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Home Living : November 11th 2008
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 email@example.com HOMELIVING Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 6 Melissa Place Kings Park Ph: 9672 1133 Sunfilled indoor garden in your home Ideal for new and existing homes Fits into your existing window frames. No fuss, no mess. Supply and install service DIY kits available FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE 2245360i hlw wk3 We specialise in Brick veneer and clad timber frame extensions Sunrooms Quality home extensions and additions at affordable prices! Bld Lic R99697 2379044i hls wk33 Family Company Est. 15 years with over 30 years experience in the Building Trade ALL AREAS BEFORE AFTER Chesworths Home Improvements Pty Ltd 9831 5984 www.chesworths.com.au We have all sizes of vanities from mini (510mm x 220mm) to 1800mm x 460mm (single or double bowls) Vanities or custom made to meet your needs. Luxury Free-standing bath Leading brand toilets including SKEW PAN toilet HUGE CLEARANCE SALE KILLARA 684 Pacific Hwy (T Junction off Greengate Rd) 9880 2885 ASHFIELD 244-246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 ROSELANDS 1112-1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr Stephenson St) 9750 3488 MTV Bathroom Centre Hurry Up, Till Stocks Last! Come to us before you buy - Conditions Apply Heated Towel Rail From $299 5 Star Aussie Standar Sink Mixer From $29 2096202i hln wk02 High gloss Vanity from $199 Millions of $$ stocks on the floor, come see our bargains!
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