Thursday, December 17, 2009

Away With The Peach

Nothing too exciting. I've just been stripping more paint off of the scored plaster in my kitchen. It's tedious and I get bored with it, so of course it takes a whole lot longer than it should. (Note the refinished, reinstalled baseboard - it looks darker on the right, but that's just shadow)

I will say the scoring detail in the plaster beneath the paint makes the effort worthwhile. It's going to look nice with one coat of fresh paint on it. I'll be happy never to see the color peach again in my life.


NV said...

You've just reminded me of the bathroom walls that need a similar treatment. UGH! What we don't do in the name of home improvement.

Leah@storybookranch said...

wow-That looks like a ton of work, but it will be worth it! what did you use to strip the paint? I'm trying to strip paint off of plastic tiles in the bathroom & they're getting all scratched up.

Amy said...

Wow. I'm not going to complain about my easy kitchen wallpaper removal project anymore. Well, maybe I will, but I'll think of you when I do it.

Jayne said...

I've never seen scored plaster before. That'll look great when you get all the paint off. I have one of those tedious jobs, too--taking off painted-over wallpaper in the living room and entryway. I've been working on it off & on for 2 years.

Northland Stories said...

I'm trying to resist saying something about your project sounding 'just peachy'. :) I didn't see what color you were going to paint it when you're done?

StuccoHouse said...

NV - You are welcome to come back and whine with me once you start you project.

Leah - I'm using chemical stripper on the plaster. Turns out it works a lot better than my heat gun. I suppose a heat gun scratches the plastic...and stripper will etch it. I wonder if you could use stripper...then polish the plastic tiles back to a nice sheen with fine steel wool..and a coat of paste wax.

Amy - I love your new kitchen...that rounded cabinet it oh-so-cool. Have you heard the trick of adding Downy to hot water to douse the scored wallpaper?

Jayne - I laughed at your post that showed a box of wallpaper mocking you. I have a similar box of kitchen wallpaper that has been laughing at me for the past 6 years.

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