We are in the proccess of trying to prep the walls.
We have sanded the walls with a 150grit sander lightly to get rid of any
sticklers or prickly globs of paint that we noticed on the walls.
For Cracks I chipped the paint away an inch on both sides of the crack
down to the plaster, and scraped at the crack and spackled the area
and sanded smooth. Used some tape on areas that needed it.
(Should have on all cracks but too late)
For spots that were dipped or raised I tried sanding down,
and for the dips filling it with spackle and sanding it down smooth.
We are going to put the primer up this week. Bought 5 Gallons of
KILLZ2 Premium Latex primer. Cost $78 for the 5 Gallon bucket.
I'm not too worried about the crown moulding as I plan to replace it when I am able to scavenge together a few hundred to re-do it.
As far as Final Paint, Were going to use Ultra Premium... Whatever Lowes carries. So I don't remember off the top of my head. It's $127 for a 5 Gallon bucket.
It's stretching price wise, While we don't want the best, we don't want to cheap out too much. Want a decent finish, Not expecting anything perfect...
Its an older home and still has slight waves in the walls etc... Plaster....
I'm fighting the crowds tomm for early black friday deals.
60" LED Smart TV. The Wife said we needed a tv and gave a budget
so I'm excited and running with it!
I even took the liberty to tape it out over the fireplace to see how it will look.
I would really like to do some work to the fireplace.
But we will have to see. I want to replace the black tiles
with stacked stone of some type. I'd also like to extend that stacked stone
to the rest of the fireplace where it sticks out from the Main back wall with the windows.
And some type of new slab where the black tiles are on the floor.
We don't use the fire place, But still. It's our first room we are re-doing
and even though on a budget I would really like to make it look awesome.