Wall plaster takes varying lengths of time to dry and completely cure. The average drying time for a centrally heated room is four to six weeks before the plaster can be painted or papered, but the wait can be months in some cases.
Drying time can be shortened to about three weeks by applying more heat to a room to aid in water evaporation from the plaster. However, it may take several months for plaster to cure completely. Plaster must always be allowed to dry before it is covered with another material. Otherwise, the new material can trap water inside the plaster, and mold may result.Learn More
Regrouting tile restores its structural integrity and removes mold and mildew from the grout lines. Removal of the grout takes several hours, but an attachment for your hand rotary tool speeds the process. Other tools include a sponge, shop vacuum, grout float, flat head screw driver and rubber gloves. Purchase grout appropriate for the size of the joints between the tiles.Full Answer >
To paint cultured marble, clean the surface, sand it with fine grit sandpaper, apply two coats of an acrylic primer suitable for glossy finishes, and paint the surface with interior latex paint or specialized countertop paint. To seal the finish, brush on two coats of polyurethane sealant.Full Answer >
To mix sand into paint, pour 2 cups of paint into a bucket, and add 3/4 cup of brick or play sand. Avoid sand gathered on the beach or sand intended for use in making concrete. Stir the mixture well with a paint stirrer.Full Answer >
The best paint to use for painting vinyl is acrylic exterior grade paint. If possible, contact the manufacturer to find if there are color restrictions. Sometimes darker colors cause vinyl to warp.Full Answer >