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Old 01-20-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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I am helping my Nephew with a rehab on his new house(to him). The project is a 1500sf Colonial built in 1925. I have a picture of the living room but the rest of the house is pretty similar. The window behind the radiator is getting removed and I'm replacing it with a French door. There's a room behind the window. The radiator is getting moved to below the window on the right . There were dropped ceiling in the entire house that we removed. We also stripped all the wallpaper. I'm planning on installing new ceilings all around, either drywall or blueboard not sure which one yet.

So the reason I am posting this is to get opinions and suggestions on how you would prep and paint it,etc. I plan on spraying the primer, ceilings and trim, then roll the walls. I am installing new replacement windows. I was going to install the windows right after the painting is done and before the floors are sanded. Then touch everything up. all ideas are welcome. I'm totally into details and how people do things differently. TIA
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Personally I would have all other work done first, the replacement windows etc. once ready to paint I would make sure all is clean and then start with ceilings, then trim and then walls.

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Ohio painter.(I'm new here and have been reading threads, I like your advice! ) That's an interesting thought. The reason I was going to install the windows after the painting and before sanding the floors was so I didn't have to bother masking off
the windiws when I sprayed. There's 23 windows.

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Blueboarding a ceiling and calling the plasterer in always sounds better to me than sheetrock and mudding it myself! Plus he can feather out any craziness in the horse hair plaster as well.

I haven't done much interior spraying, but it sounds like you'd have a lot of touchups after redoing windows/doors and working in the house for a few weeks after. Definitely backroll if you go that route.

Just curious if the insulation has been updated in exterior walls? I've seen some 1925 colonials with nothing but newspaper in the wall.

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The reason I was going to install the windows after the painting and before sanding the floors was so I didn't have to bother masking off
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I'm not sure why you're hung up on masking off windows. If you're spraying window trim, you can shield them in place. If you're spraying the ceiling, covering windows (if even needed) takes little time.
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I would brush the windows, but that is me.
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I would brush the windows, but that is me.
Brushing would be pretty normal here, too.
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That's more than just touch up after all that work. I would prep what I could and only spray the ceiling everything else gets brushed and rolled after.
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Thanks for the feedback

-I agree Blueboard is always my first choice if possible. Getting a few quotes on drywall and and plaster and I'll go from there.

-Got a pretty reasonable quote to blow in insulation. Probably going to do that

-The timeline for the project is flexible. the entire project is probably going to take at least 4 months. I might install the windows before painting if there is a lull in the project. It's my Nephews first house, money is always an obstacle. He has very little skilz other then grunt work. His father is OK?, A few other DIYers and then me. I am going to do the carpentry for him and guide him along. One reason I am pushing the spraying trim, etc is I think the spray and touch up will come out much better then any brushing these NOOBS will do.

Any thoughts on how you'd prep the walls and what primer you would be using etc?
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Personally I would have all other work done first, the replacement windows etc. once ready to paint I would make sure all is clean and then start with ceilings, then trim and then walls.
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Ohio painter.(I'm new here and have been reading threads, I like your advice! ) That's an interesting thought. The reason I was going to install the windows after the painting and before sanding the floors was so I didn't have to bother masking off
the windiws when I sprayed. There's 23 windows.

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What kind of windows? If they are prefinished or vinyl the masking will take less than an hour for all 23 windows. You'll need a 3m m3000 hand masker, 1.5" blue and probably 2' and 4' masking film. The same can be done if the sash need painted. Just brush them as has been said by others.
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The windows will be Vinyl replacements. I mostly use Harvey Classics.

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Thanks for the feedback

-I agree Blueboard is always my first choice if possible. Getting a few quotes on drywall and and plaster and I'll go from there.

-Got a pretty reasonable quote to blow in insulation. Probably going to do that

-The timeline for the project is flexible. the entire project is probably going to take at least 4 months. I might install the windows before painting if there is a lull in the project. It's my Nephews first house, money is always an obstacle. He has very little skilz other then grunt work. His father is OK?, A few other DIYers and then me. I am going to do the carpentry for him and guide him along. One reason I am pushing the spraying trim, etc is I think the spray and touch up will come out much better and then any brushing these NOOBS will do.

Any thoughts on how you'd prep the walls and what primer you would be using etc?
Clean the paste residue off the walls. Then use Gardz or oil primer to seal the walls.
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Clean the paste residue off the walls. Then use Gardz or oil primer to seal the walls.
You can use Draw Tite instead, right? Less odor?

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You can use Draw Tite instead, right? Less odor?

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Yes. I prefer Draw tite but recommended Gardz because of its usually more readily available.
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Thoughts thoughts thoughts... how to do things. Glad we all helped ya, sleepinggiant.

Tell ya what. Complete the job and get back to us what you learned.

That would make for a more interesting read. No offense, but I prefer to read what happened, not how to make it happen. Too harsh?

You're starting to bug me.

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Thoughts thoughts thoughts... how to do things. Glad we all helped ya, sleepinggiant.

Tell ya what. Complete the job and get back to us what you learned.

That would make for a more interesting read. No offense, but I prefer to read what happened, not how to make it happen. Too harsh?

You're starting to bug me.
A little harsh, but I'm a big boy!

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Thoughts thoughts thoughts... how to do things. Glad we all helped ya, sleepinggiant.

Tell ya what. Complete the job and get back to us what you learned.

That would make for a more interesting read. No offense, but I prefer to read what happened, not how to make it happen. Too harsh?

You're starting to bug me.
I've been at this for a while. When I was younger I was sort of a know-it-all, I charged right through and mowed sh!t over. I'm the opposite now, sort of a sponge for bits of info. I realize now I'll never know it all! #peace

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Fine. Tell us what happened.

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