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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello fellow DIYers! This is my first post and I turned here because all my searches on Pinterest and Google have turned up nothing. I have a charming 110 year old farmhouse that has a brick fireplace in one of the more recent additions. It is an UGLY dirty white color and I know that painting...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I am a DIY person trying to figure out the best way to add texture to orange peel textured walls. I have looked at venetian plaster (synthetic and real) as well as texturing mud. From what I have read, the mud route would be to buy joint compound, water it down, apply it in desired fashion...
  3. Carpentry
    I'm building housing for an arcade based on the Cold War/Berlin Wall (36"h x 30"w x 30"d). I want the housing to look like its concrete or cement without having all of the weight. I have looked into DUROCK Cement Board but it's still pretty heavy. I thought about just plywood and spreading a...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I own a decorative painting business on Long Island, NY. I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 1998, and haven't put it down since. I do all phases of faux finishing, Venetian and other plasters, cabinetry/furniture/formica makeovers, murals, etc., etc. My motto is, if...
  5. Remodeling
    Does anyone have some experience with all those new types of 'stone' out there? I'm considering something like Easyrock or Nextstone because they're lightweight and I get some bonus rvalue out of them, but I'm just concerned with the look. There's a few other companies that do similar stuff...
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