Grand mum's New house

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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby fredlk » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:34 pm

I've learnt so much from you guys, not only in this topic. Before I joined coolthaihouse the following meant something completely different to me:

cutting in
rollers
pads
runs


I guess most of you have a background in one or other of the building trades whereas I preferred keeping my fingers and nails clean.
I painted the door to my quarters in my parent's house when I was 22 and that's about it. It must have been no good because my father repainted it the moment I moved out.
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby pattayapope » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:14 pm

fredlk wrote:I painted the door to my quarters in my parent's house when I was 22 and that's about it.


It wasn't white by any chance Fred[*] :roll:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:33 pm

pattayapope wrote:
fredlk wrote:I painted the door to my quarters in my parent's house when I was 22 and that's about it.


It wasn't white by any chance Fred[*] :roll:

Or yellow? :lol:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby fredlk » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
pattayapope wrote:
fredlk wrote:I painted the door to my quarters in my parent's house when I was 22 and that's about it.


It wasn't white by any chance Fred[*] :roll:

Or yellow? :lol:


You BOTH win 1st prize!! :lol:

All I found was this old slide:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby gliffaes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 pm

splitlid wrote:when i was young in the UK, i was always taught cut in first and roll after, however, recently in Aus the norm now seems to be the opposite as, like Sirineou states, its all about speed/money rather than quality.
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Nail on the head, no thought for finish just make it white all over, Paint pads are no good, rollers fine BUT dont go crazy, slow strokes are ok, I paint a room and dont get covered in roller spray as roller speed is not crazy like many I see.
When cutting ion first flick the brush downwards to feather the edge you will roller up to, also roller as close as you can to the cut in brush areas I go horizontally across the corner of a room not just up/down.
I have to correct myself , been painting since I was 14 making it 35 years = me 49 yrs old.............How Old are you Sirineu?
A good finish requires you to get the roller very close to the other colour or edge you are painting up to which will leave possibly a small half inch of actual brushed wall.
Doing it the other way will mean youll get a much thicker brushed area at least an inch and a half with a totally different texture to the roller and much more noticeable to the eye.
Hence speed v quality.
Some years back I helped a neighbour also a painter do a FED EX warehouse at the airport, was horrified when they mini rollered gloss on all the doors and considered it "done"
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:26 pm

Inside you have a very light pink. so SWMBO picked a very pink outside
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But it is relieved by white trim

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Here are some nice flowers on the balcony railing.

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Thick cement bed with a plastic edge trim

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Tiling after painting wasn't such a good idea

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TBC
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:51 pm

fredlk wrote:I've learnt so much from you guys, not only in this topic. Before I joined coolthaihouse the following meant something completely different to me:

I guess most of you have a background in one or other of the building trades whereas I preferred keeping my fingers and nails clean.


Call it luck, but I have worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and for the past 25 years, never touched a tool or got my fingers or nails dirty
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby gliffaes » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:09 am

Sometimewoodworker wrote:Inside you have a very light pink. so SWMBO picked a very pink outside
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But it is relieved by white trim

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Here are some nice flowers on the balcony railing.

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Thick cement bed with a plastic edge trim

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Tiling after painting wasn't such a good idea

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TBC

Is that what they call "shocking Pink"?
You might regret painting after tiling............. unless you wanted painted tiles anyway? :lol:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:22 am

gliffaes wrote:
Sometimewoodworker wrote:
Tiling after painting wasn't such a good idea

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TBC

Is that what they call "shocking Pink"?


I think so, at least most of the village was shocked. :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

gliffaes wrote:You might regret painting after tiling............. unless you wanted painted tiles anyway? :lol:


That is what we thought! :roll: But after tiling Nui found that there was splashed concrete at head hight on the fresh paint after they finished!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby sirineou » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:02 am

Painting before finishing Floors ?
It might not be such a bad idea. It is certainly a lot easier to do, with out the danger of getting paint all over your tiles, or damage your tiles with step ladders and other tools, and if you get a little cement on the walls after tile installation, It would be a simple matter of touching -up.
If I was building new, I would certainly do most of the painting before I finished my floors.
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:21 pm

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Thai style starting at the top!!! Though these are excellent workers

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Fitting one of the doors I sprayed

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Installing curtans

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Looking good

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Some finishing touches! Hello Kitty!!!

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And Grand Mum 35 years ago

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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:46 am

House dedication / opening ceremony
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The finished article at 8am.

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Thats all folks, for now.
All the pics are at http://meekings.selfip.com/nui/Groups-of-photos/Non_Sa-At/Pages/Grandmums_House.html#grid
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby fredlk » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:26 am

Well done. She is surely very proud of her granddaughter. I hope she is the one who likes pink because somebody sure does. :lol:
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby unclezillion » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:22 pm

Would love to see a pic of her sitting at the front of her new house with a huge smile on her face.
Well done.
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Re: Grand mum's New house

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:38 pm

unclezillion wrote:Would love to see a pic of her sitting at the front of her new house with a huge smile on her face.
Well done.


Here you are 6 months on

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GrandMum and Great Great Grand Niece


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GrandMum and Great Great Grand Nieces and Nephews


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Evening meal time 2


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Evening meal time


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Evening Party time
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