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SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I'll paint your walls for a fraction of the cost of a contractor. I can't gurantee a flawless job, but I can guarantee my US citizenship.

    The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls
     
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    The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls

    truly. spent as much (or more) time taping as i did applying 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint.
     
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    The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls

    100% true. I taped off a room I painted for hours and still the god damn paint crept underneath. [​IMG]
     
  4. otc

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    100% true. I taped off a room I painted for hours and still the god damn paint crept underneath. [​IMG]
    I've learned how to cut a line without taping...I am not perfect like a pro though so it is a tradeoff between a perfect sharp line that is not perfectly staight (in any given 1ft section it looks straight but on the whole it sort of wobbles) and a kind of sloppy taped line that has bleeds but is ruler-straight. Doing it without tape wins for me though since it doesn't require the time to tape and you can't pull up old paint (good if you are painting two intersecting colors so the paint is not fully hard) The one trick to taping that does work though is to lay the tape down, paint with the color that you just taped over (so the bleeding blends in) and then paint over that with the new color. For me the bad prep part is cleaning/sanding/drywall taping/hole repair...painting walls in old apartments that have previously been painted by careless tools is not fun.
     
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    I can't get spackled holes to blend with the original paint to save my life. Other than that, painting's easy. If you fuck up, just paint over it again. Easy.

    Use Frog Tape guys. WAY better than the 3M blue crap.
     
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    I can't get spackled holes to blend with the original paint to save my life. .

    Really? I''ve never had that problem. Do you use low lustre or glossy on your walls or something? Shouldn't be too difficult with interior matte.
     
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    +2. buying a house made in 1889 is probably really smart.

    +1

    I've never even painted a wall
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Some photos from my student apartment.
     
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    Some photos from my student apartment.


    I like it.
     
  10. otc

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    Really? I''ve never had that problem. Do you use low lustre or glossy on your walls or something? Shouldn't be too difficult with interior matte.

    This problem can happen in walls that have been painted poorly or very many times and have a pretty strong orange-peel effect (or it can happen in walls that are actually textured). The spackle sections will come out smoother than painted sections and the only perfect solution is to sand the whole wall to match.
     
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    osgood - love your place
     
  12. mordecai

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    Some photos from my student apartment.
    looks good for a student place. one recommendation, hide your media/SNES (great choice), and put your goddamn comic books away, kid.
    This problem can happen in walls that have been painted poorly or very many times and have a pretty strong orange-peel effect (or it can happen in walls that are actually textured). The spackle sections will come out smoother than painted sections and the only perfect solution is to sand the whole wall to match.
    that makes sense. i've recently painted fresh dry wall, plaster, and my girlfriend's gallery, so that hasn't come up too much.
     
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    truly. spent as much (or more) time taping as i did applying 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint.
    +1. Taping is a huge pain.
     
  14. otc

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    Some photos from my student apartment.

    Damn...I want to be a student in sweden
     
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    osgood - love your place

    +1 Though I'd probably want a slightly large desk.
     
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    Some photos from my student apartment.


    That ikea ps cabinet is one of the best pieces of furniture ikea has ever put out, imho. It's extremely versatile and they have it in fire truck red.

    clean space, nice work on the shelving unit placement.
     
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    ^yeah we have them in the office and the basement
     
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    That ikea ps cabinet is one of the best pieces of furniture ikea has ever put out, imho.
    maybe you've never seen vintage ikea? hard to search on-line, but here are a few. [​IMG] [​IMG] flickr set/ flickr set 2
     
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    Really? I''ve never had that problem. Do you use low lustre or glossy on your walls or something? Shouldn't be too difficult with interior matte.
    The last few places I've rented have had textured painted walls and ceilings. If the hole is anything larger than a quarter you notice the lack of texture. If I try and texturize it myself, it looks like shit. So I just sort of feather out away from the hole in a wide radius.
     
  20. otc

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    The last few places I've rented have had textured painted walls and ceilings. If the hole is anything larger than a quarter you notice the lack of texture. If I try and texturize it myself, it looks like shit. So I just sort of feather out away from the hole in a wide radius.

    If your walls are super textured (like when you do it intentionally and not just some bad-painting orange peel), I would guess you might have to try some ninja-spackling...

    Use the texture to your advantage and sort of inject some spackle into the hole and sort of push at it with something like the sanded smooth and round end of a chopstick (instead of applying with a putty knife which always leaves you a circle around the hole). The goal here would be to only fill the hole and worry less about getting it perfectly flush to the wall. This way, when you paint over it, it will blend in just like the coin sized spackle spot blends in with a non-textured wall (you just want to avoid that "look, I just slapped paint over a nail hole thinking it would take care of it" look.
     

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