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Removing Wallpaper Glue

Removing Wallpaper Glue from WallsThis page is about removing wallpaper glue from walls. When preparing a wall for painting or new wall paper, it's important to have it clean and smooth.

 

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Patching Hole Left From Removal of Ceiling Light?We moved a ceiling light in our Dining room because it was off centered. How do I patch the existing hole in the ceiling.

 

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Inexpensive Bathroom Wall Covering Ideas?I removed old bathroom tiles and plaster from my bathroom walls and now it's down to the drywall paper. I can't afford to have new drywall installed so I'm looking for ideas to cover it up. Some of the areas are uneven.

 

Family posed on sofa in front of wall with wood paneling

Temporary Wall Covering IdeasThis is a page about temporary wall covering ideas. There are a number of reasons you may want to temporarily cover the walls in your home or a rental.

 

Wall Texture

Applying Texture to Walls?This is a page about applying texture to walls. You can change the appearance of a wall and sometimes hide a flaw or two by adding texture.

 

room with wallpaper

Updating Old Wood Paneling?This is a page about updating old wood paneling. Wood paneling can looked dated and take away from the appearance of your home. You don't need to remove it to improve its look and incorporate it into your decor.

 

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Making Lath and Plaster Walls Look Nice?Save my sanity! I bought an old house built in the 1930's, The walls are originally lath & plaster. The kitchen, living room and family room all have cheap, old, tacky paneling. What can I do to make my walls look nice? One room has the paneling painted and it also looks tacky.

 

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Walls With Multiple Layers of Wallpaper?I've just bought a house built in the 40's. I need help on removing multi-layers of wallpaper.

 

Painting Wood Paneling

Painting Wood PanelingThis page is about painting wood paneling. Wood panels on your walls can be revived by painting.

 

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Scoring a Wall?How do you score a wall?

 

Tile wall paper.

Using Self Adhesive Tile Paper on Plaster WallsSelf-stick tiles are an easy way to cover any surface. Using the proper techniques, these can be a long lasting wall covering.

 

Wrinkled paper on wall.

Faux Stucco WallsImitate the Old World look of beautiful stucco walls with tissue paper. This is a page about making faux stucco walls.

 

Tan fabric.

Temporary Wallpaper for RentersLiquid starch can hold up fabric for a temporary wall covering. This is a page about temporary wallpaper for renters.

 

woman sparkling wall

Using Wall SpackleThis is a page about using wall spackle. Drywall mud or sparkle can be used to create a smooth surface by filling holes and other damage.

 

Creative Wallpaper

Creative Wallpaper IdeasThis is a page about creative wallpaper ideas. There are many interesting ways to cover your walls with labels, maps, custom paper, or fabric.

 

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Wallpapering Challenge?We are papering over an embossed wallpaper. We have put a lining paper on, but the joins are showing through. We cannot take embossed paper off, as the old house plaster will come off with it. Please help.

 

white molding red wall

Molding Advice for a Red Wall?This is a page about molding advice for a red wall. Painting a wall red is very striking and the room may need new molding.

 

Painted Screen Partition

Partitioning a Bedroom in an Apartment?Dividing an apartment bedroom is a simple way to create separate, but shared, living space. This page contains ideas for partitioning a bedroom in an apartment.

 

Homemade Spackle

Homemade SpackleThis page is about homemade spackle. There are ways to fill small holes in walls without buying plaster.

 

Tile on Plaster Walls

Removing Tile from Plaster Walls?This is a page about removing tile from plaster walls. Removing old tile is a common remodel job, but care needs to be taken to prevent damage to the walls.

 

Refinishing Wood Paneling

Refinishing Wood Paneling?This is a page about refinishing wood paneling. Many homes, particularly older ones have wood paneling that needs to be refinished.

 

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Building a Half Wall?This is a page about building a half wall. A half wall can help to visually and actually divide a room and allows for more wall space for furniture.

 

Green resudue on plaster under old wallpaper.

Green Residue on Plaster Under Wallpaper?We've taken off many layers of old and difficult to remove wallpaper from our 100 year old house. One room has some kind of green residue on the plaster, under the last layer of wallpaper.

 

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Shabby Chic Garage Studio Remodel?I have made a studio in my garage. I want it to be a bit shabby chic and need something for wainscoting. Any ideas? I thought of old barn wood, but there are not many of those in New Mexico.

 

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Repairing a Hole in Drywall

Repairing a Hole in DrywallThis is a page about repairing a hole in drywall. Drywall is great for finishing walls on the interior of a home, but if it gets a large enough hole in it, that can be difficult to fix.

 

Finishing OSB as Wallboard?I have OSB for my walls, and I can not afford to put up sheetrock or paneling over it. Can anybody give me some suggestions on what I can do?

 

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Using Venetian Plaster on Walls?Has anyone tried Venetian Plaster on their walls? I would love some feed back. Is this hard to do? What colors did you use?

 

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Driving Nails Into Plaster Walls Without CrackingIf you'll heat a nail hot enough so that you have to handle it with pliers, you'll find that it can be driven into a plaster wall with much less danger of cracking the plaster.

 

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Painting Paneled Walls?I was told to use enamel undercoat on paneling before painting. Will Kilz be better to use on paneling before painting my color paint?

 

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Faux Stone Finish Using Joint Compound?How do you make a stone look faux finish from joint compound?

 

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Nailing Through Metal Corner Bead When Installing Base Trim?I have an 18 gauge nail gun that I use to install base trim. I am wondering if that 18 gauge nail will penetrate the metal corner under the drywall or will it just jam up my nail gun?

 

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Removing Paint from Walls?I have just stripped my walls in my lounge and have revealed green shiny paint. Some of the paint has come off with the wallpaper but the remaining paint looks unsightly.

 

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Painting Laminate Walls?I was reading all the great updates on laminate counters. Has anyone painted laminate walls? I wasn't sure if the varnish would run on a vertical surface.

 

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Painting Over Horsehair Plaster?How do I paint over horsehair plaster for a smooth finish?

 

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Cigarette Stains on Walls?Any ideas on how to touch-up walls with the paint color that was originally used, but due to smoking the walls are not the original color of the paint.

 

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Applying Envirotex Lite Over Venetian Plaster?Can you put Envirotex Lite on top of Venetian Plaster from Home Depot? If so, can you still sand and polish the paint?

 

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Temporary Coverings for Mobile Home Paneling?I am renting a mobile home and we can't repaint the walls. It is the old style trailer with ugly, huge purple flowered paneling on it. Please help!

 

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Removing Texture from Walls?The walls in my (very old) house have a "popcorn" type texture on them, as does the ceiling. It is covered with many old coats of paint. What can I do to remove the texture?

 

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Taking Out a Wall in a House?We just bought an old house and it has a couple of long skinny rooms. We want to knock out a wall and make it into a big living room and entry way. The problem is that the separating wall between these rooms is an original outside wall to the house. It has been built onto. Is there a way to knock down this wall without having the whole house come down on us?

 

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Staining Cabin Walls?I would like to stain the outside and inside walls of my cabin which is build with T1-11 vertical siding. The outside will be stained with solid stain, and the inside with semi transparent stain. I have a few questions though.

 

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Stripping Paint From Wooden Walls?I have painted (white) knotty pine walls in my kitchen/dining room. Does anyone know the best way to strip the paint so that I can sand and varnish it and make it beautiful again?

 

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Temporary Wall DecorIf you live in a rental place that doesn't allow painting or if you just don't want to paint, try materializing a wall. Pour some Stayflo (liquid blue clothing starch) in a bucket and soak a sheet or material. Squeeze it a little and smooth onto your wall.

 

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Repairing Drywall After Removing Tile?I recently removed ceramic tile from my bathroom walls. The walls underneath are still in pretty good condition (the tile had previously been up for about 20 years or so). There's some Thinset left on the walls, but hardly any wall damage. Is there a way to effectively repair the walls without completely replacing the drywall?

 

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Advice For Installing a Ceiling?What is the best method to install a ceiling?

 

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Advice For Patching Hole In Sheetrock Ceiling?I am about to patch a hole in my kitchen ceiling(sheetrock) . Do I need to wet the sheetrock tape before applying? Thanks

 

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Flaws Showing Through Paint?How can I fix a scratched wall that I have already painted with semi-gloss paint and every flaw is showing through?

 

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Installing Paneling Over Plaster Board?We have paneling to put up in a living room but the walls are plaster. Question: Can we put paneling over plaster or do we put wall board or do we knock out wall and start from scratch?

 

Repairing a Wall With Peeling Paint?My painted wall in may 2nd floor bedroom started to peel and I tried to remove it. I could not get the paint off or smooth. It's a real mess. Any ideas?

 

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Repairing Holes in Sheetrock?How do you repair holes in a wall made from sheetrock?

 

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Removing Wallpaper with Added Glue?I scored the wall paper as usual. Sprayed two sheets with vinegar and warm water. Starting from the top I quickly realized that about an inch from the ceiling there had been a heavy type glue brushed thinly on the wall.

 

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Refinishing Wood Paneling?I varnished all my paneling and some of it came out darker than the others. If I re-varnish the lighter pieces will it match up? Should I use polyurethane to seal it?

 

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Texturing a Wall After Removing Wallpaper?I've removed wallpaper from drywall and am getting ready to texture. Is there any treatment I need to do before I texture?

 

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Building a Half Wall?How can I build a half wall? Any suggestions on where I can find pics or videos?

 

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Building a Temporary Wall in a Studio Apartment?How do I build a partition in a studio apartment?

 

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Painting Over Old Plaster and Drywall?I have a 1950s plaster/lathe home where the bathroom was done quickly-not necesarily correctly, and now I the new owner; am re-doing it with twice the effort. First-they painted latex over oil; so I am stripping all the paint off the plaster as it was cracked and bubbled.

 

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