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 Post subject: What am I doing wrong with my cabinet?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:24 pm 

I have been trying to change the colour of my laminate kitchen. I am stuck on my first door! I want want a nice smooth gloss finish. I thought that spraying would be the best way forward with a Wagner W100 paint sprayer. I have primed with Zinsser 123 and then thrown multiple coats of Ronseal cupboard paint on. The finish seems to have strange patterns in it no matter how deep I sand. ...

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 Post subject: BBC2 - 13:45 getting the builders in
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 pm 
Ha huh. Builders got the job to replace a staircase bannister and rails and redecorate. I am watching it as I write. Why do I think they have underpriced the job? Waiting to see the decorating aspect (replastering the area tool).

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 Post subject: Superdec vs Allcoat (white)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 am 
On a slightly related note to the Allcoat thread, I did a set of old sash windows in Allcoat (white) with no issues at all. Great opacity, good re-coat time and stayed pretty workable, even in the heat.

Superdec (white) for another set of windows, on the other hand, had shockingly bad opacity and this 16-hour recoat time just baffle me. Not sure why the white Superdec is this way, as any colours I've used ...

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 Post subject: Zinsser Allcoat
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:49 pm 
Need to paint my wooden fascias, a couple of back wooden windows and galvanised garage door.
All last painted a few years ago so will need to sand back to wood/metal in parts due the old flakey paint.

Have my final paint Sandtex Chestnut brown for wood and some Wickes Magnolia 5 year external gloss for garage door.

Was thinking of using some Zinsser BIN, I have spare on the bare patches of wood ...

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 Post subject: Painting exterior - patches of old paint coming off
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 pm 
Hi folks,

Hopefully somebody can help me out on this one? I'm painting the exterior of the house. It's fully rendered and has had a few coats of paint in the past. Today I was preparing one of the walls and, as I started to scrape off a bit of loose paint, it became more and more - I ended up with a patch approx. 2 foot x 2 foot where the paint layers came ...

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 Post subject: Paint Garage Doors and Render Front of House
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:57 am 
I’m having the render repaired at the front of my property then looking to paint this along with single doors of the double garage.
House was rented and has had new brown upvc windows/doors since pic, but shows how dirty it can get.

Probably go with off white, to match the browns of the house.

Have someone to fix damaged render and painter to decorate front (no way I’m standing on cloak room roof!). ...

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 Post subject: Exterior work
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:30 am 
I think I'm officially done with outsides now especially wood. Too hot, too cold, too humid, too much moisture.

Just been back to a job where I did a load of windows, thought I'd prepped very well but half the bottom beads were cracked, split and bubbled. This was a Zinsser system.

Conclusion is cheap/crappy wood with tonnes of movement, thought the Allcoat would have held better.

Customer isn't bothered and we agreed to just ...

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 Post subject: Wagner 3500 vs a Flexio 590
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:00 pm 
Have a Flexio 590, which I bought for the shed and fences. I know its a DIY sprayer, but have tried with some Ben Moore Advance and some Johnstones Aqua will spray both, but the paint has to be thinned to a point that makes spraying with it unpredicatble to say the least.
Looking into the 3500, all the info/youtube videos all stat that it will spray BM neat with very little to no ...

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 Post subject: Filling cracks
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:48 pm 
Hello all,

I’m currently prepping my front room for decorating and I’ve noticed a lovely crack right down the Center of the wall and also a few around where the wall meets the roof. Just wondering what people’s suggestions would be on the matter. I’d also like an opinion on how to tackle the crack at the top of the wall.




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 Post subject: Papering over Crown Fastflow
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:20 pm 
I recently replaced all of the door facings in our landing and painted them with Crown Fastflow satin.

The time has now come to hang lining paper in the landing before painting with emulsion. When painting the door facings some of the fastflow went onto the walls as I didn't need to cut in the woodwork - the walls had been stripped of paper and are bare plaster.

Will I have any issues with the ...

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