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Home Living : October 28th 2008
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Smart way to paint Painting is one of the most rewarding parts of renovating -- you get spectacular results quite quickly. But it can have its problems. Over the next couple of weeks we answer some of the most frequently asked questions: Painting over weatherboards We are about to paint our weatherboard house. Can we test if the existing paint is stuck firmly to the weatherboards? We want to make sure that there are no problems with peeling and flaking paint. Answer Painting over an existing painted surface can produce great results, if the existing paint is stuck firmly to the surface of the weatherboards. The stickiness of existing paint will need to be tested in several areas around the home. Using a sharp knife, cut a small cross on the existing painted surface and then press adhesive tape firmly across the middle of the cut. Press the tape on to the surface and rip the tape away quickly. Paint stuck firmly should not strip away with the tape. Otherwise, you'll need to remove the loose paint back to a firm clean base. Painting stained timber boards My house has stained timber skirting boards and architraves. Can I paint over these? Answer Yes you can, but be sure to sand the timber and make sure you remove all of the clear coating or varnish that may be on the timber. Wipe the timber down with mineral turpentine and allow the timber to dry before applying a base coat. You'll need to apply an oil-based pre-coat primer to the timber and allow this to dry thoroughly before undertaking any further works (check the manufacturers' instructions). Details: Visit www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org HOMELIVING We have all sizes of vanities from mini (510mm x 220mm) to 1800mm x 460mm (single or double bowls) Vanities or custom made to meet your needs. Luxury Free-standing bath Leading brand toilets including SKEW PAN toilet HUGE CLEARANCE SALE KILLARA 684 Pacific Hwy (T Junction off Greengate Rd) 9880 2885 ASHFIELD 244-246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 ROSELANDS 1112-1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr Stephenson St) 9750 3488 MTV Bathroom Centre Hurry Up, Till Stocks Last! Come to us before you buy - Conditions Apply Heated Towel Rail From $299 5 Star Aussie Standar Sink Mixer From $29 2214213i hln wk4 High gloss Vanity from $199 Millions of $$ stocks on the floor, come see our bargains! • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9785 1425e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2098762i hls wk22 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST we specialise in: Semi-Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Pool Fences Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2160128i hlc wk35 QUALITY IMPORTED FURNITURE 65 Rickard Road, BANKSTOWN (opposite Bankstown Council) Phone: 9791 1505 Trading hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat-Sun 11am-4pm Casa Italia 2081038i hlc wk18 CLOSING DOWN SALE ALL STOCK MUST GO BE EARLY FOR THESE GREAT BUYS ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c 2028726i hls wk34 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2186337i hln wk42 LIC. NO. 198153C 2038652i hln wk15 SPECIALISING IN Built-in Wardrobes Office Systems Entertainment Units Kitchens Joinery Showroom open Saturday & Sunday 492 Parramatta Rd, PETERSHAM For a FREE design quote call: 9572 7515 www.expressionsbydesign.com.au INNOVATIVE DESIGNS UNSURPASSED QUALITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE
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