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Painting help

Posted by foureyes-10044529 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by foureyes-10044529 - 3 years ago

Thank you, Aramanta.  I'll give him a call.

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Posted by foureyes-10044529 - 3 years ago

Thanks, Clarks.  All the filling has been done.  As I understand it, we have to sand, then undercoat with dilute emulsion, then paint.  I'm really hoping we don't have to get involved with filling again!

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Posted by aramanta - 3 years ago

Try Andrew Briggs. lovely bloke, good rates, all round handyman who also paints 00 33 6 26 51 09 51

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Posted by clarksinfrance - 3 years ago

Are you using jointing tape between adjoining plasterboards, then filling the gaps (over the tape)?

Don't use paper tape use a self-adhesive scrim, can't find the right product on a French site, so example here:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-plasterboard-joint-tape-scrim-neutral-48mm-x-90m/68520?_requestid=159170

Do you know which compound to use to fill?

http://www.bricodepot.fr/lorient/enduit-prise-rapide-25-kg/prod11879/

Use a wide bladed knife to fill and smooth,

http://www.screwfix.com/search?search=jointing+knife

let the joint dry, and do a second time, then buy a couple or 3 or 4 cheap sanders:

http://www.bricodepot.fr/lorient/ponceuses-excentriques-200-w/prod4218/

to sand the joints with a sooth to medium paper, connect a work vacuum to the suction unit on the sander to keep dust to a minimum. An industrial vacuum with power take-off is good for this, so it stops when the sander stops:

http://www.bricodepot.fr/lorient/aspirateur-eau-et-poussiere-30-l-inox-/prod202/

For outside corners use bande armee: http://www.bricodepot.fr/lorient/bande-armee-30-m/prod11933/

For intenal corners use the scrim tape. You may also find it easier to use a plastering trowel, as opposed to a jointing knife http://www.screwfix.com/p/ragni-plasterer-s-finishing-trowel/53410