I have a wallpapered room, I took one wall down and it took me 15 hours to get one wall off. I think wallpapering over wallpaper is my only option (textured paintable wallpaper is what I am thinking of doing.
Commented on Mar 23, 2013
Well, I papered over paper. I used paintable textured wallpaper. It turned out wonderful.
There were some spots where my seems were a little out of square and overlapped. The paint covered in beautifully. It turned out much better than I had imagined and looks great. Thanks everybody for your input.
Want to clean that space in between the glass on your oven door? It's really not hard...all you need is an inexpensive tool and a few free minutes...come on over and let me show you how I cleaned mine!
Commented on Mar 09, 2013
I thought it was SUPPOSED to come all the way off. Truly, sometimes I get in these "i am
woman, I can do anything moods" and I really to knock that ----off (ha). My heart was pounding so fast during that whole thing I couldn't have gotten it together no matter what. Next time.............uh, no next time........going with the dishtowel gals.
We have a 1980s porcelain harvest gold kitchen sink. Don't be jealous! LOL! It's been scratched and stained since we moved in, but not anymore! I found a new product that is my sink's new
best friend. Bar Keepers Friend. It's not a home recipe like I normally feature on our blog but it will be a part of my cleaning solutions from now on. Visit our blog to see how I made it like new again!
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Commented on Mar 09, 2013
I've used Bar Keepers friend for years. I use it primarily tc clean my stove top (has no
burners) and I also used in on my bathtub I had refinished and they recommend a mild cleaning agent. I suppose you could use baking soda as well. Anyway, it's a good product.
We built our home in 1985. In 2000 DIY hubby laid ceramic tile directly over cheap vinyl flooring in our two baths, kitchen, dining room and laundry room. We went with a light tile, but
for some reason I wanted the grout to be dark. My thinking was that it would hide stains on the grout and help each tile to "stand out". At the time it was a large improvement over the damaged sheet vinyl. Over time, however, the dark brown grout discolored or became "hazy" in places and it just always looked "dirty".
I first became aware of the ability to "paint" grout lines on that wonderful, informative, inspirational tool: Pinterest. After some research I located and purchased Polyblend's Grout Renew in Antique White (#10246) at Home Depot. See for yourself the transformation from "ugly, dirty" grout to a renewed, clean floors!
The Polyblend Grout Renew is a "colorant and sealer" all in one. Each grout line must be painted individually and dries very quickly. The instructions say to use a toothbrush, but I used a medium stiff small stencil brush (or two). My grout was sanded and it "ate" the brushes. You must take care to wipe the product off of any surface that you do not want colored before it dries. I did do a second coat on each of my grout lines for coverage. I painted a section, wiped off any excess, moved on to another section and then backed up to the previous section with a second coat, wiping off excess and then moved forward, until the job was completed. A very tedious process, but well worth it! I used a little over 1/2 bottle of grout renew on two baths. Cost per bottle is approximately $12.00!
These pictures were from a guest bathroom. I've already completed the master bath. The baths had 6x6 tile. Now I move on to the 12x12 tile in the kitchen, dining room and laundry room.
I did this in my bathroom, .white grout was very dirty. I used the acrylic craft paint you get
at the craft stores for $1.00 and it worked great. The reason I tried this is because whenever I used this paint to do other things the paint never came off, so I figured I would try it on the grout. It does take a while and I used a stencil brush as well. If the budget is a problem, it's worth a try and the paint comes in a million colors. Also the tile was down for a long time and I figured if I screwed it up I could get new. Not the case, it looks great and fresh.
Do you like it? Do you not like it? Do you have an ecological alternative? Is it the best thing since sliced bread, or could you live without it?
Commented on Feb 02, 2013
I'm the type who gets on hands and knees to wash my floor, but I bought one anyway for
inbetween washes and absolutely love it. I have a cat and what the duster thing picks up is amazing. I use the duster first then the wet cloth for the final. Have not been on my hands and knees much lately. One of my smarter purchases, and with a small price.