Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings: Includes Plaster, Skim-coating and Texture Ceiling Finishes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings: Includes Plaster, Skim-coating and Texture Ceiling Finishes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Tom Lemmer

Language: English

Pages: 244

ISBN: 2:00105199

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Finishing walls and ceilings once meant nailing up some wallboard and slapping on paint or wallpaper. No more. Today's do-it-yourself can create dozens of different and exciting wall and ceiling finishes using materials now available at any home improvement center. Even basic wallboard installation is a new game, with curved walls, arches, and elaborate special effects easily achieved with innovative products aimed at the homeowner. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Walls & Ceilings gives all the information needed to give walls and ceilings designer finishes.

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smooth-sided container. To prevent accelerated set times, make sure all tools and containers are clean , and never add anything to the mix that is not specified by the manufacturer. 1 130 After all the plaster has been added, mix on highspeed for a couple minutes , stopping as soon as the p laster is smooth. Do not overmix plaster as it will decrease set time and reduce your trowel time. Clean mixing paddle and container immediately after use. 2 How to Apply a One-Coat Veneer Plaster

powdered chalk. How to Install Wood !-':> ;n plln ~------~--------~ 1 Starting in the corner farthest from the entry, use a stud finder to locate the center of the stud closest to , but less than , 48-in. from the corner. Find and mark stud centers every 48-in. from this first stud . Snap a plumb chalk line down the wall at each location . Paneling seams will fal l along these lines. 2 Position the first sheet of paneling against the wall so that the cut edge is I-in. away from the corner,

along the wall , following the panel manufacturer's directions regarding expans ion gaps at the joints. Use a level to check every third board for plumb . If it's out of plumb , adjust the fourth board to compensate . 143 Installing Wainscot Frames Frame-and -panel wainscot adds depth, character, and a sense of Old-World charm to any room. Classic wainscot was built with grooved or rabbeted rails and stiles that captured a floating hardwood panel. In the project shown here, the classic

appearance is mimicked, but the difficul ties of machining precise parts and commanding craftsman-level joinery are eliminated. Paint-grade materials (mostly MDF) are used in the project shown ; however, you can also build the project with solid hardwoods and finishgrade plywood if you prefer a clear-coat finish. Installing wainscot frames that look like frameand-panel wainscot can be done piece by piece, but it is often easier to assemble the main frame parts in your shop. Not only does working

local building official can also tel l you what's recommended, or required, in your area for seal - 32 ing foundation walls against moisture. Common types of moisture barriers include masonry waterproofers that are applied like paint, and plastic sheeting installed between masonry walls and wood framing. The local building code will also specify whether you need a vapor barrier between the framing and the drywall. Before you shop for materials, decide how you 'll fasten the framing to your

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