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Faults in Old Paint Surfaces

There are several faults that appear in old paint surfaces. These include crazing, mould, cracks, flaking, blistering and bubbling, as well as the normal dents and chips of everyday wear. Chips can be rectified by first removing the old paint, … Continue reading

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Preparation for Painting Old Walls

Wood primer is oily. Some of the oil is absorbed into the wood and helps to give good adhesion. Oily wood primer should not be thinned unless it is being used on highly porous wood. This should saturate the pores … Continue reading

16. 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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How to Use Different Paint Brushes

Use of brushes If you are using a new brush, first brush the bristles against the palm of your hand to remove any stray bristles or dust. Charge the brush by dipping the bristles into the paint for two-thirds of … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by admin
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Rubbing Down Old Paint and Re-Decorating with New Paint

In many cases, if old paint is in good condition and the new coat will marry with the old, it is not necessary to remove it. The surface may need rubbing down with a wet-and-dry paper, used wet. Rubbing down … Continue reading

14. 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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