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    Black mould by front door

    Anyone got any experience of this stuff? https://www.amazon.co.uk/HQC-Condensation-Insulating-5L-Magnolia/dp/B00NMNRVMM/ref=sr_1_19?crid=3KT8PK789JCFD&dchild=1&keywords=insulating+paint+additive&qid=1603098488&sprefix=insulating+%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-19
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    Painting old wall that is gloss and plaster

    Wowsers - water-based, non-toxic, non-caustic, no fumes . . . "Trade Strip" removes all sorts, including oil-based and lead-based from any substrate inc plaster. Game on! Apart from hating the dust of sanding, I was concerned that it would be lead-based oil paint, so this looks like a viable...
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    Painting old wall that is gloss and plaster

    Gardz looks like the alkali-resistant paint I've used previously in other rooms - underneath the wall paper was 1950s distemper
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    Painting old wall that is gloss and plaster

    Thanks Nige F - Bulls Eye 123 looks good. Can't see I need the Plus. Thanks OchAye. I have washed the wall four times to get all the paste off. Yes, the sanding and filling it a worry. Thought I'd sand to create key, paint a first coat then sand again. One of the posts mentioned using steam to...
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    Painting old wall that is gloss and plaster

    Help, what do I do? I've stripped off the old wall paper in the loo and have bare plaster with patches of gloss paint. I want a painted finish. I'll rub down the gloss paint to create a key. What's a good primer? Some of the posts here recommend Dulux Super Grip Primer. Would you use that? Or...
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    how to treat a pine table for outside use

    Hi big-all - yes, it's made of staves. Seems obvious now you point it out, that these will 'go' first Hi wgt52 - it's scrubbed bare. So tung oil, or linseed? (I know about the spontaneous combustion risk of rags used to apply!) Thanks so much guys . . . think I'm going to have to have a chat...
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    how to treat a pine table for outside use

    so ambient moisture and outright rain somehow get through the varnish? That's what I feared
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    Blown joint in worktop

    Even if you fix it, what will stop your wife putting hot damp things on the repaired joint?
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    how to treat a pine table for outside use

    Hey folks I've got an old pine table which I want to use outdoors. Another (very old) post says 8 coats of yacht varnish. Would I have to keep revarnishing, if so roughly how often? Is there any new product that would do the job with little maintenance. And what about the bottom of the legs...
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    Bodges, scrimping and Friday afternoon jobs

    My aunt had a shower put into a downstairs bathroom in her old stone cottage. Very smart, her pride and joy . . . till one day a tiny (accidental) tap from my knee made the tiled wall cave in. Turns out the builder had used plasterboard to square off the wall, and tiled over it.
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    Bodges, scrimping and Friday afternoon jobs

    That was standard practice in the early 1960's. Can remember my mum going loopy at my dad for doing that with a lamp!
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    Save me from myself - tempted to paint over vinyl wallpaper backing

    Hi folks Have struggled all day with this. Please save me from myself - don't be too harsh! I've stripped the top vinyl layer off the wallpaper in my loo. The wallpaper is at least 20 years old and I'm left with the robust 'backing' paper which is very well stuck to the wall and I am sooooo...
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    Painting doors laid horizontal vs vertical, using Bedec WB paint

    Perfect, thank you lostinthelight and sparkwright. Great guidance.
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    Painting doors laid horizontal vs vertical, using Bedec WB paint

    OK, I've been a bit dim. Of course the doors won't be cured by 2nd - doh!! I''l leave all painting till after they're hung, which suits me, cos can then paint them over a period of weeks. I finally caught up!! Thanks for your help, and patience!
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    Painting doors laid horizontal vs vertical, using Bedec WB paint

    I was going to do one coat undercoat and one top coat before hanging, then touch up and last coat afterwards
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    Painting doors laid horizontal vs vertical, using Bedec WB paint

    Brilliant Sparkwright, thank you. Also thanks for the reply about sanding and priming.
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    Painting doors laid horizontal vs vertical, using Bedec WB paint

    Oh dear. I am feeling stressed by attempting to get these 6 doors painted, ready for the carpenter to start hanging on 2nd Jan. Just removing the sticky labels and sanding (see previous posts) has eaten up a lot of my time. I used to be able to get a really good finish with olde style gloss, on...
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    Should I sand the primer, or undercoat then sand on primed doors?

    Hello again! I've got Howdens primed doors that have a routed detail. https://www.howdens.com/doors/internal/primed-doors/primed-internal-linear-door-obj-sku-family-dir1560 In many places the router has left some roughness - you know the kind of hairy edge you get when you cut something like...
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    Getting the label adhesive off Howdens primed wood doors

    Thanks Adam and Opps. IPA worked - have some in a tiny bottle, left over from about 30 years ago for cleaning cassette playing heads. Good to hear of those products if/when it runs out. Meanwhile I am using hairdryer to warm the other labels. This keeps the glue on the sticker as I peel it off...
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    Getting the label adhesive off Howdens primed wood doors

    Hi folks I've bought primed wood doors from Howdens, and I'll be painting with water-based undercoat and top coat. There's a 7" label on the side of each one. Water and a rag takes the paper of the label off, leaving the adhesive. Usually I'd use lemon oil to remove this kind of adhesive...
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