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You might try sanding it very lightly with 240 grit sandpaper, then staining it with a light colored stain pen Buy two or three shades and start with the lightest color. Finish it with a wipe on polyurethane (the picture looks like a satin finish) Images and links for illustration only, not an endorsement of particular goods or sources.


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I would "brighten" the bleached area with an oxalic acid based cleaner/brightner, frequently the base chemical in deck cleaners. Neutralize with a base, like baking soda. Once dry, try a dye or a pigmented stain. If the color is close, seal it with a similar finish, typically a satin polyurethane.


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How to remove construction adhesive from concrete? Is there any other reason it is furred-out (electric runs, ect.)? It looks like someone tried to scrape a little, gave up and furred it. At the state it's currently in, I'm guessing your trying to see if this is a possibility or whether you are going to have to reuse the furring strips also. I see a few ...


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I would pat the ceiling with fire hot wet sponges (have used paint rollers too) and then scrape off as much as you can. Then you skim the ceiling. I have both used @BrianK's method of rolling and have just used a long putty knife. They both have their good/bad points. Rolling a ceiling is an absolute mess so you would have to tarp everything. For a ...


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I have heard of an old Wall-paper installers trick, but have never done it myself. You take some joint compound and thin it down so that it can be put on with a smooth roller. You then roll it onto the wall. After three or so coats (let dry between coats), viola - the wall is smooth. Like I said, I have never tried it myself. But maybe someone else here ...


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Think about 1/4 inch drywall. It can be glued or screwed up and is much easier, faster and neater than trying to take the existing finish down to smooth. You do need to deal with seams and edges at the baseboard, but it is still faster an easier. Links are for illustration only and not an endorsement of products or sources.


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Have you looked at 3M command adhesive strips? They hold very well but are easily removable later on.



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