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Old 02-01-2015, 12:44 PM
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It's been a couple of years since I have posted on the forum well it's been a couple of very busy years with a new arrival of my Daughter but now I have got my dolls house out the loft and it's so gutting as it's got damp and mold on it. So it has become a restoration project now! Has anyone attempted to do this on their house is it worth it or will I just be wasting my time and money? And do you have any tips?

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Old 02-01-2015, 01:03 PM
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Any pics of it ?
Assess it objectively and ask yourself is it really is worth saving. Any sentimental, historic or any value.
Depending what the construction is, and how damp it is, it might just not be worth the time, effort and cash to restore it. Ply could de-laminate, but pva glue and clamps could help to fix that. If its MDF, then damp could have caused it to swell. Ingress of mould spores could be a problem, and if not too extensive, I'd be tempted to wipe over with a damp cloth, using a strong bleach solution, then allowing to house to thoroughly dry in a warm dry well ventilated place. If the mould is more extensive, I think I would want to start a new project really. Hope this helps ?
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:22 PM
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Well, it's mdf no sentimental value it was my first project it's the oak hurst garden house - i've started by striping the wallpaper, but the biggest problem is the fact that the middle floor, the roof and door have slightly bowed hubby is a carpenter and he could try replace the floor in the middle!
I've added pictures doesn't look that bad in pics
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:43 PM
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Oops, thats a real shame your house has got damp. I would try a bleach solution too, then see what happens when it dries.
The floor does look as if it will need replacing which is a pain but worth it if all the rest of the house dries ok.
Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:52 AM
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Yeah I've stripped it, washed, painted it and my wonderful husband and replaced both floors
Now I'm just starting the long process of doing a wooden floor in the kitchen!
Thanks for the advice
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:27 AM
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A Great Transformation, The New Floors look really good.... Well Done Mr Klee
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:17 PM
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Thanks Joseph...He is very helpful with all my mini projects
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:32 PM
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Well done for salvaging your house. It will mean so much more to you now. I will look forward to seeing your progress. One thing is sure, your blinds and curtains are going to look impressive.

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Old 04-01-2015, 04:05 PM
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Thank Sue, I'm really pleased I have salvaged it! It was my first project so would like to finish it plus it only cost a few 's in new mdf so really wasn't worth throwing in the bin! I am very lucky to have a supportive husband who is a carpenter!
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:29 PM
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Yeah, having a handy hubby is a big bonus for these projects. In fact mine is now in the kitchen cooking our supper so a win-win situation really

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