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    Making new paint blend in with existing paint

    Quite big - the room is 22 sq/m
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    Making new paint blend in with existing paint

    This is how it looks after they came to fill the holes - running my hand down the wall it feels smooth so hopefully it will all paint over nicely. He said it won’t need a mist coat, and I can go straight to putting the top coat on? Also, the second photo is a small nick in the paint where they...
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    Making new paint blend in with existing paint

    Thank you. I do have some left from the same tin, so yeah fingers crossed it all blends in. What about the mist coat on the new plaster? Try and keep that solely on the new plaster, or can it overlap a little onto the existing paint?
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    Making new paint blend in with existing paint

    Hello I had new pipes put in for a radiator, then the room replastered and the pipes buried, and then redecorated. The plumber came back today to put the radiator on the wall and drilled through the pipe...so he’s had to chase out the wall and replace the pipe. A plasterer is coming tomorrow...
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    Sanding down gloss paint

    I sanded the skirting boards a few days ago, but to be honest I did a half-arsed job of one section of it - as the sofa's are going up against that area. We repainted them yesterday, however I'm now getting it in the neck from the Mrs now and she wants them doing properly in case we ever move...
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    Mist Coat AND Primer - or just Mist Coat?

    I have had my living room walls and ceilings plastered, they are dried out, and now I'm ready to decorate. I know I need to do a mist coat on fresh plaster - but do I do the mist coat and then the undercoat, then my top coat? It's a big room so don't want to go over it three times, if mist...
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    There is a vent on the chimney breast on the first floor.
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    I didn't have the DPC done - it was already there, but it is like a black, smooth tar on the floor. But, yes, it is all dry. The other side of the wall is just the dining room bit - so it's no where near the kitchen sink/plumbing etc. There is no fireplace on the other side, just a radiator on...
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    It's a 1930's Semi-Detached with Concrete Floor Yes I cleaned the inside of the chimney out. I'm not at home at present to take photos, but the rest of the room is dry at skirting level. Other side of the wall is the kitchen/dining room - the chimney goes up the middle of the house. I'm...
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    I’ve now had the room skimmed, and there are a few patches - that perfectly mirror the holes in the plaster on my original post - that aren’t drying out. They did fill these holes before skimming, but they just aren’t drying out. The rest of the room has dried out, but as you can see on the...
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    Should I just get those parts replastered, or will skimming over it be okay?
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    Plaster looks damp but isn’t

    Hello I moved to a new house and removed the fireplace surround - and then removed the wallpaper. On both sides of the fireplace have been two patches, at the bottom, that don’t feel damp at all, but change to a darker colour throughout the day. It looks damp, but doesn’t feel it at all...
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    sticky to the touch plaster

    Hello I know this is an old post, but just wondering if you got to the bottom of this. We stripped all the paper off our walls a few weeks ago, and in the time we've been waiting for a plasterer I've spotted two areas that are sticky to the touch - but then at other times of day its...
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    I did wonder whether it was just the toilet itself, and there is nothing we can do about it except replace it completely! I'll do what I can to resolve the problem, but might end up just replacing the whole thing, if need be.
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    Thank you. Looking at those prices, I'm happy to just replace the current one and start again, for £10-20. Is that a DIY job, though? Or recommended to get a professional in?
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    Thanks - I'll watch a YouTube video before deciding whether to give this a go myself.
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    I've got my girlfriend to take a photo. Not sure if this helps at all, but at least you can see what I'm working with. She also did a video of it flushing, but I can't upload this.
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    I'll take a photo when I get home, but when I had a look myself the other day it looked pretty old fashioned so I'd be surprised if it was a dual-flush - but I'm no expert. I've text my girlfriend who is at home and asked her to take a photo.
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    Yes, new to me - it's a 1930's Semi. I checked the water level after it had filled up, and it was up the correct level - it just doesn't all appear to be draining out when we flush.
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    Toilet Flush not removing all paper

    Hello Just bought a new house, and we're having a bit of a problem with the toilet flush. When we flush the toilet, most of the waste goes - but the paper just seems to sit on top of the water whilst the flush cycle is happening. Once the flush appears to have finished I am still able to pump...
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