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Home Living : March 17th 2009
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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. Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms Let us put the Heart & Soul in your House 97961500 Save up to 40% 2189464i hln wk1 • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2151189i hln wk30 QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2158952i hlw wk41 C/L 196633C Specialising in: • Carports & awnings • Pitched roofs • Curved roofs • Timber decks & pergolas • Screen enclosures • Glass rooms Bld.Lic No 208107c The original industry leader in design, product & service Over 30yrs Experience 1300 552 330 2161792i hlw wk33 ABSOLUTE cumberlandnewspapers.com.au Advertise your water saving product or service in Water Wise, published weekly in Home Living. For details of how we can introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 bewaterwise *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: firstname.lastname@example.org PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2150682i hlw wk30 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL RO PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning •Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessorie AMMIT 2328579i hlw wk36 SPECIAL PRICE 5.4m x 3m DIY CARPORT/AWNING RRP $1600 Now from $1150 Save $450 (Limited Time) (DIY or Installation Arranged) *Conditions Apply built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2156783i hlw wk1
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