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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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I was gutted when gyproc coving went out of fashion :cb , all the house builders down this way stopped having it about fifteen years ago. Easiest job to do and the potential for earning was huge. Even back seventeen years ago on sites I could get £3.80 a metre supply and fit and stick up 100 metres in a day, ah those were happy days.


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Pre pasted wallpaper, is that still around? My mate used to fill the customers bath to soak the paper if he was working upstairs.


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Calcium plumbate primer for galvanised steel, that was good stuff, the swines banned it.



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Calcium plumbate primer for galvanised steel, that was good stuff, the swines banned it.


Iirc Tractol do a simular product - these farmers get all the good chemicals



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Did decorators make their own distemper (using what?) or was it a ready made product?


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Did decorators make their own distemper (using what?) or was it a ready made product?

Don't know to be honest, it wasn't in use when I started out in the mid seventies, my old man used to say it was made from chalk and glue.


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Did decorators make their own distemper (using what?) or was it a ready made product?

Don't know to be honest, it wasn't in use when I started out in the mid seventies, my old man used to say it was made from chalk and glue.

Your old man was on the right track I think ;-) See what anyone else has to say. I have now figured out a way of spending the evening not doing what I should be doing :mrgreen:



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Another thing from the past, and it still puzzles me to this day, years ago we were doing a load of fascia's and soffits in black with this stuff made by crown I think it was, the customer had specified the paint and I picked it up from the depot and when we opened the tins it was navy blue, gave it a good stir and it was still blue even though it said black on the tin. I took it back to the shop and they looked at it and were just as puzzled as we were. When I drove back to the job the stick I'd stirred the paint with had now changed from blue to black. I wish I could remember what the paint was.


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Another thing from the past, and it still puzzles me to this day, years ago we were doing a load of fascia's and soffits in black with this stuff made by crown I think it was, the customer had specified the paint and I picked it up from the depot and when we opened the tins it was navy blue, gave it a good stir and it was still blue even though it said black on the tin. I took it back to the shop and they looked at it and were just as puzzled as we were. When I drove back to the job the stick I'd stirred the paint with had now changed from blue to black. I wish I could remember what the paint was.

We need Puma (very good with chemistry). He was last seen in another thread doing DIY.


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dynamod wrote:
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.


White oil based gloss that doesn't yellow whilst your back is turned...

Rag rolling. (I used to enjoy that)

and taking the thread off the topic of decorating..

Woolworths,

being able to say "Nice tits love" and it being taken as a compliment... :shock:

cigarette packets without the pictures/health warnings.

Leaded petrol...

Town centres being populated by Butchers/greengrocers/tobacconists and not Charity shops and estate agents and coffee shops.

Pubs were the meeting places, not coffee shops..

I could go on and probably will after a glass of wine or two...

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being able to say "Nice tits love" and it being taken as a compliment... :shock:

I will try that when I feel like having a week on the NHS when I am amongst the horsie ladies.

PS. No. I have not started (yet).


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I was gutted when gyproc coving went out of fashion :cb , all the house builders down this way stopped having it about fifteen years ago. Easiest job to do and the potential for earning was huge. Even back seventeen years ago on sites I could get £3.80 a metre supply and fit and stick up 100 metres in a day, ah those were happy days.

I must be old fashioned. I put in two rooms in the house as the living room already had it from the original construction. Next door they tried to remove it and the damn thing is built straight on in the corners of walls and ceiling. It was not getting removed is the last I know.

If you wait long enough the fashion will come back :toothy7:


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Portaflek anyone?

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