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Home Living : October 28th 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, 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 Mona Vale 74-78 Darley Street 9979 3246 Drummoyne 150-158 Victoria Road 9719 9231 2262572im 28/10 wk18 ll We can also recover YOUR cushions! Complete rainwater systems to suit you needs Round or Slimline Poly or Metal Tanks Under- Floor Bladders Save up to $1500 with Sydney Water Rebates Free site inspection and quote Call now Roseville Plumbing The Water Tank Specialists Ph: 133 123 Contractors Lic L7741 ww.watertankspecialists.com.au "Be part of the solution" Roseville Plumbing 2299058i hln wk17 Receive *FREE single door awning (800mm x 600mm) Valued at $500 OPENING ROOF INSULATED AWNING PERGOLA GLASS ENCLOSURE LIC 168459c AUSTBIND PTY LTD Call Now for your FREE In-home design & p 3 Marsh St Granville *Conditions apply Ph. 9897 0300 FIRST CALL BONUS OFFER 2075515i hln wk17 Modular Rooms Aluminium Windows Gutters & Fascia Glass & QLD Rooms Cladding Decking BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • FreOver 20 years exp. www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2098223i hln wk06 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ We supply Carports & awning kits Metal roofing Guttering Flashings & all fing accessories DIY OR INSTALLATION ARRANGED M PRODUCTS PTY LTD Servicing all Sydney Metropolitan area Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au 2122060K MASTER POOL BUILDERS AND RENOVATORS EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au The choice is Crystal... Th Th Th Th Th Th Th h h The e e e e e e ech ch ch ch ch ch ch h ch h c choi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce Appreciate quality? ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555 ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555
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