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Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house in Yorkshire is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.

Choose the project closest to yours. Get started and you will soon know what color you want to paint your house and you’ll have a vision of what it is going to look like when you’re finished.

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Here are some of the basics. Of course the first thing you need to do is wash down the walls of your house. A pressure washer can be rented at almost any rental yard in Yorkshire and is the best way to do that. Now go around with a scraper and remove all loose paint and chipped areas. You don’t have to scrape the entire wall, but any areas where the surface is not flat can cause you problems as you paint your house.

Next, figure out your square footage so you can determine the amount of paint you will need to buy. Buy your paint in 5-gallon pails, rather than gallons to save more money.

Talk to the helper at your local paint store and tell him about your project. They can help you decide on how many brushes and rollers and other items you will need. You can buy natural or synthetic bristles for oil based paints, but only use synthetic bristles with latex paint. The same rule applies to rollers. Good rollers can run you around $7, but buy high-quality paintbrushes. A good brush for cutting in around edges will run you about $30.

Make sure you purchased some painter’s tape. It’s blue tape that comes in different widths and is easy to remove without messing up your paint job. That brings us to preparation. Tape off all areas you don’t wish to get this color of paint on. If there are large areas to cover, make sure you pick up some rolls of plastic. You can tape the edges of the plastic down over whatever you need to cover.

Don’t paint out of the paint cans. First reason is that leaving the paint can open will dry out the paint and make it difficult to apply. Another reason is that your brush or roller picks up dirt and foreign objects, which will end up in your paint and may even change the color as you go along.

Do all of your cutting or trimming in before you paint the walls. Use a 4″ brush and with a smooth stroke guide it around the edges where you taped off. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush. The biggest mistake people make is trying to stretch the paint too far. Keep drips cleaned up as you go with a small rag. Remember you will be rolling up to the edge of your cut, so don’t worry about that, just make sure you cover the edges well.

Start on the edges of your walls and work your way toward the middle. Most people don’t do this and problems can result. If you start and new can of paint in the middle of the wall and there is any difference in the color at all, it will show up there more than it would on the edges. So with each new can of paint you open, start at the edges first.

Dip your roller in water (for Latex) or solvent (for oil-based paint), before you start. Whether you use a pan or a 5-gallon bucket with a screen, make sure you roll it out a little to make sure it isn’t dripping. You don’t need to go all the way from the top to the bottom as you paint. Do what you can reach.

Apply the paint in a Y or an N pattern, then apply paint in columns up and down smoothing out all the edges or ridges as you go. Again don’t try to stretch the paint out, make sure you have enough paint on your roller to give it a good coat. If you are applying more than one coat, make sure the first coat is completely dry before applying a new coat of paint.

Corners are a difficult part to learn to paint. If you aren’t careful, this is where you will see paint drips later. Get as close to corners as you can, but don’t scrape the roller against the corner. That will cause drips. If you are unsure, have a paintbrush handy to smooth out drips. That is also a good idea overall. Keep a paintbrush ready for taking care of any drips or ridges you leave behind. Doing this as you go is much easier than trying to fix it after it’s dry or partially dry.

Using tray liners for your paint trays will save you a lot of time at cleanup. Soak your brushes when done for awhile and they will also be easier to clean. For water based paint, soak in water and for oil based paint soak them in solvent.

I hope some of these tips have been helpful to you. Have confidence that you can do this job yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy it much more knowing that you or you and your family completed the job rather than hiring someone else to do it.

We should always learn from mistakes, ether by our own, or the misfortunes of others. These ten questions  will limit the chance of ever repeating the same mistake twice. Decorating a home is an enjoyable experience its a time for change, and the opportunity to create new family memories.

Over Boarding a Ceiling - A Short Explanation

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I often overboard lath and plaster ceilings this is because the customer does not want to pay for the time it takes to pull down and old ceiling and clear it up. Due to lath and plaster ceilings normally being full of rubbish and the dust created is unbearable I normally recommend the overboard option.

So With an overboard if the ceiling is lath and plaster I would use 9.5mm plasterboard this would allow for the just not being level as the plasterboard will "go with" the joists. It is also easier to lift 9.5mm board above your head for tacking.

So the first ting I normally do I find the joist the best way is to smash a hole in the ceiling with a hammer and have a look, once you have found a joist they are normally 401mm or 601mm apart.

I go round and mark on the wall where all the centres of the joists are then I get a chalk line and run it form one side of the ceiling to the other this will accurately mark the ceiling with the joist centres. This does take a fair bot of time but saves an age of time in the long run.

With all the joist marked measuring and cutting the plasterboard is easy as ll you do is measure to the lines and cut. Most rooms are not square so you will find that you will need to do some awkward cuts but that's is just the way it goes.

The tools I use are two props or dead-men which can be bought very cheaply drywall screws a cordless drill for screwing the screws. A chalk line along with a tape measure and stanley knife.

Remember that all the screws need to be flush with the board otherwise when the ceiling gets plastered they will catch their trowel and it will leave the screw proud.

 


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Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.

Now we need to choose the colors we want to paint the house. There is a really cool tool online that you can use. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/wrapper_pcv.asp?L=owner&K=intproj&N=intproj Click let's paint. Choose exterior or the interior options. Choose the project closest to yours. Get started and you will soon know what color you want to paint your house and you'll have a vision of what it is going to look like when you're finished.

Here are some of the basics. Of course the first thing you need to do is wash down the walls of your house. A pressure washer can be rented at almost any rental yard and is the best way to do that. Now go around with a scraper and remove all loose paint and chipped areas. You don't have to scrape the entire wall, but any areas where the surface is not flat can cause you problems as you paint your house.

Next, figure out your square footage so you can determine the amount of paint you will need to buy. Buy your paint in 5-gallon pails, rather than gallons to save more money.

Talk to the helper at your local paint store and tell him about your project. They can help you decide on how many brushes and rollers and other items you will need. You can buy natural or synthetic bristles for oil based paints, but only use synthetic bristles with latex paint. The same rule applies to rollers. Good rollers can run you around $7, but buy high-quality paintbrushes. A good brush for cutting in around edges will run you about $30.

Make sure you purchased some painter's tape. It's blue tape that comes in different widths and is easy to remove without messing up your paint job. That brings us to preparation. Tape off all areas you don't wish to get this color of paint on. If there are large areas to cover, make sure you pick up some rolls of plastic. You can tape the edges of the plastic down over whatever you need to cover.

Don't paint out of the paint cans. First reason is that leaving the paint can open will dry out the paint and make it difficult to apply. Another reason is that your brush or roller picks up dirt and foreign objects, which will end up in your paint and may even change the color as you go along.

Do all of your cutting or trimming in before you paint the walls. Use a 4" brush and with a smooth stroke guide it around the edges where you taped off. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush. The biggest mistake people make is trying to stretch the paint too far. Keep drips cleaned up as you go with a small rag. Remember you will be rolling up to the edge of your cut, so don't worry about that, just make sure you cover the edges well.

Start on the edges of your walls and work your way toward the middle. Most people don't do this and problems can result. If you start and new can of paint in the middle of the wall and there is any difference in the color at all, it will show up there more than it would on the edges. So with each new can of paint you open, start at the edges first.

Dip your roller in water (for Latex) or solvent (for oil-based paint), before you start. Whether you use a pan or a 5-gallon bucket with a screen, make sure you roll it out a little to make sure it isn't dripping. You don't need to go all the way from the top to the bottom as you paint. Do what you can reach.

Apply the paint in a Y or an N pattern, then apply paint in columns up and down smoothing out all the edges or ridges as you go. Again don't try to stretch the paint out, make sure you have enough paint on your roller to give it a good coat. If you are applying more than one coat, make sure the first coat is completely dry before applying a new coat of paint.
Corners are a difficult part to learn to paint. If you aren't careful, this is where you will see paint drips later. Get as close to corners as you can, but don't scrape the roller against the corner. That will cause drips. If you are unsure, have a paintbrush handy to smooth out drips. That is also a good idea overall. Keep a paintbrush ready for taking care of any drips or ridges you leave behind. Doing this as you go is much easier than trying to fix it after it's dry or partially dry.

Using tray liners for your paint trays will save you a lot of time at cleanup. Soak your brushes when done for awhile and they will also be easier to clean. For water based paint, soak in water and for oil based paint soak them in solvent.

I hope some of these tips have been helpful to you. Have confidence that you can do this job yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy it much more knowing that you or you and your family completed the job rather than hiring someone else to do it.


 

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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Yorkshire

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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If you have the right approach, and use your business skills sensibly, the plastering business can be quite profitable. It is probably the easiest way to enter the construction industry since the other jobs in construction require a lot of work. Another downside to other construction jobs is that they require specific training as well as expensive tools and equipment to get the job done. Some jobs require years of work and apprenticeship before you can make it big in the industry. However, a plastering job is not like this. It is quite easy and does not require any expensive tools.

But plastering jobs do require quite a bit of effort and therefore you must be willing to do some hard work. There are a lot of plastering available nowadays thanks to the growth of the construction industry. Anyone who is fit to do hard work and is willing to work in any weather condition will definitely make it big in the plastering business. To be good at a plastering business you will need to be familiar with English and Math. Studying at a school will cost you money, so that is why working under someone as an apprentice is a better idea.

Working under someone and doing a number of plastering jobs will get you some good experience and will help you get more clients as well. The key to getting clients is good marketing. A business like approach may not work when you are starting out and the only thing that is going to get you clients is by doing a good job. Let your actions speak louder than your words. If people see you are doing a good plastering job, you will automatically start getting projects. People who see your work will start passing the word around (this is done quite a bit in the construction industry), and you will be approached by a number of people.

However, if you feel that you are not capable of getting clients, you can always join a team which works for big companies. These companies have big projects and usually require a lot of workforce for their construction jobs. A plastering team is given a contract and paid according to the work they do. It is also a better idea to work in groups as you have people to give you suggestions and tips, and ultimately the work is more fun. Working in a team not only helps you increase your skills, but also gives you a stable platform on which you can start your plastering career.

The construction industry is all about connections. You can get quite a lot of projects if you are well known in the construction business. Getting training in some other construction course will also help you increase your popularity. Plumbing is one job that is required in every construction. A course in plumbing will not only help increase your popularity, but will also help you with your plastering jobs.

The plastering job is not that pleasant, but the pay definitely is. It is a field where you can grow quite fast if your work is good. Once you learn all the tricks of the trade you can even set up your very own Plastering business.


 

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Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Online when you click on the word plastering on the search engine, you will be flooded with millions of results. Endless tips on plastering, how to plaster and so on will bombard you and probably even give you information overload. Indeed, there are so many resources to use concerning plastering. But what do you do if the repair job you did is the one that now needs repairing? What are the tips on how to repair the plastering that you did? This article will answer those questions.

Many homes have been plastered in one point of their existence. Plaster, which is a durable and good-looking material, is a very practical step towards home improvement and beautification. Where there are holes or marks on your wall, there is nothing a good amount of plaster can fix. However, there is just one downside to this: plaster can develop cracks in time.

There are those who use latex paint to conceal little plaster cracks, which is fine. But this is only a temporary solution, as it will only last a few weeks or months before the cracks annoyingly start showing up again. And when they do, you would probably want to scratch your head in dismay. The trick here is actually to enlarge the crack and fix it properly all together. It may seem like a strange idea to worsen the damage but the truth is fixing a larger crack is easier than fixing many small ones.

Here are some useful steps on how to repair major cracks in plaster:

Step 1: First, you have to gather the things you will need. Just like with any procedure, it is important to have a complete set of equipment to do the job efficiently. Some of the things you will need to repair a cracked plaster includes utility knife, vacuum cleaner, plaster of paris or premixed plaster repair compound, paintbrushes, scraper or trowel, wood block, medium- or fine-grade sandpaper, primer and paint.

Step 2: Remove loose plaster using the utility knife. Turn the knife to make the gap larger and cleaner. Get rid of any debris but make sure you maintain the structure of the surface around it. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean loose plaster.

Step 3: Combine a thick amount of plaster with water. Use a paintbrush dipped in water to wet the crack thoroughly. Apply plaster of paris or other repair compound of your choice into the wet crack, filling it completely. Smooth the surface with a trowel. Allow it to dry for a least one whole day.

Step 4: Once completely dried, gently sand patch using medium-or fine-grade sandpaper. To make this easier, wrap the sandpaper around the wood block. For very wide cracks, repeat the process to make the surface smoother. Wait for the area to dry for a whole day.

Step 5: Rub with sandpaper again and then apply a thin coat of paint or primer on the area. After it has dried, you can begin painting the entire wall. To recap, get rid of loose plaster, wet the crack, pack it with plaster of paris, smooth the surface and then let it dry before rubbing with sandpaper. Repairing cracks in plaster is not that hard. With the right skills and a good amount of patience, you can restore your wall's beauty and splendour.


 

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How many of you have ever wanted to have a go at cement rendering a wall at home, or even creating a feature wall? Well my name is Christopher and I have been a solid plasterer now for about 40 years. First I will start by explaining to you what you will need to begin.

The materials you will need are basically sand and cement. The sand is called plastering sand, and don't get it confused with what brick layer's use. That sand is commonly called brickies loam, which is too fine for what we want it for. Plastering sand is courser than brickies loam and finer than river sand.

The standard mix is generally 3:1, which means 3 parts sand to 1 part cement, usually measured out by the shovel. Now the other ingredient you will need is a liquid that goes into the water mix to push air into the mix to make it more easy and spreadable to use.

Here in Australia we have a few product's which do this. One is a clear liquid that does exactly what I've just explained. Usually you use I cap into the mix. Now a standard mix in a cement mixer is usually 9:3, 9 shovels of sand to 3 shovels of cement. And don't forget to add 1 cap to the mix.

Also you can use detergent which gives you the same result.

So now we know what material we need to make up a batch of compo. Compo is short for composition, so this batch of your mix is composed of these 3 ingredient's. Now the best way to mix these 3 ingredient's together is in a cement mixer. Just put about 6 pint's of water in the mixer and start adding the sand and cement bit by bit.

Usually 3 shovels of sand then 1 of cement and repeat this twice more. So now you have your batch of compo mixing in the cement mixer. You need the mix to be not too stiff and not too wet, a bit like when you make mashed potato, but a little bit stiffer. You see what we want is a mix that is easy to spread over the brick work and get it as flat as we can.

Now remember do not make the mix too wet as this weakens it. If you do make it too wet be sure to add more sand and cement to the mix to make it up to the 3:1 mix. If you throw in an extra shovel of sand, you have to throw in 1/3 of a shovel of cement. Now we can tip the mix out of the mixer and into a wheel barrow.

The tools that you need for applying the compo to the wall are a # 1. hawk, this is like a small flat board with a handle under it, we put our compo on this board and then with a trowel we trowel it on to the wall we are rendering. #2. As just mentioned we also need a trowel #3 we need a float usually made of timber with a flat side, this is what we use to float the wall up to a flat finish.

#4. we need a sponge, now you can buy these from any trade center or even hardware stores. It looks like a float but it has sponge stuck to the base plate and this is what we use after we have floated the wall up to achieve a flat sandy surface. #5 you will also need a straight edge to rule the wall off. Years ago the straight edge was made out of timber and still are, but I use a metal straight edge now.

So now we can start laying on the wall we are going to render. Usually if you are right hand you start from the right and go to the left. Opposite if your left hand. Lay the compo on to the wall with an even thickness, and try to get it as flat as possible. This will help when you start the finishing stage. So once all the wall is covered with our compo, we use the straight edge to gently rule the wall off and making it flat and straight.

The area of the wall the straight edge does not touch, is called a slack and has to be filled in again. Then with the straight edge you rule off the slacks on the wall to get a flat surface. Now that the wall has been ruled off it is now ready to float the wall up. Gently start with the float rubbing the wall up. You will see what I mean when you start using the float on the wall, that it will pull the sand and cement all together and it will fill in any holes and blemish.

If the wall has gone a bit dry when you start floating, just throw a little water on to the wall with a brush. This will bring life back into the compo so you can finish floating your wall up. Some times the brick work you are rendering will suck all the moisture out of the compo, hence you need that brush to continually wet the surface while you are floating. You will get the feel of the wall as you continue. If the wall is going off (a term used when its drying too quick) then you

will have to sponge the wall as you go. Sponge the wall in a circular motion until all scratch marks have disappeared. Continue doing this to the whole wall until you have a flat sandy surface. This is the finish that we want.

Don't be alarmed if your wall is going off too quickly, like I said that brush of water will bring it back. Just do a section at a time starting again from where you first started laying on the wall. Now regards painting cement render you are supposed to wait 28 days for the cement to cure but there are primers available to use on render that is 3 days old. Just talk to your paint shop and they will tell you what is available.

So I hope this article is helpful to you if you decide to try cement rendering a wall at your house, and remember just take your time and go step by step as I have explained and you will finish that wall.


 

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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Castleford

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Are you ready for a spring clean refresh on your home? If you've already done a spring clean and you're still not satisfied with your results consider painting your home. I especially recommend this if you've not done a painting refresh on your home for many years. So where do you start? 

If you have a paint supply specially shop close to you, they should be your first stop. No worry, not asking to buy paint there. I just wanted to take advantage of the pain specialists within the store. Who knows, you may just buy your paint there too. The whole idea is that you're looking for a paint specialist who is also an interior decorator. Bring pictures of your interior such as your trim, your furniture, curtains and floors. Allow them a little artistic freedom to choose colors that are new and modern. You may be pleasantly surprised.
 
This is the process that we went through to discover the colors are house should be painted. To be honest, I wasn't too sure about the colors of the interior decorator selected initially. I eventually decided to pick up the can of each color selected and just try. I was pleasantly surprised. Once I put the rest of the ensemble around the colors it looked fantastic. So in my opinion, it's worth a try.
 
What you selected your colors, the next step is knowing how to properly paint your interior walls. Believe it or not this can be tricky. First off, you do need to select a primer to cover the current paint. If you've wallpaper, consider removing it before painting. You will regret that extra step in the future. I've been asked is it worthwhile to tint the primer and my answer has always been, only if the color you putting on the wall is fairly dark. 

Considering there's no wallpaper to be removed your first step is to wash the walls quickly. Next I would consider patching areas that have dents or scratches with a little bit of wall putty. After dries for 24 hours, lightly sand it. Next apply primer to the whole wall. You will need to doublecheck the instructions on your primer and paint for the drying times. You must keep within the minimum and maximum drying time for each coat. If you try to repaint too soon, you left off coat before. If you try to paint beyond the maximum drying time for coat, the wall could bubble as the coat before absorbs water from the new coat. Either way it is a mess. If you cannot paint the walls within the proper drying times, I'd recommend waiting until you can paint them start finish.
 
If you want a professional looking paint job, here's two quick pointers for you. The first pointer is to very carefully trim your paint. In other words, don't be sloppy we are paint is against the border like your ceiling or your trim of your room. If you do slop onto those other surfaces, make sure you've got the touch of paint to cover that up once it dries. If the other surfaces are painted sometime ago, and you selected latex paint you should be able to just wipe it up with a damp cloth. The next pointer is to wait for your paint to dry on each coat for almost the longest time permissible. Then very lightly sand the wall with a 150 or 200 grit sandpaper. This will remove imperfections between coats and it's what professionals do to get such a good finish. 

So it's time to freshen your home for spring or even fall, consider painting your home and make it look its best.


 

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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Sheffield

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Are you ready for a spring clean refresh on your home? If you've already done a spring clean and you're still not satisfied with your results consider painting your home. I especially recommend this if you've not done a painting refresh on your home for many years. So where do you start? 

If you have a paint supply specially shop close to you, they should be your first stop. No worry, not asking to buy paint there. I just wanted to take advantage of the pain specialists within the store. Who knows, you may just buy your paint there too. The whole idea is that you're looking for a paint specialist who is also an interior decorator. Bring pictures of your interior such as your trim, your furniture, curtains and floors. Allow them a little artistic freedom to choose colors that are new and modern. You may be pleasantly surprised.
 
This is the process that we went through to discover the colors are house should be painted. To be honest, I wasn't too sure about the colors of the interior decorator selected initially. I eventually decided to pick up the can of each color selected and just try. I was pleasantly surprised. Once I put the rest of the ensemble around the colors it looked fantastic. So in my opinion, it's worth a try.
 
What you selected your colors, the next step is knowing how to properly paint your interior walls. Believe it or not this can be tricky. First off, you do need to select a primer to cover the current paint. If you've wallpaper, consider removing it before painting. You will regret that extra step in the future. I've been asked is it worthwhile to tint the primer and my answer has always been, only if the color you putting on the wall is fairly dark. 

Considering there's no wallpaper to be removed your first step is to wash the walls quickly. Next I would consider patching areas that have dents or scratches with a little bit of wall putty. After dries for 24 hours, lightly sand it. Next apply primer to the whole wall. You will need to doublecheck the instructions on your primer and paint for the drying times. You must keep within the minimum and maximum drying time for each coat. If you try to repaint too soon, you left off coat before. If you try to paint beyond the maximum drying time for coat, the wall could bubble as the coat before absorbs water from the new coat. Either way it is a mess. If you cannot paint the walls within the proper drying times, I'd recommend waiting until you can paint them start finish.
 
If you want a professional looking paint job, here's two quick pointers for you. The first pointer is to very carefully trim your paint. In other words, don't be sloppy we are paint is against the border like your ceiling or your trim of your room. If you do slop onto those other surfaces, make sure you've got the touch of paint to cover that up once it dries. If the other surfaces are painted sometime ago, and you selected latex paint you should be able to just wipe it up with a damp cloth. The next pointer is to wait for your paint to dry on each coat for almost the longest time permissible. Then very lightly sand the wall with a 150 or 200 grit sandpaper. This will remove imperfections between coats and it's what professionals do to get such a good finish. 

So it's time to freshen your home for spring or even fall, consider painting your home and make it look its best.


 

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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Harrogate

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Online when you click on the word plastering on the search engine, you will be flooded with millions of results. Endless tips on plastering, how to plaster and so on will bombard you and probably even give you information overload. Indeed, there are so many resources to use concerning plastering. But what do you do if the repair job you did is the one that now needs repairing? What are the tips on how to repair the plastering that you did? This article will answer those questions.

Many homes have been plastered in one point of their existence. Plaster, which is a durable and good-looking material, is a very practical step towards home improvement and beautification. Where there are holes or marks on your wall, there is nothing a good amount of plaster can fix. However, there is just one downside to this: plaster can develop cracks in time.

There are those who use latex paint to conceal little plaster cracks, which is fine. But this is only a temporary solution, as it will only last a few weeks or months before the cracks annoyingly start showing up again. And when they do, you would probably want to scratch your head in dismay. The trick here is actually to enlarge the crack and fix it properly all together. It may seem like a strange idea to worsen the damage but the truth is fixing a larger crack is easier than fixing many small ones.

Here are some useful steps on how to repair major cracks in plaster:

Step 1: First, you have to gather the things you will need. Just like with any procedure, it is important to have a complete set of equipment to do the job efficiently. Some of the things you will need to repair a cracked plaster includes utility knife, vacuum cleaner, plaster of paris or premixed plaster repair compound, paintbrushes, scraper or trowel, wood block, medium- or fine-grade sandpaper, primer and paint.

Step 2: Remove loose plaster using the utility knife. Turn the knife to make the gap larger and cleaner. Get rid of any debris but make sure you maintain the structure of the surface around it. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean loose plaster.

Step 3: Combine a thick amount of plaster with water. Use a paintbrush dipped in water to wet the crack thoroughly. Apply plaster of paris or other repair compound of your choice into the wet crack, filling it completely. Smooth the surface with a trowel. Allow it to dry for a least one whole day.

Step 4: Once completely dried, gently sand patch using medium-or fine-grade sandpaper. To make this easier, wrap the sandpaper around the wood block. For very wide cracks, repeat the process to make the surface smoother. Wait for the area to dry for a whole day.

Step 5: Rub with sandpaper again and then apply a thin coat of paint or primer on the area. After it has dried, you can begin painting the entire wall. To recap, get rid of loose plaster, wet the crack, pack it with plaster of paris, smooth the surface and then let it dry before rubbing with sandpaper. Repairing cracks in plaster is not that hard. With the right skills and a good amount of patience, you can restore your wall's beauty and splendour.


 

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If you have the right approach, and use your business skills sensibly, the plastering business can be quite profitable. It is probably the easiest way to enter the construction industry since the other jobs in construction require a lot of work. Another downside to other construction jobs is that they require specific training as well as expensive tools and equipment to get the job done. Some jobs require years of work and apprenticeship before you can make it big in the industry. However, a plastering job is not like this. It is quite easy and does not require any expensive tools.

But plastering jobs do require quite a bit of effort and therefore you must be willing to do some hard work. There are a lot of plastering available nowadays thanks to the growth of the construction industry. Anyone who is fit to do hard work and is willing to work in any weather condition will definitely make it big in the plastering business. To be good at a plastering business you will need to be familiar with English and Math. Studying at a school will cost you money, so that is why working under someone as an apprentice is a better idea.

Working under someone and doing a number of plastering jobs will get you some good experience and will help you get more clients as well. The key to getting clients is good marketing. A business like approach may not work when you are starting out and the only thing that is going to get you clients is by doing a good job. Let your actions speak louder than your words. If people see you are doing a good plastering job, you will automatically start getting projects. People who see your work will start passing the word around (this is done quite a bit in the construction industry), and you will be approached by a number of people.

However, if you feel that you are not capable of getting clients, you can always join a team which works for big companies. These companies have big projects and usually require a lot of workforce for their construction jobs. A plastering team is given a contract and paid according to the work they do. It is also a better idea to work in groups as you have people to give you suggestions and tips, and ultimately the work is more fun. Working in a team not only helps you increase your skills, but also gives you a stable platform on which you can start your plastering career.

The construction industry is all about connections. You can get quite a lot of projects if you are well known in the construction business. Getting training in some other construction course will also help you increase your popularity. Plumbing is one job that is required in every construction. A course in plumbing will not only help increase your popularity, but will also help you with your plastering jobs.

The plastering job is not that pleasant, but the pay definitely is. It is a field where you can grow quite fast if your work is good. Once you learn all the tricks of the trade you can even set up your very own Plastering business.


 

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How many of you have ever wanted to have a go at cement rendering a wall at home, or even creating a feature wall? Well my name is Christopher and I have been a solid plasterer now for about 40 years. First I will start by explaining to you what you will need to begin.

The materials you will need are basically sand and cement. The sand is called plastering sand, and don't get it confused with what brick layer's use. That sand is commonly called brickies loam, which is too fine for what we want it for. Plastering sand is courser than brickies loam and finer than river sand.

The standard mix is generally 3:1, which means 3 parts sand to 1 part cement, usually measured out by the shovel. Now the other ingredient you will need is a liquid that goes into the water mix to push air into the mix to make it more easy and spreadable to use.

Here in Australia we have a few product's which do this. One is a clear liquid that does exactly what I've just explained. Usually you use I cap into the mix. Now a standard mix in a cement mixer is usually 9:3, 9 shovels of sand to 3 shovels of cement. And don't forget to add 1 cap to the mix.

Also you can use detergent which gives you the same result.

So now we know what material we need to make up a batch of compo. Compo is short for composition, so this batch of your mix is composed of these 3 ingredient's. Now the best way to mix these 3 ingredient's together is in a cement mixer. Just put about 6 pint's of water in the mixer and start adding the sand and cement bit by bit.

Usually 3 shovels of sand then 1 of cement and repeat this twice more. So now you have your batch of compo mixing in the cement mixer. You need the mix to be not too stiff and not too wet, a bit like when you make mashed potato, but a little bit stiffer. You see what we want is a mix that is easy to spread over the brick work and get it as flat as we can.

Now remember do not make the mix too wet as this weakens it. If you do make it too wet be sure to add more sand and cement to the mix to make it up to the 3:1 mix. If you throw in an extra shovel of sand, you have to throw in 1/3 of a shovel of cement. Now we can tip the mix out of the mixer and into a wheel barrow.

The tools that you need for applying the compo to the wall are a # 1. hawk, this is like a small flat board with a handle under it, we put our compo on this board and then with a trowel we trowel it on to the wall we are rendering. #2. As just mentioned we also need a trowel #3 we need a float usually made of timber with a flat side, this is what we use to float the wall up to a flat finish.

#4. we need a sponge, now you can buy these from any trade center or even hardware stores. It looks like a float but it has sponge stuck to the base plate and this is what we use after we have floated the wall up to achieve a flat sandy surface. #5 you will also need a straight edge to rule the wall off. Years ago the straight edge was made out of timber and still are, but I use a metal straight edge now.

So now we can start laying on the wall we are going to render. Usually if you are right hand you start from the right and go to the left. Opposite if your left hand. Lay the compo on to the wall with an even thickness, and try to get it as flat as possible. This will help when you start the finishing stage. So once all the wall is covered with our compo, we use the straight edge to gently rule the wall off and making it flat and straight.

The area of the wall the straight edge does not touch, is called a slack and has to be filled in again. Then with the straight edge you rule off the slacks on the wall to get a flat surface. Now that the wall has been ruled off it is now ready to float the wall up. Gently start with the float rubbing the wall up. You will see what I mean when you start using the float on the wall, that it will pull the sand and cement all together and it will fill in any holes and blemish.

If the wall has gone a bit dry when you start floating, just throw a little water on to the wall with a brush. This will bring life back into the compo so you can finish floating your wall up. Some times the brick work you are rendering will suck all the moisture out of the compo, hence you need that brush to continually wet the surface while you are floating. You will get the feel of the wall as you continue. If the wall is going off (a term used when its drying too quick) then you

will have to sponge the wall as you go. Sponge the wall in a circular motion until all scratch marks have disappeared. Continue doing this to the whole wall until you have a flat sandy surface. This is the finish that we want.

Don't be alarmed if your wall is going off too quickly, like I said that brush of water will bring it back. Just do a section at a time starting again from where you first started laying on the wall. Now regards painting cement render you are supposed to wait 28 days for the cement to cure but there are primers available to use on render that is 3 days old. Just talk to your paint shop and they will tell you what is available.

So I hope this article is helpful to you if you decide to try cement rendering a wall at your house, and remember just take your time and go step by step as I have explained and you will finish that wall.


 

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