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    Mystery black layer on wooden stairs

    Hello, I've just done a patch test on our stairs which have many layers of poorly applied paint, as I was looking into restoring them back to wood. Our house is built early 1950s for reference. While paint stripping, I found a couple layers of white emulsion, then a semi gloss cream coloured...
  2. cwhaley

    No-fines home - insulating

    I'm going to insulate one wall of the mother-in-law's home (the outside wall of the living room). Plan is to strip the plaster, batten out and fill with 25mm insulation, then overlay that with 25mm insulation and cover with plasterboard/skim. Are there any special considerations to take into...