The holidays represent such a special time of the year. For us, our family, our friends, and millions of other people throughout the world, the holiday season brings with it joys, good tidings, and an opportunity to give the people you care most about a thoughtful gift or two. Unfortunately,...
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Up until this point in our plaster repair/skim coating series, the joint compound we've been applying to the walls has felt a whole lot thicker than the term "skim" implies. This is all normal since we've been building up the base and structure of the plaster with new material, but...
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Oh, the love hate relationship I have with our master bathroom. I dream of the day I can soak in our salvaged claw foot tub, surrounded by freshly painted wainscoting, basking in the glory of the beautiful Carrara marble and sparkling polished nickel fixtures. But sadly, those days are still...
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We left off on our in-depth "how to fix plaster and skim coat like a boss" series of blog posts after having applied the initial rough coat of joint compound over top of the screen/scratch coat we had applied in the previous steps. And while any wall or ceiling that...
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Quite some time ago I wrote in a Toolbox Tuesday about the pliers I like to use to remove nails. This has been a great solution for my purposes, and something that I picked up when working for a contractor in college, but it hasn't been without its problems. Occasional...
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