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    Removing masonry paint from patio

    Thank you. I've attached a photo of a small section. It doesn't look like much, but there are splashes like this all over, so it looks fairly untidy. Would something like this work...
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    Removing masonry paint from patio

    Really? Sanding works?! If that works, I'll be over the moon! Thanks. Read about brick acid but read on here it can just clean the brick/stone but not actually remove the paint? But may be an option. Do the wire wheels work?
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    Removing masonry paint from patio

    Hi there. I need some help please...! Can someone please suggest the best way to remove white masonry paint from patio/stone? I painted the house white and some has fallen on the floor below. Tried white spirit and it was useless, so was a jet wash. And now reckon I need something a lot...
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    Painting oak veneer

    Thanks. I also read this: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/painting-external-oak-veneer-door-black-sapele-frame-w.344730/ Which suggests that solvent paint (I guess Dulux satinwood for example?) could break down the glue in veneer doors? So what's a good water-based paint to use? EDIT: I...
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    Painting oak veneer

    Thanks for this. Would've done all this for standard wood anyway, so that's good to know. But never known to wipe it with white spirit before, so that's good to know too. Thanks.
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    Painting oak veneer

    Just what I wanted to read...! On the note that came with it, from the supplier, it said, "fully treat this door prior to hanging. Ensure it's correctly treated" etc. So what do I need to do to treat it before painting it? (Or, and excuse me for my naivety here, is painting a form of treating?!).
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    Painting oak veneer

    Hi all. Just looking for some advice, please. I have bought this door: https://www.diy.com/departments/4-panel-etched-frosted-glazed-oak-veneer-lh-rh-internal-door-h-1981mm-w-686mm/42601_BQ.prd I need it to be white to match the room. Initially I thought it'd be easily done in the same way...
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    Plasterer coming tomorrow - is this OK?! Pics

    Hi. I am having my kitchen plastered tomorrow and I've spent all weekend trying to get all the paper off the wall. It was a horrible green paint gloss over underlining paper under another sort of paper or paint. Really hard to tell. It wouldn't come off with a steamer or spray so I have had to...
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Cheers Gerry. I've already bought my primer and undercoat separately unfortunately, so I guess I'll prime then undercoat then top coat, yes? Cheers.
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Can I check with this, with bare timber, do I prime using primer, then undercoat then paint with top coat? I've knotted, just need to know what's next. Thanks.
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Do I need to get this back to the wood then, or is it just to remove "flaky" bits of paint?
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Thanks again, this is great help. Looks like I need to get sanding then! Cheers
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Is it OK to use any quick dry undercoat, or do you get a special satinwood undercoat? And the decorator used "high gloss". Anything wrong with that?
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Great, thanks aptsys.
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Thanks wgt52 - this is brilliant and has rested my mind a lot(!) but still have a few questions if that's OK? Again, many thanks!
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    Painting woodwork (pics)

    Hi, I have lots of woodwork to paint; door frames, skirting boards, doors, etc. The door frames already have paint on them and so do the skirting boards on the stairs. The skirting boards in the rooms are new and plain wood with no paint (but for a few drips) all shown on the images below. We...
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    Temporary sink

    Thanks again. How about the pipes that are already in the kitchen? For example, there’s a pipe that connects to the current cooker which i’d like reconnecting after the works. But the pipe runs from the ceiling, down the wall. Would this have to be completely removed for the damp proofing and...
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    Temporary sink

    Thanks John. Will get a plumber to do both the removal of the current sink and then the fitting of the new sink then I imagine? Cheers.
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    Temporary sink

    Hi. My kitchen is in need of a huge overhaul. However, I want to do half the job now and half the job later to save on cost for now as I have lots of other home jobs to pay for. So I want to; - Strip the kitchen down to its shell - Get damp proof works done - Replastered and painted - Bring...
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    Damp after Damp proofing

    Here’s part of the report. As you can tell, we were advised of the issues with the external defects, so it’s my fault I guess for not following that up. Can I still get these four points done? Is it extortionate to do so? Have a baby due in february and this is pretty worrying.
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