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Home Living : March 17th 2009
HLF - Publication, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3 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. 1300 72 71 09 DECKS PERGOLAS BATHROOMS KITCHENS www.djbuilding.com.au FOR ALL YOUR & renovations additions Lic No: 135 759C 2187659i hln wk8 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 Is NOISE a problem? Fits existing windows Affordable 5 Star Energy Rating Proven and Tested Results FOR A FREE MEASURE AND QUOTE CALL Reduce noise by up to 70% 1300 76 92 46 www.magnetite.com.au 2163225i hlw wk36 Call 9651 1990 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Master Builder - Gold Lic.56363c MBA Award Winning Builder Affordable Quality FREE Quote Design Service Established 15 Years FIXED PRICE DECKS & PERGOLAS FREE Gift Voucher UP TO $500* *TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY. OFFER ENDS 31/03/2009 classichomeimprovements.com.au We take care of design, council approval and construction. Call today for a FREE quotation phone 1300 721 150 Showroom open 7 days: 152 Russell Street Emu Plains While interest rates are low..... Visit us at HILLS HOMESHOW 28th & 29th March Renovating? 2186132i hlf wk32 p We can do everything Plumbing Electrical Wall tiling Home owners Warranty/ Insurance Call Now 9807 3766 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 • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2155390i hlnw wk30
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