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Monday, July 22, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 49!

You do have to realize that sometimes, you can't do it all.
 You can have extensive knowledge and still not know a whole bunch.
 We can patch a ceiling, but that texture?
Let's call in the experts.
Meet our buddy, Sal Lembo, who does this for a living.
I'm not giving you a tutorial today, but the process by which he
made 35 year old ceilings look brand new without messing up any of
the paint or cabinets fascinated me.
And here at
 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!
we know when to let someone else take the wheel.

He had the world's largest roll of Saran Wrap on him, and a ton of
masking tape.
 All of the intended project areas were draped from ceiling to
floor in plastic.
 It got a little...eerie.

Like I was on the set of
"Saw XXII, Beach Blanket Bingo Butchery."
 This however means that once the popcorn texture is blown in, you just
roll up the plastic and...
it never happened.
 And my precious cabinets remain pristine.
 The ceilings were first prepped with oil based Killz spray primer.
Sal then mixed up his slurry of spray medium, which was blown
on using that enormous funnel and the compressor.

 This is about all I can show you of the actual process
and not need a new camera.

I about messy!
 However, the results are well worth it.

I just stood back with my fingers crossed.
 Ever notice how when the bathroom is off limits,
you suddenly really have to go?

 Once this cures, I can roll on fresh paint, and we'll have crisp look.
 Keeping the texture and just repairing it was much more economical than
taking them all down and replacing them,
and a whole lot faster!
Getting things done quickly gives me time for more important things like...
Someone needed a suite with a kitchen and private room outfitted stem to stern.
 We just have a few things to make now, and the girl will be living in style.
Geek style, but style nonetheless.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

I'm going to be so sad when you're done with this series~I've learned a lot. There are so many practical tips and everything looks great!