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Gradebeam 08-16-2012 01:37 PM

What was the most difficult part of remodeling your home?
 
Gradebeam is conducting a survey to find out what the most common problems people encounter during home remodeling are, please answer here. Feel free to share a story or a rant.

nealtw 08-16-2012 08:37 PM

The biggest problem I see is people trying to sneak in a cheap advertizement on a site designed for people to get help with there projects.

BridgeMan 08-18-2012 11:06 PM

Or even "their projects."

Staying motivated on any major remodel has always been a challenge for me.

JunkDawgs 08-19-2012 09:15 AM

My biggest gripe after any remodeling project is painting. Is there another alternative to the ScotchGaurd Painter's Tape? I know that veteran painters don't even need it sometimes, but I'm far from seasoned and so I still like to use the tape even though it always bleeds a little! Suggestions?

dthornton 08-21-2012 09:39 PM

I'm renovating an old house (while living in it). I'm not a professional, so most of this is learn as I go. Three things are really difficult for me: 1) Everything takes much longer than I anticipate. What I think I should be able to get done in a day takes several days. 2) Everything costs a lot more than I thought. 3) Sheet rock ... I have a hard time getting all of the seams smooth and "invisible" like the pros do.

dthornton 08-22-2012 09:54 PM

JunkDawgs - Frogtape is better. It has a chemical that reacts with latex, eliminating bleedthrough. There are several edging products that can help without taping if you're careful. The edging pad works okay, and there are also edging tools that you hold against the edge while you brush the paint on.

JunkDawgs 08-25-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by dthornton (Post 76355)
JunkDawgs - Frogtape is better. It has a chemical that reacts with latex, eliminating bleedthrough. There are several edging products that can help without taping if you're careful. The edging pad works okay, and there are also edging tools that you hold against the edge while you brush the paint on.

Thanks for the recommendation as that will come in handy since my wife just handed me the next project idea, which of course invovles painting

Garenius 09-01-2012 03:07 AM

Getting the money needed to remodel it in the first place ahaha

thomask 09-13-2012 07:51 PM

:2cents:

Getting motivated is half the battle, getting to work the other.

I spoke to a fellow who retired several years ago like me and suggested we get a club together. We would meet once a month at a members house and get their "honey do" list done. We would then go to the next house the next month. Wives would have to agree that their work days would be coming in the months ahead but it will get done for sure. We could pull names out of the hat each month during our guys out lunches, plan the work and supplies and get to it the next week.

This might just motivate us all.;)

davidmeek 09-21-2012 06:27 AM

One of the things that had me stumped really was the windows. There are just so many to choose from that I had to go through so many models before I finally got the perfect ones.


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