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Home Living : March 17th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 HOMELIVING Roll on to quality Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Using the right tool for the job is certainly true when it comes to painting. If you are going to do the job yourself it's worth spending a little to get the tools to help you do it right the first time. They will pay for themselves, saving you money in the long run. Brushes Quality acrylic paints and brushes will ensure your painting project looks good and lasts. Quality brushes generally have longer bristles, but how do you choose the best paintbrush for your job? As a general rule, synthetic bristles are better. Angular sash brushes are excellent for precise work such as cutting in adjoining surfaces and different sized brushes have different functions. Use 25 to 50mm brushes for trim; 50 to 63mm for doors, 75mm for larger areas such as ceilings and walls. Quality brushes give a smooth application and a thicker, more uniform paint film for better hiding and durability. Rollers Quality rollers tend to be thicker and fluffier for greater paint capacity with less drip and spatter. They also apply the paint thickly and smoothly. A better quality roller will hold its shape better, does not shed fibres and is reusable. For the smoothest application of acrylic coatings, use lamb's wool or synthetic roller sleeves. Mohair nap roller sleeves are appropriate for oil-based products. Nap length is also an important consideration. As a rule, short nap rollers 5mm to 8mm are best for smooth surfaces, medium nap 12mm for ceilings and walls and long nap 20mm are used for masonry or concrete block walls. The final piece of a paint rolling system is a pole. Many styles are available in different lengths. If you are able to pay a bit extra, a telescopic pole is the best. 1/55 Mitchell Rd Brookvale Ph 9938 4466 Fx 9938 4755 www.allstyleflooring.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm or anytime by appointment Undercover parking CARPETS, VINYL, TIMBERS, LAMINATES, DIY PRODUCTS, INTERIOR DESIGN, OVERLOCKING, MARINE CARPETS 2115666 23/9 wk13 MOBILE SHOWROOM Just call - we come to you! 2029875i hln wk37 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL NORTH SHORE 9410 3363 www.actron.com.au AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXPERIENCED POOL BUILDER • ANY SHAPE, ANY SIZE: GEOMETRIC, FREEFORM, LAP, PLUNGE... • FULL DESIGN SERVICE INCL. COUNCIL COMPLIANCE OR APPROVAL • POOL RENOVATION EXPERTS -- 2007 MBA AWARD WINNER • OVER 19,513 QUALITY BUILDS Appreciate quality? The choice is Crystal 50 Year reputation for quality MASTER POOL DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS BUILDERS Lic.No. 34505 SEE EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555 2277063i hlc wk41 Bld. Lic No 161882c by Laserlite Gemini Awnings FREECALL 1300 033 120 99.9% UV Protection Lets in the Light Keeps out the Heat Modern Designs Twinwall Polycarbonate Aluminium Frame Powder Coated in Modern Colours 2112691m_w38 Curved awnings that look sensational ...and protect you all year round Lic. No: 148563c VIEW MORE STYLES ON OUR WEBSITE www.geminiawnings.com.au FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Showrooms: 4/15 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange / 577 Pittwater Road, Brookvale / 11 Eddie Road, Minchinbury 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.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 2094413i hln wk3 High gloss Vanity from $199 Millions of $$ stocks on the floor, come see our bargains! Mona Vale 74-78 Darley St 9979 3246 Drummoyne 150-158 Victoria Rd 9719 9231 2181398 17/3 wk38 Spit Cane Chair was $289 NOW ONLY $249 • HUGE range of wicker chairs instore NOW • Repair and Restoration Service • Lounge, Dining and Bedroom • Indoor and Outdoor • We make new cushions WEEKLY SPECIAL www.naturallycane.com.au 2190388im 3/3 Wk36 We specialise in DETAILED JOINERY & TIMBER FIT-OUTS SALE! 30%-50% OFF Selected showroom stock until the end of March Dining Tables Kitchen Benches VanityTops Bar Tops Boa rdroom Tables Custom-made Furniture Bench Seats Coffee Tables Slab Flooring Kitchens Entertainment Units Australian Red Cedar Mackay Cedar Blackbutt Raintree River Red Gum Camphor Laurel Burls & Lots more... TIME 4 TIMBER 24 Ada Avenue, Brookvale Fax 9905 3316 www.time4timber.com.au Phone 9905 3314 Do you need RARE, EXOTIC TIMBERS in your home?
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