My tip would be to find a bowl that is the same diameter of the hole and use the edge as a guide to cut. But I have a sweet reader who reminded me of a very special tip (that I forgot until AFTER the stairs were painted): paint over your tape edges with your base color. Use a carpet cleaner if you have a spill with color. If you do so, you will seal the tape with the base color, and the next color (in my case grey) can not get under that pesky tape. We had quotes from between $750-$4500 just to tape and texture (Isn’t that a huge price range?!) and it was so frustrating trying to find someone who could come out and do it while we lived there. Next: get the new axle and find someone to do the installation for me. It’s really easy once you get started. I guess a pro isn’t what we needed, huh? Well, guess what buckoo, there will not be a next time.
You need time for the grout to fully dry or it will crack. Be sure to let it dry before you proceed. After a bit of convincing, Mr. Serene decided to let me try it out and if it really didn’t work out, then he could have it his way. Now, over 100 years later, those original ugly walls of heavy plaster have worn out, and in some cases even become dangerous when slabs break free of ceilings and fall. Also, feel free to send more detail about the candle wax. With so many variables affecting the outcome, I would expect that at a minimum you should be able to remove enough of the wax so that it won’t show through a touch-up coat of paint. Since you are working with stairs, and chances are you need to use them at some point before you are finished, you will need to think of how to paint them so it doesn’t affect traffic. I used Traffic Master Ceramica in the Exodus pattern because this was only one of two they had in stock that was groutable-just the look I was going for. The Traffic Master Luxury Vinyl Tile had rave reviews and I just had to see for myself if it was really better than spending all kinds of money on real tile for my bathroom.
I saw opportunity to learn something new and save a TON of money. The wet saw is a table saw with a table that moves to the blade. When using a wet saw, first carefully read and follow directions in the manual, and cut some practice pieces. To remove texture without gouging the drywall, hold the blade approximately 30-degrees to the wall, and scrape in whatever motion feels most comfortable to you, using long slow strokes. One of the benefits of not using mortar is that you can grout immediately. I didn’t want my little girl to wake up one January morning, socks on feet, and slipping down the stairs to me. Once you remove the wax, make a homemade solution by mixing one part vinegar and three parts water into a small bowl. Make sure to wait a full 24 hours before placing anything heavy (ie. The ancient Egyptians recognized the beauty of granite thousands of years ago and used it to make the pyramids of their pharaohs and other persons of status and means. A solid slab of granite can be very costly and extremely heavy to apply. The texture can be impossible to match when repairs in your wall are necessary.
The granite rocks are mined all over the world and sent out to processing facilities where it is shaped and polished. If you think there might be a kitchen remodeling project in your future, then you really should consider granite countertops. Now, if we won’t take that whopping price difference into consideration, what do you think are the disadvantages of purchasing marble granite tiles, if there are any? This material include definite materials that can blister, soften and swell when this marble were moist and poured with water. Safe and effective removal of a textured ceiling that contains asbestos can only be completed by a professional trained in containment methods and safe removal of asbestos. Remember, ceiling painting requires frequent one-minute breaks to look down, or your neck may bother you for days and days. Over days. And days. Then do it all over again on the other side of each step.