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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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Exterior Decorating: Surface Preparation Before Painting

Damp, heat and frost while paint is drying are the enemies of the painter working outdoors. Damp will cause the paint to peel: a hot sun will cause blistering: and frost will cause gloss paint to become flat. Work, therefore, … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating: Preparing Existing Paintwork

The quality of paintwork, no matter how well the final finish is applied, depends upon the care taken in preparation. Gloss and semi-gloss Sponge the surface down with warm water and detergent. Rinse with clean water to remove all traces … Continue reading

21. June 2011 by admin
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How to Paint Home Interior: Order of Work

Painting Walls and Ceilings The most important principle when painting walls and ceilings is to work to a system. The aim is to cover the area evenly, avoiding visible ‘joins’ where paint overlaps. Work quickly so that the edges of … Continue reading

02. June 2011 by admin
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