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15 years 2 months ago #17398 by bevhawkins
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I have a cricked neck - spent the entire morning, cleaning the fly dirts off the kitchen ceiling. I found Sugar Soap to be an excellent way of shifting this and it does not leave water marks when dry. My ceilings are sparkling now but the little blighters are still here grrrr!The rest of the house does not seem to suffer.

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15 years 2 months ago #259012 by devan
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Aren't the flys a pain at the moment! The house is riddled with them, not big blowies but the normal house flys grrrrr [:(!]
A tip for those painting their ceilings, do not use ceiling paint, it is rubbish and impossible to clean. Use a good quality paint like Dulux wash and wear, it will last longer and cleans so easily and you wont be repainting in a couple of years to get rid of the stuff you couldn't clean off

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15 years 2 months ago #259018 by The Kats Place
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I'm really please I used a strong scrubbable paper when we redecorated last may because the little bugga's have pooped on the walls in quite a few places.

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15 years 2 months ago #259036 by sandramiro
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We've only just finished painting inside and i have spent most of today going round washing ceilings and walls to remove fly poos, so depressing but it stands out like dogs b...s on the new paint work :( and here was i thinking how nice to finally have everything painted and that it would be all sparkling clean for sometime - dream on [;)][:0] :)

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15 years 2 months ago #259045 by jeannielea
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You are so right Devan. Why is flat paint recommended for ceilings when it's uncleanable? I do mine with Eco store all purpose cleaner in a bucket of water and use the squeegee mop. Seems to work okay and I don't have to climb anywhere!

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15 years 2 months ago #259046 by beedee
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Just move house every few years..;) far too soon to clean the ceilings yet , they have not finished visiting and leaving calling cards

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15 years 2 months ago #259105 by Kiwi303
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flat paint is recommended for ceilings because it doesn't glisten and it makes the lighting more even.

Why not just do away with a ceiling and live in a tent? you can wash it every now and again whenever you feel the need ;)

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15 years 2 months ago #259127 by grannie Mary
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kerosine in the water is cheap &works---great for polished floors too

Mary

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15 years 2 months ago #259142 by GloPony
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I use a janola (or any bleach for that matter) on ceilings. Just did two whole houses before repainting & now we've arrived up here (to hordes of flies) I'll no doubt be doing this place too. So far, I've just been 'Spray n Wiping' the most obvious spots that I can reach. That seems to work well enough if the fly dirt is reasonably fresh. *gag*

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15 years 2 months ago #259149 by Valmai
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GloPony;238149 wrote: So far, I've just been 'Spray n Wiping' the most obvious spots that I can reach. That seems to work well enough if the fly dirt is reasonably fresh. *gag*


The problem with that is it just makes the bits you haven't done look so much worse![xx(]

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15 years 2 months ago #259154 by Finn McCool
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When I was in the resene colour shop the girl working there told me that there is now a fly poo repellant that they can add to the paint which sounds perfect but I'm not sure of the cost. Foolishly I forgot all about it and didn't get my painter to suss it out for me so now I have fly poo on my new piant :(

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15 years 2 months ago #259159 by oskatd
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I was doing the physio exercises the other night and was disgusted at the state of the ceiling - the filthy swines. And the robocan does nothing to deter them might I add. Even if you get the poo off it still leaves a stain. There doesn't appear to be a miracle cure does there? Really high ceilings so you can't see the sh*t?

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15 years 2 months ago #259171 by GloPony
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Hhhmmm...yes, well having not had much in the way of flies for the past 15 years, it's been a bit of an eye opener to us moving out here where we're inundated.

It's the first time I've had fly spray cans in the house! I'm normally too much of a pacifist (I really don't hurt a fly!) but am now indulging in the macabre delight of stalking & drowning the buggers in spray.

We never had many flies at all in the bush BUT we did have loads of fly eating spiders which are conspicuous by their absence up here. Maybe we need to import some 8 legged critters from the 'burbs?

Of course spiders just leave even bigger poo BUT it tends to land on the floors right below their webs & seeing as their webs are usually in the corners, it's much more convenient to deal with it. Our place used to look like it was permanently decorated for Halloween but we didn't have flies! [^]

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