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What paint colour scheme do you use in your IP?

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Carlin, 3rd Jul, 2015.

  1. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Clemont it is crap! Was using Tradex primer sealer undercoat (which I reckon is the best) but ran out half way and got sucked in by the cheap taubmans tradesman range and ended up having to do 2 coats of undercoat everywhere. It was like water. Rubbish.
     
  2. clemont

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    Thanks dan2101, noted and keeping away from it!
     
  3. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I'll try to find what we used last, it was cheaper but did the job.
     
  4. Lenny

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    We chose whisper white for our IP go to wall colour.

    We prefer it over the antique white as it's less creamy and more grey. As we build the portfolio we will standardise on this colour so any repairs etc we know exactly what to use. Nathan Birch uses this colour and says he even does the ceiling with it but we're not that time poor that we'd consider doing that. I think it would close it in a little. We prefer standard white ceilings/cornesses.

    We used British Paints "Paint and Prime" because it was going over a dark colour (bright pink and purple!). It's an amazing paint and two costs did the trick as promised. I don't think I'd ever go back to doing a specific undercoat again after using it.

    Oh, for corners and cutting in I use the little square pad roller that you press into the wall and move along. Very fast... Just make sure to roll over it a little so you get the texture right.
     
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  5. Azazel

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    I saw one of those but thought it might be a bit gimmicky.
    Does it hold much paint?
     
  6. Lenny

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    I can get a full length of the horizontal wall from one load, which takes about 30 seconds. On corner walls I paint in the corner with a brush and then use the pad to go down staying about an inch away from the corner. Then I do the rest of the wall with a roller. The place where these square pads come into their own is around window sills and along archetraves. Dead straight lines and no miffing about with a brush.

    I have to say the British Paints paint seems to be so nice and thick and just seems to go further too. Beautiful paint.
     
  7. Azazel

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    That sounds pretty good.
    My old man actually talked me out of it, there are so many products that don't work. That's usually me.
     
  8. Lenny

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    The square pad I'm talking about is like $5-6.
     
  9. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I might have to give it a go next time.