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That's a relief I thought you'd open the wine early :thumbright:
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thescruff wrote:That's a relief I thought you'd open the wine early :thumbright:

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You are such a wag wino ..hardy harr

New tip...
I have been cleaning my workshop...it's such a tip and needed a real going over and I wanted to get paint of worktops, flooting, sinks and surfaces where we had been painting. I tried lots of different things to try and soften the paint quickly as well as clean i.e. no solvents...and also not damage the lino, melamine etc. that has been splashed...OK after much research and rather a large basket of products from the local shoppy the product that is absolutely brilliant for cleaning paint from sinks, linoleum, conte board, powder coated metal and lots of other things is 'Flash with Bleach'
It's a big WOW!!! spray it on, spread it out...leave it for a bit and wash it off...you still nead a green scrubby for big bits of paint but it's cracking!
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Cait, I think you've saved my marriage!!
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Glad to be of service....
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royaloakcarpentry wrote:I put a line of caulk down internals after I have hung lining paper, tool it into a nice finished 45 angle and it looks loooverrrly.

Me Too, love caulk i do ,dont neglect Magnolia caulk.
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splashofcolours wrote:
royaloakcarpentry wrote:I put a line of caulk down internals after I have hung lining paper, tool it into a nice finished 45 angle and it looks loooverrrly.

Me Too, love caulk i do ,dont neglect Magnolia caulk.
Or chocolate flavour...handy for stained woodwork..
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Me Too, love caulk i do ,dont neglect Magnolia caulk.
Is it me, or does that sound strangely like the words someone else has used on here...
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54aardvark wrote:Useful tip with tester pots - instead of painting directly onto the wall, put them onto 3ft sections of lining paper. This way you can try the colour in different parts of the room/house and, more importantly, doesn't muck up your nicely prepared surface with brush marks and if you have several bold colours and opt for a lighter one, can take an extra coat or two to hide the test patches.
Yes people please use lining paper for tester pots I had to put 2 coats of maggie on jsut to hide tjhe 15 different tester pots they had appleid to every wall in the room. ::b - Weeeble
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As a newbie on here just like to say find this very interesting and thanks for some good tips . Here are a few of my own, now be gentle in the replies please!
Mark your paste table every 100cm, easier for measuring or buy a decent one , made the mistake of buying a plastic one from a well
known manufacturer H" and when you move it the legs do fall out so that did not last long.
Synthetic brushes- great for water based Natural bristle - good for oil base Keep them in a brush keep !
Cutting in- if your not confident on a sharp edge first time- cut upto about 1 cm away from your edge then on your second pass without adding more paint cut upto your edge of coving /frame, this allows the paint to flow without dragging and gives a sharp edge.
I use a 3" roller to blend into the cut line once wall rolled this eliminates cut line /roller line.

Never let an apprentice walk into a room where the client has a 3k white deep pile carpet and he puts the dust sheet down the wrong way with black gloss facing down. Nightmare! but it came clean. Now i always carry a stain removal kit in the van ! Thanks again- Weeble
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Water based brush cleaner- so do this - get hold of a spare reycling bin the ones with the seperate insert bin for glass. Attached a garden hose to it and use it as a brush station to wash my brushes and rollers out. the glass section already has holes in it so it drains into the main bin section , Saves the sink and if ya clever you can insert a drain plug into the bottom to drain the water away once finished . D~lux make these and they are very expensive mine cost me £4 :huray: Will stick a pic up if you want ? Regards Weeble S>O.C
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Yes, a pic please!
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definatly need one of those...fed up with the wife nagging about cleaning my 15's out in the bath...suppose i should've let her get out first!"!!!
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splashofcolours wrote:Water based brush cleaner- so do this - get hold of a spare reycling bin the ones with the seperate insert bin for glass. Attached a garden hose to it and use it as a brush station to wash my brushes and rollers out. the glass section already has holes in it so it drains into the main bin section , Saves the sink and if ya clever you can insert a drain plug into the bottom to drain the water away once finished . D~lux make these and they are very expensive mine cost me £4 :huray: Will stick a pic up if you want ? Regards Weeble S>O.C
Im Away from home until Tue , but promise to take a few pics and upload, you can wash your 15 " 's no problem !! once washed you can leave the lid open and let them drip dry into the main bin, water gets bit cold in winter so i switch to the washing machine hot water tap (soft Sh#te)- Weeble S>O>C

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Soak new natural bristle brushes in water for 24 hours before first use and this will help to minimise loss of bristles during work.

To keep brushes in shape, put an elastic band around the bristles, near to the tips, after washing out.
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