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Home Living : November 11th 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Problems on the surface This week we continue to look at solving painting problems. Blistering exterior paint Why is paint blistering and peeling on recently painted eaves? Answer The most common reasons for blistering or peeling paint are either an improperly-prepared surface or the presence of moisture. This can often occur around the roofline as a result of water seepage and pooling around the roof and eaves. Blocked gutters or stormwater drains can also cause water to back up and overflow, resulting in moisture in the roof and around the eaves. It may also occur because of improper paint application, selecting the wrong paint for the job, or using poor-quality paint. Droplets forming on acrylic paint Why would droplets appear on a recently-painted weatherboard home? It was painted with acrylic paint. Answer During the drying process, acrylic paints sometimes develop small, light-coloured droplets on the surface. This can happen if the weatherboards are exposed to subsurface moisture. These droplets are known as surfactant and are drawn to the surface by moisture. Don't be concerned, though, as the droplets should not damage the durability of the paint. There can be an effect on the surface appearance. You'll need to wash the surface with sugar soap and then rinse with plenty of water. You may need to continue to wipe the droplets clean over a couple of weeks until they are completely cleared away. Details: Visit www.renobrothers.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org HOMELIVING LIC. NO. 198153C 2031878i 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 Sails | External blinds | Folding Arm Awnings Privacy Screens |Clear Blinds | Wind-rated umbrellas EST. 1991 License No. 140327C PH 9979 6477 UNIT 33, 5 PONDEROSA PDE, WARRIEWOOD www.crea tiveca nva s.com.a u Creative Canvas 2231839i hln wk20 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 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 FINALIST 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
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