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Old 19-05-2017, 04:01 PM
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I just got some real lead strip to finish the roof on my Tudor house. Has anyone ever used this, and how easy, or difficult is it? I don't do difficult.
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Old 20-05-2017, 10:04 AM
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Hi, I used both the strip and the sheet on the dormer windows in just for you bridal.....found it very easy to use especially in a warm room....and very pleased with the result....do remember to wash hands after use or use those really thin gloves whilst fitting etc
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Old 20-05-2017, 02:02 PM
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Thanks Sharon, will be careful with it, I know it's not nice stuff. You have given me the confidence to have a go now. Keep you posted.
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Old 15-06-2017, 08:10 PM
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This is interesting, I was just looking at lead this morning for a house roof. Part of my house roof is flat, then it has shallow sloping sides. I did a bit of googling and found the flat part in a real house of the period probably would have been lead. I am a bit concerned about it so glad to see someone else is using it. I haven't finally decided but it seems to be top of my choices at the moment.

I had heard that balsa wood slats glued to the flat areas, then the lead cladding laid over and tucked into the edges should be fairly typical ?? Guess I cud have a go.

Any help or ideas gratefully received

XX Jeannine
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Old 16-06-2017, 07:32 PM
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You could use one of those plastic sticks used in paper folding to smooth the lead down. If you are worried about little fingers touching the lead, you could always use a quick drying acrylic matt varnish over the top. This might even stop any surface oxidation too, although a matt polyurethane would probably be better.
I have not used lead on a dolls house myself, I used paper strips and painted with lead coloured acrylic metallic paints to look like lead. Here's my example.
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Old 16-06-2017, 08:28 PM
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You could use one of those plastic sticks used in paper folding to smooth the lead down. If you are worried about little fingers touching the lead, you could always use a quick drying acrylic matt varnish over the top. This might even stop any surface oxidation too, although a matt polyurethane would probably be better.
I have not used lead on a dolls house myself, I used paper strips and painted with lead coloured acrylic metallic paints to look like lead. Here's my example.
This looks great!
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Old 16-06-2017, 09:18 PM
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It does look great exceptionally great actually.

I am trying to stay away from papered tiles, papered bricks etc except wallpaper of course ,and am trying to do jobs with real wood ,porcelain , real slate ect in my Grosvenor Hall so I am tended to be a bit over the top picky with everything going in it.I am being quite a bad girl right now.

Your house is very beautiful probably much better than I will achieve.

I will wear gloves if I use it and I have no children. I like the idea of protecting it from oxidizing though and think I may take that on board.

Thank you for the help.

XX Jeannine
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Old 18-06-2017, 04:14 PM
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Your roof looks great, just like lead. I still haven't tried it yet. Sometime soon I will. I was thinking about leaving mine to oxidise so it didn't look so new and shiny.
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Old 18-06-2017, 07:52 PM
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Actually Lindap you have given me something to think about too.it would look good aged naturally. I wonder if anyone know sabout any possible health hazard rising from oxidation while in a room?
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no an expert but think the changes would be to the lead itself with no actual lead released into the air
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