Finished Walls; Thanks Brickeyee! Picture Saturated :)

enduringOctober 4, 2012

Here are the finished and painted upper walls of my bathroom that Brickeyee helped me with. Others weighed in and I am grateful for all input.

I will post below, a link to the thread I had about skim coating.

I had another thread about the hole in the ceiling but wont link it here. I will show some process pics of the hole repair. Several helped me with this fix.

Here is the hole in the ceiling with my plastic lath to support the repair:

And finished; I couldn't be happier with the results:

The painted walls. This first picture shows a slight texture that is most likely from the roller. I used BM Bunny Gray, in the Aura Bath and Spa:

Thanks Brickeyee, I hope I made you proud!

Here is a link that might be useful: Help with skim coat options.

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Oh and I have to thank sombreuil_mongrel he posted helpful info on another related thread about oil based primer. I used oil based BM primer after I finished with the skim coating. I worked great.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 7:18PM
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You did VERY well.


I am sure you found it it is not hard work, just careful and detailed.

My old plasterer pal died many years ago.

He could do it all day long.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 2:21PM
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Fori is not pleased

Wow. If that were in my house, I'd have to have everything else redone. That's way too perfect for my place!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 3:27PM
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Flori, thanks for the complement. Get a plasterer if you want a beautifully done wall. I want to next time round:)

Thanks Brickeyee, I so appreciate all the help you give use folks. You encourage and explain. I watched some plasterers online and it is an art. It is physical and almost dance like. If I have to do a wall again I will seriously consider hiring a real plasterer. I love the stuff. Mine pales in comparison.

Now, IT WAS HARD! :) I couldn't get a very thick layer on at a time. Then I had to sand it down. Then I had to add more. And repeat and repeat....

I had a whole bag of easysand in my shopvac, I sanded so much.

This is what it looked like after a million coats of easysand. They are micro layers. So I wouldn't say it is a real serious skim coat job.

I think this is after a layer of oil based primer, but I'm not sure.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 4:51PM
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    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 8:28AM
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Thanks Barbcollins, It will really be amazing once I get this room finished:)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 9:02AM
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Holy moly! That's a good job. When I try stuff like that I don't take my time and it ends up looking worse. Congrats.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:58PM
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Thanks schoolhouse! I am very slow. I've never done this before. But I am somewhat artistic and can make things. When I am wielding the tools I imagine what an expert might feel and do. Sort of like sports psychology, watching and imagining your sport perfectly played;)

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:54AM
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You did a REALLY great job! I might have to take some lessons-certainly look for your other threads on the step-by-step of this repair. Plaster everywhere here. Very wise to use an oil base primer on the BR walls given moisture. Acrylic paints will adhere SO much better.

I second the thanks to brickeyee and sombreuil_mongrel. Their insight and pragmatic (and specific) suggestions are VERY much appreciated.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:28AM
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Excellent job enduring!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 9:00PM
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SparklingWater, thanks for seconding my appreciation of brickeyee and sombreuil_mongrel! They both contribute a lot to this forum. And thanks for the complement too.

Kalie615, thanks for the complement, much appreciated.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 7:21AM
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