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by Dan the man
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: removing tiles
Replies: 1
Views: 2248

Re: removing tiles

Smash them gently and prise the small pieces up with hammer and screwdriver
by Dan the man
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: How to Paint cut MDF?
Replies: 5
Views: 4082

I remember painting some mdf last year and it did the same thing just dissapeared in 10 mins haha, if you paint it enough times it will eventually go the same colour as the flat surface, I think I painted mine about 6/7 times
by Dan the man
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: plaster repair
Replies: 1
Views: 2550

Use fine surface polyfilla, if the area is quite big then just fill the edges in with it (use an old credit card to put it on with) then use fine sanding paper the next day to smooth off :)
by Dan the man
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: I have damp and mold in every room in my house!!
Replies: 3
Views: 7971

Hi, Its a common problem with certain houses. 1.Have you took the wallpaper off the walls and its still on the plaster?? 2.Is it just on the external walls only? 3.Do you have a radiator in the room? 4.Is it just upstairs bedrooms that suffer? It could be the guttters, it could be condensation, poor...
by Dan the man
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiling Bathroom walls
Replies: 2
Views: 3758

Tile straight onto the plasterboard and dont seal it with anything, as for the painted walls ye just rub them down and tile straight on. I sometimes use "Thistle bond it" Its kind of a gritty sealant that you roll on to shiny surfaces to form a key. I'm not a tiler I'm a plasterer but that...
by Dan the man
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: Type of plaster
Replies: 4
Views: 3263

Thistle one coat is a great solid undercoat plaster which doesnt crack, I wouldnt recommend using it as a finish plaster because it can be awkward to trowel up, I always use it for patching up but I always skim over it to finish the job.
by Dan the man
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Plastering and Dry Lining Forum
Topic: " Tiger lines "
Replies: 1
Views: 3182

Could be a few things really, Its usually to do with how much your trowel in angled on the wall as you flatten, too wider angle will cause them and too much pressure when its still soft. Everyone suffers with the odd mark now and then, we're only human, when I used to trowel my mates work up I used ...
by Dan the man
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiling on painted plasterboard
Replies: 3
Views: 18099

What sort of paint is on the walls? Is it Matt or Silk? If its matt then the walls will be ok to tile straight onto and as long as the plasterboard isnt damaged and wet and mouldy then it will be strong enough to hold them, if the paint is silk then you should ask the retailer to recommend a suitabl...
by Dan the man
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Stains, Marks and Remedies Forum
Topic: rust stain on solid bathroom brick wall? how is that posible
Replies: 1
Views: 3415

Its usually an old nail in the wall or screw and its been plastered over.
Dig the area out and remove the foreign object then patch it up.
by Dan the man
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Roofing Repair and Construction Forum
Topic: squirrels in the roof space
Replies: 1
Views: 2782

Just depends really but usually they'll be a gap somewhere for a squirrel to get in.
by Dan the man
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Home Insurance Forum
Topic: Hi there,
Replies: 2
Views: 4371

Why dont you try writing to them?
Explain your a small company with low costs and could beat any quotes.
by Dan the man
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Damp and Damp Proofing Forum
Topic: Mould in 3 bedrooms
Replies: 3
Views: 4430

Hi Nick, Condensation is the root of most moulds and ventilation is the key, new windows will help a great deal, try not putting clothes on rads, open windows for a 10 mins every day to keep fresh air circulating, if you just change a few things it will help a lot, if the room heats up well when the...
by Dan the man
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Lowering a ceiling - What size timber?
Replies: 3
Views: 19472

3x2 would be best 2x2 would sag eventually over a period of time.
by Dan the man
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: pink grout
Replies: 2
Views: 3010

Ok I do this once a year, put neat bleach on an old toothbrush (or nail brush) and rub it in to the joints, dont go mad with it but give it a bit of a scrub with it, now rinse it down with cold water. After a couple of hours do the same again but dont rinse the bleach off for at least half an our. O...
by Dan the man
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Tiles and Tiling Forum
Topic: Tiling around a bath
Replies: 2
Views: 4479

I always put bath in first due to the walls not being square, then seal the gap with silicon, then tile then seal with silicon after tiles and grout are set, dont forget to put some water in the bath if its a plastic one before you do the final silicon seal.
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