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Top decorating tips 8 months 6 days ago #450695

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Don’t glue vinyl paper down with No Nails if you plan on redecorating again. Two, wear gloves when sanding down the walls as your fingerprint id devices won’t work due to lack of skin!
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Top decorating tips 8 months 6 days ago #450708

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Good tips there but the best tip I ever had was get someone in to do the decorating it gives you someone to blame when/if it goes pear shaped.

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Top decorating tips 8 months 4 days ago #450788

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I was going to put a wise crack on the other day and say avoid at all costs but I'm actually painting the kitchen today and dining room with the French doors open , Smooth FM on the radio and I'm quite chilled out just plodding on & it looks quite nice & cleaner . :)
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Top decorating tips 8 months 4 days ago #450815

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When I was much younger and just married, and utterly garbage at decorating, a friend gave me a fabulous tool and it always gets the job done, it was a 10p piece, so I could get somebody in that knew what they were doing. Its a mantra that still holds for me today.
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Top decorating tips 8 months 3 days ago #450828

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Before spending a weekend painting a room, check with the The Boss that yes, that really, really is the colour she wants.
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Top decorating tips 8 months 3 days ago #450837

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Before spending a weekend painting a room, check with the The Boss that yes, that really, really is the colour she wants.

Aye, but thats only good for this week, next week it will be something different. Tell her you are ordering tartan paint.
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Top decorating tips 7 months 3 weeks ago #451276

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Having little else to do as the three generations of gentle folk are holidaying in Majorca, so I decided to plod on with the decorating rather than taking three spaniels out for walkies. Not a good decision on my part. Trying to choose a paint from the Dulux range is now quite bizarre. There was a time when gloss, eggshell or even satinwood would be okay for radiators, now the website specifically excludes them for use on heated surfaces, other than from a quite limited colour palette of a limited type of paint too. And I really don't want to do the hall, stairs and landing with Hammerite rad paint from Dulux.

If its got this complex it is now no wonder that the younger generations are eschewing DIY. :(

PS Edit. Looking at an old tin of Dulux Satinwood water based quick dry it shows a radiator on the tine. Yet now the website excludes suitability for heated surfaces. That paint has been on the bathroom radiator for at least five years and its a very hot one as it its the "safety dump" for the boiler so no thermostat valve on it. I suspect the exclusions are for environmental reasons. Complaint has gone in to Dulux, which at least makes me feel better.
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Top decorating tips 7 months 3 weeks ago #451281

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That’s most odd Clive,
I have used Dulux Trade Satinwood, colour mixed to our choice for years with no deterioration problems at all, nor smells . Please let us know what response you get
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Top decorating tips 7 months 3 weeks ago #451283

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Having worked with many painting\decorator contractors (work related), I have come across a recurring response from said contractors, "standard gloss pain is gloss paint whether for radiators or not, its just gloss paint".

I agree with the opinions of the contractors as I have not established any difference in so called radiator paints and standard gloss paint.

I would not apply the same evaluation to 'extreme high temperature paints' where I do acknowledge that their is a difference in the products available.

But as usual it is your choice at the end of the decision making day :) .
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Top decorating tips 7 months 3 weeks ago #451284

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Dusty
I will update you on Dulux’s reply. Looking at a few websites others have been similarly non plussed but have painted in regardless with eggshell or satinwood with no detrimental effects.
This all cane about as we are thinking of moving and Mrs OC decided the old redundant telephone cable stapled to the hall skirting should be whipped out. Which she did. It left lots of little holes and showed where the top of the skirting had not been coated in paint. My suggestion of just stapling some new (clean) cable back on wasn’t approved. It would have been perfectly satisfactory form an aesthetic point of view and could have given any new owners a puzzle as to what the cable actually did :-)
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