Saturday, May 10, 2014
Many times I have been asked, why skim coat the walls after removing the wallpaper?
When you remove wallpaper, a few things might happen that you might not expect. For one, the glue or adhesive will pull pieces of drywall down with it. You might also see previous damage on walls obscured by the wall paper, or issues like dry rot or water damage.
Some contractors will suggest using primer for minor damage like this, or "Roll the skim coat on the wall"! Please listen carefully: the primer is not invented to fill holes, imperfections or to hide the damage on the walls and rolling joint compound on the wall is not the right solution.
If not removed properly, the chemical residue from the wallpaper glue will come through the primer and paint and stain the paint or lead to discolorations. The removal of the wallpaper glue has to be done properly using solvent or adhesive remover. (If you try yourself please be conscious).
After removing all the glue, the wall are ready to be skim coated. Patching the holes with mash drywall tape is the first step of skim coating. Skin coating is effective but labor intensive, just remember "Do it Right the First Time, You Will Not Do It Again"
For any question email Painter and Carpenter
Friday, May 2, 2014
This old dark and dingy kitchen didn't fit well with the rest of the apartment. The apartment, a modern loft in Union Square was completely renovated a few years ago but the kitchen remained untouched. Italian kitchens has some very cool style and concepts line. When your home simply doesn't allow for a large kitchen space, or you like to have your kitchen organized so you can easily access whatever you may need, these modern spaces provide solutions to common kitchen shortfalls. The new floor are real stone from Italy as well.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Luis and Juliette need desperately to move their hundreds of books from their guest bedroom to someplace else to prepare for their new adventure as parents. A simple hallway is now been transformed in wall to wall library.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Mr Jones called us for a face-lift for his master bedroom. As soon I walked in, I saw the potential of the room. After consulting with Mr Jones about the color, the extensive paintwork started. I knew that for the doors and bookshelves the best finish would be a spray finish, so I decided to use our HVLP sprayer.
What is HVLP?
HVLP means High Volume Low Pressure sprayer. For many years if you used the spray technique to paint furniture, walls door etc, inside a home it could have turned into a disaster due to the extremely high level of over-spray in the air. HVLP requires less air so there is minimal over-spray levels.
For more information feel free to send me an email!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Monday, June 3, 2013
I received many phone calls asking to create space in a tiny area. When you’re short on space, an in-wall cabinet is a great idea! The possibilities are endless – like a cabinet with shelves in the bathroom!
The space in between the wall studs are usually 16” apart on center (meaning 16” from the center of one stud to the center of the next stud) but occasionally walls like mine will have 24” centers.
For more information and question feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org