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Need Some Painting Advice On Victorian House
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As soon as the white stuff that is outside goes away and the ground can be walked upon without sinking into the mud, we are going to have our beautiful house painted. The house has so many…Continue

Tags: Painting, House, Victorian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter May 17, 2015.

Need Some Info About Removing Lead Paint Safely
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My husband & I invested in a infrared paint removal to strip all the paint on the woodwork around the windows/doors and baseboard and then we are going to stain them. The house was built in 1865…Continue

Tags: Lead paint removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by CatwomanofV Jan 27, 2014.

Houses With Names
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In May we purchased an 1865 house. (You can watch the videos). It is close to the center of town and was probably built and owned by one of the bigwigs in the town. Many of the old houses that are in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom owns a Barber #1 Apr 4, 2014.


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I am married.
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We just bought an 1865 Victorian that we are going to restore.

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At 11:38am on February 19, 2014, Lair Tienter said…

I haven't said anything before but I just wanted to let you know I am enjoying your videos very much.  You are doing a great job. I remember you, I think it was you, saying you were going to have to paint your woodwork instead of stripping it.  Don't feel too bad about doing that.  I was going to strip my woodwork too in the house I'm in.  I have 3 rooms that are black walnut and still natural so I figured the rest would be the same.  When I started stripping I found the painted wood work was a hodge podge of everything you cam imagine.One doorway side was walnut, the top was pine, and the other side oak.I later found out the guy building the house owned a lumber yard and I am thinking he used his free samples to finish the woodwork.  Anyway, long story short, the woodwork was never natural and wasn't meant to be. Originally stained black so they would all blend.  That was a look I didn't want so I went with oak wood graining. It turned out looking very nice and I'm thinking better than the original.  So, I just wanted to let you know I'm enjoying your videos.  Lair 

At 12:34pm on February 19, 2014, CatwomanofV said…

Thank you for feedback on my videos. We have family all over the place and when we talk to them, the usual question is, "How is the house coming?" Doing the videos gives them a chance to see exactly how it is coming. It is also a record for us as to the before & after. I also really enjoy doing them. I like to tell people that I am an amateur photographer. (You can see some of my photos here and I have a few slideshows on YouTube. Had to get the shameless plug in. lol ) Doing these videos also gives me a chance to expand my creativity.

As for the woodwork, yeah, we were disappointed in not being able to strip & stain it, but we chose a dark brown that pretty much matched the railing of the staircase. Here is a preview of what it looks like. I haven't been over there in the past week to see how it is coming along but I will get over there soon to take more pics for the next video. 

We think it is going to look great when it is complete.

Again, thank you for your feedback. I always wonder if people are actually watching them. 


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