How do I fix a bad plaster job so I can repaint and it won’t show?
Vinyl plank flooring vs pergo (laminate)
I currently have stinky dirty carpeting in my living room and I want to replace it with a durable flooring that can stand up to dogs and kids.
How to remove popcorn ceiling that has been painted?
Does having a paint over a popcorn ceiling change how I'd remove the popcorn ceiling?
How do I fix wallpaper that's peeling off?
The wallpaper on the corner of a wall in my house is starting to peel off. Any advice about the best way to glue it back?
How to seal the seams of vinyl wallpaper?
We are renovating our guest bathroom. We put up vinyl wallpaper along the tub/shower wall. I am not worried about the wallpaper itself getting wet because it is viny... See more
How do I cover up this ugly electrical panel??
This guest room is in our walkout basement so the backyard can be seen out the windows. The electrical panel was installed near the top of the wall without a finished... See more
How can I update paneling in my home?
Hi hi! I’m about to close on a big mid century home with lots of wood paneling. It’s an awesome old house, and was built by a builder for his own family, so the o... See more
What do I use to cover pinholes in wall of rental unit?
I made several pinholes in my wall of my apt and I am moving out and walls are a sage color, so could I get some sage color crafting paint to dab onto holes, and if y... See more
Sand it smooth then re plaster as smooth as you could till it’s level
Use a primer if you are going to paint. ☺️
If you have cracks in plaster, the only way to keep them from coming back is to use the mesh tape and spackle over it. You may need to "sand, spackle, sand" more than once to get a smooth feathered edge. If the wall is a total do-over they sell mesh that is on a roll that is three feet wide. You press it on to the wall and skim coat over it. It is very easy to work with and can save a great deal of time, especially if your plaster wall has a lot of little cracks. If you have the time and the inclination you can use a box cutter or blade and remove the paint around the cracks before sticking up the mesh tape. By creating a trough for the tape to sit in you can have a less prominent repair. You may want to avoid glossy paint finishes if you are less than meticulous in your sanding efforts.
Have a drywall contractor come in and texturize your wall. I've flipped a few houses and managed to hide a multitude of sins. It's a simple and pretty inexpensive process but best left to a pro so you get a uniform and consistent result. Always ask to see pictures of their work so you are both on the same page. Lots of textures to choose from. I like Spanish drag and stucco finishes. Always prime after and then just paint. I recently did a fairly large living room and it cost about $175. Only took a couple of hours. Price didn't include priming or paint.
Google "pictures of drywall texture"