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 Post subject: Bungalow re-decorate
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Hi people.
I've bought a bungalow to live in and i'm going to redecorate amongst other things.
The ceilings will be plastered over artex, so it's the walls we're unsure about. The wife wants blown vinyl or anaglypta, but I think that lining and painting light/white, with perhaps a feature wall, would be good as blown vinyl doesn't seem the thing anymore. The walls are in good condition.
I'll do the woodwork white satin, probably some kind of waterbase.
Don't want it to look old fashioned because it's a nice, airy, place.
What's the current fashion? I want it to look a bit "modernish" :shock: if I can.
Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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All sounds good but with regard to the walls, much depends on their condition.

Lining walls to emulsion is a job that requires a good amount of experience and skill in terms of prep and hanging in order to give the impression that the walls have been newly plastered and painted.

If the walls aren't in brilliant condition you may be as well considering a blown vinyl. perhaps something modern with a non match.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Personally I would get the plasterer to sort out the walls, thats it then, job done.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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No need for a plasterer because that would be a complete waste of money.The walls are in good condition as I stated.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Modern is nice flat walls with flat matt emulsion. Maybe finish off with a laminate or real wood floor.



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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Don't try go for "modern light and airy" because it's nonsense estate agents use to sell a cheap finish - laminate floor, white/ magnolia. It's sold with a lot of houses because it's an incredibly cheap and functional way to finish a house.
Blown vinyl/ anaglypta can look great in properties, especially if it's a bit of an older bungalow.

Don't choose "fashion", choose what is right for you is the best advice I can give :wink:
Look at some colour charts and wallpaper samples and whatnot.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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No need for a plasterer because that would be a complete waste of money.The walls are in good condition as I stated.



Ok missed that bit :oops:

Why line them then :scratch:

A papered feature wall always livens up a room. IMHO


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Lining walls is generally a last resort for really poor condition walls when people don't want to skim.
If your walls are in good condition you shouldn't need to line.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Steve68. Got some lined today with a 1400. Looks lovely.
Going for your suggestion of real wood flooring as well to finish off.


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Done some more lining today. It's now looking real good with the lining.
Decided to rag roll 1 wall as a feature in 1 room for now.

I must admit, I wasn't aware that painters and decorators don't line walls that are in good condition in preparation to emulsion them. I rather like the look of lining paper.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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Upagumtree.
I notice on another thread that you say "I don't paper so I can't really help you."

I wasn't aware that you didn't paper.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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I am a general maintenance contractor, I do a lot of work on let properties for letting agents and private landlords, I also work for a block management company, I fit kitchens and bathrooms, I carry out day to day maintenance on properties and in communal areas in blocks of flats, I get involved a lot of water ingress restoration to flats which has involved me with several insurance companies which now have me as a prefered contractor in certain postcode areas. I do a lot of painting, (probably about half my time is spent painting) but I don't class myself as a decorator. My business doesn't involve me in papering very often so its not a skill I have developed, when the need arises I get one of my guys to do it. I have a bunch of other contractors that I use on an ad hoc basis and they do the stuff I can't/won't do.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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I've "tidied" this thread up a little.

Hope you P&D types approve. Apologies to any of you who had offered useful advice that has been removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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why did it get out of hand ? :dunno: :dunno:


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 Post subject: Re: Bungalow re-decorate
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I don't mind the texture of thick lining paper over emulsioned with a medium piled roller.

Friend of mine years back had a large decorating company. He had a few of his rooms cross lined before being rag rolled. Feck knows how he employed 100 decs cos he wasn't a decorator lol


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