painting ceiling - brush or roller

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Found 13th Jul 2008
Is it best with a roller, sure thats what i used last time, is it the fluffy one i need or the foam one, not sure what the difference is, and also need to paint plaster coving and ideas on not getting brush stroke marks or whatever there called
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fluffy one lambs wool
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Roller....fluffy one
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:pyes get someone else to do it for you:p
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dog_cop;2519790

:pyes get someone else to do it for you:p



i wish and probably wish even more after i have finished, i tend to get in a mess, patience anint my strongest point and tend to rush everything:oops:
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Agreed, fluffy roller but cover the floor etc. with dustsheets (as I tend NOT to do!) :oops:
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fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or better to go for ne a little bit more expensive?
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sassie;2519799

i wish and probably wish even more after i have finished, i tend to get … i wish and probably wish even more after i have finished, i tend to get in a mess, patience anint my strongest point and tend to rush everything:oops:


even more reason to get a man or woman in.. save you time and effort and paint everywhere its not supposed to be :whistling:
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sassie;2519806

fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or … fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or better to go for ne a little bit more expensive?


IMHO...get one thats not 2 cheap


Might be an idea to get a brush too though for the finer points along the edges...and don't get too close to them with the roller
Hiya my partner is a professional painter and decorator, and hes just asking me to ask you what ceiling is it? I.E. Bare plaster, paper, artex??? And he said for the coving it doesnt necessarily matter, but depends more on the paint you are using. He recommends synthetic brushes though. Let me know what paint you are planning on using for both ceiling and coving and kind of ceiling and ill let you know what he says xxx
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dog_cop;2519814

even more reason to get a man or woman in.. save you time and effort and … even more reason to get a man or woman in.. save you time and effort and paint everywhere its not supposed to be :whistling:



this is something i have to do myself, its my contibution after all the hard work friends have put in:thumbsup:
sassie;2519806

fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or … fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or better to go for ne a little bit more expensive?


only if you intend to do more painting this year:)nibble
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missgem;2519817

Hiya my partner is a professional painter and decorator, and hes just … Hiya my partner is a professional painter and decorator, and hes just asking me to ask you what ceiling is it? I.E. Bare plaster, paper, artex??? And he said for the coving it doesnt necessarily matter, but depends more on the paint you are using. He recommends synthetic brushes though. Let me know what paint you are planning on using for both ceiling and coving and kind of ceiling and ill let you know what he says xxx



oh thanks hun, its freshly skimmed about a month ago, coving went up yeserday. Have not got the paint yet but have always used dulux in the past
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And when you've finished with it, put it in the washing machine then tumble dry it. It'll come up like new and save you buying a new one next time round. :thumbsup:
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raptorcigs;2519825

only if you intend to do more painting this year:)



yes i will be, but must admit i hate cleaning the bleedin things so have in the past tend to have thrown, but money is tight so will prob have to be good and look after these ones :oops:
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sassie;2519820

this is something i have to do myself, its my contibution after all the … this is something i have to do myself, its my contibution after all the hard work friends have put in:thumbsup:


cut out the hard work and con them into doing the painting too:whistling:
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churchy2704;2519827

And when you've finished with it, put it in the washing machine then … And when you've finished with it, put it in the washing machine then tumble dry it. It'll come up like new and save you buying a new one next time round. :thumbsup:



in the washing machine, you joking :?
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sassie;2519851

in the washing machine, you joking :?



if the paint is water based ie emulsion no worries:thumbsup:
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dog_cop;2519862

if the paint is water based ie emulsion no worries:thumbsup:



oh right, i just though them being hard it may wreck the machine, or are there different kinds :?
sassie;2519832

yes i will be, but must admit i hate cleaning the bleedin things so have … yes i will be, but must admit i hate cleaning the bleedin things so have in the past tend to have thrown, but money is tight so will prob have to be good and look after these ones :oops:



if your doing more painting later in the year then get a semi decent one though no need to go overboard.

get a paint brush and go round the coving first overlapping onto the ceiling then just roll the ceiling.

when your done just thoroughly rinse the roller with warm soapy water until there no paint left on it and just spin the roller until the water has spun off. a job for the kids me thinks.
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sassie;2519873

oh right, i just though them being hard it may wreck the machine, or are … oh right, i just though them being hard it may wreck the machine, or are there different kinds :?


paint comes in several types
emulsion is water based
gloss is oil based and that would need thinners to clean it.
as for the rollers loads of types and prices if your a tight wad( which I gather you are!!) go to wilko`s and buy a 10" emulsion roller and bobs your uncle. If you do put it in the washing machine if it gets wrecked nothing lost :thumbsup:
You need to use a short pile roller and get the fluffy kind, BUT, wash the roller before you use it. Do not put straight into the paint, as you will get fur coming off on your ceiling. Your skimmed ceiling will probably need 2 or 3 coats as the first coat will definately soak into the plaster. Coving just get a synthetic brush, and use the same paint as you are using for your ceiling, you can use gloss, like we have, but we only used gloss because we've got our coving black. xxxx
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dog_cop;2519894

paint comes in several types emulsion is water basedgloss is oil based … paint comes in several types emulsion is water basedgloss is oil based and that would need thinners to clean it. as for the rollers loads of types and prices if your a tight wad( which I gather you are!!) go to wilko`s and buy a 10" emulsion roller and bobs your uncle. If you do put it in the washing machine if it gets wrecked nothing lost :thumbsup:



lol - i knew about the different paints

Just thought that the rollers would be to hard for washer and would end up mangled, maybes not
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missgem;2519897

You need to use a short pile roller and get the fluffy kind, BUT, wash … You need to use a short pile roller and get the fluffy kind, BUT, wash the roller before you use it. Do not put straight into the paint, as you will get fur coming off on your ceiling. Your skimmed ceiling will probably need 2 or 3 coats as the first coat will definately soak into the plaster. Coving just get a synthetic brush, and use the same paint as you are using for your ceiling, you can use gloss, like we have, but we only used gloss because we've got our coving black. xxxx



no will be using emulsion, hate gloss at the best of times, thanks for the advice to mr gem:thumbsup:
lol will tell him sas haha mr gem xxxx
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sassie;2519851

in the washing machine, you joking :?



No really, as long as it's water based then it's fine. Put it in with some old towels etc. and wash it at 30 degrees. I've had two rollers for seven years and painted the whole house several times using them.
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Ok thanks to all you guys, anyone give me a rough guide to a decent priced roller and brushes, and last time i purchased cheap brushes i ended up with more paint on my hands trying to remove the hairs from the wood :oops:
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sassie;2519952

Ok thanks to all you guys, anyone give me a rough guide to a decent … Ok thanks to all you guys, anyone give me a rough guide to a decent priced roller and brushes, and last time i purchased cheap brushes i ended up with more paint on my hands trying to remove the hairs from the wood :oops:


no go find some deals from cheap rollers :whistling::p
sassie;2519952

Ok thanks to all you guys, anyone give me a rough guide to a decent … Ok thanks to all you guys, anyone give me a rough guide to a decent priced roller and brushes, and last time i purchased cheap brushes i ended up with more paint on my hands trying to remove the hairs from the wood :oops:



dab your finger in a bit of paint then dab the brush hair. should lift off pretty easy though i still end up chasing the dam things with my nails all over the walls.
sassie;2519806

fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or … fluffy one it is then, thanks guys, will cheap fluffy do the job or better to go for ne a little bit more expensive?



I use cheap ones, they seem to do the job fine for me, and i do the tricky bits with a small brush and blend the edges with a roller.
Screwfix do a pack of 9 rollers for about £7.50
screwfix.com/pro…f-9
but make sure your roller diameter is the right size (or buy one from Screwfix) - they are slightly larger than the ones I had at home. (The cheap rollers in B&Q etc are £2 each)

You can also get a nifty device from spining your rollers which make them a doddle cleaning.
handysolutionsuk.com/Dan…htm
Washing a single roller in a washing machine and then tumble drying is a waste of energy.
I just rollered my kitchen ceiling today! Good Luck, im splattered lol
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thesaint;2520761

Washing a single roller in a washing machine and then tumble drying is a … Washing a single roller in a washing machine and then tumble drying is a waste of energy.



I assumed they meant run it under cold water till near enough clear then wash and tumble dry with towels


thanks gari for the links :thumbsup:
sassie;2519799

i wish and probably wish even more after i have finished, i tend to get … i wish and probably wish even more after i have finished, i tend to get in a mess, patience anint my strongest point and tend to rush everything:oops:



I will send the OH round........at 6ft 5 he doesnt need a ladder! I knew he would come in handy for something :roll:
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bitseylango;2520830

I will send the OH round........at 6ft 5 he doesnt need a ladder! I … I will send the OH round........at 6ft 5 he doesnt need a ladder! I knew he would come in handy for something :roll:



awwww bless ya bitsey, will take him about 10 minutes eh - lol
thesaint;2520761

Washing a single roller in a washing machine and then tumble drying is a … Washing a single roller in a washing machine and then tumble drying is a waste of energy.



As is running a PC just waiting for a post you can jump on......
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CHARLIETHIRTYTWO;2520875

As is running a PC just waiting for a post you can jump on......



ROTFLMFAO
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO;2520875

As is running a PC just waiting for a post you can jump on......



Just got in, but nice one.
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CHARLIETHIRTYTWO;2520875

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Don't [SIZE=7]EVER[/SIZE] change C32!
ODB_69;2521531

Don't [SIZE=7]EVER[/SIZE] change C32!

He doesn't.......thats why his clothes smell so bad :whistling:
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