Re: [gardeners] Re: typhoon in the garden (
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:38:58 -0400

What type of wall paper is this?  My kitchen has plaster scored to look like 
tile.....will be a nuisance to goop.  Lucinda

> Bear in mind that we've only lived in this house for 12 years and it
> was occcupied for 16 years by other folk, who by the state of the
> house when we bought it, weren't that clean. We thought the walls were
> pale yellow but it was nicotine stains as the entire family of four
> smoked. Not to mention the elderly dog that was incontinent. We had
> the carpets steam cleaned twice before we moved in and then done again
> a year later when we moved out for several months while we worked in
> Yemen.
> We're going to start taking the cheesy paneling out of the family room
> next. I'm going to put up drywall and then have a professional come in
> to tape and float it and then we will paint. Can't take the panelling
> out this week, our kids are coming Friday for the weekend and the
> babies would get into something for sure. Bought a type of wallpaper
> at Home Depot the other day that is designed to glue over panelling
> and then be painted. I had been looking for a way to paint the
> panelling in the kitchen and hallway without having those grooves in
> it. My entire Social Security check seems to be going to Home Depot
> these days. <VBG>
> George
> Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> > 
> > At 08:30 AM 7/24/02 -0500, you wrote:
> > >We're going to put in Pergo Presto, a floating wood laminate floor
> > >that each piece locks to the next. I don't remember the thickness
> > >but think it's about what you're looking for. It costs about $2.98
> > >per square foot locally but can be self-installed with minimal
> > >tools. We're trying to get rid of most of the "soft" floors due to
> > >allergies both of us have developed. When we took up the top carpet
> > >layer there was enough dust under it we had to vacuum before we
> > >could take up the next carpet layer. We both wore dust masks
> > >throughout the demolition.
> > >
> > >George
> > 
> > That's daunting news, George.  You and Anne are such clean people. 
> > If you have dust filtering through the carpet, what do the rest of
> > us have?  Maybe I could garden indoors.  Margaret L