Category Archives: How To Ideas


Think Bella! – “How to Safely Remove a Popcorn Ceiling”

Posted on October 21, 2012

David and I still come across “Popcorn Ceilings” from time to time. The use of asbestos in the materials used to create a Popcorn Ceilings was banned in 1978, but the health risks still exist. Many homes today, that were built in the late 80’s with Popcorn Ceilings, still may have asbestos in their ceilings. The health risks are serious, if you have an Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling. Before begining any removal of your Popcorn Ceiling, have a sample sent to an EPA Certified Testing Lab to be safe. ┬áHere is a great video by Ron Hazelton regarding How to Remove a Popcorn Textured or Acoustic Ceiling.

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Think Bella! – “Michelangelo’s Fresco Painting Techniques”

Posted on August 21, 2012

For centuries in Italy, the mystery of Michelangelo’s Art and the Sistine Chapel, have inspired Artisan’s from around the world. Very little was documented on the actual technique used by Michelangelo to paint the breathtaking Fresco’s on Sistine Chapel Ceiling. In this video, the fresco painting techniques they believe that Michelangelo used, are demonstrated.

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Think Bella! – “How to Remove Wallpaper – Quickly & Easily”

Posted on June 21, 2012

Ron Hazelton shares an easy way to remove difficult wallpaper. One note, with this method you will have many holes on your walls, so you will need to apply a skim coat of drywall mud to fill all of the holes. Then let the wall dry, lightly sand, wipe down with a damp cloth and apply a good primer paint to close the wall. Your wall should be good to go for a New Decorative Finish, such as a Faux Finish, Venetian Plaster or Italian Finish. There are also many incredible New Wallpapers available today to consider for your project.

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