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  1. Painting
    Hi all- I'm looking for advice on how to paint my kitchen. Please no suggestions to drywall over- for many reasons, that's not an option for me. I purchased a NYC apartment in a 1937 building. All the walls are plaster and the exterior is brick. One wall of the kitchen abuts the interior...
  2. 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.
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    So I have a crack running down the entire length of my living room, investigation shows it's right where one course of rock lath meets another and there is some barely perceptible vertical movement on both sides. Long ago this was treated as a drywall repair then covered with popcorn, it took...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm looking if anyone can provide what the acceptable tolerance are for a drywall return around a window. We have two noticeable issues: 1. The plasterer around the jamb isn't even around the window. For example, at the top of the window the plaster is flush with the jamb and by the time...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Bought a new house and are remodeling the kitchen, it has 8ft tall ceilings and a soffit in the kitchen that made it feel much smaller than it is. It's a 1950s home with button board plaster walls and ceiling. We removed the soffit and found that in one section it was installed after the wall...
  6. Interior Decorating
    I've been here before in the past with this same mirror and got such great help I had to come back again. Knowing how the minds of people far more experienced than I in DIY and home construction work, let's just get this out of the way so we're all on the same page... Yes, I mean plaster. Not...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I just replaced some windows and added new trim. The new trim is thinner than the old, and I need to paint over the area that was once covered as well as repair a large gap. Pictures included. How would I match the texture of the wall to give a seamless appearance? What kind of texture is this...
  8. Painting
    I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseum here and on paint talk, which I have spent the last 2 weeks reading through, but I find very few people have posted photos. I can't really gauge my situation against others without photos, so I've decided to post my own. I removed a wall and...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    Good morning. First time poster. I have a 1918 vintage home. I am hoping to install recessed lighting in the main living/dining area (approximately 30 X 15). The ceiling is plaster over lath but was laminated with drywall at some point. There is one existing light in the ceiling so there is...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I recently bought my first house and I'm finding that the older plaster and lath wall construction is throwing me a curve ball. I have a small kitchen and would like to install a bookshelf-style pot rack so that I can make the best of what little space the room affords. I have been having a...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all. Please help me clear up confusion from google and youtube. the job is small, finishing a relatively small wall area for an understairs WC but has plenty of inside corners Iv starting the jointing process and taping using joint compound and while i feel the finish is a little rough (im...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi! I am fixing up the plaster walls of a bathroom awant to skim coat it. What I’ve done so far: Questions This is my first time doing a project like this :) thank you for your help!
  13. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello (first post), I have an outdoor patio with a (I'm guessing) plaster ceiling. Since we've bought the house 2 years ago part of the ceiling has broken off and cracks are starting to get larger. I'm wondering what I can do to limit the growth of the cracks or fix it in general. A...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all! I'm looking at this small bubble above a shower with what looks like it might be a little bit of dark mold spot on the ceiling. Some of the dark spot you see is mold, some is shadow. Pictures hopefully attached. The corner got painted in purple a bit at some point - I think the intent is...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    hi all this is my plan, please feel free to comment if I am missing anything. I tried fishing wire, insulation in walls makes it very difficult tape walls vertically with painters tape use molding 3/4 by 1/2, screw molding into plaster wall use angle grinder along both sides of 3/4...
  16. Remodeling
    My son and I looked at a 90 year old house (for him). Price was $79k, it's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 1/2 acre. It has new windows and new doors, new roof, and furnace is only 8 years old (oil forced air). It had the electrical upgraded to 100 amp breaker box more recently too. It will need...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Background I have a 1950's home with plaster walls and cast iron baseboard style radiators. When I purchased the home, above the radiators running along each wall was quarter round caked with 50 years of paint. The quarter round was removed to paint the walls and radiators but never...
  18. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm having trouble identifying a wall finishing so I know what to do with it. My house was built in 1923 but I don't know when this was installed but I think it's original. The room is a screened sleeping porch. The coating is sandy and rubs off easily. There appears to be lathe underneath but...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    I have about 800 sq ft upstairs in my 1940s house which has never been finished. Look up and there's the roof. The 800 sf has 8ft or more headroom. I am thinking of an 'owner's suite' - bedroom, library and bathroom. Any reasonable estimate of 2x4 is about 200 pieces and 100 pieces of...
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