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Paste questions

Discussion in 'Wallcoverings - and related topics.' started by bruntonpasty, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:29 PM.

  1. bruntonpasty

    bruntonpasty PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    evening all. I’m to hang some farrow and ball papers next week . Customer is happy to supply the manufacturers specific paste although they confirmed to the customer that a good quality starch paste would be acceptable . I know nothing about paste! So , what is it that decrees what paste should be used with what paper? I know I sound a bit dopey but........... somebody on here will know
     
  2. Lee Anthony

    Lee Anthony PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    It's expensive wallpaper so Id use their paste just to cover yourself if there's any problems.
     
  3. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    Lap cold water starch can be used. Get at many places. Dulux for one. I used ready mixed but that's the chance I take. Just because it's lower in water and have never had a problem. Like I said. It's my risk.
    If you do mix flake measure the water to spec

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  4. bitzz

    bitzz PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Use the F & B one as Lee said above.
     
  5. Painter16

    Painter16 PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Ya use their own no comeback then if something happens ,hopefully nowt will ,but you've covered your self if it does
     
  6. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Add a MINUTE drop of washing up liquid pre the flakes....minute. Lowers the surface tension
     
  7. Painter16

    Painter16 PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Never heard that one before bazza:doff:
     
  8. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Used to use Lap all the time nice for lining papers but as others use the recommended to cover ones arse!

    A bit off topic I have been using all sorts of paste over the past year I do find the likes of beeline yellow top with added pva works very well but does need thinning about 5 to 8% it stays wet and doesn't dry out like many.

    But I have been finding alot of paste from wickes own to Anaglypta power adhesive 3 bloody buckets of the stuff! seems to have gone off and thin very frustrating when opening a new tin on a job, it is all is still in date but I know thunder storms turns starch based pastes but unsure if this is the case for ready mixed ones?
    Any one else been having this problem?

    Very tempted to go back to solvite flake a dam sight cheaper thats for sure!
     
  9. Jason Gunter

    Jason Gunter PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    I went through a batch of solvite not so long back and within 3 days it had gone watery,so switched to fathog(Progold now).Recently used a new pack of Solvite and that seems to be okay after a week,so i may go back to solvite but im happy enough with the fathog for now.
    Back to the thread, id use their recommendations just to be sure ,but i have hung LA paper with both before now,flake maily but if i have had a problem with the edges curling then i will used readymixed and normally wickes own brand i find a good rm
     
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  10. Peter Humphreys

    Peter Humphreys "it's a paintbrush, not a wand"! Bar Member

    Put a lid on solvite and it’s water in days, leave open to the elements and it stays good till it evaporates.

    I agree with you on wickes paste.:thumbup:
     
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  11. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    Wickes paste is made by Barrettine
     
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  12. Jason Gunter

    Jason Gunter PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    Bartoline you mean buddy
     
  13. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    :blush: yeah,

    Got mixed up with my clipboard.

    Bartoline make Wickes ready mixed.
     
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