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 Post subject: Renovation nightmares
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Prompted by the thread on bathroom suites..!
My brother once bought a flat in Paris that turned into a decorating nightmare. A previous occupant had stuck orange carpet to the walls with industrial strength adhesive..! I remember the fun we had removing that!

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:26 pm 
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And that leads me to digress to a memory of my step-brother completely lining the inside of his first mini with blue fluffy carpet - and I mean everywhere was lined - ceiling, doors, inside glove compartment, the lot!!! :shock:

It was quite well sound insulated and snug! 8-) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:35 pm 
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The removal of bloody woodchip! ~x(

Nuff said!

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
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After a trip to friends in the States where we saw it done, we were taken with the notion of using vinyl floor covering as a covering for the walls in our shower room. This was stuck in a single sheet without any joints over very old tiles with contact adhesive. It looked brilliant (even though I say so myself) but I do wonder if the people who purchased our house ever decided to try to remove it?? :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
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When we had the gite complex we relaid our kitchen floor with traditional terracotta tiles but used the totally wrong sealer, a year later after trying to take the rotten stuff off to no avail, a French friend gave us some professional stripper.

We had never been high in the past but very soon knew what it was like.

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
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Artex walls and ceilings !

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 Post subject: Re: Renovation nightmares
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stoffy wrote:
Artex walls and ceilings !


Now that's sixties.

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