I need to remove wallpaper from our bathroom walls. They are
I need to remove wallpaper from our bathroom walls. They are drywall,but when we pull away the paper ( using a wallpaper remover) some of the the drywall covering is also peeling off. How can I remove this wallpaper without damaging the drywall? We wanted to paint the walls after removing the drywall. Thank you
I need to hang a shelf but its on an outer wall that is plaster
I need to hang a shelf but it's on an outer wall that is plaster over concrete, the drill bit stops about 1/2 of an inch into the wall and nails bend there as well. I used a flashlight to peer into the wall and it's grey like concrete. I am using task rabbit to hire a handyman since I don't have a clue what I am doing and I would like to know what questions I can ask to filter the professionals who bid on the work so I know they know what they are doing. Is there a concrete drill bit I should ask them if they have?
I want to redo my bathroom.....I have a tile ceramic tile floor
I want to redo my bathroom.....I have a tile ceramic tile floor and ceramic tile wall. The upper portion of the wall is plaster. The plaster portion of the wall has several large holes. The electrical system is two wire with no ground. We would like to replace the tub, replace the tile and plaster wall with drywall, and replace the ceramic tile floor with flooring or tiles. My question is where do I start?
A wall that I am painting in my lounge which backs onto the
A wall that I am painting in my lounge which backs onto the next door neighbours chimney breast won't take the emulsion properly. It is drying all patchy no matter how many coats I apply. What can I do? Are t here any products that I can buy which will solve t he problem?
I have 20+ year old textured ceilings in my home. The solid
<p>I have 20+ year old textured ceilings in my home. The solid texture is lifting in places in a large kitchen/dining and hall area. It has been painted in the past. The original application company did not want to remove them and suggested I PVA'd the loose bits and plastered the gaps. The rest of the house has the softer type that has also been painted over. One bedroom had the surface removed after a fire but has been damaged by a small leak from the roof which has now been fixed, leaving the damage to the ceiling. Is there any way I could have the ceilings looking smooth without replacing them as 1 year ago I had the roof area insulated with mineral wool due to the low pitch which was unsuitable for Batts. Any suggestions please? XXXXX XXXXX</p><p>P.S. There is no asbestos in the coating</p>
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i have a a bathroom remodel in a unit. there is a good chance
i have a a bathroom remodel in a unit. there is a good chance that i have lead based paint and i know for sure the tile surround has lead based paint in the tile glazing. i had a few contractors give me an estimate and they noted becuase that lead is a factor, it will be an extra $500 to follow lead safe practices. now this is demo of a tub, tile and the wall plaster around the tile surround. does this price sound accurate or should i go get more estimates?
Here is a problem I am in dire need of help with. My kitchen
Here is a problem I am in dire need of help with.My kitchen cabinets do not go up to the ceiling, there is a soffit there. In that space coming out of the wall and the ceiling are mushrooms. YES, mushrooms!!! They have pushed through the wall, plaster and paint and in about 6 different spots they are continuing to grow out of my wall and ceiling.I live in a co-op and notified the management company. They want to either have the superintendent and/or a plumber break through the wall to see where the obvious water leak is coming from. And then clean out the mushrooms.My fear is that they are not experienced enough to handle whatever they may find back there.Should I let them do that or look for an expert? And where do you find an expert on this kind of problem?HELP! I feel like I am in a bad sci-fi movie!SincerelyHope