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Message posted by GobbyB on 22/10/2013 at 10:49pm
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Hi I made a big mistake this summer and tried to freshen up my old Cruiser by painting and varnishing the units. It looked nice to start with, But the paint peeled and scratch. over the winter I was thinking I would but this right. I.e make some new door from ply or mdf, but then I thought sticky back vinyl might work. So if anyone has tried this tips and info would be good. Thank you

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Message posted by paulyk74 on 23/10/2013 at 12:26am
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you mean like a fablon type stuff? I have used it before to re-vamp some drawers and wardrobes in my friends house.

She tried painting first and when I stuck the fablon over, you could see all the brush marks. My friend didn't mind it, but I wished I'd rubbed them down with sandpaper first.

Make sure the surface is clean, an I used one of those window thingys like window cleaners use to get the air bubbles out. Once applied and I was happy with it, I gently heated it with a hair dryer as I believe you get a better adhesion.

I didn't try and cut to size first, instead had over hang that I trimmed with a craft knife (looked like a scalpel)
and hold the knife at an angle, as what will happen is it will rub from the edges with use.

To combat it peeling back at corners, before I heated it I applied glue to all the outside edge for better fit. I will say it marks very easily, so any slight bump will leave a crease and in some cases rip the fablon - but that could be down to the quality of the fablon we bought.

I personally would remove all you have done, and take it down to the original and beyond, then use a decent primer with several coats which will give you a better grip. Then use a specialist paint with a tougher finish.

If its flaked, then it probably wasn't prepared properly, and I have suffered this a fair bit. I revamp a lot of furniture, i recycle a lot of stuff. I'm a bit of a budding artist and re-used panels from old table and cabinets as I love the paternation coming through, but I've lost so much work because I didn't prep the surface properly

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btw, have you considered Iron on veneer? It would work mainly on large flat areas, you would then only have to prep corner. which ever, I believe you will have to remove all you have done for the best results

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Fablon is terrific!
Revamped out kitchen with new doors etc. but I was loathe to pay a fortune for end panels. Fablon the same colour was used and I'll defy anyone to tell the difference!
You just need to be careful and take your time applying it.

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Message posted by lockie on 23/10/2013 at 8:40pm
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You need to prep it properly by sanding right back and applying primer then use a decent paint like dulux satinwood diamond trade or a decent eggshell like ball and farrow.

The newer waterbased paints vary enormously in quality and they change the formulas quite a bit.The dulux is pretty good stuff right now and its what im using in my current house refurb with good results.

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Thanks macquatic & paulyk74 for your reply's very helpful. just looked on ebay loads to choose from. Will busy this winter revamping, ready for next summer.

I did sand down all surfaces primed, under coat satin wood and varnished delux to . but stilled peeled.
Thanks again, will check out you tube to see if I can find some film of it being applied
p.s thanks lockie to.

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Hi. I did all the end panels, plinths and cornices on my kitchen with fablon.Had to prep the surfaces really well first (a good scrub with de-greaser). It looks really good and no one believes iit's sticky backed plastic.
I used a hair dryer to mould the fablon around the cornices.

It worked so well we did our old fc too. There are some pics in a thread on here I'll try and revive it.

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I found the thread but the pics have gone. I'm I not tech minded enough to be able to put them back lol. I can email them to you though if you like?
We used plasticote spray primer and high gloss for the cupboard and drawer fronts, as they had previously been painted and it had chipped and peeled. Took alot of sanding and prepping but it was worth it.

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Hi ejjerome, that would be brilliant if you could e mail them over to me.

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Hi GobbyB I need your email address.

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Hi ejjerome Its grant at grantblanks.orangehome.co.uk
Thank You

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Message posted by GobbyB on 27/10/2013 at 8:59pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ejjerome on 24/10/2013
I found the thread but the pics have gone. I'm I not tech minded enough to be able to put them back lol. I can email them to you though if you like?
We used plasticote spray primer and high gloss for the cupboard and drawer fronts, as they had previously been painted and it had chipped and peeled. Took alot of sanding and prepping but it was worth it.



Thanks it's
grant at grantblanks.orangehome.co.uk

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Hi I've tried to email you but they bounce back with the address you've given. Sorry.

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Quote: Originally posted by ejjerome on 29/10/2013
Hi I've tried to email you but they bounce back with the address you've given. Sorry.


The at should at for some reason it keeps changing to at
grant at grantblanks.orangehome.co.uk
Thanks

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Message posted by GobbyB on 29/10/2013 at 9:36pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ejjerome on 29/10/2013
Hi I've tried to email you but they bounce back with the address you've given. Sorry.


I'm in checkatrade.com if type in GB Plastering and Property maintenance its has a email link. Would really love to see your photo. Thanks again Grant


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Message posted by GobbyB on 11/11/2013 at 9:55pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ejjerome on 24/10/2013
Hi GobbyB I need your email address.



Hi you can also try this email grantblanks at live.co.uk would really love see your photos.
Thanks Grant

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