Archive for the ‘Walls’ Category

A beginner’s guide to wall painting

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

To paint your walls you first need to prepare the walls so that the products stay on the wall. Apply a painter’s tape to the edge of the walls. If you are painting the interior walls then cover the floor with drop cloths so that your floor is protected. The paint will drip while painting the walls. You need to cover the floor to prevent any damage.

You need to first apply wall primer. You can use oil based primer for interior walls. Use appropriate brushes for applying the primer and the paints. Use roller brushes attached to a roller frame. Once you have applied the primer you need to allow the primer to dry for sometime.

Use paint thinner to clean the paint brushes. Fill a big bucket with the paint. Follow the instructions given on the paint container. Use the paint brushes to colour the walls. Allow your walls to dry overnight.

All about wooden walls

Friday, October 29th, 2010

There is something about wood that will always keep it in fashion. A house which uses wood as a dominant factor will always look in style. Wood can make an everlasting impression and has the quality to always stay in style. A room with wooden walls always has a touch of aristocracy.

There is another big advantage of building your walls with wood. Wood being a bad conductor of heat can keep the interiors quite warm. Places which are extremely cold generally have houses which are well insulated with wooden walls.  Most of the houses which do not have wooden walls substitute with an addition of a wooden panel.

Although it seems a bit difficult to take care of the wooden walls they are not much big of a deal in case you know exactly how to take the right care. Use a soft duster to remove the dust from the walls. In case you need to clean any tough stain, then it is a good idea to use mineral spirit. If maintained well they look quite good.

How are Tiltwall Buildings Constructed?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010


Tiltwall projects start with carrying out some groundwork on a site and pouring slab. Footings are also installed near the slab before the panels are installed. Wooden pieces are assembled to create forms for the panels. These forms are used as molds when making the panels. The forms have to be reinforced using steel grids. At this point, embeds and inserts are installed to help lift the panels and attach them to each other, the footing and roof system.

Once embeds and inserts are in place, any standing water and debris on the slab has to be cleaned so that concrete can be poured inside the forms to make panels. When the panels have solidified, they are lifted using cranes and attached on the footings using embeds. After the erection of all the panels on the buildings, finishes are applied to the walls by painting or sandblasting and then work on the interior begins.

How to install furring strips to concrete walls

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Construction, ConcreteInstalling furring strips to concrete walls is a pretty easy job which can be done even by a layman with a little knowledge about it. The furring strips are installed to sheetrock the concrete walls. You need a few kiln dried studs, fluted nails for concrete and nail glue.

The studs are to be placed along the wall to its complete height. Apply glue on the bottom plate or on the wider side of the stud and adhere the stud to the wall. Use drill with masonry bit to make holes on the bottom plate. The holes should be at a distance of 16” and penetrate the concrete wall and mallet the nails in the drilled holes. Once the bottom plate is installed, then start with the walls. The vertical studs are to be placed in the same manner. Once the glue sets properly, you will have installed furring strips on the concrete walls.