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  1. Think Iíve got old tin of magnolia paint and some...

    Posted by Sean, 03-12-21
    Think Iíve got old tin of magnolia paint and some woodchip wallpaper I can donate 👍😄
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  2. Carpets in the bathroom are as bad as carpets in...

    Posted by Sean, 03-12-21
    Carpets in the bathroom are as bad as carpets in the kitchen 😆. Lauren if itís your first mortgage then you should get some good first time buyer deals,might even get a good deal on a new build if...
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  3. Hi Lauren, my first concern would be how much are...

    Posted by Sean, 02-12-21
    Hi Lauren, my first concern would be how much are the communal costs in maintaining the flats and what happens if a major repair is needed,like a new roof ectÖ if the flat is quite new then you...
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  4. Hi SalKhan, sounds like you might have purchased...

    Posted by Sean, 09-11-21
    Hi SalKhan,
    sounds like you might have purchased an emulsion paint ideally for walls and that might be the reason it hasnít covered.
    personally I wouldnít use a Matt paint on doors as it will mark...
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  5. Hi, looking at the pictures I would say it...

    Posted by Sean, 01-11-21
    Hi, looking at the pictures I would say it definitely can be repaired and made water tight. The only problem is whether it will be cost effective to repair.
    I would recommend getting quotes from...
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  6. Yes a good plasterer should be able to carry this...

    Posted by Sean, 05-08-21
    Yes a good plasterer should be able to carry this out,and when done probably will look really good.
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  7. No never plaster over wallpaper even if itís hard...

    Posted by Sean, 03-08-21
    No never plaster over wallpaper even if itís hard to get off.
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  8. Be good to know more information. First rule if...

    Posted by Sean, 09-07-21
    Be good to know more information. First rule if you not happy donít pay.
    ​​​​​​​hopefully you can talk to the tradesman and get him to rectify the problem.
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  10. A plasterer will sort this out.

    Posted by Sean, 28-04-21
    A plasterer will sort this out.
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  11. Contact a sealant company who specialises in...

    Posted by Sean, 25-04-21
    Contact a sealant company who specialises in doing this work.
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  12. I get asked to do a lot of pre sale decorating,...

    Posted by Sean, 21-04-21
    I get asked to do a lot of pre sale decorating, usually I suggest decorating everything that looks tired. Getting rid of any cracks and loose paint makes a big difference. Decorating hall stairs and...
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  13. Find a local blacksmith they will make up...

    Posted by Sean, 07-04-21
    Find a local blacksmith they will make up something to suit your needs.
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  14. If itís just a case of it looking tired and faded...

    Posted by Sean, 07-04-21
    If itís just a case of it looking tired and faded and the paint is flacking off and itís solid then I would clean it down ,prime any bare metal then use a good quality exterior paint. I like using...
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  15. I would call an experienced builder to first...

    Posted by Sean, 28-03-21
    I would call an experienced builder to first identify the problem and if needed call in a structural surveyor.
    If the property is structurally sound then plasterer or decorator should be able to...
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  16. As a decorator I fix and replace a lot of door...

    Posted by Sean, 17-03-21
    As a decorator I fix and replace a lot of door handles for customers but you should also try local handyman as they will probably be most cost effective solution.
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  17. Painting and decorating business will be best...

    Posted by Sean, 15-03-21
    Painting and decorating business will be best suited to painting a conservatory.
    not all decorators are happy to take on exterior work so itís worth checking if they are happy to quote for exterior...
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  18. One coat is enough,I usually mix it with 30%-50%...

    Posted by Sean, 04-03-21
    One coat is enough,I usually mix it with 30%-50% water and use a basic contract Matt emulsion.
    when spraying a mist coat you can mix it one part water to one part paint.
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  19. Yes this is extremely unusual. Any reputable...

    Posted by Sean, 26-02-21
    Yes this is extremely unusual. Any reputable company wil be more than happy to issue you with I written quote on headed paper. Also ask to see their terms and conditions which most companies have...
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  20. Read reviews and look at social media accounts to...

    Posted by Sean, 23-02-21
    Read reviews and look at social media accounts to see any pictures ect.
    ​​​​​​​checkout website and talk to the tradesman ask questions and ask about previous jobs.
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  21. I have worked on a lot of barn conversions for...

    Posted by Sean, 18-02-21
    I have worked on a lot of barn conversions for builders and know they can be hard work. A lot of builders wonít entertain a barn conversion or will build in costs to cover themselves.
    there is...
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  22. As Ajw said small screw, keeping the screw high...

    Posted by Sean, 17-02-21
    As Ajw said small screw, keeping the screw high as not to leak.
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  23. The best product I could recommend is a water...

    Posted by Sean, 16-02-21
    The best product I could recommend is a water based paint stripper called peelaway.
    ​​​​​​​it will be a messy job and time consuming and will still take some elbow grease.
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  24. Obviously a builder will be more expensive as you...

    Posted by Sean, 15-02-21
    Obviously a builder will be more expensive as you will generally have VAT to pay ,but they will probably get the job done quicker.
    individual trades will no doubt be cheaper but more to organise for...
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  25. Me to qualified Electrician

    Posted by Sean, 08-02-21
    Me to qualified Electrician
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