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  1. Re: Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    What are my options at this point? I am thinking about sanding over the area and starting again. Is that the best way forward?
  2. Re: Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    I had sanded it the night before, so it had 24 hours to dry. I did go over it with a damp cloth the night before as well to get rid of the dust, but that is about it. Not sure why it isn't working...
  3. Re: Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    Well, I am disappointed in myself. I patched the ceiling using CGC patch, sanded it about 5 times over 5 days. Did everything I thought was right - and then painted. Well, the paint soaked right...
  4. Re: Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    Thank you for the reply. Again, being new at this, I am sure that I am making more mistake than are necessary.
    I didn't read this until today and I had already patched the cracks using CGC...
  5. Re: Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    thank you so much for the reply!
    I have the pre-mixed Plaster paris, so I hope that is ok. And I bought the TAPE rather than the mesh - the store associate talked me into it, so I also hope that...
  6. Thin hairline cracks in Plaster Paris - how to fix?

    I am just learning how to be a handy-person. I have patched the nail holes in the plaster using some CGC compound, sanding and then reapplying (for far 5 times). I know it is overkill, but again I...
  7. Re: Painting Plaster walls - what to look out for and do?

    Some of the walls have paint drippings and such, which I don't like - but maybe that is the nature of the game.
  8. Painting Plaster walls - what to look out for and do?

    I am painting plaster walls in a house from 1963. I have patched the plaster nail holes the best I can, but I am wondering if it is worth sanding all the walls before I paint. Would it be worth the...
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    Re: Pulling trim from plaster? Should I?

    Well, the baseboards are wood, so I wanted to paint them as well. Does your advice still apply in this situation?
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    Re: Pulling trim from plaster? Should I?

    Thank you for the advice. I didn't want to start and find out I could have done something different.
    I figured it was the best way to paint the wall by taking off the baseboards first.
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    Re: Hardwood floors need a coat of lacquer?

    Yeah, I didn't want to have to go through all of that, so I wasn't sure if there was another way. The floor isn't too bad, but there are some "wear" spots,.
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    Hardwood floors need a coat of lacquer?

    I have original hardwood maple floors in my house, but there are some wear marks and it definitely needs refinishing. It is permissible to just varnish over the old to lock out and more damage?
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    Pulling trim from plaster? Should I?

    I am reno'ing a house - but that means pulling baseboard trim from plaster walls and I am not sure how to handle it. I have to paint the walls and I was thinking about replacing the baseboards while...
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