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Home Living : November 11th 2008
2 HLF - Publication, 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 RENOVATING YOUR BATHROOM? Phone: 9629 2733 Mobile: 0418 206 922 Call Steve or Peter at Diploma Bathrooms INNEEDOFA BATHROOM MAKEOVER? (Labour Only) $3950 (Inc GST) *Conditions Apply 2348022i hlf wk16 Why not talk to Diploma about Projects Management $295 Inc GST? COMPLETE BATHROOM MAKEOVER? (Labour & Material) $6969 (Inc GST) We will match or better any written quotation. *Conditions Apply 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 Call the team from Magnetite. Magnetite window insulation is an affordable alternative to double glazing • Reduces Noise up to 70% • Year round thermal insulation • Energy efficiency • Works with existing windows Call now... 1300 769 246 or visit us on www.magnetite.com.au 2117680i hln wk14 is noise bothering you? Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS THOMSON'S OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au POLYCARBONATE AWNINGS Translucent Carbolite Lets in light -- keeps out heat Up to 2.4m projection. No posts Suitable for windows -- doors -- patios 2344650i hln wk1 PHONE: 9980 7611 SHUTTER SPECIALISTS + LIFETIME WARRANTY + FREE QUOTES PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2102046i hln wk36 STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Call for a FREE me and quote 9631 48282168517i hln wk16 2168517i hln wk16 Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds Panel Glide Blinds Plantation Shutters NEW SHOWROOM IN THORNLEIGH Over 25 years in business gives you experience & expertise www.timbershades.com.au Unit 21, 7 Sefton Road, Thornleigh Ph. 9484 2425 » Obligation FREE Advice, Measure & Quote » Latest Range of Quality Shutters & Blinds » Order Now for Pre Christmas Delivery (by October 20) 2274922k wk13
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