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    • Zandimos
    • By Zandimos 4th May 19, 5:29 PM
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    Painting and decorating
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    • 4th May 19, 5:29 PM
    Painting and decorating 4th May 19 at 5:29 PM
    Hi all,

    Me and my partner are hopefully moving into our first home together and will need to decorate for the first time in our lives.

    I have a quick question for you people with more experience than us, do you have recommendations for best rollers and paint brushes? Equally, do you have any decorating tips and tricks that we may find useful?

    Thanks in advance
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    • eamon
    • By eamon 19th May 19, 1:49 PM
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    Don't buy cheap emulsion, not worth the price, unless you are painting just plastered walls/ceiling and if thats the case consider it as an undercoat.


    As with the other posters prep is key and empty the rooms of everything. By all means get your new carpets etc measured and ordered now but delay fitting until you are ready for them.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 19th May 19, 2:12 PM
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    With a whole house ahead of you keep an eye out for stuff cheap.

    We picked up a load of Craig and Rose 1829 chalky emulsion cheap.
    A dream to apply and a great finish.
    • king132
    • By king132 20th May 19, 1:42 PM
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    If painting a whole house i'd consider investing in a paint spraying machine - you can paint whole walls and ceilings in minutes and in my opinion better finish than using rollers.

    have a look on ebay for Wagner or Ozito machines. I purchased an Ozito machine off ebay for 150 and you can put the pipe directly into a can of paint a draw directly from it rather than wasting time filling up handheld containers.

    It does guzzle paint and takes a bit of getting use to, but its perfect for large projects.
    • Aleem
    • By Aleem 20th May 19, 11:00 PM
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    Aleem
    If painting a whole house i'd consider investing in a paint spraying machine - you can paint whole walls and ceilings in minutes and in my opinion better finish than using rollers.

    have a look on ebay for Wagner or Ozito machines. I purchased an Ozito machine off ebay for 150 and you can put the pipe directly into a can of paint a draw directly from it rather than wasting time filling up handheld containers.

    It does guzzle paint and takes a bit of getting use to, but its perfect for large projects.
    Originally posted by king132
    How much mess do the sprayers create? More than using a roller?
    Charles J
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