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Don't worry about the cracks but you do have to patch where it's crumbly. Only worry about the paint that comes off easily, no need to scrape down the whole thing. Depending on the look you're going for, the whole wall would need a skim coat of plaster. Condemned, eh? Does the roof leak? Did it? (sad face) If you are going to contract it out, start ...


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Peeling paint is caused by poor adhesion to the underlying surface. For stone and concrete a professional would recommend grit/sand blasting. This ensures removal of all surface contaminants which could affect adhesion. If you insist on doing it yourself: remove all existing paint, wire brush entire surface, wash surface with mild acid solution (we use pool ...


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I will not be able to paint over the black paint and restore it to its white colour. It's just paint on drywall. If you decide to remodel, you can paint over it. You will need to paint the whole wall to make sure the color matches, and it may take an extra coat or two to completely cover the black, but if you do any remodeling, you will most likely be ...


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Your pelmet needs a top to it. Other terms are box valance or cornice. You take a standard valance which is just a curtain rod cover and put a top on it. Since it's a box with an open bottom that covers the curtain rods and the top of the window opening, it should be a very effective light control device. Paint the inside of the thing matte black, make it ...


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If those refinished stair treads are a common type type of hardwood such as oak, maple or beech you can get 1/4 inch thick plywood with an hardwood veneer on one or both sides. Looks like one sheet of the material would be more than enough to to make your riser skins. Precut the pieces to fit without fastening right away. When you cut them you will want ...



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