painting & decorating

  1. N

    Screwfix no nonsense trade bare plaster paint vs Fortress Trade matt emulsion bare plaster paint

    Hi all I've read loads of people recommending Screwfix no nonsense trade bare plaster paint, and I would like to use it myself. However, it's not in stock anywhere! For the same price you can get Fortress Trade matt emulsion bare plaster paint from Screwfix. Does anyone know if this is a simple...
  2. J

    Painting over old peeling paint - New painter tips please!

    Hi everyone I'm in the process of filling holes and sanding walls before repainting. One thing that I am coming across is there are areas where the old paint is peeling showing the plaster (see photo). I started to use a little scraper to scrape it and the more I scrape... the more that comes...
  3. M

    Painting bay window

    Hello - I’ve recently painted wooden panels of a bay window white. Used x2 coats of zinsser 123 primer / stain killer and x2 dukux satinwood. It needs a final coat, likely with wooden roller, to even put some patches. I’m not sure I like the blue undertones in dukux satinwood all white. Is it...
  4. D

    Dark Patches after Applying Paint with a Paintbrush to a Painted Wall

    Hi there, Please can I get some advice. I accidentally scuffed a brand-new painted wall in my home, after we ran out of the Dulux shade of paint that was used to paint the wall. I didn’t think I would need much more to fix it, so I bought a small tester pot of the same colour. However, when I...
  5. S

    Dealing with flaking layer of plaster before painting

    Hi, I've got a problem with a layer of flaking plaster in this bathroom which I need to deal with before painting. See pictures. I've scraped off quite a lot, to the point where the layer has become much firmer, and I'm wondering if there's a way I can feather in with some filler or...
  6. W

    Painting Fresh MDF

    I'm about to begin painting a newly built entertainment unit made from Medite (if relevant) MDF. What paints would people use, they'll need to be hard wearing as the kids will also use them for toys. Thanks
  7. FozzieBear

    Painting Standards for Commercial buildings

    I am trying to write a specification for re-decorating the inside of our Village Hall Annex in order to get quotes. it was built in 2010 and looking a bit tired and there is some settlement cracks, loose plaster around doorways and holes from recent plumbing and wiring changes including surface...
  8. D

    Slurry and Plastering Concrete Interior wall?

    Hi, i’m attempting to re-plaster my kitchen and need some advice on the steps to do so. Currently the kitchen walls are a bit of a state, it used to have wall paper on however this was taken off many years ago. Now what is left on the walls is paint and (what i’m guessing is plaster) which is...
  9. anonfool72

    achieving a uniform white colour…

    Hi all, Our bedroom has dark grey walls and white ceilings. We want to paint both a soft white colour and achieve a uniform finish. We already have the paint (valspar v700) but I’m wondering if we should apply directly or apply some sort of undercoat first? we just want to avoid the walls...
  10. Oliver Dawson

    how to do Exterior Painting

    Hi I've recently started a handyman business.. I have good experience of internal decorating and painting external doors but I've never done a full house before. I've been asked to quote for for a full house upstairs bedroom windows soffits fascias downstairs windows, door, porch etc. My...
  11. A

    Which order to paint walls, skirts and caulk

    I've had some new skirting fitted and I need to caulk the top edge against the wall as some quite wide gaps exposed. My intention is to use clear varnish on the skirting and a white silk emulsion on the walls. Which order do I paint and caulk the walls and skirting. Do I apply the varnish to...
  12. K

    Wood Panelling

    Hi All, Please don’t judge me too harshly for wanting to paint some panelling within my home, it’s simply too dark in certain parts of the building. I would greatly appreciate advice on how to achieve a really high standard painted finish. I do not know what the panels are currently finished in...
  13. A

    Is undercoat needed over zinnser bin?

    I have just sanded down some skirting which had a water based gloss on and whilst sanding/scraping the water based paint and whatever was beneath has flaked off in large areas revealing bare wood whilst other areas the paint remains tight. I was thinking of using bin primer to seal the bare...
  14. G

    Micro bubbles - what am I doing wrong?

    Hello everyone. I'm new here. I hope I can get some help and advice from some of you please!? I recently made some drawers and cupboards out of plywood, and I honestly thought that I had done my research but I have run into some issues with the painting aspect. The surface is covered in tiny...
  15. Mickey1392

    Crumbling masonry exterior wall help

    Hey guys, So I want to paint the bay window area at the front of my terrace red brick house. It's got a masonry render on top and was painted by previous owners. However there is so much bubbling and a lot of loose rubble underneath. Quite a few parts of the wall feel soft and if you break the...
  16. K

    Primer / mist coat came off in patches when removing wallpaper

    Hi, We recently moved into a new house and stripped a bedroom of really thick wallpaper that had also been painted. On taking off the wall paper it has also removed some of the primer / mist coat from the plaster in some quite big patches on two walls (see photos). We want the end finish to...
  17. J

    Unusual pattern when plaster drying - causes issues when mist coating

    Hi, We recently had our 1930s house replastered throughout and noticed some patches appearing through the mist coat. It’s been 5 weeks since the plastering was complete and appears to be totally dry. When painting the issues seem to be where the plaster has some patterning as the attached...
  18. J

    Patches on mist coat of new plaster

    Hi, We’ve recently bought an older house and have had a full house skim. The fresh plaster has been left for minimum of 4 weeks and appears totally dry. When we’ve started painting a mist coat there appears to be some areas which aren’t covering too well and appear patchy. The mist coat doesn’t...
  19. L

    Poor plastering

    Hi all, hoping you can help. We’ve recently had our hallway and landing plastered. Paid going rate (had a few quotes) but the finish is not what we were expecting. It’s rough in places and I’m worried about the finished look once we paint. should we mist coat and then sand bits? Or sand bits...
  20. finlamit

    Tidy up corners of walls and ceiling

    Hi all. I have recently purchased a house, and it is becoming quite evident that the previous owner DIY skills were lacking. See attached photos. Whats the best way to tidy up these corners. Im going to paint a different colour, but it looks like he has slapped the paint without a care in the...
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