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    • Working Mum
    • By Working Mum 16th May 18, 2:42 PM
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    Re-Painting My 1920's Home
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    • 16th May 18, 2:42 PM
    Re-Painting My 1920's Home 16th May 18 at 2:42 PM
    Hello there,
    I live in a large detached home which was built in the 1920's. We did a load of work repainting and replacing windows with hard wood replicas of the originals when we moved 18 years ago.

    I have been a single parent for the last 10 years and have done very little to my home's exterior in that time - I am self employed, have two children now 16 & 19!! but have managed to keep my garden looking lovely

    My house is up for sale - all part of my mortgage free plan!! BUT my house looks unloved from the outside and I am sure this will put buyers off.

    Sooooooo I have decided to start a summer project and to paint the exterior of my home because if I don't sell it I am another year down the line and the situation worsens. It is white pebble dash/render and wooden windows - they're not rotten or anything just flaking paint and back to wood.

    I am going to borrow a 4m portable scaffold from a friend and planning on using a roller - I know to protect the windows and pipes with masking tape and paper.

    I will have weekends and around two hours each evening to dedicate to this.

    I would welcome anyone who can share their advice and guidance and top tips with me.

    Thank you in anticipation.

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