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Home Living : October 28th 2008
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 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 We offer a range of Gable and Flat Awnings and Carports, Conservatories and Sunrooms, designed to suit your needs and your budget. FREE QUOTES Phone 9627 1922 Awning with Gable (6000x3000) $4340 Screen Enclosure with Glass Wall (6000x3000) $7000 Unit 1, 58-60 Melbourne Road (Cnr Brisbane Rd) Riverstone Bld Lic No 178737c Improve the value of your house 2279994i hln wk14 6 Melissa Place Kings Park Ph: 9672 1133 Sunfilled indoor garden in your home Ideal for new and existing homes Fits into your existing window frames. No fuss, no mess. Supply and install service DIY kits available FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE 2245360i hlw wk3 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 2061737i hlw wk15
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