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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Tom d'Angler » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:21 am

Yes, definitely :spam2:

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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Puma » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:01 am

Watch out for mav polystyrene liner, used solvite instead of recommended paste, and it shrunk about 4 - 5 mm at the joins - which are extremely difficult to fill successfully. Always quote to line the liner with this product.

Ideally when papering a ceiling you would have a plank that runs the entire length of the room beneath the paper at a good height - as this is usually impractical I would highly recommend a papering brush on a pole to hold the paper up whilst you go up and down the steps. I found a really lightweight crappy broom from a pound store which was excellent for this - actually using it to lay the whole length, just using the steps afterwards to firm up the wet side edge on the pasted ceiling.
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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:04 pm

You could call it the 'stopped using pit stop stop off'...kinda rolls off the tongue doesnt it! lo

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Post by Tom d'Angler » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:47 pm

You could call it the 'stopped using pit stop stop off'...kinda rolls off the tongue doesnt it! lo
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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by paintycait » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:18 pm

I was asked to pop in a few tips that I have given for painting with acrylics although I have to say that I have learnt a few myself coming into this thread...never been in here since Chez changed the format...and one of the best was the process of painting a door in acrylics...I'll pull it up after I have passed on this stuff.
Tips for painting with acrylics:
One of the main problems with acrylic paints is that they dry too quickly in certain conditions and they become ridgy and brush marky if overworked. Floetrol...paint conditioner will help the paint to lay down and give you a longer open time. Extending the open time gives you more time to work and the paint more time to settle without getting ridgy.
Paint dries because the solvent evaporates, the solvent in water based paint is water so if you fill the room with moisture, there is less room for the water to evaporate => the paint stays wet longer. First increase the humidity in the room. Close the windows and mist spray the air. You can dampen clean dust sheets too or lay bowls of water on a radiator overnight sealing off the doors and windows. If that's not possible a tiny...and I mean TINY drop of washing up liquid in the paint.
Put the paint onto larger areas with a foam roller if you have one. You can get the area evenly covered quickly and then lay off either with the brush or the roller. Laying off with acrylics has to be feather light. You need to have just the right amount of material on the surface and then there is a sweet spot just as the paint starts to go off when laying off works like a dream, if acrylic paint is new to you you maybe won't get that first time round but look for it.
Don't get tooooo much on the surface, if the paint is sliming (tech term :-) ) around then there is too much on there.
Best of luck...and take another look at Jaeger_S2K's diagram of how to paint a door (using acrylics)

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Sounds easy doesn't it, well this will save you time and won't pull your wrist, brush and paint to bits.

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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Tom d'Angler » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:44 pm

If you need to size newly plastered walls before hanging paper... do it the night before (see my post on the Sizing Walls thread). :sad:
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Post by bagshot » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:55 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.
I completely dissagree,pva in paste stops joints on papyrus paper from springing open.
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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Tom d'Angler » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:05 am

Sometimes a patchy ceiling can be caused by not being able to see if you have painted every bit.

One tip I learned that helps to ensure you get a good even coat is to start above the window and work backwards. The light coming in the window reflects from the wet paint so you can see more easily where you have been and where you haven't. This is especially effective for the second coat when it is really hard to tell the difference.

Of course, this doesn't work in the dark. :shock:
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Post by Puma » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:49 am

I find it easier to work towards the window, principle the same as above, keep facing the light. Nice regular square blocks of paint.
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Re: TOP TIPS! What are your top tips that you CAN share?

Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Puma wrote:I find it easier to work towards the window, principle the same as above, keep facing the light. Nice regular square blocks of paint.
Plus you dont get a face full of overspray from the roller
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Post by Puma » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:07 pm

Or stepping into a bucket
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Post by Tom d'Angler » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:13 pm

Or stepping into a bucket
Done that... twice.

Also stepped in a kettle of paint stripper. Had to go home wearing just one shoe. :cussing:
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Post by royaloakcarpentry » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:00 pm

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Post by Tom d'Angler » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:01 am

Oh ello its Mr Bean pmsl
Funny enough, he lives near me. Must be catching! :help:
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