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  1. mynewoldhouse

    I can only pick ONE room to renovate; my son's playroom or his bathroom...

    if we update the playroom we'd just replace the fiberboard with drywall. if we do the bathroom it would be updating the old subway tile to match the new (behind the shower) and replace the floors. fixtures would likely remain. playroom: bathroom:
  2. mynewoldhouse

    Just bought my first house. One room has fiberboard walls - can/should we replace?

    Following up on this thread thanks for the replies! I’m going to get a quote for drywall (both over top the fiberboard and by removing completely. Question: should there be any concerns regarding insulation or moisture? I had posted this question elsewhere and a few folks brought that point up.
  3. mynewoldhouse

    Is a HEPA Dust Containment Vacuum a smart purchase or overkill?

    my wife and i just bought our first home and it's a 100-year old colonial with plaster walls. i've made myself overly paranoid regarding dust, lead, asbestos, etc. i am wondering whether it makes sense to just purchase one of the smaller, more-affordable (~$500 from my research) dust...
  4. mynewoldhouse

    How does one safely do even the most basic of renovations in a house full of lead?

    house was built in 1923. the paint we're covering looks old. not sure if it's 40+ but definitely not recent. assuming the worst i suppose.
  5. mynewoldhouse

    How does one safely do even the most basic of renovations in a house full of lead?

    i am overly-paranoid by nature (and have a 6-month old so) so yesterday as we were painting a small closet and my FIL sanded some old paint away it had (has) me worried. with that worry comes questions. given that painting prep does include sanding, how is it possible to safely prep and paint...
  6. mynewoldhouse

    Just bought my first house. One room has fiberboard walls - can/should we replace?

    thanks bud! we plan to use it as a play room as it's connected to my son's room. so far it seems pretty well insulated (from sound as well) if the temperature is any indication. i definitely don't know if i'm yet up to the task of doing this myself. that said, i have seen some better looking...
  7. mynewoldhouse

    Just bought my first house. One room has fiberboard walls - can/should we replace?

    while there are a multitude of things that we'd like to do, replacing these (in our opinion, ugly) fiberboard walls is close to the top. this fiberboard looks like patched up cardboard. that said, i am not yet a DIY'er so i'd likely need to hire it out. before i do, i come to you fine folks with...
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