Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stripping front windows

Stripping windows with a heat gun. Takes about eight hours to do the window and the frame. I was surprised that this 1935 house had only two layers of paint. The original paint layer was bright yellow!

new floor in laundry room

Ripped off vinyl floor, covered existing with hardi cement board. Important to use the special screws with the square heads otherwise, because of the hardness of the board, screws will strip.

A layer of highest quality thin set mortar on the underside prevents pops and air bubbles, giving the floor a solid base on which to lay your tile.

New paint (Glidden's "Gentle Tide") in laundry room

Surprised how well Glidden---the cheapest paint--covered. It covered better than Valspar's highest grade paint I had used on the house next door.