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Preparation Before Beginning To Paint a Room

Before beginning to paint, first clear the area as much as possible. Carpets should be rolled up and, if possible, removed. Curtains should be taken down and any furniture covered with dust sheets or paper. Collect together all the equipment … Continue reading

24. June 2012 by admin
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Decorating: Preparing to Put on a New Face

New paintwork, however carefully applied, is only as good as the surface beneath it. Careful preparation of the surface, whether exterior or interior, is essential. Paint can be applied to a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal, plaster, lining … Continue reading

15. June 2012 by admin
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Ceiling surfaces

There are several other types of ceiling finishes other than wallpaper. These include polystyrene tiles; veneer-sheet polystyrene in different patterns and textured effects; textured ceiling papers, wood cladding; illuminated ceilings and decorative plaster finishes. The reasons for applying a decorative … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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Ceiling Tiles

There are several types of ceiling tiles such as cork, wood fibre or polystyrene, which make attractive ceiling finishes. The ceiling surface should be prepared carefully. It should be smooth, clean and grease free. Where distemper has been used, this … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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How Much Wallpaper To Use

To calculate the wall angle strip needed, measure the complete perimeter of the room. The length of main supporting and bridging tee angle strip depends on the size of panel used. The main supports must be the width of the … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by admin
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How to Update Your Old Bathroom

If you decide on a refit for the bathroom, careful thought is needed as to the present and future requirements of those using it. Space may be better utilized by a general rearrangement. Modern, matching colours in surfaces and appliances, … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Ideas for New Bathrooms

Lighting If the bathroom has a high ceiling, it may be possible to recess lighting above a false ceiling. Some shaving mirrors have lights incorporated. Strip lights can be concealed behind curtain pelmets or under cupboards. All lights must be … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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How to Reduce Condensation in the Bathroom

Cutting condensation As bathrooms are subject to condensation, thin polystyrene sheeting applied behind the wallpaper or panelling will help to insulate the walls, raising the touch temperature and so reduce condensation. Emulsion paint can be used on the walls and … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Hard Wearing Paints for Outdoor Finishes and Woodwork

Outdoor finishes Hard-wearing surface finishes applied from the can are available in a number of forms. One is a durable paint made of plastic resin reinforced with small particles of mineral aggregate and minute nylon fibres. Another is an emulsion-based … Continue reading

04. June 2012 by admin
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Laying Floor Laminate

Tools Cutting knife. One of the various handyman’s knives, fitted with a special laminate-cutting blade, is best used to score deep lines into the laminate surface. A piece of steel file, sharpened to a point, is also an effective cutting … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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