I'm lead to believe that this is old formula nitromors https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262406297305 if you did want to go down that route. Personally I've found it's best for the final bits of paint. The Bacho scrapers are worth the money and if you aren't wanting to buy an IR stripper then a heatgun is a good place to start
Out of stock, but that could be what I need for my next outing. I bought nitromors recently and the new formula was fuckin crap!
If it's old pine I usually use Zinnser cover stain first. 123 is water based and occasionally you get staining from the bare wood soaking through the primer. Cover stain being oil based doesn't allow this. It's a shame because 123 is also moisture vapour permeable.
The new Zinnser 123 is 123+ (or plus). It's supposed to be more resistant to this kind of staining but I've not had the chance to test it yet.
You could try using a carbide blade scraper.
It depends how hench you are, the knob on top of this one might help but it costs an extra £10, Harris do one from Screwfix for £9. Once you get the technique right you can strip a lot of paint of flat surfaces.
If you're doing mouldings one of these helps :-
If budget is an issue maybe try a butane hot airgun before you spend money on chemical stripper. They are tricky around glass as you can crack it with heat but it's less of a problem than chemical stripper on your skin which seems to happen no matter what.
I need some new spanners. Only for occasional DIY/bike use so not looking too expensive. Maybe some of those with the built-in ratchets although they seem pretty pricey. Any recommendations on sets/manufacturers to look at? Cheers
If you don’t want to spend too much just buy the cheapest set that’s drop forged, for occasional use these would be fine.
Halfrauds advanced are decent, especially if you get them on offer. Lifetime warranty
Right thanks for the tips everyone. I’ll try some of these heavy duty scrapers then as the ones I’ve been using are old cheap steel ones. Getting the paint off the larger areas hasn’t been too hard, it’s the mouldings that are tricky and it’s just awkward getting to some bits.
I’m not sure what the wood is, but after getting through the paint and what looks like some sort of shellac type lacquer, the wood is reddish and hard as a rock.
Seconded. Not normally a Halfords fan but their Advanced/Professional spanners and sockets are excellent. They often do some pretty chunky discounts on the large 160/200 piece toolsets.
Can't go wrong with halfords advanced stuff, either find someone with a trade card to go with you, or they often have them on crazy deals.
I've had a set for a fair few years, and use them on tractors and diggers, literally swinging off them with a scaffold pole and they haven't broken.
Solid core or GRP composite front door? Unfortunately traditional wooden door are out of the questions as the location is quite exposed (nothing crazy, but not recessed and rain might be a problem over time). Posted in "Owning your..." thread without luck, maybe here I will get some clarity. About top order so a GRP to upgrade a tatty composite with rotten wooden frame, speak now or...
They need to come down, get sanded and oiled but I needed the floor space.
I’ve got the halford ratchet spanners and they are great use them in my garage but I bought some Wera Joker rachets for work recently and they are fantastic but pricey also.
Cheers all, I'll take a look at Halfords advanced.
Quality. They look great. We need lots of shelves and I reckon something like that is just the ticket.
Looks good, hope they shelfs aren't into a plaster board wall as plaster board walls dont support any weight according to a previous poster 🌚
Learning some lessons today.
Mainly that being a tight arse and putting twin and earth instead of singles in conduit is a complete ballache. I didn’t want to buy 100m each of 2.5mm L, N, E, as I’m unlikely to use it elsewhere, so I opted to use T+E so that I’d have the remainder of the reels for stock.
It’s all in tho!
Painting window frames and new blinds. One down, three to go.
Very pleased with the results so far. Hoping I don't get complacent.
Want to make me some
I've got a room that needs turning into a better shared space. When you've done his shelves..
Can't you just Dov It Yourself?
As the son of an electrician, I was taught every kink was an insult to members of the EETPU.
They look great. Is that 18mm ply?
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