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    Sanding/finishing a narrow wooden floor

    A part of my summerhouse is to be used as a shed so is very narrow (1.5m x 2.5m) the floor is oak plank laid across the width ( to match the summerhouse) I have stripped it bare by using the floor sander across the grain and used the floor sander( across the grain) to get to 80grit. I then used...
  2. J

    Refurbishment of old solid timber stair. Any helpb to make a good finish will help. Sanding filler paint oil

    Hi everyone After a lot of time and several thoughts on cladding or covering with carpet. I decided to start sanding the stair to see if us still salvageable as I really would like to have it in natural wood look. I still have to keep sanding and would like to ask few question. What grit...
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    Removing Paint from Pine Floorboards

    Hello, I'm hoping you can give me some advice on removing paint from pine floorboards. I would like to remove various splodges of paint from some old oiled pine floorboards. I have attached some example photos. What would be the best way to do this? Is there a cleaner you'd recommend? If I...
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    Console Table - Identifying Wood Type

    I bought an old console table recently. It's covered in a horrible dark, sticky varnish type coating which gives the wood grain a strange orangey hue from certain angles. Almost looks as if someone has painted gravy on there and left it to dry. It's a b****r to sand off as well. I digress. I've...
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    Remove finish from stone

    Hi, I've got a stone window sill, it has some kind of thick glossy varnish on it. As you can see in the pictures it is cracking and peeling all over. Does any body know what's the best way to remove the existing product, and what is a nice product to refinish with? Any help greatly...
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    Gyproc EasiFill 60 sanding problem

    I recently discovered Gyproc EasiFill 60 and was initially impressed with it. Later, however, I got used to seeing tiny holes after sanding it. Is this a common problem? Is there a way of avoiding it? I have two theories. Maybe my sanding is dislodging filler or maybe I introduce bubbles when...
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    Floorboard colour difference - How to even up?

    Hello, The lighter bit of the wood had really thick old varnish that I first removed the bulk of it with paint stripper and then sanded back. The middle bit had no varnish so just sanded this back. Will this disappear or become less pronounced after varnishing? We're thinking of using ronseal...
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    Sanding Wall Filler?

    Have applied Wall Filler/Polyfilla to loads of bad cracks at home. Considerable finish sanding required but unsure what disposable mask to get as loads of filler dust expected. Thanks.
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    How to prepare walls with missing paint spots

    We had painted our walls with valspar sheen paint and looking to re paint. There are a couple of areas that if you want can pick at the paint edge and peel chunks off. There are areas about 12icnhs where this has happened. However if we sand back the edge it still showing through the paint...
  10. robodelfy

    Best way to freshen up 'ok quality' floorboards?

    Hi, I have floor boards throughout my victorian terraced house. The ones downstairs seem more modern and have no gaps like the old ones upstairs. As you can see from the photos, the entrance is looking quite worn and black in places, will I be able to sand this out or is it likely very deep...
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    Advice on sander selection

    I am planing to repaint 3 window sills. Each one is 54cm x 178cm. 2 are south facing and get full sun (as and when) most of the day. I need to sand down and am not sure what sander to get. I have had a orbital, which was great for dry walling but I don't think so in this situation. A detail...
  12. J

    Fix drywall painting disaster

    I had a team of "professionals" repaint the drywalls of a newly-purchased house. A few days after they completed the work, two kinds of defects appeared on the walls, in a large number of different spots. The first kind (depicted below) is the paint looking either depressed or protruded over...
  13. bettz1

    Radiator cover help

    Mrs bought a wooden home sign and left them on the radiator cover in the hallway she's since noticed the oil or paint that was in the wood has stained the radiator cover. The radiator cover is just MDF it's not very expensive but was wondering if the top can be sanded and sprayed with a white...
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    Are 1970’s/80’s internal veneered doors worth sanding down?

    Hi, just moved into a 1980’s built bungalow, can’t afford to change doors just yet (13 altogether) they are the standard flat panelled stained veneered doors of the 80’s, I’ve sanded a patch and they have come up a nice lighter colour. I’m wondering if anyone else has done this? And if they end...
  15. bettz1

    How to cover/remove stenciled paint off wall

    Hi after some advice is there an easy way to remove stenciled paint off our bedroom wall left by the previous people? We thought we could just whack on a load of magnolia paint to cover the dark blue as a base coat but you can still see the lines from where they've stenciled buildings and...
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    Sanding just the edge of a floor

    Morning, I'm about to sand a bedroom floor and use a rug rather than get a carpet laid (Victorian property). There is currently a stain around the edge of the floorboards, presumably when years ago people used rugs and just stained the edges. Is it ok to do this? It would save a lot of work! Or...
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    new solid oak floor laid, what next... sanding etc

    Wonder in you chaps could offer some advice please. I've recently laid a solid oak floor, 6" plank width. Most of the planks are level, but there are the odd one or two that are a mm higher than the previous one. What grade would I start with, to level these discrepancies? Is there a...
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    Help! Paint mapping on new plaster

    hello! I hope someone can help. We recently had a hallway replastered, following a damp course. I applied a mist coat of watered down emulsion, and it has come up with a mapping effect - that is to say big raised patches where the mist coat hasn’t properly sunk into the walls. I somewhat...
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    Sanding Skirts

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a sanding plate that lasts, for a Bosch Multi Tool. The sanding sheets do not stay on the plate when using the sander. Trying not to allow it to over heat in use or Sand paper will come adrift and pad will very quickly loose it's hooks and be rendered useless. Bosch is...
  20. bettz1

    Anyone know what was used on this table?

    We've sanded down our table due to it having a few marks and im stuck as to what to do next. I'm not sure what was used previous, the table felt smooth and had to be sanded down as we spilt nail Polish remover on it.The 2 benches are in perfect condition and if I can get away with just painting...
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