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520 Questions: 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
- Ycope72 1st Feb, 2012 Painting & Decorating
HELP ME GUYS - ok so I tried to paint my floor tiles in my bathroom yesterday. All was well until I had a shower this morning. It's started to chip and flake off! DISASTER!
What should I use to remove the paint from the tiles? I'm just going to leave them in their natural state (if I can)
I look forward to your expert help :)
- Ydalstonsuperstar 20th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
I'm recruiting for a client and he is wanting Painters & Decorators for Coke & Taping, but unfortunately I don't know what he means. Can anyone help please?
- Ylibby0107 2nd Mar, 2011 Painting & Decorating
If so, how?
- Ythicko18 17th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
i have just found out gloss discolours quickly. we are painting the whole house white and doing it ourselves. i wanted to ask what is the best paint to use for our doors, skirting, etc (wood). some of the wood in the house has already got gloss on it. some of it is bare wood.
i wanted to know what is the other paint you can use instead of gloss and if we use another paint do we need to take the gloss off that we already have on the wood.
i think we would rather go with the other instead of the gloss but what to go with satin or eggshell or is there something else.
i feel confused at the moment as i need to know wether to start stripping the gloss or not.
if i use this other paint on the wood what do i prime it with is priming it with normal emulation ok or do i need something else.
thanks in advance
- Ysaffy_63 30th Nov, 2012 Painting & Decorating
Need to paint interior of house again. Was wondering what is the pros and cons of matt vs silk emulsion. Since we have small kids, I am planning at the moment to use silk.
- Ygswart 28th Feb, 2011 Painting & Decorating
I'm thinking of having a go at doing the internal painting in a new property we just bought. Are there any common mistakes that people make when doing DIY painting that I can try to avoid? I'm quite keen to learn as much as possible before I get started. I'd rather not make a mess of it, but am keen to try
Any tips or advice would be much appreciated!
- Ywillow_65 22nd Jun, 2011 Painting & Decorating
I want to completely redecorate my house on the inside, I have around 14 rooms in my house (it's an old place, but very dear to me); I've asked my neighbour how much he'll charge me to do everything (yes, there are a few decorating things involved) and he said around 5000. I know him for 15 years, this is why I wanted him to do the house.
Is that a fair price or he's too expensive?
- Yallredd 10th May, 2011 Painting & Decorating
I have used a paint stripper and this has removed some but not in the corners. Wondered if I should buy a wire brush or use something else. Thanks for all replies.
- Ypam1949 20th Oct, 2011 Painting & Decorating
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