Jayelle C
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Best way to strip and repaint radiators in place?
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I have two massive radiators in my 1920 home that have many layers of paint on them.  Due to their size (and my fears about getting them to work again properly if moved!) I'd like to strip them while…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Apr 27.

1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
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Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting here about my "new" house (I was here about 3-4 years ago when I owned an 1857 Victorian).  My new house is a 1920 foursquare that is mostly Craftsman…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayelle C Apr 26.

FREE 1950s built in refrigerator and cabinets (not mine, but I wish I had a use for it)!

I found this when I was looking at my local Craigslist (Buffalo, NY).  It isn't mine and I have no idea who is getting rid of it.   I have no use for it (believe me, I racked my brain) but there's…Continue

Started May 12, 2016

 

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Lair Tienter replied to Jayelle C's discussion Best way to strip and repaint radiators in place?
"I've had my best luck using a stiff putty knife.  Actually I use the kind made for working on window putty. It is stiff, has a sharp side and a point on one end.  Between that and a stiff wire wheel on a drill have had the best…"
Apr 27
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Best way to strip and repaint radiators in place?

I have two massive radiators in my 1920 home that have many layers of paint on them.  Due to their size (and my fears about getting them to work again properly if moved!) I'd like to strip them while they are in place.  The paint is loose in some places and I'm sure some of it has lead, which I'm not terribly worried about since I plan to seal the workspace off and wear protective gear.  I'm more concerned with the logistics of this task as well as the best way to repaint them once I'm…See More
Apr 26
Jayelle C replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"I'm sorry for my late response - I just saw this now!  I love the boutique approach and hadn't thought of that before. Thank you so much!"
Apr 26
Jayelle C replied to KARODY ROBBINS's discussion New Restorer Buys Two Huge Houses- can't even identify style of one!!!
"If you look on Amazon, you'll be able to find a few different reproduced catalogs full of houses and features from the late 1800s/early 1900s.  Almost all of them are Dover books.  One that comes to mind is "Victorian Domestic…"
Apr 26
StoneHouseGuy replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"Hi - nice new home. Love the double bays on the 2nd floor. That light roof could be troublesome. Unless you're going to re-roof the house, keep the whiteness of the pale grey roof in mind as you select colors. Roof color is often a significant…"
Jul 14, 2016
Jayelle C replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"Thanks very much, Lair and Casey!"
May 23, 2016
Lair Tienter replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"I don't remember what kind it was but it was latex primer made by Diamond Vogel.  I had it tinted half way between the white and the green of the final coat.  With the colored primer one top coat coverage was great. Ask your…"
May 21, 2016
caseypratt replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
May 20, 2016
Jayelle C replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"Thank you! I like the burgundy idea, very classic."
May 20, 2016
Jayelle C replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"That is AWESOME news!  Lair, may I ask what kind/brand of paint you used and if you roughed up the surface of the siding at all first?  I would love to do this but I just didn't know if the paint would adhere or not."
May 20, 2016
Lair Tienter replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"I hate to be the one to suggest this but vinyl can be painted very easily with the proper paint.  I  painted mine 14 years ago and except for the south end that has faded a little it looks just like the day it was finished.  The paint…"
May 20, 2016
caseypratt replied to Jayelle C's discussion 1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!
"Gray siding, white trim, burgundy sash is a very elegant scheme."
May 19, 2016
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Jayelle C replied to PStewart's discussion Havent posted in a while....question about bathroom hardware
"I'm not sure about the exact model, but the folks at Historic Hardware in Rochester, NY may be able to provide something or steer you in the right direction. https://www.historichouseparts.com/pdshop/shop/contactus.aspx Good luck!  PS -…"
May 12, 2016

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Tell us about yourself:
I'm a third-generation owner/restorer/lover of old homes.

Old house: 1857 vernacular Italianate (featured in OHJ in 2011)
New house: 1920 foursquare (80% Craftsman, 20% Neoclassical :)

I love talking about old houses and learning things from those more experienced than myself.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
While I feel very fortunate and thankful that I was able to own and renovate such a unique Victorian as my old house, I do NOT miss the frustrating hunts for expensive pre-Civil War houseparts it required! Our new 1920 foursquare allows me to ease up, be creative and enjoy the process of restoration. So far it's proven to be a wonderful experience and I am loving it. :)

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