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Technically they are two different things...but whos splitting bristles!? lol
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Have Brush Will Travel wrote:Technically they are two different things...but whos splitting bristles!? lol
how are they different?
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JK Decorator wrote:
Have Brush Will Travel wrote:Technically they are two different things...but whos splitting bristles!? lol
how are they different?
just done a search, no wonder i've been getting weird looks,

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JK Decorator wrote:
JK Decorator wrote:
Have Brush Will Travel wrote:Technically they are two different things...but whos splitting bristles!? lol
how are they different?
just done a search, no wonder i've been getting weird looks,

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But at least your an honest one! :wink:

Turks head brushes also have pointed tapered handles..like the old still hats once worn out there..
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hi,

not really a tip but i know some people cut in with the emulsion up to the skirting AND cut in with the gloss. well i never cut in to the wood. you've already sanded it and given it a key so i paint the emulsion slightly over the skirting and as the one coat gloss is so thick it always covers and there you have a perfectly cut in wall :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:
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I always have a small bag off ordinary tile grout in my decorators bag, it is superb for filling any gaps what might occur when using lining paper, usually above the windows on each side where there isn't a natural "butt up joint". Just fill the gaps, leave it slightly proud, and lightly sand off with 120 grit sand paper. It leaves a lovely natural smooth finish with no fluffing off the lining paper after sanding. Also handy for filling small discrepancies in shirting's & architraves etc.

After your walls have been lined, always start the first roll off paint directly on the joints where the lining paper butts up to one another. This ensures that little mm gap fills up with the thickest paint leaving you with no seams showing. Do this with both the 1st coat and 2nd coat.
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When rolling large areas of wall, instead of using a standard 9" roller invest in a 12 or 15" cover with end caps (only a few pence more than a 9"). Pop the cap out of one end of the cover and fit it to your 9" frame as normal. Now rolling your walls takes half the time and because the end cap protrudes slightly (so it can be fitted to an extendible frame) you can roll right up to the adjacent wall meaning less cutting in.

Also easier coupled with an extendible pole and 12 or 15" tray too!!! :thumbright:
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rollering against a wall and not cutting in leaves a nasty messy edge that I personally would spot minutes on going into a room...looks very scuzzy IMHO...a broad roller used well speeds application for sure and no end cap means you can roller tight to the edge of the cut.....but never miss out the cutting.
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paintycait wrote:rollering against a wall and not cutting in leaves a nasty messy edge that I personally would spot minutes on going into a room...looks very scuzzy IMHO...a broad roller used well speeds application for sure and no end cap means you can roller tight to the edge of the cut.....but never miss out the cutting.
p_rapper wrote:When rolling large areas of wall, instead of using a standard 9" roller invest in a 12 or 15" cover with end caps (only a few pence more than a 9"). Pop the cap out of one end of the cover and fit it to your 9" frame as normal. Now rolling your walls takes half the time and because the end cap protrudes slightly (so it can be fitted to an extendible frame) you can roll right up to the adjacent wall meaning less cutting in.

Also easier coupled with an extendible pole and 12 or 15" tray too!!! :thumbright:
Don't roller without an end cap or there will be paint down your arms or you may as well flick it on the wall!! What I mean is your cut only has to be 1/2 inch wide either side. I've seen people cut so far in they may as well brush the whole wall!! :thumbright:
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Use one of those little kitchen wind up timers when papering...youl be surprised how it keeps you on your toes when it comes to soaking times..

Something that kept me on my toes the other night........CRAMP!!!....I swear I was walking around the bedroom at 4 in the morning on my big toes alone! :?
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Have Brush Will Travel wrote: Something that kept me on my toes the other night........CRAMP!!!....I swear I was walking around the bedroom at 4 in the morning on my big toes alone! :?
If this is a regular thing you ought to see your GP... if there's no significant reason for the cramps S/He might try you on some Quinine

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When applying Bitumen paint in the cold weather add a spot of parrafin to ease it a bit.Dont use Turps or it congeals and goes horrible.
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mrc666 wrote:When applying Bitumen paint in the cold weather add a spot of parrafin to ease it a bit.Dont use Turps or it congeals and goes horrible.

:scratch: How's that going to help with his cramp???
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wine~o wrote:
mrc666 wrote:When applying Bitumen paint in the cold weather add a spot of parrafin to ease it a bit.Dont use Turps or it congeals and goes horrible.

:scratch: How's that going to help with his cramp???

The thread is about decorating tips Wine~o :lol: :thumbright:
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thescruff wrote:
wine~o wrote:
mrc666 wrote:When applying Bitumen paint in the cold weather add a spot of parrafin to ease it a bit.Dont use Turps or it congeals and goes horrible.

:scratch: How's that going to help with his cramp???

The thread is about decorating tips Wine~o :lol: :thumbright:

I knew that..... :oops: :oops: ...I was jesting...obviously.... :wink:
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