buying a fixer on a 1979 mobile home as is. two holes in floor, one in laundry room which was particle board under lenoliem and another hole in master bathroom under the carpet dipping in, not sure what the flooring is there just yet... would it be particle board too? these are 15 inch by 10 inch holes so far. Is the whole place safe, should I do an over lay on two rooms that have holes, or replace the subfloor in both rooms??? and would you think it all should be an overlay or
on Oct 02, 2012
Hello Kris, thanks for following me on this site. We have something in common. I have 2 Congo
Looking for some feedback from people who own ponds or have built ponds.
on Sep 10, 2012
Thanks Acorn. I have to admit, I am very lucky to have a friend who has a degree in landscape
architecture. His tips were priceless. Still I needed to learn a lot. I found a water lily that actually makes it through the harsh winters here in Ouray, CO. I have to lower them to the deepest part of the pond during the winter month, then raise them close to the surface in spring. Rebuild the waterfall several times too before it worked correctly and learned what plants are not going to be eaten by deer or being preserved by putting plants around it that deer do not touch. Lavender works real great for that and so a daisies. Now my stargazer lilies remain untouched.
I know what it is to work outside and also to install a pond. I dug a pond in the Colorado
Rocky;s all by hand and it holds approximately 1200 gallons of water. To establish plants and make it look great it took me another 3 years and all this work is very rewarding to me. Did I ever experiment! Waterfall as planed didn't work, so trying to lift more heave rocks with crowbars and hands and build one that would work. But I like challenges and I like creating things. You have done a wonderful job and I wished I didn't live at 8758 feet above see level because I can't grow all the plants I would like to grow inside and outside the pond.
Hello Pam, I am sorry not having responded right away. I bought prepasted wallpaper at Berlin
Wallpaper online. This paper is called illusion wallpaper. They offer a variety of stone and marble looking wallpaper.
What I did is sand the old counter top with fine sandpaper first. Then clean it super good. I ripped the wallpaper into small pieces and simply dipped it into water, then I glued it to the counter top. Using a squeetchy to remove the excess glue beneath and a sponge to wipe the glue off. The pieces are overlapping. After it dried I use 5 coats of water based polyurethane floor finished. The instructions are on the can. I have this counter top now for over a year and it still looks like new.
It's simple. I bought the wallpaper online through Illusion Wallpaper. also called Berlin
Wallpaper. They offer a variety of different marble and stone look paper and they also have a video with instructions on how to use this wallpaper. It's so very simple. You don't use and entire sheet but you rip the wallpaper in smaller pieces, then dip into water and then stick it on the cleaned surface. Wipe of the excess glue and you will have no blisters. After that is dry, I used 5 coats of polyurethane floor finish. to brush over the wallpaper. Make sure you use the water based polyurethane (latex). It does not create bad fumes and is easy to work with. The instructions on how to use this are on the can and you can get that at Home Depot.
If you have a sink on the counter top I would suggest that, after the polyurethane is dry, to mask off the area around the sink in order t o caulk it with clear bath tub caulk to prevent water seeping under the wallpaper. It's simple to do.
I have a 3/4 bathroom that has been build 40 years ago. The tile around the tub was an ugly mustard yellow of which I was very tired. What I did in order not to pull the tile out and remove the old glue etc was simply putting a faux finish with acrylic paints. Yes you heard right, water based acrylics. I sponged them on with a natural sponge. Two colors to match the bathroom walls and I did the same with the bathroom sink that was ugly too. After the paint dried I brushed on several coats of water based polyurethane floor finish, following the instruction on the can. I am using my shower now and I can wipe off soap and water scum easy with a moist towel or a mild spray detergent and it stays pretty, doesn't come off either. I just made sure I caulked around the edges on the tub real well. so no water can seep beneath the coat of polyurethane and also made sure that the polyurethane was covering the edges real well. It works like a charm, including the sink. I am going to post a photo for you to give you an idea. You could paint the outside of your tub any color you want too. I am not sure how this treatment would stand up inside that tub though.
I would stay away from a wood enclosure because it might soak up the water and eventually cause the wood to rot of mold to build up in the cracks.