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I need some white spirit. What can go wrong.

I know B&Q are operating on click&collect only. So onto their website.  They have a 1.5 hour queue on the website.

I eventually get on. I can see the product and they have stock.   Can I put it into the basket - can I hell.   It doesn't say I can;t have it but I can;t get at it.

So look at Wickes. They have stock. Can I get it into the basket   aaarrrggghhhh. So I register. Still no luck   aaarrrggghhhhh

OK- on to ScrewFix. I have to register.  They have stock but only do 2Ltr bottles.   I have placed a click& collect order and it says it will be ready in a few minutes - I'm not sure I believe it.

 

I shall pop along in 1/2 hour and se what could possibly be wrong.

 

Roger

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Use Vodka, and you can always strain the paint out and add some fresh orange juice.

B&Q were said to be opening again for limited shopping.

Rod

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Hi Folks,

my local industrial fastener store came up trumps with 6 blue paper rolls.  Phoned in the order and there they were.

ScrewFix also came up trumps.   Do an on-line click and collect. Go to shop with the order number and there it was.

 

Not sure what B&Q are playing at.

 

Roger 

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I've struggled for White Spirit too. Screwfix tried to send me to nearest branch with stock, nearly 20 miles away!

I'm not that keen. "Sorry Darling, I can't start that decorating because I've got nothing to clean the paint brushes with."  "Ok, throw the brushes away and buy new ones!"

Dave McD

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23 hours ago, Dave McDonald said:

 

I'm not that keen. "Sorry Darling, I can't start that decorating because I've got nothing to clean the paint brushes with."  "Ok, throw the brushes away and buy new ones!"

Hot soapy water does a good job of cleaning brushes. (Sorry)

Pete

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20 minutes ago, stillp said:

Hot soapy water does a good job of cleaning brushes. (Sorry)

Maybe for that water-based c**p that passes for paint nowadays. In my experience you need white spirits for the proper oil-based stuff. 

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You need stronger detergent Rob!

In the seventies I was a Tech College technician, and we had a Painting & Decorating department; the technician there used Fairy liquid to clean the brushes, and that was proper linseed oil based paint.

Pete

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In my experience water cleans brushes after applying primer but undercoat and gloss need proper White Spirit. I tried cleaning brushes with water last week after undercoating and got into a right mess.

White Spirit acquired today from Home Bargains so the decorating continues.

Dave McD

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The policy is that they cannot check ID on online orders re white spirit and your age.

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