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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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Decorating: Interior Paint Finishes

Painting walls, ceilings, woodwork and metal is something everyone seems to have tackled at some time. Every year the paint makers sell us millions of tins of paint, in hundreds of colours. Here’s what you need to know to pick … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Quick Decorating Tips for Painting

Hints: • Before you open a can of paint, wipe off any dust from the top so that it doesn’t get into the paint. • If you are opening a partly used can, take care not to knock bits of … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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Preparing old paintwork

Paintwork in fairly good condition Wash down all sound paintwork then: • fill cracks, holes, dents and so on with filler • fill chips out of the paintwork with either a fine textured filler or with undercoat. Sand flat when … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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Removing Old Paint: Blowlamp or Chemical Paint Strippers?

There are two main methods of removing old paint — burning it off with a blowlamp or using a chemical paint stripper. Both methods work by softening the paint film, making it blister and lift, so that it can be … Continue reading

28. July 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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Distemper Painting Technique: Walls and Ceilings

Distempering Ceilings: The ideal arrangement before commencing the work of preparing for distempering is to clear the room of furniture. If this cannot be done the furniture should be stacked in the centre of the room and the pile arranged … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by admin
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Distemper Painting Preparation

Neither distemper paint nor emulsion paint will take properly over old gloss paint or enamel, on walls and ceilings, and with these types of under surfaces it will be necessary, in addition to cleaning down, to remove as much of … Continue reading

26. July 2011 by admin
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How to Fill Cracks for Paint Preparation

Knotting: This is a prepared shellac dissolved in methylated spirits. Knotting is obtainable in small quantities from local paint shops. It is used mainly to seal knots in new or bared wood before it is primed. The protective seal formed … Continue reading

24. July 2011 by admin
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Abrasive Materials for Painting Preparation

Abrasive materials are used for preparing surfaces before redecorating them. For most purposes glass-paper is the most common abrasive material, and it is best used over a cork or wooden block as described in Interior Decoration: Preparation for Painting. Glass-paper … Continue reading

24. July 2011 by admin
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