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A good example of what the wall with half of the paint removed already. What a difference! #paintremoval

Finally! A way to deal with lead for us old-house lovers. Rent for $50/day through the mail. The Paintshaver® Pro is the fastest, cleanest, most economical tool for stripping all coatings (including lead paint) from clapboards, shingles, shakes, flat trim, all other flat wood, concrete and fiberglass surfaces. The Paintshaver® Pro has a built-in dust shroud that can be attached to a HEPA vacuum meeting EPA guidelines for lead paint removal

How to finish off a door frame when you remove a door. Use lattice wood strips to cover holes from hardware, putty, and paint. Another suggestion to fill the holes is to use 3M Bondo.

15 Fireplace Remodel Ideas for Any Budget

Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.

Color blocked accent wall in the boys' Husker-themed bedroom;) Use green frog tape NOT blue painters tape...much better for clean lines and edges, no bleeding and easy removal

Making An Ikea Bookcase Look Built In (& Painting The Back

Notch the bottom of a book case to fit over baseboard so the book case will sit flush against the wall. Jeanius.

How To Clean an Old Porcelain Enamel Bathtub or Sink — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Cast-iron bathtubs and sinks are a common fixture in older homes, and now we're seeing them pop up in many newer remodels because of their unique vintage charm. Unfortunately, years of use or neglect can make for one discolored and dingy tub or sink! Here are a few tips to keep the porcelain on your antique fixture looking next-to-new.