Friday, January 27, 2012

Apartment Living: Slapdash Repairs with Flair

The advantages of living in a vintage 1920s apartment that is more than a little run down are numerous, including the ability to paint the walls however I want, drive nails at will, and basically treat the whole place like an art studio. However, the lack of maintenance does lead to things like ceiling leaks and peeling plaster. Here is one fix (ala David Ireland) for peeling plaster under the windows.

The problem: peeling plaster under window

The solution: gold acrylic paint and small brush

The result: intriguing gold under-layer


  1. That's a great idea, but for those who prefer a neater solution then perhaps they could simply scrub off the peeling plaster of the entire wall and repaint on it. It's cleaner and you get a better-looking wall than the one you had before.

  2. Ah yes, a neater solution. Neatness is not my goal here. The idea was an alternative to scraping and painting, which would not only be neat but logical. Logic isn't my goal either.


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