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Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-04-2008 at 11:10 PM
Oh, you mean you're unbiased realtor? :rolleyes: There's no way around it, if you want to
restore or upgrade an old house and do it right, it involves a lot of work. Why do you think
guys like me are ...
Posted in thread: It's me. on 01-04-2008 at 12:09 AM
Welcome Jordi:Purchasing a house is probably your best investment in your life. The only way
you could invest better is to buy a winning lottery ticket; but then, there is no gurantee of a
Posted in thread: Recessed Lights... on 01-04-2008 at 12:05 AM
My house was built in 1915. It has an updated electrical panel. In my kitchen the only source
of light is a ceiling fan with a chain to turn on the light. There is no light switch. The only
Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-03-2008 at 11:59 PM
Yeah, that looks like layers of old wall paper. 1915, it makes sense. It's most likely wood
lath plaster. If the plaster is in good shape, you're lucky. You need to wash off the old glue.
Use a course...
Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-02-2008 at 09:57 PM
Change of plans. I have sanded down all the walls and scraped off any lose materials. Now I am
going to buy some Drywall Joint Compound and spread it out over the chipped area. Now my
questions for th...
Posted in thread: It's me. on 01-02-2008 at 08:01 PM
My name is Jordan. I am 19 years old and live in a small boring town in the middle of no where
(E.G., Kansas). A few months ago I purchased my first home. It was built in 1915 and is 1705
Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-02-2008 at 07:56 PM
Just by reading my reply you already know more than I did at 19. :p What you may have there is
layers upon layers of old wall paper over wood-lath plaster. I've removed entire apartment's of
Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-01-2008 at 11:52 PM
Hi Jordi,I've run into this a lot and it could be one of a few things. It may be old wall paper
from the 1920's or 50's on top of plaster, it may be the paper surface of drywall, or it could
be the su...
Posted in thread: How to handle wall problem? on 01-01-2008 at 10:07 PM
I am in the process of remodeling my bathroom. Today I removed a tacky wallpaper border the
previous owner had installed and discovered under it chipping paint. I've never dealt with
chipping paint be...