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by gsahlot
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

Shannon wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Paint must be very thick and fast drying?
It doesn't seem to be fast drying but could be thick. How do I know how thick is not thick? Just by hit and trial method?
by gsahlot
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

You may need to thin the paint slightly to give yourself a little more working time. A 3" or 4" roller will probably help get the material on. What kind of brush are you using? A good quality brush (Purdy or dealer brand, which is Purdy) is your best bet. I am using purdy brush. Hmm. Maybe the pain...
by gsahlot
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines
Replies: 6
Views: 75

How to paint trims and baseboards without getting brush lines

Hi, I am getting lot of lines when paint dries in the direction in which I ran the brush while painting baseboards and trims. It looks not possible to use a roller for trims which are like 3 inches wide. Could someone provide some tips and info on special brush so that result comes professional and ...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Guys I finally decided to build the cabinets 1st also did a slight change in design by moving hanging space to the middle. I think I got everything installed pretty nicely, so I guess can call it success. Thanks for all the guidance. Here are some final product pics. MVIMG_20181014_200640.jpg MVIMG_...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Hmm.. Actually another problem I am facing now is that the space above the cabinet is 1' which I originally thought was enough for me to go in there and drive screws vertically through B5 into the standing panels i.e. B1 to B4. That space doesn't seem to be enough, actually it is not the space above...
by gsahlot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Thanks Shannon! I guess building as separate cabinets could also be an option. Btw, I just realized that the boards with the holes only have holes on one side of it but in order to make the design as I showed in the picture above, B2 should have holes on both sides (essentially a through hole) so th...
by gsahlot
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Sounds good. Thanks Spruce. Let me give it a shot. Will get back here if ran into issues.
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

If you have access above B5, yes, you can screw it down into the other 4 panels. I would recommend predrilling the holes so that you don't split out the panels. measure carefully and put the screws in the middle of the vertical panels for best results. Yes I would have 1 feet left. Ceiling height i...
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Guidance on installing closets

Thanks Spruce. But just trying to understand... Here is some more info with pics. 1. Boards I bought MelamineBoards.jpg 2. Closet space pics closet space pic1.jpg closet space pic 2 (angled view).jpg 3. Here is the design with actual dimensions I am looking to have closetDesign.png a) So I think I c...
by gsahlot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on installing closets
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Guidance on installing closets

Guys, After putting the laminate flooring, I am at the step of installing closet with shelving. I have bought these Melamine boards (1"x16" and 8' long). How do I mount these boards into the closet area? I think the boards which will be on the side walls can be mounted using screws but how about the...
by gsahlot
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

It's personal preference whether you have the head piece thicker than the legs, or not, either way is acceptable. I would like to have the header piece thicker, so do you think I should look for a thicker header piece or can I just shim under them to make them look thicker? These windows are probab...
by gsahlot
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

Thanks Spruce and Shannon! Are door and window headers and side legs really of the same thickness? See this image. door1.jpg The header seems to stick out a bit more than side leg, so looks like the header is thicker than side leg? Or did they just put some shims behind the headers just to make it s...
by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

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by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

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by gsahlot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Guidance on baseboard, window door trims
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Guidance on baseboard, window door trims

I saw this baseboard, windows and door trims in one of the open houses and liked it. I cannot tell the size from pictures. The ceiling height is 8 feet. Could you suggest what size and what material exactly should I buy to get this type of baseboard, window and door trims? window3.jpg window2.jpg wi...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Another quick question - what do you think should be the size of the screw which I should be driving into the jambs? I am thinking 3 inches 10#. Haven't found clear instructions on Jeld-win website on size of the screw.
by gsahlot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Shannon wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:23 am
...Now how does the manufacture recommend securing them to the wall? Screws and caps through the brick mould? Screws through the jambs?
Screws through the jambs.
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Order of tasks while remodeling the room

I am going to use laminate flooring every where. So I guess I could go: 1. Install retrofit windows 2. With all baseboards, trims removed I.e. with the room in current state, paint the whole thing I.e. inside the closet, ceiling and walls. 3. Install door casing and closet door trims. 4. Install bas...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Do you think thicking up the stucco around the protruding frame edge to get an even surface may not be worth the efrorts? Elastomeric caulk is a caulk that stays extremely flexible once cured, similarly to silicon, but 1000X better, in every way. I've used both of these with great success Big Stretc...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Retrofit windows installation

...If not, install the window plumb and true, then use an elastomeric caulk to seal the gap to the house.
Doesn't look like there is cavity? Could you please explain more? and what is window plumb? and what is elastomeric caulk?
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Retrofit windows installation

Here are some pics of new window from different angle. Unfortunately, doesn't seem like its fin has cavity?
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by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Order of tasks while remodeling the room

Here are some pics of how the room looks at this point.
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by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Order of tasks while remodeling the room
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Order of tasks while remodeling the room

Hi Guys, I have a room with no floor coverings, and baseboards, trims removed, so I think it is ready to get remodeled. I was and am thinking to go in the following order: 1. Paint the ceiling 2. Paint inside of closet 3. Paint the walls 4. Install retrofit window 5. Install floor 6. Install baseboa...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Retrofit windows installation
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Retrofit windows installation

Hi Guys, I am working on installing retrofit sliding windows but running into three issues: 1. Do I need to prep the existing aluminium frame from outside? The aluminium frame is ~1/8" thick but from exterior side, it protrudes a bit from the stucco. Meaning it is not flush properly. And it protrude...
by gsahlot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

Thanks Spruce! I did the sanding and it looks fine, so will prime and paint. Thank you guys again for all the advice.
by gsahlot
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

So finally, I could scrape it or sand it down. Very very very hard job, gave up and decided to skim coat. Had to do two coats but much easier and it became smooth again. Practiced some texture using Spruce's method. And this is what I have now. texture4.jpg texture3.jpg texture2.jpg texture1.jpg Hop...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

Ya getting the bare paper too wet will not help you at all and will just lead to it being able to be damaged easier when scraping IMO. Agree with you. Making it wet and scrap is not working as I am doing more damage than recovery. So my only option is to sand either manually (it's too slow and take...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

Joint compound dries very hard, so it is not going to scrape very easily. You can try using a garden sprayer and misting the surface several times to soften/loosen the materials, but you're probably screwed unless you want to spend days trying to remove it. In spraying water, I am worried about the...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

Thanks for all the advice. Much appreciated. So this is what I plan to do now: 1. Scrape the texture I have applied. 2. Thin skim coat the whole ceiling and let it dry for 24 hrs. 3. Practice in a small area on the ceiling and see which technique (Clarence's or Spruce's) works best for me. Then do t...
by gsahlot
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Texture failure
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Texture failure

BTW, which drywall compound is best for texture, joint or topping or all-purpose joint?