Opened a 5l tub of masonry paint and it's got lots of soft lumps of
paint it it. The lumps don't brush out, they just sort of blob on the
surface being painted. It's been opened a couple of years back. Is it
salvageable - I could filter it perhaps?
Or if it's going the way of the tip, any recommendations (white, for
some concrete lintels/sills and a garden wall) please?
On 12/07/2018 18:10, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
I do wonder if the longevity depends a lot on if the property has been
painted before. The original coat of paint is onto a rough surface
which forms a good key. Subsequent coats will be onto old paint which
will deteriorated over the years. I don't recall ever seeing anyone
removing the old masonry paint, apart where it is obviously flaking off
by itself, before repainting.
I at my local tip the other day and someone in earshot asked about paint.
Paint that has hardened in the tin = general rubbish bin at the tip.
Tin of paint with a minor amount of liquid paint - general rubbish bin
at the tip.
Tin with significant amounts of paint = special bin at the tip - leave
paint in the can with lid.
The tip staff are now very strict about what goes in the hardcore skips
which is limited to ceramics (toilet systems/wall tiles) concrete and
bricks. Cement (powder- bags of) not allowed nor is plaster from walls.
The latter two are general rubbish. No plastic rubble sacks or empty
cement/plaster bags being recycled for waste transportation are allowed
in the skip.
Plaster board, new off-cuts or used, have a special recycling bin.
That's odd. Recently took my 25 year collection of paint tins that
might come in useful someday to the tip and left them in the box
provided for that purpose. (But our LA isn't yet as draconian as a lot
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