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Concrete & Masonry
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Concrete & masonry are functional and aesthetic aspects of a house that often need attention. Are you dealing with cracked or crumbling concrete or masonry? You're not alone - plenty of Hometalk members have faced similar challenges with concrete & masonry, and they're here to share their experiences with you. Since there are so many talented concrete and masonry pros on Hometalk, you can browse photos of their work for inspiration for your own concrete or masonry project.
I would like to remove the current wallpaper from our hallway and paint it. I've ripped a few pieces off, and underneath is just concrete.
So what would be the steps here? Rip off wallpaper, scrub or sand off remaining gluey bits, some sort of primer or I don't know what, then paint? Am I missing something, or have I got it all wrong? Or does anyone have any tips in general?
I have a woodstove in my basement with a huge hearth made from brick and slate. The hearth is too big. How do I go about removing it. It was built on top of the cement basement floor. Is this something I could attempt myself?
Our new front door has arrived, and we have discovered a glitch in our plans to update the porch. We want to put plank boards all around the porch area, but when the brick was removed on
the wall where the door goes we noticed the base that was built for the brick to sit on. (Guess we should have known this!) We'd rather remove the brick than to put the boards on top of it, but the boards won't come out as far as the concrete footing thing. Any ideas on how to remove or disquise this little roadblock? I'm open to all suggestions!