Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

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Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Mrs._d on Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:59 am

I thought I'd post some photos of progress on the upstairs hallway. It's 28ft. long, 5 ft. wide at it narrowest, and 10ft. wide at the landing.

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We make simple repairs to the walls, chasing the small and fine cracks-using web tape embedded with a skim coat of durabond, and feathered with skim coats of drywall compound. The walls are ready to repaint. My brother is helping me out. I'm getting older, in my sixties, and retired now. Even though I can still climb scaffolding, its the dang dust that gets to me. I do use a good respirator--makes me look like an old bug from outer space.

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We found lots of picture rail in the attic--to use again in the hallway. I've been very active and patient seeking out previous owner photos, education certificates, class graduation photos, and 4 original land patents for this house and its farm land 1853, 1857, and 1858 belonging to the previous owners. We're lucky to find all this--and its generous and mysterious how things that belonged to this house seem to float back to us.

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Here's what I'm working on now, the stairwell. Repairing the upper area, then will remove temp scaffold and work on wall down the stairway into the foyer.

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The Wrolstad-Quien House 1893
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Civil War Seamstress on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:42 pm

That actually encourages me to get going on my house. I have light cracks that need that bit of cosmetic work,and a few places it sponges so I know the plaster let go... I guess I need to roll up my sleeves and just do it..... But I was afraid of it.... Your post inspires! You also have a very sweet brother to do this for you.....
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby PowerMuffin on Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:13 am

We did the same thing on the walls and ceilings of our house. I love the way the smooth plaster looks afterwards! However, there are places that I see now that could use some more work. I think we got so tired of having the house a mess while doing the patching and sanding, that we said "good enough" a little too soon. :roll:

We stripped a lot of wallpaper off first and we could see exactly where the picture rail used to be. I can see the same thing in your pictures. Please post the after pictures once finished.
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Josiecat on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:02 pm

I put wall liner up after fixing the cracks. It makes a perfect finish. Then added picture rail and painted. Looks perfect.
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Mrs._d on Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:25 pm

Josiecat wrote:I put wall liner up after fixing the cracks. It makes a perfect finish. Then added picture rail and painted. Looks perfect.


Hi:
Just curious. Can you show some "after" photos of the wall liner installation. I'd like to see the finished result. How wide is the wall liner? What type of adhesive do you use to put up the wall liner? Does it install like wallpaper? Can you see butted edges?
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby catperson on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:27 am

It's good to hear from you again, Mrs d! I've always admired your beautiful decorating.
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby wletson on Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:24 am

catperson wrote:It's good to hear from you again, Mrs d! I've always admired your beautiful decorating.


I was thinking the same thing. I smiled when I saw that you had posted.
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Marjairty on Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:59 am

why my comment are not posted?
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Re: Wall Repairs - Upstairs Hallway

Postby Frankringer on Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:19 am

Nice idea of discussion.
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