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    Installing Windows from the inside.

    This is the better of the two windows (they are the same, but this has less rot). It is 950x1550 and both casements open. What a beaut.
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    Installing Windows from the inside.

    They are still in, but are in a sore state. They were rotten when we bought the place 5 years ago and are now more filler than wood... I don't like UPVC, but the price of wooden frames is bonkers.
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    Installing Windows from the inside.

    We are not in a conservation area, but we would be keen to find something which (at least from street level) looks similar to our wooden casements. Pine not - thanks for the reply. We would love to go with wood, but we are being quoted £3500 upwards for just 2 windows which we are struggling...
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    Installing Windows from the inside.

    Morning all, Can anyone tell me if all windows can be fitted from the inside please? We want to replace out single-pane wooden windows but live on the third floor and want to avoid paying for scaffolding if at all possible. If it helps, we live in a victorian conversion and the external...
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    Another MDF painting question...

    I didn't know that, thank you for correcting me. I may have a chat with the guys at Johnstone's when I pick up the paint later.
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    Another MDF painting question...

    All good advice, thank you. I am leaning towards a full oil-based system, finishing with Johnstone's Flat Oil. The areas I am painting will not get any direct sunlight, so I am hoping this reduces the chance of premature yellowing.
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    Another MDF painting question...

    Cheers Pigeo85, we have lived without a panel on the bath for about 6 months and I haven't seen any water leave the bath or shower in that time so I figure the risk is small. Thank you all for you help.
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    Another MDF painting question...

    Ahh, missed the "crazing" comment. My mistake, sorry. I am surprised that there isn't a solution which is both reasonably water resistant and with a matt finish (oil-based matts tend to be more 'satin').
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    Another MDF painting question...

    Can you apply acrylic over gloss? Do you have to rough it up with some sandpaper first and, if so, would it retain its protection?
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    Lining paper or skim?

    One of the biggest regrets in my DIY life is using lining paper. Skim it - it isn't that hard and you'll have a skill for life.
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    Plane advice please.

    Every day's a school day!
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    Another MDF painting question...

    Thanks Joe-90, Do you rough up the gloss before doing the undercoat/topcoat?
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    Another MDF painting question...

    I thought Acrylic Matt paint would provide protection? Although I am making a bath panel, I very much doubt it will get more than the very occassional splash.
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    Plane advice please.

    Green "heart" MDF? Never heard that before, what is it? I am using standard green MR MDF - is that the same stuff?
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    Another MDF painting question...

    I have some Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Matt to use up. The back of the tin says I should water it down to seal absorbent surfaces, but it also says to use a primer on bare timber. I am not sure whether either of these methods is best to protect MR MDF though. Any thoughts?
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