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Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers

Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers

Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers By Anonymous So just a little rant. I started a job about 2 weeks ago now and it was a whole house redecoration, already in white and going to be white again. Now before I even started the job, I said to the guy that I can...

Johnstone Acrylic Eggshell to Mist Coat Plaster

Johnstone Acrylic Eggshell to Mist Coat Plaster By Mark Pollitt Stick to what you know guys and girls!! I did a newly plastered ceiling couple of weeks ago and I’d run out of eclipse, which I normally use to mist coat. The finish was Johnstone’s acrylic eggshell and I...

Tackling Flaking paint in Scuttles

Tackling Flaking paint in Scuttles Flaking paint in your roller scuttle can be a real headache when you’re working. So we asked members of the Decorators Forum how they tackled the issue on a day to day basis. This is what they came back with. Wash it out after using...

Funny Stories Starting Out as Professional Decorators

Funny Stories Starting Out as Professional Decorators Started with my dad and we were doing a job for a couple. We were on the gloss work when he kicked over his pot!! Gloss all over the carpet!! A quick trip to B and Q, new plant placed over gloss stain. We got paid...

Life of A Decorator – Working With A Crap Decorator

Life of A Decorator – Working With A Crap Decorator By Steven Bell So, I was doing a job last year, I had been called in to sort the gloss work out on a new build, because three so called "decorators" had messed it up. None of them would own up to who had knackered...

Installing Mural Sauce Paper Without Lining The Walls

Installing Mural Sauce Paper Without Lining The Walls By John Regan I asked on Wallpaper Hangers Group a couple of days ago about this Mural from www.wallsauce.com . The instructions said not to install over lining paper!! I read a few different opinions about what to...

Selling A Mirka Leros Pole Sander

Selling A Mirka Leros Pole Sander Joe Elwick I can't believe how difficult it has been to sell an almost brand new Mirka Leros pole sander!! I bought two before Christmas, probably around September October time. Then I realised that one was enough, so I decided to...

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