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    Re: Removing or Painting over Wallpaper

    Since vinyl siding can be painted, using acrylic latex primers and paints - it may be possible use some of those techniques to tackle the vinyl coated wallboard.

    Begin by cleaning the surface....
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    Re: Steel casement window puzzle

    Here is a photo of the lower left corner of the window.

    http://www.dolphinwebworks.com/images/window.gif

    There are no visible screws or other fasteners. If the vertical frame piece can be...
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    Re: Refinishing lacquered cabinets

    At that age, they are probably finished in a polyurethane finish, not a lacquer - so unless you know for sure, your best bet may be to test color changes on the INSIDE of a cupboard door. (Also the...
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    Re: Steel casement window puzzle

    Wood frame house. My concern is, the "trim" might be wrapped around the framing...?

    But I'm still hoping that there is some clever presssure-fit or other "gee whiz" way these might have been put...
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    Re: Refinishing lacquered cabinets

    Approximately how old are the kitchen cabinets?
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    Re: Steel casement window puzzle

    Oboy... well, having stripped the paint down to bare metal... it's official - there are no screws, at least not on the inside. The "trim" appears to be integrated... I will try to take a couple of...
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    Re: Steel casement window puzzle

    The window in the worst condition is in the bathroom... ceramic tile halfway up the wall and plaster the rest of the way. It's the easiest to reach, so I'm hoping to start there.

    FYI -- the...
  8. Thread: Bike Storage

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    Re: Bike Storage

    Take a look at this type - out of the way - there are a variety of them on the market, most under $35

    http://www.bikerackshops.com/PBH-1R.html
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    Steel casement window puzzle

    Some of our windows are in good shape, given their age. Some need replacement. The puzzle is, how were these steel casement windows installed in the first place?! There are no obvious clues (screws,...
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    Re: Basement Ceiling what would you do?

    Remember it's a basement (moisture...) -- sheetrock can provide a friendly place for mildew to grow. With no "real" windows, you probably have limited air circulation... I'd think about moisture...
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