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Dulux Trade Soft Sheen - Watering Down

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by planemad, 7 Apr 2012.

  1. emilybronte

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    I agree with vibrobullitt on this one. There's no point risking it with vinyl for mist coat when

    (i) it is more expensive
    (ii) you cannot be totally sure the plaster is 100% dry.

    I would however be interested to know what happened to the other half of The Dec's sentence/question beginning 'Has a self-established sparks...'

    Has a self established sparks [done] WHAT? Another syntactical nightmare! :rolleyes:
     
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  2. vibrobullit407

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    Emily,I wouldn't worry about it, seems thedec just doesn't like other people giving out advice on his forum unless your one of his chosen few! ;)
     
  3. vibrobullit407

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    Just like you thank any one who disagrees with emily or myself dec. Grow up for lords sake!
     
  4. TheDec

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    And that of course is the problem, I did, yet I very much doubt if you ever will.

    Dec
     
  5. vibrobullit407

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    Not me who started the childish off rant dec. I'll be the more mature and let you carry on and not respond.

    Pathetic really but there you go!

    Wouldn't expect anything else really!
     
  6. TheDec

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    No, I would not doubt that elrobbo, by the way, I here of heavy rain forecast for the Cumbria area, don't forget your brolly.

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  7. emilybronte

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    Oh, please. Toys out of the pram time again, I see.

    Moderator - please remove the squabbly posts.
     
  8. TheDec

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    Now you really are clutching at straws are you not, If the mods decide in their wisdom to feel the need to either remove a post or indeed lock the thread that will be their choice, yet most if not all regular posters on this brilliant forum will help to protect it from any form of invasion.

    We are in a sense a communtity!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dec
     
  9. emilybronte

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    Then perhaps you should start behaving as though you are part of a community. Communities work together to solve problems and make new members feel welcome. Individuals don't throw their weight about. People discuss things rationally and courteously; they don't just 'rubbish' others' suggestions or experience.

    You seem to be struggling where most of those things are concerned.
     
  10. TheDec

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    In your opinion perhaps, yet you really are becoming rather childish.

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  11. emilybronte

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    Why - because I explained what a community is?! Not quite sure why that's childish. And my observations about the way you perceive others on the forum are all objective and demonstrable, not silly playground insults such as you've indulged in on this thread.

    I'm happy to produce evidence, if you wish.
     
  12. Growler

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    Exactly. :)
     
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    I appreciate your point but if one then applies a vinyl coating over the top anyway then it negates your logic?.

    I would have expected that the person applying the paint would be aware of the wall's "history".

    Personally I don't do "search" coat on new plaster. I just sand it first and then go for the 10-15% dilution (or as per manufacturer's recommendations).
     
  14. planemad

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    Well job now complete - the trade softsheen is a great paint IMHO.
    Ended up adding 300ml of water to the 5L tub which made it flow better during application.

    I can really tell the difference between the retail paint and the trade range.

    I find that the colour pigment is stronger and the paint just feels better to work with.
     
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    Vinyl matt will still allow the walls to breath, albeit it at a lower rate than SuperMatt.
     
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