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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 11:12

 Janet  these new water based paints seem to have a plastic- y consistency  when  they're dry . I've noticed when I take the lids off there's sometimes a long stretchy thread of  it where it's dried round the lid. I've got a bench here which was left by the previous owner and it's exactly  like you describe. I'm going to strip it all off with a paint scraper then re treat it. It may have been originally done with an oil based paint as Bob says. Perhaps you'd have to do the same with yours, and maybe sand it as well before you re  paint. That might be the best solution. All the new wood I've painted recently seems fine but at my last house we spent ages painting a new run of intricate trellis with Ronseal paint and it looked quite poor after a few months. We think the paint didn't get time to cure properly before the wet autumn and winter.The oil based paints are far better but most of them seem to be water soluble now.



Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:05

I asked the same thing earlier Bob! Thought it was a new fashion  

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:03

You can update us all  re your troubles tomorrow Stacey . Perhaps GG's MOB rants  thread needs pushing up the board.

Tina and Stacey  - you both sound like you need to post on it 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:17

Verd - I like the idea of comical hollies  


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:06

wb -that made me laugh...not because you were ill I hasten to add! I can just picture you all with the dodgy Uri Geller cutlery 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:04

chick...or three  

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 20:02

Stacey that's a beauty. Verdun loves his hellebores! He may forgive you 

Gggirl I was wondering about Woody this morning because the 4th Test match  started today and they were talking about it on the news. He's not been on for a while. Perhaps he's having a nice holiday.

GG glad you had a lovely time at your wedding.

MrsG- I've never like them...sorry 

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 19:03

nowt to do with me Stacey...honest...

Although... since I don't like fuchsias......

Girls are suggesting curry MrsG- but won't be going near any pubs! Don't you be going down there after him -not after last week when you were a bit tipsy 

BLizzie- re your pic from last night- does look like E.Violette. Do the backs of the flowers look silvery grey when they're opening? Flowers are smallish -about 3".

 It's beautiful anyway even if it's not EV! 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 18:55

Looks like Hibiscus to me Jet  but I've never grown it so I may be totally wrong! 

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 18:52

MrsG -we're doing the same- a little takeaway! Well it is the first day of my holiday 

Can't be bothered cooking as I want to go out and cut the grass now that it'll be dry adn I've been concreting so I'm weary.

Fidget- you're too good. Apple and blackberry pie for me please! Is destrigging the proper name for taking all the 'bits' off? Not heard that before.

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