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Old 01-28-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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I recently bought an old house built in 1940. I pulled off the hideous office tile garbage and found solid wood ceiling boards painted an odd olive drab color. I assume it was some kind of protecter they used in 1940. The deal is the house is too small to leave the dark green, so I want to strip the wood. Any way you look at it, it's going to be a nightmare. I guess i'm going to have to use stripper and Jasco is the only one i've ever used that really works. Sanding would break my neck. Any other suggestions?

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Media blasting.................Corn husk,nut shells, etc would be my choice...

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first check for lead paint .if it is do not disturb .you could put sheet rock over this or prime with oil base primer then paint a latex paint top coat
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first check for lead paint .if it is do not disturb .you could put sheet rock over this or prime with oil base primer then paint a latex paint top coat
That's what I was going to suggest. Some sheetrock and some crown moulding. The crown moulding will make it look great and keeps you from having to mud much where the ceiling and wall meet.
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Stripped wood often doesn't look that great. Save yourself the headache and just paint it a better color.
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I agree, prime and repaint or cover it with dw then prime and paint.

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