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  1. Painting
    I just bought a house with asbestos-asphalt siding and am hoping to repaint it myself. Some of the paint is chipping, and the rest will need cleaning. 1. What is the best way to safely remove old paint? If I do scrape it off, do I need to do a wet sanding after? What materials do I use? 2...
  2. Painting
    All, Our house was built around 1900, and the paint on it is in very bad shape. It's peeling all over the place, and has lead in it. I don't know how many layers we're talking about - let's say a few. It's an 1800 square foot home with two stories and an attached 3 car garage. We're...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    On my plaster wall from which I have abated paint I have a few patches of what seems to be either joint compound because that's what I would imagine someone would most likely use for that application OR faux plaster because the texture feels like it. I also think the latter is possible because...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I just bought an old fixer-upper. It has some sheet rock, but 90% of the interior is plaster. The house is about 55 years old. It is concrete block frame. I have scraped with a putty knife all that I can get, but clearly the more I chip away, the more still becomes loose. Most of the house is...
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