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Thread: What I did today

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    Yesterday I spent most of the day sewing...started a black, white and red quilt for my stepdaughter.It was a good sewing day, listened to a book on tape and got a lot done.
    Today I decided I couldn't put it off any longer. I started a few weeks ago taking the wallpaper off my hall bathroom. In between then and now, I have worked on it in little spurts. Well I am really getting tired of looking at it so this morning I figured I would tackle it again. I got it finished except for an area around the toilet.
    We are going to replace the sink and toilet so I will finish that area after my DH takes out the old toilet.
    I realize as I'm taking the last of the paper down, that the walls are going to need a lot of prep work before they are ready to paint. I know I have to wash them down to get the rest of the glue off the walls.....What would you use...vinegar in water or something else?
    Of coarse I overdid it, trying to get it finished today.I am thinking of doing a venetian plaster finish to the walls. There are places where medicine cabinets etc. had been and would require a lot of work to get smooth.
    Has anybody done this? How hard is it to do? I have done some plastering so I am no totally inexperienced. I wish I could just blink my eyes and it would all be done!! ;)

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    Maybe try some TSP, it comes in a box, so you can mix it as strong as needed... Do use gloves, it is a chemical :wink: but doesn't have noticeable fumes.
    You can get this at most stores in the hardware area.

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    I've done this with my midnight orchid coloured walls and ceiling in my bedroom. I love it. It is rough enough to look "old" but smooth enough to be easy to wash and keep clean. We decided to do this as there is a lack of skilled workers in our area and maybe we are too cheep to hire someone. That being said if you can almost smooth on the plaster, you're good to go. I tried blinking my eyes....is it done yet?

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    Tsp is the way to go for washing the walls but get the liquid stuff then you don't have to rinse the walls after you wash them the first time.

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    I had the paper left on the wall after parer was ripped down. I bought one of those etching round things[? @ the hardware store] Then I strayed Fabric Softner on it wait 3-5 min. and it came right off. the rm smelled good too. You can use cheap softner too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    I had the paper left on the wall after parer was ripped down. I bought one of those etching round things[? @ the hardware store] Then I strayed Fabric Softner on it wait 3-5 min. and it came right off. the rm smelled good too. You can use cheap softner too.
    That's what I've been working on taking off...the paper under the paper....I used hot water and fabric softner in a spray bottle....worked pretty well except for those few stubborn spots. :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhag
    I've done this with my midnight orchid coloured walls and ceiling in my bedroom. I love it. It is rough enough to look "old" but smooth enough to be easy to wash and keep clean. We decided to do this as there is a lack of skilled workers in our area and maybe we are too cheep to hire someone. That being said if you can almost smooth on the plaster, you're good to go. I tried blinking my eyes....is it done yet?
    Did you just put the plaster on the walls and then paint over it? Did you have to seal the plaster first with primer?

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    GEEZE!!! I thought this was going to be a joke. . . . . :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    GEEZE!!! I thought this was going to be a joke. . . . . :shock:
    Sorry....that will be later!!!

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    toilet humor

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