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
"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…"
"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."
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…"
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…"
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…"
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…"
"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…"
"I agree with Andy on this, but acknowledge that we might be in the minority. First, I distrust all 'rules' about house decor (vs. fixing house systems and making it safe and long-lasting). The only rule I think anyone should follow with…"
"I've finally finished this project, and am posting pictures, in no small part because you asked me to, Jill.
I ended up coating the faux plaster with an acrylic coating which is rubbed on and has almost no sheen whatsoever. I designed the…"
"Bill and Jill -
Thanks for the suggestions. As to painting over it, one of the reasons it looks so good right now is that the tinted plaster/basecoat is over a light painted surface, so if I put paint over that, I lose the effect of the paint…"
"Hi Richard,I'm so glad your project is working out. If you really think it needs to be sealed, you could apply an acrylic matte glaze/varnish over it; I was in the art supply store last week and there are some good brands to choose from.…"
"Jill -Thanks for all the advice so far. I've done the walls with the dimensional basecoat and it looks great. Turned out I had the best luck with troweling it on, then stippling with a cheap sea sponge roller, and then after some…"
The wait time totally depends on the humidity in the room on that day! If you applied it with the sponge roller as per the directions, you can experiment in an unobtrusive area to see if it knocks down to a pleasing texture.…"