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    Sealing shower panels

    here's a black sanitary silicone. http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-sanitary-silicone-black-310ml/81712 can look good with black shower boards on to white shower tray as long as it is applied neatly. not much difference to applying white silicone onto a black shower board really.
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    removing lining paper from plasterboard

    yes probably will cause some damage but a lot less than steaming. matt paint will help keep the water on the surface for longer helping to soak through were as silk will repel more of the water. detergent will also help the water penetrate. with silk surfaces it is beneficial to score or...
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    I love Artexed ceilings

    thanks for the welcome RMS. the reason i asked the question is that i have only ever applied stipple and combed effects and would not know where to start with the more advanced effects. its been out for many years and i just have not had the chance to learn and conquer the advanced textures.
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    Sealing shower panels

    to get a perfectly straight edge on the silicone i would mask on the shower tray and the shower boards. apply the silicone and smooth with a damp finger ensuring not to apply too much silicone as this could leave a step at the edges. not everyone prefers this method though. as with regards to...
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    I love Artexed ceilings

    another problem is how many decorators can apply artex nowadays as it's not been that common for many years. it takes a lot of practice to get the required expertise for the more demanding patterns.
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    I love Artexed ceilings

    you never know! i have found myself applying more and more textured wall papers to a lot of ceilings recently. maybe the come back is just around the corner! :lol:
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    I love Artexed ceilings

    you're quite right fashion seems to go round in circles and i'm sure the dreaded artex will be back. i personally don't like the stuff but do like gyproc coving even though this now seems unfashionable. if every one had the same tastes the world would be a very boring place! :wink:
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    removing lining paper from plasterboard

    depending on what finish is on the wall will effect the stripping process. if the wall is matt emulsion i would just soak the lining paper with water and strip using a scrapper. this is the least damaging way to strip and as the paper has to come off any way this would be the best option.
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    HEEEEELLLLLLPPPPP, please!

    its not the end of the world. matt is the preferred option but if you follow the advice given you won't have any problems. you say the wall looked "great" with a mist coat and 1 top coat, did you thin the mist coat down as i would normally apply a mist (thinned about 20 percent) then at least...
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