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Beta1
30-04-2005, 15:39:58
Just painted the sealer over half the bathroom ceiling and I'm knackered. I've probably only done about 2 sq. m but its the way you have to paint it with your arms above your head all the time that makes it hell. Not to mention that the sealer is basically watered down PVA glue and so is very very runny and gets everywhere.

Not looking forward to puting the proper paint up tomorrow

mr.G
30-04-2005, 15:50:20
you michelangelo you

Beta1
30-04-2005, 16:05:18
I'm beggining to understand why the sistine chapel took so long

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
30-04-2005, 16:17:20
I painted my 70 sq m 3-5 m high ceiling in one day with a roller on an extension pole while I had the flu a week before I moved into this place, and it almost killed me. I don't envy you your task, Beta. Painting sucks at the best of times, painting straight up is hell.

Get a scaffold and do it laying down :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-04-2005, 16:52:58
Ceiling painting is definitely a roller job- only a masochist would use a brush.

Gary
30-04-2005, 17:24:20
Just found that out eh ? :D Hey you get used to it, just need to build yourself up a bit. Rollers are for wimps.

Beta1
30-04-2005, 17:38:53
finished the sealer - had a break to play HL2

the main coat is going on with a roller tomorrow although I think I may need a bit of poly filler on a couple of places.

sleeping_satsuma
30-04-2005, 18:04:58
a roller on a pole and some of that magic white paint is good, or if the ceiling is in good nick, some one coat emulsion. DH does it without a roller but he's 6'4 so he's virtually grazing the ceiling anyway.

Spartak
30-04-2005, 22:22:36
Why would you want to put the pva coat on before you have made the ceiling good?

Oerdin
01-05-2005, 03:00:37
Just use a pain sprayer and you'll be done in no time.

DevilsH@lo
01-05-2005, 17:50:50
Originally posted by Spartak
Why would you want to put the pva coat on before you have made the ceiling good?

I dunno what he has on his bathroom ceiling but the artexing in our place is so crumbly and shite that you have to use this pva stuff to stabalise the surface before attempting to apply a finish.
Otherwise it just flakes off.

Provost Harrison
01-05-2005, 17:56:02
Originally posted by Oerdin
Just use a pain sprayer and you'll be done in no time.

Satan's weapon of choice :evil:

Spartak
01-05-2005, 19:07:52
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
I dunno what he has on his bathroom ceiling but the artexing in our place is so crumbly and shite that you have to use this pva stuff to stabalise the surface before attempting to apply a finish.
Otherwise it just flakes off. Ah, we had the shit in our old house. We just had it plastered over and painted over the top of that. Much nicer!

Provost Harrison
01-05-2005, 20:50:41
Originally posted by Spartak
Ah, we had the shit in our old house. We just had it plastered over and painted over the top of that. Much nicer!

:brwncard:

Beta1
01-05-2005, 21:00:58
Originally posted by Spartak
Why would you want to put the pva coat on before you have made the ceiling good?

cos after getting off the ladder and with the light at a different angle I found a couple of spots I missed the first time!

Still ceiling is now painted, it will need another coat as you can see the difference between the filler and the rest of the ceiling but it looks a hell of a lot better than it did yesterday,

And yes I do have paint in my hair.

The Mad Monk
01-05-2005, 21:17:21
A painter's cap prevents painter's hair.

Provost Harrison
01-05-2005, 21:19:59
Does a Dutch cap prevent Dutch hair?

zmama
02-05-2005, 04:02:22
http://www.packagingdigest.com/News/Images/1002np473.jpg

MDA
03-05-2005, 13:03:31
I never had much luck with that brand of paint.

mr.G
03-05-2005, 13:06:13
If I was a dutch boy.......

sja la lee da lee da la da lee da lee tom.

zmama
03-05-2005, 13:14:41
Originally posted by MDA
I never had much luck with that brand of paint.

Of course not! We all know that dutch boys don't work :)

King_Ghidra
03-05-2005, 13:18:50
hmm done some ceiling painting recently and i can only echo the orginal comments. Not much fun, especially when you're painting a white undercoat on an already white ceiling and then painting a white coat on top of that, and thus can't tell where the fuck you've actually painted half the time.

Beta1
03-05-2005, 14:03:04
Theres quite a good dulux paint that is pale pink when wet and white when dry. Lets you see where you are when recoating.

King_Ghidra
03-05-2005, 14:10:19
ooh yeah someone was telling me about that

curse myself for getting excited about it

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-05-2005, 14:11:52
Originally posted by King_Ghidra


curse myself for getting excited about it


Any news about your wiry zone, and waxy build up ?

zmama
03-05-2005, 14:14:21
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
ooh yeah someone was telling me about that

curse myself for getting excited about it


*points* and

:lol: :lol: :lol:

sleeping_satsuma
03-05-2005, 17:39:08
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
ooh yeah someone was telling me about that

curse myself for getting excited about it

I already mentioned it about ten posts ago!!

Its called Dulux magic white (because it goes on pink and dries white) Crown do a version too.

its actually not that pink, but its deffo easier than pure white when you come to do the second coat. Its better in natural daylight too, as it gets a bit lost under artificial light.

Christ, I know too much about paint :cry:

sleeping_satsuma
03-05-2005, 17:43:33
Originally posted by Spartak
Ah, we had the shit in our old house. We just had it plastered over and painted over the top of that. Much nicer!

We want to get the ceilings plastered in time, but as we had to refurbish literally the entire house we thought it was easier just to paint over it and do it when we could afford the luxury of a plasterer. We didnt realise at the time that the artex had deteriorated because no one had ever painted it. This meant loads of paint just flaked straight off. Sigh....

I reckon we could start our own decorating business the amount we've learnt doing this house. We have all the equipment!!

Venom
03-05-2005, 17:52:14
Painting the ceiling...:lol:

Spartak
03-05-2005, 18:10:41
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
We want to get the ceilings plastered in time, but as we had to refurbish literally the entire house we thought it was easier just to paint over it and do it when we could afford the luxury of a plasterer. We didnt realise at the time that the artex had deteriorated because no one had ever painted it. This meant loads of paint just flaked straight off. Sigh....

I reckon we could start our own decorating business the amount we've learnt doing this house. We have all the equipment!! Its certainly good money.

Beta1
03-05-2005, 19:31:00
just done the second coat, looking better. Might need one more, have to see how level the "self leveling paint" actually gets

Now have a small black fly as part of the deco. Dam thing flew through the window and stuck itself to the paint...

Venom
03-05-2005, 19:42:13
Deja vu

Lurker the Second
03-05-2005, 20:12:42
Venom used french words.

Japher
03-05-2005, 20:14:18
when Americans say Deja vu it is really a butchering of the word, which, in turn makes it American. Like Louisville, Crescent, Marquee

sleeping_satsuma
03-05-2005, 20:19:10
Originally posted by Beta1
just done the second coat, looking better. Might need one more, have to see how level the "self leveling paint" actually gets

Now have a small black fly as part of the deco. Dam thing flew through the window and stuck itself to the paint...

if I ever write a book on decorating (unlikely) my first rule will be : never use a product that claims to do anything for its 'self'. It is a lie, except in the unlikely circumstance it is called self-bollocksed paint/plaster/sandpaper. It would be better to call this breed of products 'half-arsed attempt' paint/plaster/sandpaper.

Dulux half arsed white paint- does a bit of what it says on the tin.

Venom
03-05-2005, 20:24:43
I like butchering things.

Japher
03-05-2005, 20:26:33
yes... now please stay on that side of the internet

thank you

mr.G
03-05-2005, 20:40:13
Originally posted by Venom
I like butchering things. me too, especially butchers

Venom
03-05-2005, 20:44:53
Who watches the watchmen?
Who butchers the butchers?

Darkstar
04-05-2005, 03:19:13
Originally posted by Venom
Who butchers the watchmen?
Who watches the butchers?

VENOM!

Drekkus
04-05-2005, 12:07:45
Venom the ceiling painter, using his pain sprayer.

MDA
04-05-2005, 12:09:32
Heh, pain sprayer. I want one for the office and one for the car.

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 12:59:42
I'll swap painting any cunting bathroom for removing and old suite and trying to lift floor tiles.

This fucking twatting arsehole (previous owner) has stuck them onto a piece of plywood using some concrete grout or other but not satisfied that this would be secure he has nailed the bastard plywood to the fucking floor.

If i ever catch him im gonna kick him square in the slats, TOSSER!!!

:shoot: :bash:

(DH robbing SS's profile for a change)

King_Ghidra
04-05-2005, 13:02:10
ah, the joys of the cunting bathroom

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 13:02:46
I'm glad you understand KG :D

(DH)

Venom
04-05-2005, 13:39:59
Originally posted by MDA
Heh, pain sprayer. I want one for the office and one for the car.

In a pinch an AK-47 will work nicely.

Lurker the Second
04-05-2005, 14:47:05
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma


This fucking twatting arsehole (previous owner) has stuck them onto a piece of plywood using some concrete grout or other but not satisfied that this would be secure he has nailed the bastard plywood to the fucking floor.



You'd prefer the plywood to be loose?

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 15:16:21
Yeah ok i can see how that could be misconstrued, but the plywood was placed snuggly on the floor, cut to the room shape, and then the tiles were grouted on top of the tiles to the edges of the wall so even with no nails the plywood wasn't going anywhere.

Anyway i fucking won in the end, and what do i find, not only did he nail the plywood down, he fucking glued it as well, that would have survived a 1 megatonne explosion, but not me with a claw hammer and alot of swearing apparently, now where's this new fucking bathroom suite, i hope no fucker wants a bath/shower tonight in our house cos they are shit out of luck, although with the fragrance of our house mate, i could well lose out as well.

(DH <- Master of the Claw Hammer and Bolster NO FEAR!!!!!!!!!) :D

Lurker the Second
04-05-2005, 15:20:12
Just hose the housemate down outside.

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 15:23:53
I suggested that, SS said she might take it the wrong way, although i dunno how you can take "you fucking stink love!" the wrong way.

And now i want a plumbing coupler that doesn't exist apparently BRILLIANT!!!

These are not the views of the real SS i would like to add, or i`ll get beaten up or not get anymore ass loving !!!!

(DS)

Lurker the Second
04-05-2005, 15:27:39
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
I suggested that, SS said she might take it the wrong way, although i dunno how you can take "you fucking stink love!" the wrong way.


(DS)

:lol:

MDA
04-05-2005, 15:29:32
She smells like sex, then.

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 15:34:29
notice the absence of 'of'

MDA
04-05-2005, 15:56:35
I did, but I couldn't work with that.

Beta1
04-05-2005, 16:06:29
LOL, I think we probably had the same builder.

I've given up any idea of removing the old vinyl tiles from the floor. They seem to be set directly into the concrete floor... I'm just going to stick another layer of vinyl over the top. What with that and the numerous layers of paint on the ceiling this room is going to be about 2 inches less headroom than the rest of the flat...

And of course I've just found out the light fitting in there is buggered, so theres another job for me.