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Remediation works

Discussion in 'Showcase - show us your work.' started by jimmyc, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Did a spot of distemper work the back end of last year. Although it doesn’t look high, trust me it was bloody high. I wasn’t comfortable with it! But i had to just get on with it. This is a national trust property I’ve been working on for quite some years, using the same method they would have hundreds of years ago.
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    For some reason i can’t get the pictures to come out straight on my phone? So please excuse my poor effort :biggrin:
     

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  2. Tomcio

    Tomcio Brush Navigator Bar Member

    Did you have to wash off the old distemper down?
     
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  3. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Only if it’s not sound, otherwise it’s re-coat. With this the distemper was unstable due to previous decorators not sealing any filler up before coating. Thus it was failing just after a year, it’s looking probable I’ll be back there next year to re do the whole lot
     
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  4. Tomcio

    Tomcio Brush Navigator Bar Member

    Thank you for the reply @jimmyc. What sort of distemper did you use and what sort was the existing one?
    I have limited knowledge but remember very well as that's how I started serving my time the trade, that every distemper job we did in 80's /90's began from complete washing off the old one allways.
    Re do after one year?
     
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  5. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    This particular product was rose of Jericho soft distemper, it’s lovely to use,got a ton of body to it and heavy in pigment. This was previously stripped back to bare plaster by other contractors and started a fresh so to speak. It was a huge contract which lasted 5 years but other works were happening too in that time. But yep. They obviously didn’t have the right men on the job for this particular project? It was bumped to hill!! So it’s failing all over, but I’m not going to mention names etc ( for obvious reasons ) this kind of work is a lost art these days, and you get too many chancers unfortunately.

    Of course back in the day you’d a washed it off and started again if you were say in a private house, but for conservation purposes you’re not allowed to do so. which is another matter all together, it takes a certain painter for jobs as such
     
  6. Tomcio

    Tomcio Brush Navigator Bar Member

    I was taught on conservation jobs actually and that's how we proceed it. But I get what you're saying you started from the bare Yes?
    What do yo use for sealing porous Plaster of Paris before distemper?
     
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  7. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Yes what i did was strip back to bare make good to a tight edge fill and prime with a proprietary primer. In this instance, it was a product called Clair Cole made by the manufacturer ( rose of jehrico ). However depending on who writes up the spec? Generally we’d use stiptic knotting, or..... zinsser bin primer or any other shellac primer that’s on the market.
    When dealing with any conservation projects, (for me at least) there’s always a curator or nominated surveyor involved writing up the scope of works so generally we go by that. But sometimes you need to use your own initiative
     
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  8. Tomcio

    Tomcio Brush Navigator Bar Member

    Interesting website the Rose of Yericho.
    Thanks.
     
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  9. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Lovely work there @jimmyc :notworthy:. What a privilege to have done justice to a piece of history.
     
  10. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    It’s a labour of love @RonyT, and my forte in the field. But it’s not for everyone with all the bureaucracy that comes with it, you need the patience of a saint :cool:
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    You’re welcome. Tbh they excel on quality
     
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  11. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I can only imagine. Don't suppose they'd let you anywhere near it with an airless machine :biggrin:
     
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  12. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    :biggrin: No such luck I’m afraid, one day though I’m sure that’ll change :tongue:
     

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