DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Cornice problem


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Decorating and Painting
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
fhawkes

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:22 pm Reply with quote

Hi
I am a novice DIYer and have encountered a bit of a problem... I was stripping wallpaper and unfortunately someone had papered up onto the cornice, the paint has flaked off in this area, I have continued to peel the paint off to the point where it stops coming off easily. The question is do I need to strip all the paint off the cornice? Or is there an easy way I can do it and end up with an even result - i.e. sanding with fine grade sandpaper to smooth the different levels of paint.
The cornice has been painted with several layers of oil based paint and there seems to be a red distemper underneath. The house was built around 1890. Also it seems like there has been a damp problem many years ago and some of the cornice has cracked. Can I fill these with polyfilla or should I use skim coat that I have used elsewhere in the flat?

Why oh why did I not buy a new build????? icon_smile.gif

Any help and advice gratefully received!
Fiona
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
fhawkes

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:18 pm Reply with quote

ok currently I am stripping all the paint off that length of cornice, it is just flaking off with a shave hook. I plan to fill cracks etc with skim plaster...
ANYONE am I doing this correctly?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Zampa

from United Kingdom

Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 5779
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 25 times

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:39 pm Reply with quote

Yep..its a tricky one Fiona..the distemper is whats causing your grief..

If you have any flatish areas you can stick duck tape on them and pull it off..it often takes the paint with it.

youl need to remove as much of the distemper as possible because it doesnt take traditional paint very well..try and take the paint back to a sound part, wash it of and seal the residue with zinser bin primer or alkali resisting primer.

Horrible job..im glad its you doing it and not me icon_wink.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
fhawkes

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:10 pm Reply with quote

Thank you!
Genius idea using duct tape - I have resorted to using jet nozzle of my steam wallpaper stripper but having to be very careful not to wet any one area too much.
Not sure what the primers you are talking about are. I had thought of using diluted PVA as I would to seal plaster... probably not supposed to do that icon_redface.gif

Thanks again, all advice and reassurance gratefully received!!!
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Zampa

from United Kingdom

Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 5779
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 25 times

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:20 pm Reply with quote

The PVA isnt a good idea..its a 'bit DIY SOS ish' icon_wink.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
fhawkes

from United Kingdom

Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:16 am Reply with quote

Thank you Zampa. It's so difficult for a novice DIyer to find out what the correct methods are, I'm glad I stumbled across this forum. I am glad I checked!!! Off to the DIY shops to track down appropriate sealer icon_lol.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Robbie uk

from United Kingdom

Joined: 09 Apr 2007
Posts: 1437
Location: Cheshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 158 times

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:32 pm Reply with quote

The thing is we have all made mistakes in the past when we were learning our trade and you learn by your mistakes. As we are painting everyday we get to use more products on a regular basis and find out what works and what doesn't. Some products do not do what they say on the tin !!! icon_lol.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Decorating and Painting All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Cornice painting problem 3 460 Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:29 pm
Save my Cornice and Ceiling Rose while renewing my ceiling? 13 160 Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:46 pm
ceiling cornice cracks 52 6220 Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:09 pm
Condensed foam type ceiling cornice 5 180 Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:54 pm
Remove X layers of emulsion from Cornice 2 700 Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:46 am


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.