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Home Living : October 28th 2008
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1 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 Water wise Reece welcomes the Tahi shower system, designed with award-winning Satinjet technology from Methven. The dynamic angular build of the Tahi system combines pure functionality with iconic form. It has been designed to give a luxurious and rejuvenating showering experience. The Satinjet spray delivers a waterfall of 3000 droplets of water per second, while only consuming nine litres of water per minute. It has a three-star WELS rating, saving more than 50 per cent of water usage and energy consumption. The Tahi shower system features a double shelving unit, optional integrated footrest and hand shower with Satinjet and massaging spray patterns. Fisher & Paykel's AquaSmart s an autowasher comparable, in terms of water usage, to many front-loading washers. It is now more energy-efficient, taking less time to do a load. It has a wash action similar to a front-loader, but maintains the top- loading format preferred by householders. ................................................... 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure We specialise in Brick veneer and clad timber frame extensions Sunrooms Quality home extensions and additions at affordable prices! Bld Lic R99697 2379044i hls wk33 Family Company Est. 15 years with over 30 years experience in the Building Trade ALL AREAS BEFORE AFTER Chesworths Home Improvements Pty Ltd 9831 5984 www.chesworths.com.au Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2092663i hlw wk15 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 2075397i hls wk10 9755 1622 4677 2301 21 Governor Macquarie Drive Chipping Norton Bld Lic 118223C PREMIER IMPROVEMENTS Specialists in: CARPORTS • AWNINGS • SUNROOMS INSULATED/GLASS/SCREEN ENCLOSURES • Over 25 years as a family owned & operated business • Experienced Tradesmen • All Insurances & Warranties Call for free measure & quote built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2156706i hls wk1
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