably should be left in the hands of a professional painting contractor. You can easily cause more damage and the mess can spread everywhere if you do not properly prepare.
Sister-in-Law was moving in, and we needed to pack the 10'x10' bedroom with tons of built-in storage! We decided to DIY a custom closet kit from scratch to maximize storage and give her enough space to forgo a dresser! Mission accomplished!
Why spend the money on new bedroom furniture when you can simply transform your current set with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware!
I removed the old hardware and completely sanded the nightstand, dresser and mirror. For the paint I chose Valspar flat black. I used a small foam roller to paint the large surfaces and a brush for the detailed areas. Be careful with the paint job until it fully cures so you won't get any knicks or scratches (about 7 days).
Entire makeover cost around $50 for paint and supplies, then another $50 for the hardware.
Makeover was completed about a year and a half ago and still looks great!
Who doesn't like a great looking bathroom floor? They're resilient and add flavor to one of the most important spaces in any house. We added porcelain tile to a bathroom that originally
had blue carpet (that's right, BLUE carpet !!) Prep work is crucial to prevent cracked tile and extend the life of your transformation. Here's a summary of some notes (on prep work) I took from an installation we did a few weeks ago.
+Check the wood subfloor for water damage around the vanity, toilet and bathtub
+Replace wood subfloor panels that are warped and rotted
+Ensure the floor is level
+Secure any loose and squeaky wood subfloor panels using 2 inch deck screws
+Fix peaks less than 1/8 of an inch by sanding them down
+Fill in valleys using self leveling compound
For more details and some pictures visit http://www.homerepairtutor.com/install-bathr...
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