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 Post subject: Paint peeling- advice please!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:40 pm 
Evening folks

We have just had a ground floor extension built and it was plastered a couple of weeks ago. All dried to a nice light pink.

I did the ceilings with Benjamin moore sure seal rather than a mist coat. (It's like a posh new plaster paint) followed by two coats of their matt emulsion which looked great (at hefty expense)

For the walls I used Johnstone's covaplus vinyl matt for the mist coat. ...

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 Post subject: Hiring extra hands
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:17 pm 
What's everyone's experience of employing someone?

I used to have two working for me. Lost them both in the recession and have struggled along on my own since.

I took my son on for a while but he left and went to uni, and I set on a mate who was a decent decorator but totally unreliable and lurched from one crisis to another.

Must say, over the last 7 years or so I have ...

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 Post subject: Painted shelves/desk in Dulux Easycare - how to finish?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:17 pm 
Hi all,

First effort at painting furniture...I've stripped back some old varnished pine shelves and desk in our study and, wanting a robust matt finish, I've primed and then painted three coats of Dulux Easycare on. The finish looks good so far and I originally planned on sanding lightly and then varnishing; the finish isn't quite tough enough on its own, I'm finding the surface is marked relatively easily. I tested some Ronseal Interior clear ...

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 Post subject: Repainting oil eggshell/ emulsion in water based eggshell ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:25 am 
Have some commercial bathrooms to repaint in a single colour that are currently a mix of emulsion/oil eggshell fb colour in Johnstones.

Would fb estate eggshell work for both walls/trim or similar Jonnos- drying times are important.

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 Post subject: Mirka Deros or Deos
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:02 am 
Hi. Very late in coming to the dustless-sanding party but hoping for some insights from those of you who have long since been converted.
As most of my work is domestic with plenty of profile woodwork, I was veering towards the Deos, thinking the rectangular head would serve me better for getting into more nooks and crannies. Then I happened to talk briefly to a fellow deccy who reckons the Deros is far better. I ...

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 Post subject: Painting over dark colours
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 pm 

So I am needing to paint over a dark colour with a much lighter colour. Would painting the walls with two coats of just standard white paint be ok to cover the dark wall so that I can then apply the lighter coat to the now white paint? Or should I be doing this a different way?

TIA for your help.

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 Post subject: Painting kitchen cabinets
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 am 
Currently doing the kitchen out , decided to paint the kitchen cabinets , so far ive cleaned,sanded,primed and put 2 coats of white emulsion on them, will i need to seal with a laquer? If so what will give best finish brush or spray can

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 Post subject: Use of oil based paints
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 pm 
I work in a care home as a handy man and i was wondering if there was any legislation relating to using oil based paints in that environment. There's the obvious fumes and smell issue but the my boss still has us using the old gloss paints for the woodwork so I'm just trying to get away from these types of paint if anyone knows of any rules about this. there are plenty of alternatives ...

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 Post subject: Woodchip everywhere....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:32 pm 
So, we recently bought our first home (Victorian terrace) and I've just started working on renovating the stairs, hall and landing. Unfortunately, there is woodchip from floor to ceiling. I've heard how vicious woodchip wallpaper can be, especially on what I'm assuming are lath and plaster walls and ceiling.

As a complete DIY novice, what should be my first port-of-call? How do I tackle the woodchip? I intend on re-papering with anaglypta and painting it. ...

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 Post subject: Advice needed for painting over wallpaper
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:03 pm 
Hi - I am planning to paint over some wallpaper. I have watched the youtube video and I'm fine with all of that. My problem is that in one of the rooms the wallpaper has been papered horizontally for a particular effect - so the seams are horizontal. Is there anything I can do/use that will minimise the seams? Thanks.

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