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by JNAScarb
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Sandtex not sticking
Replies: 0
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Sandtex not sticking

Hi Hopefully you can see two images, the pink one is the new Sandtex terracotta, the redder one is what I'm painting over. You can see that the Sandtex isn't sticking to the older red gloss, so what to do. There's a lot of it, so if we can get away without "just remove it" that would be go...
by JNAScarb
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Curious tar layer at base of exterior wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2668

Re: Curious tar layer at base of exterior wall

Sandtex's tech support reckons that bitumen layer has to come off, and to use white spirit to soften it.
OK, but my key question is how to fill the 1mm deep patches where I'm pulling off old paint .. higher up maybe where the tar isn't.
by JNAScarb
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Masonry Forum
Topic: Curious tar layer at base of exterior wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2668

Curious tar layer at base of exterior wall

Hi I've a 150 year old house in a fishing town and the paint is peeling off the exterior. At ground level, if I peel it off there's maybe just under 1mm of paint and I get to an oily tar layer. It's on the wall, and it's also on the paint I've removed. It's dry, I don't mean it's wet. But I say tar ...
by JNAScarb
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Wiring down 4 floors for digital TV, amp but bad digital
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Wiring down 4 floors for digital TV, amp but bad digital

Hi I'm a 20 minute walk from the TV transmitter, have an aerial in the loft through a Philex SLX1 aerial amp to a tv on the second floor, then I've wired coax through the house to the ground floor where I've got a TV with a digibox. The analogue picture is great, but the digibox picture is either pi...
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