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NogaroS4 03-28-2008 08:15 AM

In progress living room pics
 
Thought I would post up a couple pics of what I have done so far... Now that I don't need to work on my car I feel having the opportunity to share what I have done will light a fire for me to finish... There was ungodly wood paneling in my living room and I HATE wood paneling, so one day I decided to rip it out and had this to work with... I plan on smoothing out all my walls in the house since you can't reproduce the texture accurately. Also putting bullnose on all corners... wish I had not went this route as it has been a little harder and longer than expected but hey... it will look great once done right!?!?!?

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00265.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00306.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00321.jpg

NogaroS4 03-28-2008 08:23 AM

Some of when I decided it was time for the popcorn to be history...

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00328.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00327.jpg


http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...m/DSC00329.jpg

This last one is from the entry way... It had wood paneling half way up and the last half was wallpaper... That was the first venture and did not take any pics...

natespritcabane 03-28-2008 10:11 AM

is the dog is afraid ?:D

NogaroS4 03-28-2008 10:15 AM

HAHA!! She was camera shy! Guess I should have rotated the phot b4 posting it too... my bad

glennjanie 03-28-2008 10:35 AM

Hello Nogaro:
Whoever built your house was arch obsessed, wern't they?
The purpose of any texture on a ceiling is to cover a less than perfect finishing job on the drywall. It looks like you have a handle on that and can make the ceiling smooth enough to paint.
I prefer to paint with latex enamel but most builders say flat paint is more forgiving on the drywall finish.
Glenn

NogaroS4 03-28-2008 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 17307)
Hello Nogaro:
Whoever built your house was arch obsessed, wern't they?
The purpose of any texture on a ceiling is to cover a less than perfect finishing job on the drywall. It looks like you have a handle on that and can make the ceiling smooth enough to paint.
I prefer to paint with latex enamel but most builders say flat paint is more forgiving on the drywall finish.
Glenn

I am not looking forward to smoothing out the ceiling... I may just pay someone to do that job, I have completed about 5 walls now and am getting burnt on it... the ceiling will be the worse, being vaulted and all...

glennjanie 03-29-2008 03:00 PM

Don't let the drywall discourage you. The key to an easy drywall job is to trowell the finish on as smoothly as possible, maybe even going over some places again with the trowell to knock down any ridges. Then, to smooth the joints, use a damp sponge instead of sandpaper; it disolves the ridges and allows that compound to fill in any holes left. Besides, it makes it easier to breathe.
Another little trick is to lightly spray the ridges and scrape them off with the 6" knife. My son taught me those little tricks and I've used them and recommended them ever since.
Glenn

Square Eye 03-29-2008 09:08 PM

This thread shows a crown job where the wall corner is rounded (bull nosed)

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f45/moulding-rounded-corners-780/

NogaroS4 03-29-2008 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 17400)
Don't let the drywall discourage you. The key to an easy drywall job is to trowell the finish on as smoothly as possible, maybe even going over some places again with the trowell to knock down any ridges. Then, to smooth the joints, use a damp sponge instead of sandpaper; it disolves the ridges and allows that compound to fill in any holes left. Besides, it makes it easier to breathe.
Another little trick is to lightly spray the ridges and scrape them off with the 6" knife. My son taught me those little tricks and I've used them and recommended them ever since.
Glenn

Thanks! I will have to try this... the dust get a little much too!! My house has been extremely dusty a few times now... Can't wait for this project to be finished... atleast the rest of the rooms are smaller... I would tackle the biggest room first!! Well, I did the entryway first but whos counting...

NogaroS4 03-29-2008 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Square Eye (Post 17421)
This thread shows a crown job where the wall corner is rounded (bull nosed)

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=780

Thanks!! That helps out a lot... guess I will expect to waist some product before I figure it out, testing the corner pieces and all. That pic on there helped me visualize it too!! Almost makes me want to get to it tonight... still need to finish the ceiling in the hallway though. Ironically thats the only place where I will have to cut bullnose crown...


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