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    Hi all,

    Any advice for painting a house (rooms inside!) - e.g. best technique/tools, recommend paint brands etc? Cheers.

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    If you have to ask these type of questions then it is probably better that you hire somebody

    ifrazalam

    If you have to ask these type of questions then it is probably better … If you have to ask these type of questions then it is probably better that you hire somebody



    Why?

    They could be young and just wanting to learn or in the past they may have hired somebody but now want to save money and do it themselves.

    This is an ASK section of the forum and the question asked if perfectly normal to me.

    I for one have a mate who is a painter and decorator and he used to do it all for me over the years for a few beers and nights out, but now I have moved away I need to learn this myself. (Obviously I know the basics and so do most, but all tips are welcome).

    This is the sort of thing where hints and tips come in very handy so I will be looking in on this thread for tips myself.

    Edited by: "NEtech" 12th Jul 2014

    i would simply watch a few decorating videos on youtube left by professionals.

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    ifrazalam

    If you have to ask these type of questions then it is probably better … If you have to ask these type of questions then it is probably better that you hire somebody



    Not sure if intended, but that does come over as a little patronising and not that helpful.

    Just looking for general advice, sure there will be some differing opinions. I've painted a few rooms with a roller before, no major issues in doing that again, but thought I'd call on the knowledge of the users of this site.

    Edited by: "morgie" 12th Jul 2014

    well said

    One thing to remember whatever materials you use, is that the most important part is the preperation.

    Use no-hair-loss-bristles for your brushes!! Lots easier than picking bristles out of your lovely gloss work! (_;)

    hocka

    Use no-hair-loss-bristles for your brushes!! Lots easier than picking … Use no-hair-loss-bristles for your brushes!! Lots easier than picking bristles out of your lovely gloss work! (_;)



    Lol, that is what I have been doing all week.

    I thought, sod it, I live on my own, cheaper the better, as long as it looks OK then I am happy. Been glossing all week and it is not just the hassle of picking the bristles out of the gloss but also the hassle of that gloss now getting all over ones fingers and paint brush handles and every where else.

    What a pain the backside, so I for one can agree with this.

    Purchase a quality set of paint brushes that will not make your simple gloss job a living nightmare!

    Harris ones are good. Wilko often do a multi pack of them on offer.

    hope you like sanding because that's what you will be doing the most of..

    Advice

    Empty the rooms as much as you can
    Gloss painting - Preparation - skirting boards/door frames/doors etc always best to prepare them for painting by sanding, degreasing (sugar soap) etc use lots of proper masking take and bits of thin strong cardboard/plastic against edges/windows even after using masking tape (to stop excess paint/the edge of your brush) and take your time - use real bristle brushes but buy plenty of white spirits to clean them (also if you need to stop glossing for a few hours/overnight wrap wet paint brushes in clingfilm or plastic freezer bag but squeeze out all the air - you will appreciate a better finished job

    Emulsion painting (walls/ceilings) - Preparation - degrease (sugar soap) - protect every little piece you don't want spotted with emulsion (yes it does wash off fairly easy but more time consuming that using dust sheets/old curtains) and just roll it on (any cheap roller will do the job)

    Edited by: "philphil61" 12th Jul 2014

    If doing white gloss use water based gloss if you want it to stay white and not turn yellow.

    DAMNOME

    If doing white gloss use water based gloss if you want it to stay white … If doing white gloss use water based gloss if you want it to stay white and not turn yellow.


    I wouldn't, we tried it and it started peeling off in strips, mind, it prob had somthing to do with the painter who put it on, Dulux said it had not been sanded enough before application. It had previously been glossed with oil based by another tennant and not prepped enough to change over to water based paint.

    hocka

    I wouldn't, we tried it and it started peeling off in strips, mind, it … I wouldn't, we tried it and it started peeling off in strips, mind, it prob had somthing to do with the painter who put it on, Dulux said it had not been sanded enough before application. It had previously been glossed with oil based by another tennant and not prepped enough to change over to water based paint.



    That's why preparation is more important.

    DAMNOME

    If doing white gloss use water based gloss if you want it to stay white … If doing white gloss use water based gloss if you want it to stay white and not turn yellow.



    The only slight benefit to water based paints is less smell/odour

    With oil based paints you get the fumes but the gloss is more glossy

    But both will just go yellow if using brilliant white due to the atmosphere, humans and sunlight or lack of and most importantly because brilliant white is not a natural colour

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    Use dulux paint as they last longer the quality of finish is better and also less coats are required

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    Also matte paint is better for the wal

    also if you are repainting old gloss but a light rub of sandpaper followed by a thin layer of undercoat the use one coat gloss. it doesn't run as much as standard gloss and is also thicker to fill any imperfections.
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