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Home Living : November 11th 2008
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1 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 Lounging around » ADVERTISING FEATURE Expect the best in quality and price when you purchase from Lounge and Sofa Centre says Robert Rababi. ''For almost 40 years the company has specialised in providing customers with the best quality in foam, fabrics and customer service at wholesale prices,'' he said. The already huge store has recently been revamped and enhanced to make way for more stock in the way of lounge suites and a storewide sale is now on. ''We make most of our suites in any combination to ensure customers wishes are met or customers can buy ready made,'' Mr Rababi said. ''If we are asked to custom make, customers simply need to choose the design and we will make, say, a three-seater and two recliners or any other combination that is needed. ''In most cases we can even throw a sofa bed into the mix.'' Customers are able to choose from fabric, leather, size and combination to suit the house and the requirements. With more in the offing call in and talk over your requirements with Sonia and Robert Rababi. Details: Lounge and Sofa Centre at Unit 1, 11-15 Eddie Rd, Minchinbury call 9625 4333 open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10 to 4pm or visit www.sydneylounges.com.au .................................................. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9785 1425e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2098762i hls wk22 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST 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 Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new kitchen finishes and designs. We need clients with homes to "show them off ". We will need to take photographs of your new kitchen for our brochure when installed. (It's cheaper than building a photographic set . . . and always looks better in a real home). For this we offer a HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Strictly first come first served. Call 1800 826 144 now (24 hrs) for more info. www.kitcheners.com.au Display Kitchens Wanted! 70% of normal prices 2257857i hls wk20 "Almost 50% of us do nothing when we hear an alarm"* An alarming fact Burglary is a fact of life, but that needn't alarm you. With monitored alarms available 24/7, rapid response teams and professional home security solutions tailored just for you, ADT is always there. Knowing you have taken simple steps to look after your home, family and possessions day and night, whether you're at home or away. That's the ultimate peace of mind. Call 131 238 or visit www.adtsecurity.com.au. ADT Always There® * Source: AAMI Home Security Index 2005 Security Licences: VIC No. 65201491P | WA No. SA25942 | SA No. ISL152299 | NSW No. 405187443 | ACT No. 17501009 SYDNOV10_50
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