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  • Kent, OH
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what tool to use to cut underlayment?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Sep 24.

Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grudecki Jun 4.

Bad Sheetrock Install! Arghh
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Olson Jul 20, 2012.

 

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Lair Tienter replied to Richard Pryor's discussion what tool to use to cut underlayment?
"Glad it worked out for you. I have a Harbor freight one and I also have a Fein, I think that's the name.  When I need to use it I always go for the H F one.  It works as good as the $400 fein and the blades are 1/4 the price.  I…"
Sep 24
Richard Pryor replied to Richard Pryor's discussion what tool to use to cut underlayment?
"Lair - Thanks for the tip.  Bought one of the Harbor Freight ones and used it.  Worked perfectly for what I needed it to do. Richard"
Sep 23
Richard Pryor replied to Ed Ferris's discussion Some authentic color schemes
"I'll have to track down the later Moss/Winkler books.  Maybe I just mis-read them. But I have to say that in my small-ish NE Ohio town, we've maybe 15 to 25 extant houses built before 1900.  Excluding the larger brick and/or…"
Sep 10
Richard Pryor replied to Ed Ferris's discussion Some authentic color schemes
"We've an 1865 Carpenter Gothic.  To quote This Old House "In the mid-1800s, when Italianate and Second Empire houses started dotting America, paint colors were muted and earthy owing to their natural pigments. By the 1880s, when the…"
Sep 10
Richard Pryor replied to Ed Ferris's discussion Some authentic color schemes
"Stonehouseguy - Have you a citation for further reading on the actual colors used, ref'ed in your third para, as opposed to what was previously thought were the colors used?  This is mostly curiousity asking, since we had our house…"
Sep 10
Richard Pryor replied to Ed Ferris's discussion Some authentic color schemes
"Couple of notes: the archive dates this to 1910. Also, I suspect most well-informed people here would agree with you that the current paint manufacturers' 'historic' colors are little more than guesses based more on marketing than on…"
Sep 9
Lair Tienter replied to Richard Pryor's discussion what tool to use to cut underlayment?
"I use a multi-tool.  There are several on the market and they come in real handy.  I have seen them for several hundred dollars and some for 50 dollars.  I have both and don't see much difference in the way they work.  I do…"
Sep 2
Richard Pryor posted a discussion

what tool to use to cut underlayment?

So here's my problem:  I have to rip up old plywood underlayment in order to do a new floor (can't leave it in place...cat pee..don't ask...ughh).  Unfortunately, after the underlayment was put in, someone re-partitioned the space and also installed several built-in cabinets on top of the underlayment.  So in order to get he underlayment out, I either have to rip out several cabinets and walls, including studs, or I have to figure out how to cut the underlayment where it intersects each wall…See More
Sep 1
Richard Pryor replied to Rkat's discussion Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions
"People often used floor cloths back then, which are remarkably easy to make using a canvas dropcloth from any hardware retailer.  But if you don't want to go that route, I agree with Lair, since almost any refinishing is going to cause…"
Sep 1
Tim Grudecki replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"I did this in my 1909 four square. Watered down drywall compound(mud) and rolled on the walls with a 3/4 nap roller. It makes the wall look like it was plaster. Plus it is so easy to do and goes on even. Can't see any imperfections in the walls."
Jun 4
Jill Perkins replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"Hi Joanna, I've found it really goes far if you do a fairly thin skim coat.  Two gallons 'should' do it if you go easy.  That's the beauty of it I think; that you can apply paper thin coats...you don't have to…"
Apr 14
Joanna Revers replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. The difference is hundreds of dollars! I'm quite excited about (and daunted by) this project. Thanks! Joanna"
Apr 14
Richard Pryor replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"Joanna - I can tell you when I did my walls, I bought based on the 50 sq.ft estimate, and ended up with WAY too much.  Like 3 times too much.  So unless you're planning on completely re-plastering your walls, I'd use the 200…"
Apr 14
Joanna Revers replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"Hi Jill, I know that this was posted quite some time ago, but I am hoping you might be able to help me. I am about to take on a room in my home finishing it with the SW Textured Fresco products. I am trying to calculate how much Dimensional Basecoat…"
Apr 14
Richard Pryor replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"Jill - I got the idea to do the tapestry because I'm cheap.  The previous owners had left a huge space in that wall where they hid a TV.  They'd covered it with a mirror on hinges, but the mirror was so high on the wall that…"
Mar 1
Jill Perkins replied to Richard Pryor's discussion Paint and joint compound for pseudo-plater?
"OMG    Richard that is fantastic work!  You obviously have many more skills than I have. The tapestry is awesome; how did you get the idea to do it that way? The wall treatment is beautiful too.  What is the acrylic coating you…"
Mar 1

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