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Found 8 results

  1. JSHarris

    Airless paint spraying advice

    By a stroke of good fortune, I've just acquired a nearly new very high pressure airless paint spraying rig, complete with gun, pump, hoses etc. According to the (rather basic) instructions, it looks to be fairly easy to use, but I've zero experience with this sort of spray kit; all I've used in the past is conventional spray guns and HVLP. I've had a look around YouTube, and there seem to be loads of American videos on spraying house interiors, but all the ones I've seen are a bit thin on detail. It seems that this method of painting is common in the US, but not used as much here. I want to use this to paint the inside of our garage with white emulsion, as it looks as if using a high pressure (as in around 200 to 250 bar) sprayer is a very quick way of covering a fairly large area. Has anyone here used one of these things, and if so, are there any words of wisdom that could be shared?
  2. After rolling paint in one room I realised my shoulders weren’t going to make it. So I invested in this Aldi paint sprayer. It’s not an industrial one so coverage is only marginally quicker than a roller. But you don’t have to keep dipping into a tray and there are no streaks. And it’s brilliant for applying a mist coat onto fresh plaster where the ceilings and walls have the same paint. Best £40 I spent in a long time. Progress much quicker now and my shoulders are surviving. Takes about 5-10 mins to clean it for the next use. Took a few mins to get used to the ‘controls’. Still available online and free delivery. Still reckon we have 8 weeks of painting ahead of us. 1-2 hours a night after work just isn’t enough. But I love my spray gun😀
  3. vfrdave

    Spray painting house

    I am thinking about getting the house spray painted internally before 2nd fix. I am not sure whether this should be best done before or after finished floor is put in. I believe there is pros and cons for both. Before you arent worried about overspray onto the finished floor and how that might impact tiling in the future, however you are susceptible to more damage as the vast majority of plumbing would be done after this into the floor build up. To do it after finish floor you only have 2nd fix to worry about but what about the overspray?? Essentially I want guidance for when to do this inline with the thought of never to paint where you are going to tile.
  4. Russell griffiths

    Glidden paint, as a glue

    Bit of a strange heading, I was having a YouTube hunt for a glue for XPS sheets and one product that came back with a good report was a primer sealer made by a company called Glidden would anybody know what the make up of this paint would be so I could find a similar product and also why it works on XPS i know a lot of the low expansion foams work well I was just looking for a product that won’t squeeze out of joints if applied a bit heavy handed and also maybe brush applied for good coverage. Cheers russ.
  5. Building on this thread, the question the fabricator has asked me whether we want the steels painted or galvanised? Well, I suspect that galvanising, while excellent, would be too expensive. The steels hold a structure (a curtain wall) that is external to the heated envelope, and they form one corner of the house. Has anyone got any experience of painting steels? What's the best paint to use? Is it the sort of job that a self-builder can do well enough? Got any trade names for an appropriate paint? We are about a mile or so inland (and more importantly down wind) from the sea. Blown salty wind is only a problem in winter. (I can taste it)
  6. Crofter

    Best value paint?

    Plasterer is finishing on site tomorrow and I'm quite excited about getting the paintbrushes out! I'm going to be very boring and just go for white everywhere, at least for the first few coats. Seems to make sense to do this now, before moving on to flooring etc. I'll have to see what's available locally, but in general are there any brands or types I should be looking for, or avoiding?
  7. Dbas

    Paint bubbling in bathroom

    Hi all, We got our bathroom redone a couple of months ago, and the walls were replastered and repainted. Just recently, bubbles have started appearing just on one section of the walls. They only appear after showers, and when the bathroom has cooled down the bubbles disappear. Our contractor is insisting that he's never seen this problem before, and that he had paid for quality bathroom paint for the painter. Can anyone advise what could have caused it? Wrong paint / primer / waiting times not sufficient? I attach a photo below, I hope it's clear enough. Many thanks in advance.
  8. mike2016

    Exterior Masonry Paint Advice

    Hi, I'm looking to repaint the exterior masonry walls of my house over the summer. I'll wash down the walls, scrape away the loose paint etc and fill the cracks. After that I've found a vast range of interweb advice over which paint (& possibly primer) to use - Pliolite/Silicone/Acrylic/water based/oil etc. I don't necessarily want to seal the wall (cavity block construction) if that could prevent the wall breathing and cause moisture problems inside. What paint have you had success with and what should I aim to use in my case do you think? Thanks!