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 Post subject: Johnstones acrylic matt.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:08 pm 
I'm currently using this on my own kitchen and just reminding myself what a lovely paint it is.

Price wise it's a bit more expensive than standard coverplus , but I'd say it goes a fair bit further.

I'm actually thinking of using it as standard next year and seeing how it goes as a bit of a USP.





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 Post subject: Roller Trial
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:31 pm 
Hello all :salute:
Just wanted to drop my thoughts down on some new stuff I recently used.
I appreciate most of you "Trade" chaps will be well versed in this, but primarily for people like me at home, looking for answers..............here goes :boxing:

So I'm ready to paint at home after 4 years.....I'm a busy person......honest!

Looking through my ...

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 Post subject: What paint to use for plaster archway and columns?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 pm 
I've tried to find some info on this on the net, but nothing came up.

My house has an archway connecting the lounge and dining room. It looks pretty similar to these: Image
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I have two questions about it:

1. How to prepare it for painting

It's already previously painted and has become very marked and yellowish. Some bits have broken off too.
I assume I'll have to sand it down somewhat (120 ...

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 Post subject: Can I paint if damp showing from concrete above new lintel?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 am 
Hi. We have had a woodburner installed where previously there had been a gas heater and existing chimney. As part of this they put in a new concrete lintel and poured fresh concrete above it to seal it all up. However 3 weeks later (the wall is now plastered) a damp line is still showing thru where the cement was poured. We've kept the room warm and ran dehumidifier but it doesn't seem to be ...

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 Post subject: Can't get a decent finish on my new door
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:44 pm 
I bought a new, flush door and I'm not happy with the finish. It looks OK at a normal distance but when you look up close, it's not smooth at all. I'd like to work out where I went wrong as I've got another 3 to do!

Here's what I did:

Bought a brand new Wickes flush door
Sanded it down with 240
Washed clean with white spirit
Mixed old primer and paint with a ...

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 Post subject: A NEW brush, Bacon Rolls and a Dinosaur
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:09 pm 
Interesting visit to the Crown Dec Centre this morning, on what is to become weekly Bacon Roll Friday. Free food and coffee for the local painters who use the place. Nice chaps.

It's always good to have a large meeting of decs I think, as ideas get bounced around, products are debated and the banter is brilliant. This mornings meeting revealed the biggest dinosaur I've ever met in white overalls. Won't use rollers as he ...

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 Post subject: Easy to sand filler?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 am 
Hello

First post, apologies if this is in the incorrect forum!

I'm redecorating two rooms, and currently in the process of stripping 12 year old wallpaper from the walls in preparation for painting. The walls are in a particularly bad state, and I anticipate by the time I am done there will need to be a good deal of filling done before applying primer.

In addition to quite large holes that appear to have simply ...

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 Post subject: Staircase
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:06 pm 
Hi guys. Thanks for all your help the last time I needed it. Now need some advice again.
I’ve been asked to paint a staircase that’s going to be brand new spindles with an oak handrail. It’s got 5 doors and frames upstairs downstairs has 5 doors frames and a front door to be painted.
The walls are original except the main staircase wall will be plastered and so will two small walls at the ...

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 Post subject: Things from Bygone Days
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:56 pm 
All this talk of distemper made me a bit nostalgic. So what are some of the trends and products that you miss or perhaps don't miss.

What I miss

The original paste the wall Novamura is one I was sorry to see go.
The 2 papers and a border was great fun and a brilliant technical exercise.
Hanging bucket trays. Where did they go?

What I don't miss

Pretty much everything else.

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 Post subject: Old paint peeling in sheets
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:23 pm 
Hi.

I recently moved to a 1955 house and tried to sort out the ceiling in the bedroom. It looked pretty bad but was sound. I sanded it down and removed all the loose paint, and decided to give it a skim of plaster. I painted it with PVA and when I came back there was a few bubbles appearing so I scraped off all the loose paint, some parts came off easily back to ...

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