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What To Do With A Wallpapered Ceiling? Be Careful!

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If you have bought an old house you will often find the ceilings to be papered and there are a number of reasons for this. The style of the paper may look out of...
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Mist Coat Ratio & Painting New Plaster

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If you are painting new plaster then it is important that you start with a mist coat. You may have read this online or on the packaging of your selected paint product. For our...
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Earthborn Clay Paint Review – Breathable & Eco Friendly

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If you are searching for Earthborn Clay Paint reviews then the chances are you are in need of a breathable paint or something eco friendly. It is a popular choice in both of these...
ECO Friendly Paint Options

Breathable Paint For Lime Plaster – What Are The Options?

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If you are looking to paint directly onto lime plaster then you should use a breathable paint. As lime plaster itself is breathable it absorbs and expels moisture depending on atmospheric conditions and blocking...
Lath and Plaster

Plaster, Putty & Paint – The Living Room Walls

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At this stage, with the removal of tough wall paper done & the log burner installation complete it was time to bring the walls in line. After stripping back it was clear that in...
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Repairing Lime Plaster Walls – Hiding The Cracks

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After seeing the cost of a lime plaster job you may be scratching your head wondering if there is a cheaper solution. I know we certainly did! At 3-5 times the price of modern...
Plastering Victorian Houses

Should Lime Be Used for Victorian Houses? Lime vs Gypsum Plaster

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It is highly likely that when you take down wallpaper that has been up for many years you will find areas that need re-work. Parts of the original plaster unfortunately come down with the...

Broseley Serrano 7 SE Review – Our Log Burner

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We spent literally days selecting our log burner. There are many to choose from and many things to consider. You need to get the right size for your chimney, a look that compliments your...

Open Up A Fireplace & Log Burner Installation

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It is fair to say that over the years many original Victorian fireplaces have been bricked up and it is common to see a chimney breast without an opening. This is to reduce draft...
Strip Old Wallpaper

Remove Stubborn Wallpaper – Stripping Back

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When you take on any room transformation a good place to start is to remove old wallpaper. It's messy, requires a number of trips to the tip but most importantly provides you with a...