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You simply scrape off any old adhesive or paint residue, and clean the surface before applying the thin-set adhesive that will secure the new ceramic tiles.
If the subfloor is a concrete slab, there’s very little preparation necessary.
First, we removed the textured popcorn ceiling using a Homax popcorn ceiling scraper. David England: Well, you should never step in the middle of the toilet seat. You know, our bathroom is rather small, and I was trying to reach over and help scrape the ceiling, and stepped in the middle and broke it. Danny Lipford: The other glitch was that one of the ceilings had been painted. But it also only uses 1.28 gallons to flush the toilet, so it’s very efficient. A more economic solution is changing the color with a one part spray-on epoxy finish like this one from Homax. Removing the moldy textured ceiling created a smooth more modern look, but installing the new crown molding added an extra level of elegance to the room.
To prevent mold and mildew, we installed a Broan motion sensing vent fan with light. David England: The ceiling that we had painted with Kilz is much more difficult to scrape off than the other one. And here I was thinking I was being the pro, and Allen was slacking. Allen Lyle: This is why you wear eye protection, mouth protection, nose protection. Another thing that it has, it has the Ever Clean surface inside the toilet bowl. So these are just nice features that come already compact in this one toilet to give you everything that you would ever need. Danny Lipford: Allen’s using a grout-scoring tool, to scrape out the grout before chiseling out the old tile, so that they can be replaced with new ones. Preparation is the key to success with these refinishing kits. And since we added a ventilation fan, the problems with mold should be a thing of the past.
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We gave David and Tiffany England’s bathroom an inexpensive makeover to improve the look and functionality of the space. Danny Lipford: That’s probably the worst one I’ve ever seen. And so far, we’ve only had a couple of small glitches. Jodi Marks: Toilets today have a lot new innovative features, that make it easier for the homeowner. Well, American Standard has incorporated a lot of those new features with this toilet right here. Now, first of all, it’s got a two-and-three-eighth-inch trapway, and a four-inch flush valve. It just means that it virtually eliminates the ability to get clogged. In situations where you have an odd color, it’s expensive to replace an entire tub. While that’s happening, Tiffany begins putting the closet back together. Tiffany England: He has space in the closet, he’s got ample space for his belongings. The beautiful hardwood floors in the vanity area stopped at the closet door and the whole bath seemed to be begging for just a little more attention.
And it’s just time to bring it all the way through to completion. Danny Lipford: So we can, scrape the ceilings, which might to prove to be a challenge if you, since you’ve painted ’em. Danny Lipford: So we’ll get the dynamite out, and we’ll do what we need to do with that. And that would kind of help dress it up a little bit… David’s going to show me how to install hardwood, because I heard he’s pretty proficient at it. Danny Lipford: So, but the only thing, we’ve got a lot of shoes to remove here. In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420.
Danny Lipford: So we’re taking a look at the bathroom, to see how we can address those concerns.
Tiffany England: When we first looked at the house, I didn’t want it. Danny Lipford: That’s all we need for this, and just about a quarter of a cup for the two gallons. Meanwhile Allen and David have made their measurements and are getting the crown molding ready to go up. So think about it, typically here’s a piece of crown the way it’s on the wall. Allen Lyle: Yeah, well if you take a shower like this. Tiffany England: That’s wrong with us, we’ve been on a slant for 13 years. Danny Lipford: All right, we’ll come in here and do some important stuff. Meanwhile, Allen and Tiffany are busy replacing that toilet seat that fell victim to David’s foot on the first day. Working with what we already had in plate, it’s amazing that the transformation and the difference doing things here or there can make.
He kept bringing me back over and over and over again, and every room needed wallpaper taken down, new carpet, new paint. And what it basically does is, it keeps the water from evaporating. We’re going to turn this upside down our angles are going to flip to the other side. Danny Lipford: When the closet is cleared, David and I can remove the carpet, clean up the plywood subfloor, and begin installing the same pre-finished hardwood flooring that was used in the rest of the house. Instead of whatever y’all were doing over there, but this does look pretty good. Allen Lyle: David, did you want to keep this or maybe frame it, Danny Lipford: Or put it out there in this crooked corner. Tiffany England: This is kind of like a cartoon house. Danny Lipford: Which end do you want to go in the wall? Danny Lipford: In addition to the new shower stem, we’re also installing a new magnetic hand held shower head from Moen. Tiffany England: I’m really thrilled, I feel like I’ve, you know, really come full circle with the project.