Tag Archives: Painting preparation

Time for a break

With the bedroom downstairs now stripped, washed down and plastered, it’s time for a break… and a week away in the south of France! The plaster will have time to harden up while we are away and then we will … Continue reading

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Déjà vu

Here I am, back to stripping wallpaper! The main bedroom downstairs this time. I hesitated to start, seeing that the lounge took me so long to do, and it’s only a matter of weeks before our house guests arrive. The … Continue reading

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Sprayer vs Roller

After I had filled all the cracks in the lounge room walls and ceiling (using “enduit de rebouchage”) and major imperfections (with the smoother “enduit de lissage”) , Tony finished off with the electric sander. A vast improvement. A couple of touch ups … Continue reading

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Walls washed, floors varnished

It took longer than I expected (but isn’t that what we have already learnt about renovating: that everything costs twice as much and takes three times as long as expected?) but I am happy to say that I finished washing down the … Continue reading

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