Q. Tim, she who have to be obeyed has educated me that the two flat-display screen TVs in the unopened packing containers need to be installed in days. One particular Tv will close up on our bed room wall, and the other is to go around a living room fireplace. There is a massive window there. Thankfully, the Tv set is broader than the window and the wooden trim surrounding the window.
How in the entire world do I attach the flat-monitor bracket to glass? Do you have any other ideas to share about how to get this appropriate the first time? It’s ideal not to anger SWMBO. Up coming time you are in close proximity to Houston, I’ll gladly get you out for some outstanding seafood. – Chris M., Tomball, Texas
A. 1st and foremost, you are not likely to attach just about anything to the glass. You are likely to construct a uncomplicated box utilizing ¾-inch plywood and 1-by-2s that the flat-screen Television bracket or French cleats will attach to in this setup. This minor box will be connected securely to the flat window frame product that extends in towards the space.
The most vital detail to do is to examine the installation guidance that arrive with each TVs. In just about all scenarios, they offer apparent directions about which hardware and fasteners to use. Do not deviate from the guidance. Some even deliver on the internet films to give you the courage to do the job.
The television in the bedroom must not be an issue. You will likely just will need a useful stud finder to track down the wall studs. You want the fasteners for the Television brackets to attach to the wooden studs. Really do not try out to use wall anchors hoping these will stand the test of time. There may be wall anchors that will function, but you just cannot go completely wrong fastening the brackets to good wood.
The box that needs to be produced for the hearth tv is easy. You can get all you want at a local household centre. The 1-by-2s are prevalent lumber, and you will make a box which is about 4 inches taller than the Television set bracket. You preferably want this box to conceal behind th television because it is so broad. Your target is to create an illusion that your tv is floating in place.
You are going to fasten the 1-by-2s with each other working with 1 ⅝-inch drywall screws or equivalent. When you have established the peak of the television over the flooring (refer to the guidance), then you will connect this body to the inside of of the window at the top you decided.
Be absolutely sure to use the same screws to connect the box to the window body that you made use of to produce the box. Place them about 4 inches aside. You’ll slice the plywood the identical measurement as this box and screw it to the body applying the exact screws. Place these screws each 8 inches.
The ¾-inch-thick plywood is extremely strong. When you use the encouraged bolts to attach the Television set bracket, believe in me, the television is heading to resist the drive of gravity for a really prolonged time.
Q. Tim, I’ve bought a long time-old wallpaper in my kitchen area I want to paint. It is in excellent form with only two smaller tears. Can I paint about the wallpaper, or ought to I clear away the wallpaper ahead of portray? The paper was used immediately onto the drywall. – Frank H., Yorktown, Va.
A. A number of yrs ago, a ham radio buddy of mine taught me an appealing factor. He explained, “The electric power is generally in the dilemma.” This is a good case in point of it. I know what Frank wishes to know, but it might have been much better if he had asked, “Tim, is it a very good concept to paint specifically around wallpaper, and, if so, is there a specific paint?”
The reality is you can put paint on just about anything. It is equivalent to placing lipstick on a pig, and lots of people paint things to disguise not-so-very good-wanting issues. But the situation right here is that most paints now are drinking water-based mostly. Water-primarily based paints can normally wreak havoc with some wallpaper.
Some wallpaper has an ultra-thin plastic coating that resists drinking water penetration. This is why some wallpapers are scrubbable and washable. Which is a fantastic issue.
But some wallpaper, in particular more mature paper, doesn’t have this apparent coating. It is just paper. You probably know if you get most paper moist, the water soaks ideal via. When this takes place with non-coated wallpaper, you can get unappealing blisters in the wallpaper minutes following painting it with a drinking water-dependent paint.
Oil paints really don’t develop these blisters. This is why I advise painting wallpaper with an oil primer or some other product like shellac. Just be certain that the primer doesn’t have water. The moment the oil primer dries, you can paint the wall with whatever you want, including blacktop sealer, although I never definitely experience that would be a excellent appear or scent.
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