SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

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

  1. gdl203

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    wow, nice. I couldn't even renovate a bowl of oatmeal.
    +1

    I've never even painted a wall
     


  2. StephenHero

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    +1 I've never even painted a wall
    lame
     


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    wow, nice. I couldn't even renovate a bowl of oatmeal. Emeco heritage chair? It's like a hertiage with a navy base.
    they're original emeco navy chairs. a little beaten up, but perfect as deck chairs, and for work around the house. i could hardly operate a drill a year ago. i learned most of this stuff as i went, but i have a few carpenter/contractor friends that gave me pointers during the process.
     


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    lame

    I've never used lamÃ[​IMG] paint either.
     


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    +1

    I've never even painted a wall


    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.
     


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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
     


  7. mordecai

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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]
     


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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.
     


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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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