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Old 04-23-2009, 09:33 PM  
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I am so tired of living with light beige walls that are not allowed to be painted any other color. Do you have any solutions as to how to brighten up an apartment? Are there coverings that can be put on walls that can be pulled right off, not damaging the walls?



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Old 04-23-2009, 10:45 PM  
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Yep, just buy some large posters of 1950's "B" Movies like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "Night of the Killer Tomatos" and stick them up with that blue gummy stuff that pulls off cleanly. (you can get it in any office supply store).

Take this one for example:



The movie poster shows that it stars Bela Lugosi. In fact, Bela Lugosi had died several months before the movie's release. The movie producer, Ed Wood, simply included some footage of Bela Lugosi that he had shot while Lugosi was still alive and included it in the film so that he could claim Bela Lugosi was in it.

You don't need to know the rest:

The police inspector in this film was played by an unsuccessful part time professional wrestler, unsuccessful part time professional actor of Swedish descent named Tor Johansson. Tor Johansson is probably the stiffest actor ever filmed; he reads his lines one word at a time and simply cannot muster any credibility in his role whatsoever. But, when Inspector Clay (Tor) is killed by space aliens and comes back as a zombie, you'll see the best zombie impression you ever saw. Tor's "stiff as a board" acting disability made him absolutely brilliant as a zombie. Ed Wood realized Tor stunk as an actor, so had him killed off early in the film so Tor could shine as a zombie.



Tor Johansson struts his stuff as a zombie.



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Old 04-24-2009, 09:13 AM  
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Hi Macman, talk to your leasing agent, I believe they will let you paint your walls any color you want, as long as you restore them to original color when you move out or are willing to pay to have them resotred (i.e.- security deposit). Or at least that's a proposal you can provide them in writing.

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If you do make an agreement like this with your landlord, you should ask him for the brand, line, gloss level and colour of the paint. The reason is that you can buy the same colour and gloss paint for $12 per gallon and $52 per gallon, and the only thing similar between them will be the colourand gloss. That is, they'll look the same, and that might be all he cares about, but it's certainly not the only difference.

Also, if the landlord knows what he's doing, he'll be using a mildew resistant paint in his bathrooms. So, if you want to paint the bathroom, you should get the same information from him regarding the bathroom.

Bathroom paints rely on the ability of the mildewcide within the paint to migrate to the paint's surface under wet or humid conditions. If you paint over a bathroom paint with a different bathroom paint, or a paint that isn't intended for use as a bathroom paint, you could prevent the mildewcide reserve in the old paint from migrating to the new surface. So, it's always best to paint over a bathroom paint with the same brand of bathroom paint to get the benefit of the mildewcide reserve that's still remaining in the old bathroom paint.

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