Category Archives for Walls

Guide to Making Good Walls and Ceilings Ready for Decorating

If you’re making a lot of alterations to your house, you’ll probably pull out cupboards, partitions, remove fixings and strip off old wallcoverings. Don’t worry if you cause some damage, since you can quite easily put it right. No matter … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Ready Reference: Plasters and Wall Fillers

WHICH FILLER TO USE Cellulose filler or ready-mixed filler for: • superficial cracks in plaster and plasterboard • small holes (up to 50mm/2in) across • gouge marks in plaster • joint cracks in plasterboard or coving • filling dents and … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Filling Holes and Cracks Prior to Painting

Filling holes and cracks Most fillers fall into one of two categories: resilient fillers and non-resilient fillers. Resilient fillers — mastics, for example — are useful for lilting gaps between dissimilar materials where movement is expected. Non-resilient fillers — t … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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How to Tile Walls

Developments in the improved manufacture of modern tiling materials make it possible, for the handyman with average ability to tackle the work of tiling walls of bathrooms, lavatories, kitchens, etc. Either full walls, half walls or sections of walls surrounding … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by admin
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How to Repair Plaster Walls

You may find it necessary to repair plastered walls at times when redecorating does not follow, especially after attaching fitments of various kinds to walls, or removing them. The damaged plaster should be prepared by scraping any loose plaster from … Continue reading

05. July 2011 by admin
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