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Old 05-01-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
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It's better as long as you use the right glue! The reason being that there are very few screw holes to fill and possibly see later on. As a Taper it is a real joy to work on a house that's been glued rather than screwed.

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #17
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It's better as long as you use the right glue! The reason being that there are very few screw holes to fill and possibly see later on. As a Taper it is a real joy to work on a house that's been glued rather than screwed.
Good call, makes a lot of sense. I started on the smallest room first so I could learn and play with tape/glue/sanding. Besides losing a bit of my fingers recently I think I'm pretty well rounded at about everything and as some of my older friends tell me I'm young so I'm willing to work a bit harder than they are and maybe go through some difficult projects that the older and wiser might pay an expert to do. Hopefully no more accidents anytime soon.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #18
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Hi everyone!
My first post here. Been reading this great forum for a while, though.
I'm preparing to buy my first house (on Staten Island, NY).
I found one that i like but the living room walls have those 1970's-style giant 3D "fish scales"-like stuff on them. So i would most likely need to strip the walls (and the popcorn ceiling, too) down to studs and re-drywall them.
Been trying to figure out what a good price for that would be.
Room size is approx. 26 by 16 with 8 ft ceiling (again, approximately). I never measured the room and i have no way of doing that in the near future. Also, there's one bay window and one regular window, one exterior door and two interior door openings (for reference).
So far i received one estimate: all the work and materials to remove existing, prep, drywall, tape, 3 coats of mud, prime and ready for paint. 5-7 days and $3900. Is that a normal price, given the location and the size? Can you guys comment? I know i should probably at least attempt to do it myself. But i'm not really sure how long it would take me. And i would have to take vacation days at work to do this. May not be worth it for me in the current situation, unfortunately...

Again, please advise on the price above and thatnks in advance for your time!

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Hi everyone!
My first post here. Been reading this great forum for a while, though.
I'm preparing to buy my first house (on Staten Island, NY).
I found one that i like but the living room walls have those 1970's-style giant 3D "fish scales"-like stuff on them. So i would most likely need to strip the walls (and the popcorn ceiling, too) down to studs and re-drywall them.
Been trying to figure out what a good price for that would be.
Room size is approx. 26 by 16 with 8 ft ceiling (again, approximately). I never measured the room and i have no way of doing that in the near future. Also, there's one bay window and one regular window, one exterior door and two interior door openings (for reference).
So far i received one estimate: all the work and materials to remove existing, prep, drywall, tape, 3 coats of mud, prime and ready for paint. 5-7 days and $3900. Is that a normal price, given the location and the size? Can you guys comment? I know i should probably at least attempt to do it myself. But i'm not really sure how long it would take me. And i would have to take vacation days at work to do this. May not be worth it for me in the current situation, unfortunately...

Again, please advise on the price above and thatnks in advance for your time!

Slava.
Probably should just create a new post rather than use mine to start your own question, you'll get more people to see it and more responses. If my topic was still active you would be a thread hijacker

I can say it would be a lot of work to tear everything down and start from scratch. My project is easy without taking old drywall down.
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Sorry about that, x106!
I will move my question out to a new topic.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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No problem I know you had the best of intentions

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