If you’ve just moved in to a property or are re-decorating your home, you may well decide that you don’t want to retain any Venetian plastering. Removing Venetian plaster is a straightforward job that any DIY home enthusiast can do for themselves. Of course, having removed the old Venetian plaster you’ll then need to consider how to put a new finish on to the surface of the wall.
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Depending on the finish of the basement walls; any regular or masonry paint can be used if you need to set about painting basement walls. However, if you are painting the masonry of a basement wall you might as well add a layer of waterproofing to the basement walls – by using a specialized vapor barrier paint. Modern vapor barrier paints are available in arrange of both bright and pastel colors.
Preparing the Basement Walls
If you’ve added a bathroom to your home or have condensation problems in an existing bathroom, installing a bathroom extractor fan to vent through an outside wall is an easy job for a DIY home enthusiast.
If the fan is to ventilate a shower stall it must be an in-line fan; the grill for the fan will be in the ceiling above the shower and a length of ducting then runs to the electrical components, otherwise a wall mounted fan will be quite adequate.
In most houses the indoors stairs connecting the ground and first floors are off the hallway, so you should make sure that your indoor home stair lighting designs give a warm and welcoming glow to any visitors. If you’ve more than one story to your property, having the same lighting arrangements for all staircases will help to maintain that warm flow throughout the house.
Believe it or not, despite being incredibly strong and durable, you might need to make granite countertop repairs at some time in the future – if you have a granite countertop fitted in your home.
Granite countertops do look stunning – but they are also expensive compared to many other materials. So being able to make a good DIY repair to a granite countertop could save you a lot of money; compared to the cost of replacing a damaged one with a new granite countertop.