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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-21-10 04:22 PM
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4. Is there still such a thing as whitewash? I inquired about that at a Sherwin Williams store
and was told it was no longer something people used. Maybe the guy I talked to didn't know what he was talking about. Is there a brand name of whitewash you can recommend?

My daughter had a similar room in her basement. I was amazed at how nice it looked as a playroom for her 3 daughters with a mid grade Berber in a light shade, white walls and recessed lighting. The kids liked it a lot...it's now a guest BR (with a Murphy bed) and they had put in a BR with a stall shower. I stay there when I visit and it's nice. I want something as useful (altho there is no bathroom in my basement). It showed me that even with a basement room with very few windows it can be comfortable and even inviting...
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  -Painting over wood paneling. CTyankee  Feb-21-10 12:01 PM   #0 
  - First, don't paint that stuff  Warpy   Feb-21-10 12:20 PM   #1 
  - Is there still such a thing as whitewash? I inquired about that at a Sherwin Williams store  CTyankee   Feb-21-10 04:22 PM   #4 
     - What you're going to want to do is keep the purpose  Warpy   Feb-21-10 09:11 PM   #9 
        - Wow! That's a great link. I went on to watch the little video about "frescoing" which  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 08:04 AM   #11 
        - You learn a lot moving from slum apartment to slum apartment  Warpy   Feb-22-10 02:25 PM   #14 
           - Yeah, this room has a "bar" which is a joke and I plan to have taken out.  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 02:47 PM   #15 
              - What I've done is hang a short curtain under the window  Warpy   Feb-22-10 02:51 PM   #16 
                 - Like a double curtain that we used to have in kitchens?  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 02:55 PM   #17 
                    - Yes, pretty much. The top curtain rod should extend a foot  Warpy   Feb-22-10 03:05 PM   #18 
                       - Great idea. So how far down do you start the bottom curtain?  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 03:13 PM   #20 
                          - Edge of the glass, usually  Warpy   Feb-22-10 03:16 PM   #21 
                             - Thank you so much for helping me out! I appreciate your patience  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 03:23 PM   #22 
        - Can this be done successfully on cheap, thin faux paneling?  CTyankee   Feb-22-10 08:13 AM   #12 
           - Nah, I'd go ahead and paint that stuff, it's not going to get any worse  Warpy   Feb-22-10 11:55 AM   #13 
  - I'd brush up on my plastering skills if it was my house.  Paper Roses   Feb-21-10 02:26 PM   #2 
  - So the compound makes it look just like a normal wall surface when you're all done sanding, etc.?  CTyankee   Feb-21-10 04:27 PM   #6 
     - We did many patch-ups with the compound and they look great.  Paper Roses   Feb-22-10 06:10 AM   #10 
  - You can put up paneling over the to[ of whats there  Wash. state Desk Jet   Feb-21-10 02:41 PM   #3 
  - Thanks! Oh, the things you learn...  CTyankee   Feb-21-10 04:24 PM   #5 
  - I'd advise against trying to fill the holes in pecky cedar  Warpy   Feb-22-10 03:08 PM   #19 
  - There is some type of wallpaper  LiberalEsto   Feb-21-10 05:16 PM   #7 
  - Wonderful! Thanks, I'll look it up! nt  CTyankee   Feb-21-10 06:32 PM   #8 
  - Consider a product called "wallpaper liner" ......  Stinky The Clown   Feb-22-10 10:35 PM   #23 
 

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