THE PAINTERS RAG

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Mar 31, 2017

Painting over vinyl wrapped MDF

I hope you will tell me I can do it. I bought a vanity unit online which was supposed to be grey but is more like taupe to me. I decided to paint it to

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Mar 11, 2017

Repair water stain on ceiling

Hi, I had a leak in my roof and I have fixed it but it left light brown stains on the ceiling. Now after repainting with white emulsion (latex) the stains

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Nov 14, 2016

Ceiling flaking and peeling

We had a decorator in to do our hall. There wr a couple of cracks in ceiling which he filled rubbed down and painted. But the area keeps peeling back .

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Nov 04, 2016

Internal/External mdf

I have sent for some mdf 15cm (h) and 18mm (d) letters which will spell 2 names. The mdf is stated has being internal but I wish to mount these names outside.

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Nov 04, 2016

Elastomeric paint over a waterproofing material

I would like to know if using an elastomeric paint coating over am exterior wall that has already been treated with a urethane waterproofing material will

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Nov 04, 2016

Paint over wallpaper glue

I can not get the paste from wallpaper off the wall. Can I paint over it?

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Nov 04, 2016

Painting ceilings with emulsion or latex paint

I'm painting a large ceiling with white emulsion (latex) and the finish is very patchy. You can see the paint blocks or roller marks down and across

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Jul 17, 2016

Matt emulsion (or flat latex) will not cover

I have prepared the walls of a bedroom with sugar soap (a cleaner used prior to painting) which is what I usually do first. On applying my first coat

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Jun 02, 2016

Painting a ceiling

The ceiling was sheet rocked and we spackled, sanded and then painted. The paint is not going on smoothly we did it again let it dry longer and same problem.

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May 12, 2016

Painting a camper van

Hi, I am converting a panel van to a camper van which will be used in the Mediterranean. My main priority is to keep heat out of the van and I am thinking

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