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Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:18 pm

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bobbie-dazzler wrote:Using decorators calk down the internal corners when papering with heavy embossed wallpaper, the paper sticks well and looks very neat.

If you are hanging a coloured finish paper, and you can see the white butt line, buy a wallpaper pen and fill in, or buy a paint pot sample of same colour, get a J cloth and gently dab down the lines, blending as you go along.

Spotting big lumps of sanded filler with diluted PVA before you paper, this will give the filler a hard shell effect, and prevent the filler crumbling underneath the paste.

When caulking, and to prevent caulking crazing, apply thinned Undercoat on top, leave to dry, thyen emulsion as usual.
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Post by royaloakcarpentry » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:29 pm

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.
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Post by Tom d'Angler » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:40 pm

At the moment you can get 10l Crown PBW matt or silk for only £9.99 at Focus and only £9.98 at B&Q.

I prefer Dulux Trade myself but DIY stuff is good enough for mist coating and only £1 per ltr.
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Post by wine~o » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:40 pm

thescruff wrote:If you shake the tin and store it upside down it wont skin over.
No.....it'll just leak all over the floor... :lol: :lol:
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Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:49 pm

Never shake a tin up before you open it..its might have a thin skin on it which will break up and the paint will end up with loads of bits in it

And if you do open a can and it has one of those tissue like skins on it...leave to lid off and let it thicken up before you try and remove it
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Post by Susannah1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:08 am

Some very dodgy tips on here.
People need to be very wary about following some of these.
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Post by Tom d'Angler » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:44 am

Some very dodgy tips on here. People need to be very wary about following some of these.
Why? They sound good to me... and I already use some of them!
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Post by Susannah1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:19 pm

Tom d'Angler wrote:
Some very dodgy tips on here. People need to be very wary about following some of these.
Why? They sound good to me... and I already use some of them!
Here's one for a start.

Put a good dollop of pva in with your wallpaper paste mix..about half a litre for every 5


Putting PVA in your paste, makes it very hard when you come to strip it off. You'll get little bits of white PVA stuck onto the wall and they're a nightmare to wash off. Also, it's completely pointless.
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Post by Jaeger_S2k » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:23 pm

Susannah1 wrote:
Tom d'Angler wrote:
Some very dodgy tips on here. People need to be very wary about following some of these.
Why? They sound good to me... and I already use some of them!
Here's one for a start.

Put a good dollop of pva in with your wallpaper paste mix..about half a litre for every 5


Putting PVA in your paste, makes it very hard when you come to strip it off. You'll get little bits of white PVA stuck onto the wall and they're a nightmare to wash off. Also, it's completely pointless.
Also, it's completely pointless, WHAT? You're a contradiction. What are you on about Suzzz?
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Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:38 pm

Also, it's completely pointless, WHAT? You're a contradiction. What are you on about Suzzz?
'Shes' got the hump because 'she' has probably had to strip a few rooms I have papered

:twisted: ..ask 'her' ;) about one coat gloss!

Some wallpaper paste manufacturers seel their flake paste with a sachet of pva to add to the mix..

Nothing dodgy about it at all...Ive been doing it for years...then again...Ive never been asked back to strip the walls I have papered :lol:

Yes...Soooz...I remember who you are you bounder! lol
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Post by Puma » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:40 pm

I guess she means you can do the job perfectly well without the PVA, which is true.

It also leaves PVA in the plaster - not good.
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Post by Jaeger_S2k » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:46 pm

Puma wrote:I guess she means you can do the job perfectly well without the PVA, which is true.

It also leaves PVA in the plaster - not good.
Wouldn't the plaster be protected by the Keyed coat of paste (mixed to the manufacturers instructions).
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Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:53 pm

And....and!.........Ready mixed wallpaper paste is PVA based!

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Post by Puma » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:42 pm

Many types of PVA

I definitely don't want to paint on PVA woodglue
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Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:56 pm

No same here...but the standard builders grade stuff is fine...
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