to paint or not to paint ?

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    thinking of painting the cieling in the van or simply overboarding it ?I washed it last year but it has dried worse than when I started :BigGrin: so SWMBO says it needs paint :Eeek:Thinking of removing the roof vent and plastic jointing strips brfore painting but now toying with a simple overboard job-probably quicker than the painting -- I HAVE PLENTY OF WEIGHT ALLOWANCE SO i WOULD NOT NEED TO REMOVE THE OLD BOARDS JUST CUT NEW INBETWEEN CUPBOARDS (bloody caps) any thoughts? Got plenty of emulsion:thumb:but boards would prob need a trip to olearys which is no bad thing :BigGrin:
    Thoughts are paint and if no good then overboard :Wink:
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    I would have thought painting it would be the easiest too .
    Couldn't you use that vinyl sticky back plastic stuff, like a wallpaper ? If its a smooth surface.
     
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    terry saw some boards in knollbeck caravans last week .give them a phone call could be cheep :Smile: for none yorkies just down road from terry save a bob or two travelling to o,learys :Smile:
     
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    Desent roller and some of the Plastic based "Matt" emulsion.. (I think on the tin it say`s Flexible)

    And suitable for bathrooms & Kitchens...

    If it dont come up OK.... Overboard it... :thumb:
     
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    Just pondering your post & wondered if you have considered UPVC interior cladding. I went down to Wickes the other day & was seriously impressed with their Ash effect wide T&G stuff. Its very light, wipeable & doesn't cost a fortune & a doddle for a Guy like you to fit (Joiner) with hidden fixings.
    Just a thought & there are other types but this had a realistic grained effect & looked the business
     
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    What about:

    Vinyl flooring - not as daft as it may sound - it's waterproof so can be sponged clean if needed, could be stuck with spray adhesive/brush on adhesive as necessary, easily trimmed to size/shape, easier to handle than boarding (and cheaper) and comes in a load of different colours, patterns textures, it would also add a little bit more insulation to the roof too if.

    Self-adhesive floor tiles - again easy to use and lots of choice.

    Wallpaper - lots to choose from.
     
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  7. Terry

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    I did around 25 yrs with my own business in pvc windows so I am very up on all forms of cladding, some lovly stuff around :Wink: but to me it smacks of DIY finish :BigGrin: Thats what led me to the paint or not question- not entirly sure if it will be ok finish wise
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    Got it ......

    Have you considered a nice bit of...........
    [​IMG]:Wink:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::BigGrin:

    I have considered some really nice black with gold specled cladding but somehow I don't think Ann would let me
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    Right it's painted :thumb::BigGrin:Took about twenty mins to remove heiki rooflight,shower curtain and the jointing strips :Smile: (ANYONE REMOVING STRIPS BE VERY CAREFUL-did not come out as easy as I antisipated)Then five mins with dust sheets,and about 25/35 mins to give it a lick of paint -used a paint pad which was very easy but as paint was drying you could make out brush type marks .:BigGrin:Hung around for another 3 hrs or so before another coat which was fine for the edges but then I went stright over it all with a small roller giving a better looking finish :thumb:Then hung around again until I just gave it a final (I hope )coat and locked it up while morning.:Smile:If alls well with the finish (looking good:thumb:) it's just a case of ten mins to refit the curtian rail roof light and strips.
    I am convinced I could have overboarded it in a couple of hours possibly 3 hrs allowing for coffee breaks :Eeek::BigGrin:I went down to Knolbecks but he was shut until 1 pm :Eeek: plus the phone has been engaged from 2 pm until 4.30 by which time I gave up trying to ring them Barstewards :Angry:
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    All done and put back together.You cannot tell the difference apart from roof being cleaner looking :thumb:Just for info I used Crown vynil silk emulsion -WHITE MIXED WITH = MAGNOLIA that gave me the perfect match to the original colour boards :thumb: which was a lot different to how they aged :BigGrin:The orig colour was easy to see and match once the roof light was taken down :Smile:It took 3 coats for the finish using (in the end) a small roller.I have liad on the seats looking up and I am glad to say the boarding looks as good as the day I originaly fitted them.The only painful bit is waiting for the paint to dry which takes a long time because it is painted onto the vynil boards
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    I have a copy

    I have a picture of the Sistine chapel somewhere all you have to do is make sure you get the fingers right!.
     
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