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 Post subject: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:51 pm 
Depsite my protestations everyone said it is easy to paint a wall. Even though I said my Dad confiscated my paint brushes when I had the flat in London people still said it is easy.

It isn't, done part of a wall and got paint on me, white paint on the dark grey worktop, paint on the gas hob, on the hotte, on the floor, on my clothes and the wall looks worse than before. I stopped before I threw something through the window. It is almost worth, to avoid painting, giving the house keys to the mayor saying "a present for you" and driving into the sunset.


There is something more stressful than sitting before an examiner at the PCO (still haunts me that) and that is the idea of painting. I HATE IT ! ! ! ! ! !


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:18 pm 
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I hate painting too, because you spend more time preparing the job and clearing up than actually painting.
So, I'll modify that statement: I quite like painting, but I hate everything else to do with painting.

I now know that paint can get everywhere and usually does. I move everything in the room that's movable and cover what I can't move and wear only stuff that is ready for the bin (I've got an amazing number of t-shirts and jeans or jogger bottoms that should have been binned long ago).

My actual painting has improved over the years. I use rollers wherever possible, i.e. just about everywhere. The result is usually quite acceptable.

Have another go, Balham! I'm sure it just needs another coat.

(I'll go and get mine now and leave you to it.)


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Like sewing and baking cakes-it takes some organization and patience-good music helps. :YMCOWBOY:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:32 pm 
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As above I do not like painting. Paitience is a virtue and virtue is its own punishment. I am one of the least paitient people I know.

Have a look at your brushes before you clean them. Only the last 2 cms, under an inch should have paint on them. Use a paint kettle. Mask/tape down newspaper on things that are hard to clean.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:40 pm 
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..........and never, ever expect one coat of french paint to look good ;)


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:04 pm 
Unless it is Renaulac, which is excellent French paint and not expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:55 pm 
Done more, hated every second of it, now got white window, white work top (again) ah, trousers that got paint on in round one have been washed and they seem okay. White floor, white garden (don't ask . . . . :( ).

The paint is from England. Wanted something cheap and cheerful, well, no, not cheerful, anything to do with paint is not cheerful, but friend brought over a top name (according to him, he's in the building trade).

Only doing this to increase the chance of flogging the drum.

It is putting me off ever owning another property, I think I'll go and live in a bus shelter.

Nice try with the vid Stoffy :lol: , lost me with in twenty seconds @-) .

My Dad was a coach painter, has hand painted cars and could do coach lines freehand. He had some badger hair brushes and one of those brushes had only one hair on it, so fine was the work required at times. If he was here he'd be binning (or is it bining?) all my brushes and rollers.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:03 pm 
Anton Redman wrote:
Have a look at your brushes before you clean them.

Euh :-o .
Anton Redman wrote:
Only the last 2 cms, under an inch should have paint on them.

Goes all the way up the handle Anton.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Gonna take a long time to paint a wall with one of these!

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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:10 pm 
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It was just a matter of time .....here's Mr Bean's method!! ;))

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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:32 pm 
Brilliant, I understand the method.


Who remembers this film, the appartment was all white.



Excellent film though.

Now, with 14 July coming up fireworks should be lurking somewhere but no way would I do to my Teddy what he did to his. Mine is just six months younger than me.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:06 am 
I have today vowed that when settled back in England I will never decorate. I will get a painter and decorator in, give him the keys and I will go off to the Scottish Highlands for a while.

Far too much trauma involved in all this.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Balham wrote:
Anton Redman wrote:
Have a look at your brushes before you clean them.

Euh :-o .
Anton Redman wrote:
Only the last 2 cms, under an inch should have paint on them.

Goes all the way up the handle Anton.


Paint can go which is anywhere except the tip of the brush can drip down the handle to you, drip anywhere else or at best dry on the brush and ruin it.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Thane direct seem to have stopped selling them but seems even funnier in German


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zhPT-eO5Q8


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:48 pm 
Today has been traumatic. I have done the living room. It was not easy as I had the windows open and there was a slight breeze. It is rare, very rare, that I have the windows open as this tends to let in what is (and should stay) outside. One of todays difficulties was that due to the breeze the cobwebs were not still long enough for me to paint over them. With perseverance I got them in the end though :-bd .

I am now cleaning, that will naturally take three times longer than it did to paint ( :lol: ) but I am safe in the knowledge that through my efforts and painting skills I have just . . . ..














knocked €16,000 off the value of the place :lol: .


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 Post subject: Re: How Do People Paint?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:58 pm 
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How do I paint ?

I delgate !

I have an arrangement with 'er indoors - I provide the walls she decorates them - it's worked well for 45 years :-bd


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