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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

21. June 2012 by admin
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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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How to Paint Doors and Windows

Doors First, remove window catches, stays, door handles and letter boxes. Once splashed with paint these are often difficult to clean. Doors should be painted in a definite sequence. On conventional panelled doors first paint the mouldings and then the … Continue reading

13. June 2012 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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Paints and Painting

The term paint is used to describe a wide variety of coatings which are applied as a liquid and subsequently dry to form a durable decorative and apparently solid film. Paint is a very versatile coating medium — it can … Continue reading

28. July 2011 by admin
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DIY How to Apply Paint

How to Apply Paint: In addition to dusting the work before applying a coat of paint, the duster should be used before each section of work is coated. The paint-brush should be a sensible size in relation to the size … Continue reading

24. July 2011 by admin
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