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Tile up? Or tile down?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by chrisz, 13 Feb 2007.

  1. Zampa

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    Correction...


    Pretentious plumber + silicone = trouble! ;)

    Well in my experience plumbers and bedroom/kitchen fitters are the most guilty when it comes to 'silicone abuse'

    Why wipe the excess on a piece of rag when a wall (that normally needs to be painted) will do!!??
     
  2. Softus

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    I see your point - I guess that having to look at the silicone smears is what distracts all of you decorators as you slop gloss paint over those door locks, door hinges and rad valves. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Zampa

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    No..its wiping flux off the back of joints that normally distracts me...otherwise id be smothering up the bleeder valves on the rads too

    Dont forget we are the finishing trade...without us the industry would be nothing...

    Allthough i do have a soft spot for the 'deaf an dummers' and sparkies...without whom we would have no heating and nowhere to plug our radios in.

    Although it has to be said...sparkies are definatly the messiest...wirse all over the floor etc

    Anyone else?
     
  4. Softus

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    My customers generally get the decorators in before me, because they know I leave the place tidier than when I found it, and I can put right all the problems they caused while they were there. :D
     
  5. Zampa

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    wheres the 'shaking head' icon?
     
  6. Softus

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    Don't tempt me Zampa! :D
     
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    Good man! I use a Rubi too - just the 40 though, cause that fits nice on kitchen worktops and does most of what I need to do. Anything bigger I just break over my knee. ;)

    I feel I should add here that my last comment was a joke and under no circumstances should tiles be cut using yours, or anyone else's knee.
     
  8. chrisz

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    used the wet saw in the end. I have a fairly big tile cutter (can't vouch for it's quality!) and it snapped them nice and straight, but left chipping to the finish of the tile.

    Also have stacked the tiles as apposed to brick them, is going fine so far. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Glad it turned out well for you...just goes to show a little inestment in the right tools can make all the difference.
     
  10. chrisz

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    what is the best way to finish the edge of tiles. There is one run of tiles where the terracotta colour of the edge of the tile is visible.
     
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    If you don't like the plastic trim, use decorator's caulk or grout - both can be emulsioned.
     
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