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    Hello all, We are in the middle of planning some redecorating in the house at the moment and currently looking at what paints to use for skirting boards and doors right now. Some of them are bare wood and ready to be painted, while some already have a gloss paint applied to them previously. Should we remove the gloss paint from the already painted areas or just paint over them? Alternatively, we could use a different style of paint if that would better cover existing paint. If we need to remove the paint – what is the best option to do so, so that we can repaint again later? Any advice or past experiences would be great to hear about! Thanks!

    Asked by Christian on 14th Oct 2019

    I have a large floor area which features a slate tile effect and is a dark grey colour. I would like to give it a glossier look and have some glossy floor paint that could work to give it a brighter, shinier look. Would this be recommended on laminate flooring? And if so, is there any special preparation I should make for painting laminate flooring? Many Thanks

    Asked by Joyce on 5th Oct 2019

    I have woodwork shelving fixtures in my room that I want to repaint. I have been told that I should use primer followed by an undercoat before applying the gloss pain. Are both coats required before the gloss paint or just one of these or could I even just use the gloss paint straight away? I want the best results, but I don’t know what the overall benefit is to using both coats before the gloss paint anyway.

    Asked by Joyce on 27th Aug 2019

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    Hello I am undergoing some redecoration of a bedroom at the moment. Recently we have replastered the walls and applied a first coat to the walls. Afterwards, we will be applying a second coat to the walls, then some minor repainting work on the ceiling afterwards. I have been told that using paint pads can provide a more even finish and are less messy to use, than normal paint rollers. Has anyone had any past experience of using both to compare? An even coat is my main priority with this, so if I can manage this with less mess using the paint pads, I’ll be keen to try them out.

    Asked by June on 18th Aug 2019

    Hi all A few months ago I had been redecorating my bathroom, which included repainting the ceiling. I had used Dulux’ bathroom specific paint – for better mould and moisture resistance. Since then, the paint has become flaky as small cracks are appearing – surely this is too soon for any noticeable wear? Is there any better suited paints for bathrooms ceilings? Or is there some way that the paint should be applied to be most effective?

    Asked by Karen on 31st Jul 2019

    I have a room that we plan to remove all the wallpaper from, as part of the room’s redecoration. We are planning to remove it by peeling away from the corners, using a damp cloth where required to loosen up any stubborn areas. As precautions, we will cover up the floors nearby and the switches/electrical sockets in case of any accidents in the process. Is this the simplest method for us to try or is there any quicker, more efficient methods we could try instead? Any ideas would be welcome!

    Asked by Carherine on 4th Jul 2019

    How do I work out how much wallpaper I will need for a room?

    Asked by Brigitta on 9th Jun 2019

    Hello I have been installing floor tiles in my kitchen recently, as part of my kitchen’s renovation. We are planning on having decorative tiles fitted on the walls too. So far, it looks like I will have leftover adhesive from the floor tiles - would these be suitable to use for the wall tiles too? Or should I use some kitchen or wall specific tile adhesive instead? Thanks

    Asked by Robert on 4th Jun 2019

    What paint is best for exterior walls near the seaside , I’ve been recommended both oil and waterbased , but no real explanation

    Asked by Chris on 6th May 2019

    How much to strip wallpaper from hallway and two staircases and landing including ceiling of all of it except hallway?

    Asked by R.j on 28th Apr 2019
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