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How to mix wallpaper paste :: Posted by: Admin on March 31st, 2015
How to mix wallpaper paste
Once you have measured up and bought your wallpaper paper, lining paper or ceiling paper you will need to hang it, to do this you will need some wallpaper adhesive to stick it to the surface you wish to cover. There are ready mixed and self mix pastes on the market, but which one to use?
Ready mixed or self mix adhesives
Some wallpapers recommend using a particular type of paste, this maybe the paper manufacturer’s own brand, a ready mixed paste or just a good quality paste such as a self mix one. Refer to the wallpaper manufacturers instructions or ask your supplier which paste to use for your paper.
Mixing self mix wallpaper paste
If you are going to use self mix wallpaper adhesive i.e. loose paste chips in a sachet you will need:
- A clean bucket filled with the correct amount of clean cold water
- A sachet of paste
- Something to stir the paste
Refer to the sachet or box as to how much water you need as this depends on the type of paper you are hanging, here is a picture of a paste box with a chart on:
Once you have the bucket of water, cut the top off the sachet of paste and stir the water vigorously as you tip the entire sachet of paste into the water. Stir for 20 seconds to allow the paste chips to dissolve, then let it rest for 90 seconds and finally stir once more before using.
How to mix wallpaper paste video
In this short video I show you how to mix up the perfect wallpaper paste.
Simple decorating tips that could help sell your house :: Posted by: Admin on February 4th, 2015
Simple decorating tips that could help sell your house
If you are trying to sell you house you want people to see it at it’s best. You may need to do a little work to accomplish this. There are the obvious and cliché things such as coffee brewing, fresh flowers, freshly made bread but there is more that can be done. How is your decorating, a little work could be the difference between selling and not selling your house.
People may go for another house if the price is similar but less work is required.
What is in a colour
Colour plays a part in selling your house, maybe not always directly but even subconsciously people see colours. If you have bright colours for your woodwork or walls you may consider changing these to a more subdued colour scheme, to neutralise things if you like as this is more appealing to a buyer. If they think redecoration is needed they may want to reduce the asking price to compensate.
Make a good first impression
Exterior as well as interior need to be presentable, the exterior is the first thing any potential buyer sees. Peeling, flaking paintwork isn’t normally a good sign of what may follow. If your woodwork is rotten of render blown you may need to be prepared to drop the asking price if you want a quick sale. Don’t forget gates, fences and garage doors, they all should be looked at and sorted if required.
The kitchen is the hub of any home
The hub of any home is it’s kitchen. If yours is looking a bit tired or outdated? You obviously don’t want to start fitting a new kitchen units but you could always consider changing the kitchen doors and drawer fronts.
Replacing doors and drawer fronts is a good way to give the kitchen a updated look and a more desirable kitchen to buyers. This can be done a lot cheaper than replacing a kitchen and will give your kitchen a new lease of life.
A cared for home is a loved home
Show buyers you home is a cared for and loved home, potential buyers will feel that they are buying a good property and any problems that may of occurred you have fixed them well and they are not buying a whole lot of trouble.