And I once had the joy of peeling a dining room that had a heavy embossed (to look like tile) vinyl which was both falling off in pieces--exposine huge holes in the plaster (ugh yes--real plaster) and stuck with lord only knows what--nothing disolved that adhesive. In desperation I borrow the plasterer (my SO at the time was in construction and remodeling)--from the crew that was working on a bonefide Beverly Hills mansion (with lots of real plaster repair that the plasterer was returning to like new condition. I bought him for one evening promising him both an apple and a peach pie and all the beer he could drink.
He just ripped all of the hideous vinyl (paint covered by the way) off of the three walls that I hadn't done--patched the plaster drank a bunch of beer with the SO while I made the pies--it took him an hour. And promised to come back and do touch up on the new plaster the next day so he didn't have to teach me how to do it and went happily home with his pies.
I figure that it would have taken me about three weeks to do the plastering. I wasn't a master craftsman at that.
Great Story AuntBug
- and them Pies and Beer, was a worthy labor trade indeed.
On problem plaster walls, removing wall paper, that is not coming off... a
) I sharpen a wood chisel & attack it with a leather mallet b
) and go back & re-plaster
- easy for me, having done 15 years of weekend bodywork, with plastic bondo mud on sheet metal c
) and I had tons to patch, brittle plaster and corner cracks
- all done in premium filler // Durabond 90 mud
tonight - she either...??? a
) got her Trades ticket now / and removing Wall Paper
expertly & quickly b
) or still in Training c
) back to project Procrastination (aka Rifle Man TV)
Oh my.....will have to consult with MC on this adventure as she is the professional.
project status, when quietly unreported.
- and might have to bake some pies & add party refreshments, like ABTLH