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Stupid question!? I need old tights to filter paint ...best place to get em cheap?

Old paint with bits that need straining out (found out to my cost)
Save me rubbing down lots, where can I get cheap tights from to pour the paint through to remove debris, I doubt anyone passes em onto charity shops.!

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Asda or tesco will sell them cheap. Would a cheapy sieve not do the same or would the holes be too large?

Primark and the likes will have them but probably a bit of a hassle just for tights,best bet would be a supermarket. Likely to only be a couple of quid at the most
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 25th Jul 2014

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Poundland/99p store ?Charity shops maybe

You can actually find them in charity shops (new and packaged) but probably easier to get from a shop that stocks them as normal stock.
The pound shops usually have them. Definately seen some in poundland in the past and I think it was a couple of pairs?

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poundland

better off with a small mesh sieve. Tights will probably prevent the paint going through (if its emulsion)

Just be wary of the looks you will get when you buy them! oO

It's coming up to the weekend and Mr Gus turns in to Mrs Gus. I am sure no one will be overly concerned with you buying some tights from Poundland but just don't try them on in store though.

Tights will be a slow process a syou will probably find that you will have to load the tights up with paint then squeeze it out, a fine meshed sieve will be best, been there done it myself

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Thanks folks, ..for all the answers! ...just not for the transvestite puns ..lol

I didnt think charity shops would have them " a bit of a grey, murky area" evven in charity shops I imagine ..lol, but will give it a go.

I have about 60 litres of paint to get through this way, but sieves tend to rust & bleed into the colour in my experience so want to try this one.

Appreciate everyone's time in answering.

MR GUS

Thanks folks, ..for all the answers! ...just not for the transvestite … Thanks folks, ..for all the answers! ...just not for the transvestite puns ..lolI didnt think charity shops would have them " a bit of a grey, murky area" evven in charity shops I imagine ..lol, but will give it a go.I have about 60 litres of paint to get through this way, but sieves tend to rust & bleed into the colour in my experience so want to try this one.Appreciate everyone's time in answering.



Hopefully you find some my sieves are plastic if that would be any help. I think I paid 50p each for mine,Asda I'm sure

takethatfan1978

Hopefully you find some my sieves are plastic if that would be any … Hopefully you find some my sieves are plastic if that would be any help. I think I paid 50p each for mine,Asda I'm sure


exactly what I use. Work great.

£ land have recently been selling tights. Think pack 1-3 not sure, had only noticed cos the gf needed some the other day.

My wife has said that Asda do the best tights for the money as she wears them because of her job.

Ask at the bank if any have been left at a quick withdrawal

Either a flour sieve or the paper type sprayer use though I have to wonder about your choice of paint if its that lumpy Id suggest it will lose colour quite quickly if its of an age.

Primark!

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Hi arachnoid, it's really just a safety measure, It is a magnolia undercoat of obliterating paint used over areas of nasty problematic 1970's latex skin paint prior to putting other stuff over it.

Yes, the paint has been sitting round for a while but the initial 20 odd litres will be a precursor to painting over. it's just tiny bits that aren't necessarily noticeable now but over 6 coats to redeem the walls it may get a tad lumpy, so i'm wishing to be cautious just in case.

(the top coat will be that diamond hard emulsion, but eventually I will "hopefully" tile it over with large slabs of natural stone) ...this latex paint has been a p.i.t.a.

I want to avoid rubbing it down more & causing more peel courtesy of the "leetle lumpy beets"

The problem though is the paint may not cure properly due to particulate separation since it was manufactured and as your using it for a base coat it may peel off after a period.You could try a quality clear sealant [basically the same constituents as wood glue] which will provide a thin impermeable skin for you to apply a finishing coat over.
As to applying an adhesive to the previous or even new paint finish you might find it causes the paint to peel off the under surface much like blistering.
Depending on your budget and the size of area, if its causing continued issues you might consider plaster boarding and skimming the affected area to give a good clean new start.
Edited by: "arachnoid" 26th Jul 2014

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Thanks again Arachnoid.
Yes it has crossed my mind that this age deterioration aspect may happen, but it was a hideous mess before & thus far has held even in the months of heat when a normal new paint simply reacted badly.

|'ll take on board what you say (much appreciated) in a worst case scenario I'll remove the plasterboard areas, insulate internals walls & stick some hardiebacker up as a precursor to tiling.

Where the walls are hemlite block & plaster I'll start from ground zero, (if it peels) & assess how to deal with other rooms in the same situation.
As i've had this sitting around I'll give it a go rather than bin it, the walls can be some tutelage for the nipper in how to cut in etc, somethin for her to do over the school holidays
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