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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I am fixing up my 1961 condo and want to remove this mobile room divider/partition that tracks on the ceiling. At this time, I prefer for the space to be one large room with a continuous smooth, flat ceiling. In the future, if I ever want to divide the space, I would build a wall (or have a wall...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    What is the best way to patch a hole with a diameter of about 2 1/2" that is in my kitchen ceiling? I am going to be skim coating the entire ceiling after patching the hole. There are so many options. I was thinking I would use durabond 90 for a strong bond. Can I use durabond with paper tape...
  3. Painting
    Hey All, noticed these 2 blotchy spots on my drywall ceiling and just curious if this is something more to worry about (water damage) or is this just a uneven surface and reflection from my flooring/sunlight? I did put a moisture reader too it and it said dry
  4. Painting
    Hello! I bought a table that I was hoping to (lightly) sand by hand and then paint with wall paint. I am told that this is a wooden veneer so I want to keep the sanding to a minimum. Please can someone advise whether it will work to lightly sand it and if wall paint is okay to use? Also...
  5. Painting
    I'm sure it really comes down to personal preference, resell value, etc. but has anyone seen/pulled off black or dark colored trim (baseboards, casing, moulding etc.) combined with white walls? 150+ year old house with (soon to be) dark (brown/slate) engineered hardwood flooring. All of the...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I have little experience in this line of work but would like to fix up my kitchen walls now that my new counter has been installed. How do I best patch these two fairly significant holes in the wall? (I attached two photos of each hole.) Thank you.
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm trying to remove wallpapers, and wall anchors from drywall. When I tried to remove wallpapers it goes easy (without even using water or steamer), and I get to this part that looks like gray carton. Does that mean that I removed wallpapers completely, or is this gray layer also from...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I just recently had my finished basement waterproofed and need help figuring out what my options are for making it look pretty again. The floor had ceramic tile and a vinyl baseboard. The tiles adjacent to the wall and the baseboard have been removed, the drain tile put in, concreted over, and...
  9. Painting
    Hi all, We have a baby on the way in September and our parents gave us this older pine bedroom set. There are scuffs throughout and some weird red stains on top of some of the pieces. We are wanting to paint the set white and are wondering what steps we should follow? I believe the wood is pine...
  10. Painting
    Hey everyone, I'm looking to paint a sign on exterior brick for a retail space. The paint would have to be removable based on the landlord's request. Does anyone know if this is possible? And what type of paint to use? Or potentially an alternative solution. Thanks so much.
  11. Painting
    Hello, I could use some advise. In a couple rooms in my house I have some pretty large gaps between the hardwood floor and the shoe molding on the baseboards. I’m not sure if the best move would be to remove the shoe molding and reattach it, replace with new shoe molding, or if I should fill the...
  12. Painting
    UPDATE: just posted an update in the comments below, but HERE'S the TL;DR: I'm going to stick with BM after reading fairly recent issues regarding color matching the specific color I chose. Also hoping to hire a new painter that is more comfortable with the BM line. So with that in mind...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I am overly-paranoid by nature (and have a 6-month old so) so yesterday as we were painting a small closet and my FIL sanded some old paint away it had (has) me worried. with that worry comes questions. given that painting prep does include sanding, how is it possible to safely prep and paint...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    My condo was built in 1961 and has painted popcorn ceiling in the main living area and one of the bedrooms. I want to get rid of this look and am going to start with the bedroom. I am debating between either just skimming over the popcorn OR testing for asbestos and, if there's no asbestos...
  15. Painting
    I'm repainting my kitchen and I used Behr White Acrylic Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer and Sealer but it turned out pretty bad: I also used a Home Depot "smooth to semi-smooth" ("Better") paint roller and I felt like I was using a lot of primer but it sure doesn't look...
  16. Painting
    My house has Sikkens SRD semi-transparent stain. It only last about 4 years on the sunny side of my house. The prep is difficult compared to other products. Everyone whom I have asked said that I can't stain over that. Is that true? If it isn't, does Behr semi-transparent stain work over...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Greetings everyone, My name is Dave and i live in a 1920s era apartment and I'm currently repairing a lot of the plaster walls. I enjoy doing it although the dust is unbelievable and it's interesting to me to see how these old buildings are constructed. I've spent an inordinate amount of time...
  18. Painting
    To learn, just overcome your fears, believe in your abilities, and strive. Summary: step1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: Step 8: Step 9:
  19. Flooring
    I was observing the work done to my aunt's basement the other day, and I was a little bit confounded to see the low quality workmanship given the cost (at least in my amateur estimation). I don't know what the value of the work should be, so I thought I'd post here to see what everyone thought...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    My name is John and I am starting a new Handyman Business and would appreciate any suggestions or tips anyone would like to share. Thank you:smile:
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