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  1. Aslakfi

    Blotches on painted plaster

    It was mostly a skim coat in that area I'm pretty sure. There were a few darker patches, for sure it wasn't as dry as I would have normally left it if we hadn't been told to paint it.
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    Blotches on painted plaster

    Not yet. Do you think it's better to try another mist coat first or just wait a week for the plaster to dry further before trying the top coat again? It's a fairly small area where the paint isn't sticking.
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    Blotches on painted plaster

    Hi were advised to paint the plaster of our new kitchen in advance of the installation starting tomorrow. The plaster has had a week to dry but we were pretty convinced it wasn't fully dry, however on asking we were told to paint it anyway. The painting has gone well apart from two patches where...
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    Shelving for kitchen

    This may seem like a silly question, but we're getting some shelving cut from our wooden kitchen worktop material for shelving on the wall. We want these to be ~6-8" deep, and are planning on getting some heavy duty iron brackets to hold them. What size brackets would you get relative to the...
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    Covering concrete hearth patch in floor

    Hi all, I have a concrete patch left where tiles previously used to be, in a room that is mostly wooden flooring. I'm trying to decide what to do with it - options I can think of include: 1. Paint it a neutral colour (but will still look out of place) 2. Cover it with a small rug (might look a...
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    Paint for bathroom

    Hi there, Our local paint shop recommended two Johnstone's trade products for use in our bathroom (https://www.johnstonestrade.com/products): Durable matt Acrylic eggshell Which of these would you go with?
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    Light fitting in attic

    Thanks. In terms of the Batten Lamp Holder do you think this one would do the trick? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07PY82PKK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3UHOK2TXTJED4&psc=1 I kind of see what you mean about the shade - it seems quite hard to envisage one that would fit and look good ...
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    Light fitting in attic

    Thanks. So I would need to buy a new Batten Lamp Holder with the missing part and then Google for options for 'Batten Lamp Holder Lamp Shade' to see what the possible options are?
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    Masking varnished wood

    Thanks. Would you wait for the paint to dry at all before removing the tape, or remove it literally after finishing painting?
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    Light fitting in attic

    We have the following light fitting in our attic - as you can see we have the wires coming in from a covered rectangular section and a lightbulb coming down from the circular fitting. We want to replace this but I'm unsure as to whether I can simply buy a lampshade to cover the lightbulb...
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    Masking varnished wood

    Newbie question here - I'm trying to paint the walls of our attic room but want to mask the wooden beams so that the paint is nice and neat against it. However the masking tape has a tendency to take the varnish off the wooden beams. Any suggestions?
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    Johnstone's Trade paint for bathroom

    Hi there, My local paint shop stocks Johnstone's Trade, which I've previously used to paint the living room and dinning room. I've tended to go for Covaplus Vinyl Matt for the walls and Acrylic Satin for the skirting boards. The bathroom is fresh plaster and we're looking to paint it to...
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    Bathroom installation question

    If that's the case is it an easy fix? As has been said, clearly the back is snug to the wall so I'm not sure - I doubt the fitter has made a mistake so it may be intentional? Though that seems unlikely.
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    Bathroom installation question

    No same colour, might just be the light / white balance on the camera. With plug position could I DIY fix this or would I need to call back the fitter? Seems like a small thing to call back for. For the sink, does this therefore mean it's been installed correctly? If so, is there an issue with...
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    Bathroom installation question

    Hi there, I'm a bit nervous posting this as I'm concerned I'll either get replies saying 'this is a terrible installation' or 'this is not an issue at all, how can you be so picky'. So please be kind! I just wanted to check others opinions on two small issues related to a just completed...
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    Should we be disappointed with this job? Is it fixable?

    What do you mean by plaster on the plastic? Do you mean the plaster on the Velux window frame edges? Do you think it would be difficult to redo the job properly rather than sand it back? And (if you have any idea), how much would you expect to pay for a quality finish? We feel duped and...
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    Should we be disappointed with this job? Is it fixable?

    We've just had an attic wall plastered, and we've noticed a few issues with the finish. Some of these may be due to the plasterer following the frame of the window. 1. Plaster line does not match with window 2. The plaster is at more of an angle on one side of the window than the other 3...
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    Repairing a Velux window

    Hi there, We have a Velux window in our attic. The top bar of the window won't close. On closer inspection the frame of the window is bent and doesn't match up with the windrow frame. The window is quite an old code number. I'm wondering if anyone thinks it would be possible to repair, either...
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