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by Peterpainter
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Garage ceiling
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Garage ceiling

Masonry paint sticks to anything. I wouldn't be scared to try it, saves messing around. get it all done with one paint. I'd thin it down, mist coat it and two full coats. test an area with mist first it should dry in no time check its stuck and crack on.
by Peterpainter
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: In Business
Topic: Generating business
Replies: 13
Views: 9962

Re: Generating business

p.s if you live in Cardiff don't do any of that stuff
by Peterpainter
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: In Business
Topic: Generating business
Replies: 13
Views: 9962

Re: Generating business

Its hard the first 3-4 years, but I'm sure your doing a good job and thats what will make you, its retaining customers, repeat business and recommendations that will set you up. I wasted thousands on advertising the first three years. The only ones that ever worked for me are the local publications,...
by Peterpainter
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Emulsion over mildew?!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Emulsion over mildew?!!

Your right not to touch it, you'll be the one responsible for putting it right if you do, same job twice for the same money...no thanks.
by Peterpainter
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PETERPAINTER
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

Re: PETERPAINTER

Just logged back in after ignoring you all for ages.. sorry, I was busy getting married. Hope you all made it through the dark ages and are enjoying an increase in your workloads. all the best Pete. I noticed lots of new members so..... Hi Im peter, im a painter, Cardiff based, small firm. ill be 30...
by Peterpainter
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: In Business
Topic: Large contract south wales
Replies: 4
Views: 3925

Large contract south wales

I have been asked to price the refurb of a large shopping centre in Cardiff, I received all the spec and drawings on friday, price and h&s file due on the 14th, It's night work, I don't have the H&S file, the staff or the time to price it by the 14th. there must be 300 drawings!!! to scale and check...
by Peterpainter
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Paperhangers Forum
Topic: worst paper?
Replies: 22
Views: 12820

Re: worst paper?

The Peckham Pouncer wrote:Art house from B&Q...AWFUL.
I'll second that, I've hung hundreds of rolls of varying brands, never had a problem untill I encountered that cheap shit. Take my advise. Arthouse or Arthouse Vintage, point blank refuse to touch it.



p.s Happy easter.
by Peterpainter
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: crown acrylic new work undercoat and gloss ????
Replies: 31
Views: 13976

Re: crown acrylic new work undercoat and gloss ????

Think i had best go and see the local jono's store for some primer they have been trying to get me to open an account for a while, :biggrin: might sound like a stupid question forgive me if it is, :confused1: Are you glossing up the skirts and arcs with w/b gloss prior to finishing walls then maski...
by Peterpainter
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Door knockers
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: Door knockers

I know how grown up of me, quite pleased with myself, five years ago I wouldn't have even warned them!
by Peterpainter
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Door knockers
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: Door knockers

Caught em at it again today....phoned the local authority trading standards team. Someone answered the phone straight away took all my details, logged a complaint, took a description of the two guys, noted the area I saw them and told me someone would be sent out to deal with it. Credit where credit...