After lawsuits, Dryvit cladding scares many contractors away, but some companies will fix it.
Even small repairs to cast plaster are time-consuming and require rare expertise.
It’s probably due to repainting, but the peeling-paint chips will reveal the answer.
The only way to get it off is to cut through the adhesive.
After a career working in the toy and electronics parts businesses, Victor Baird started helping people find parts for animated and musical pieces.
Depending on the connection, there are a bunch of ways to eliminate the rattle.
There is no automatic “right” answer for fixing up an antique like an 1800s sleigh. It’s always a balancing act based on the item’s existing condition, the owner’s goals and, of course, the budget.
If cracks develop, remove the grout and replace it with flexible caulk.
It’s best to pull the paper off, but sometimes you just have to smooth it and live with it.