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apparently i need to do a mist coat or 2 to seal the plaster. have been told to use white watered down emulsion to do this. i have a full tin of magnolia matt paint lying around, can i use this or does it have to be white
- Ymadmaxwell 29th Jun, 2011 Painting & Decorating
Thanks to everone who answered - a lot of useful info there which I will follow.
Just to clarify - The house was built in 1930ish. The fine cracks are not all over the walls and appear in certain places assumably for certain reasons. (surveyor did write this could happen in his report)
ie New small internal wall put up - crack appeared where it joins existing wall.
When putting up curtain poles cracks appeared along the line of drill holes (plaster applied too thinly?)
Other key areas - on some walls above doors
Also the clown that laid my loft flooring banged nails into the chipboard in loft causing damage to one of the ceilings - cracks outlining ceiling plasterboard - needs replastering?
The only worrying crack for me is there is one coming down diagonally on an outside wall corner only very fine though and again has been reskimmed.
- Ytommccrindle 19th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
can you paint radiators with white gloss paint instead of raidiator paint? thanks
- Ykitkat777777 1st Apr, 2011 Painting & Decorating
starting to renovate a lage cottage and need to stip all the papper off the wall some are a few layers thick, is it best to buy steam stipper or to just use water to wet the walls, help its taking ages to get the papper off,
- Ykitkat777777 13th Apr, 2011 Painting & Decorating
These are main walls to the front and rear of the house.
- Yjay_63 4th Apr, 2011 Painting & Decorating
I had my bathroom repainted (with bathroom paint) about 4 months ago, the paint on my ceiling and walls seems to be flaking off again. We don't have a window, only an extractor fan. We're fed up of showering with the door open, is there any other solution out there?
- Y1980yeargodmademe 17th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
- Yskiing_80 26th Apr, 2011 Painting & Decorating
Do I need to strip off the old paint first and what paint is best to use for an external door?
- Y2livebarcelona 17th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
- Ysamson31 8th Apr, 2011 Painting & Decorating
there are 6 doors to paint as well
- Yshazhee 14th Oct, 2011 Painting & Decorating
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