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Cary Bernstein Architect
Cary Bernstein Architect Choy 1 Residence
"Blackening" - The surface of steel can be chemically altered in other ways. Blackening is a process in which the steel surface is coated in black oxide to protect it from rust (red oxide) and corrosion.
Blackening. The surface of steel can be chemically altered in other ways. Blackening is a process in which the steel surface is coated in black oxide to protect it from rust (red oxide) and corrosion. This delivers a look
steel stair rail; Blackening is a process in which the steel surface is coated in black oxide to protect it from rust (red oxide) and corrosion. This delivers a look similar to that of wrought iron, but more precise
Blackening (black oxide applied to steel surface blocks rust & corrosion)
Steven Gambrel Time and Place
created by the reflective surfaces and amber accents. The shiny black walls are the perfect backdrop for a contemporary art collection while the bright yellow ceiling gives the illusion of a lofty ceiling.
Imperfections will be magnified. If you plan to lacquer a surface, make sure it's in impeccable
skim coat walls, patch divots, repair unevenly taped drywall and more.Tip: Hold a flashlight parallel to the wall and play the beam slowly over the surface to pinpoint imperfections.
Carson Poetzl, Inc.
Carson Poetzl, Inc.
Comet, which comes in a nonabrasive, bleach-free liquid solution made for porcelain and ceramic surfaces. Lichlyter adds, "Tried and tested brands like American Standard and Kohler have porcelain surfaces that can handle all kinds of cleansers."For tough stains: Lichlyter recommends applying a bit of
scrubbing the powder off with a scrub brush. Blogger Desireé swears by soft cleanser Bar Keepers Friend, which works without having to use bleach on the surface. "Apply a small amount [of Bar Keepers Friend] directly on the areas where you see stains. ... You'll see the stains disappear before your eyes." Stay
Jeannie Balsam LLC
1. Prep the surface. Start by scuff-sanding the floor with 150-grit sandpaper, advises Christopher Comer of Noble Pro Painting in Chicago. This hand sanding is not to make the floor perfectly smooth but to rough it up enough so the primer will adhere well to the surface.2. Clean the floor. Vacuum
3. Put on the primer. Time to roll or brush on the primer — but what kind? “We recommend a penetrating, oil-based primer that can really seal the surface up tight, but a good latex primer could work well too,” says Phillip Storey of Redhill Painting in San Francisco. This is a good time to consult your
House in the Woods
by staining the surface or through a process called carbonisation. This involves pressure-steaming strips of raw bamboo, which causes the material (not just the surface) to take on a deeper, richer colour, like creamy caramel or coffee. Bamboo can also be hand scraped to make the surface look like more
Debbie R. Gualco
Use reflective surfaces to carry light around. In this quaint hall bath, all the walls are covered in a cream ceramic tile to great effect. Besides unifying the surfaces, the reflective surface helps bounce light around the room. The room feels well let even with just the one light source.
100k Stair Wall
of plywood over another surface and you just want a smooth surface — say a luan plywood underlayment for flooring — 1/4 inch will do the trick.
Here it functions as a guardrail that follows a stair to the lower level. The architect cut playful slits into the planar surfaces of plywood, accentuating
Lake Forest Park Renovation
base is that it can be used only for interiors, as it will peel and lose its color outside. Once the surface is dry, a grinder is used. Any holes are filled and troweled for a smooth finish. Then the surface is cleaned, polished and sealed. This gives the terrazzo its lovely, shiny finish.The fantastic condition
a layer of sandy cement was added, then a layer of the colored chip mixture was applied to the wet cement. A weighted roller was then run over the surface.Today installers use thinset terrazzo, a mix of epoxy resin and colored chips. Poured onto the slab in a layer that's 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch thick,