Happy Friday All! First off, just want to mention that I’m guest posting over at Designstiles, sharing my imaginary South American Dream House. Come over and vacation with me!
Today is our first segment of Ask the Expert and reader “K” provided us with an interesting one:
The Question- “I have two entry closets in my foyer. I love that they are rounded but not the fact that they are covered in a pointy (painfully sharp)stucco-like coating. My husband has tried to sand a small patch to see if we could remove the coating and paint over it. The results were not pretty. SO…is there some type of paneling (I love raised wainscoting) that can be EASILY (we are not pros) molded to the curve of the wall? What other options/ suggestions does the expert have? Some have suggested just ripping down the closets and rebuilding them. Again, we are not pros, so I can’t imagine recreating the existing curve would be something we could do.”
Andrew’s Answer- “Curved raised panel wainscot is lovely! It is also not an easy project for most carpenters. I would leave that project to the pros. How about spackling over the rough surface with a vinyl spackling compound. Follow the manufacturers recommendations for preparation and application. Once it dries, sand it smooth, prime and paint. Good luck.”
Nothing like a man to keep it short and sweet, right?
Naomi Adds- “If it’s a DIY, I’d go smooth all the way. Also, how cool would a curved tile wall be? Just sayin…”