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Home Living : April 14th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 HOMELIVING Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Don't fret your prep Paint applied over a poorly-prepared surface will not last as long or look as attractive. Time spent on preparation is never wasted. All your effort can count for very little if the surface does not provide a sound base on which the paint can adhere. Professionals find preparation can nearly take up the total job time, especially if it's been a long time since the last paint job. To avoid lengthy preparation, freshen up your paintwork before the surface deteriorates. Choosing the right primers, undercoats and topcoats is essential. The following simple steps will ensure you are happy with the results for years to come: Checking Look for signs of any problems with old paint peeling, flaking, cracking, chalking or blistering. These suggest repair work is necessary. Loose or faulty surfaces should be removed to create a sound, smooth, clean and dry base for painting. Cleaning If your surface is sound, the next step is cleaning. Wash it down will with sugar soap, following the directions on the pack. This will remove grease, smoke stains and dirt. Wash walls from bottom upwards, to prevent runs from marking the existing paintwork. Mould To remove mould, use a hypochlorite (household bleach) solution rather than sugar soap. Dilute one part hypochlorite with three parts water. Wear gloves and goggles to protect your skin and eyes. Apply with a thick scouring pad to lightly abrade the surface and ensure the removal of stubborn mould growth. Leave the solution on the surface for a few minutes, then wash with clean water. You may have to repeat. Details: www.masterpainters.com.au Allambie Marble Crafts Add value and luxury to your home • Custom made kitchen bench tops and vanity tops • Calacatta & Carrara, Travertine, Granite & Marble available • Your recommended local CaesarStone specialist • Professional & reliable service from qualified stonemasons • Replacement of old bench tops available 179 South Creek Road Dee Why P: 9981 6133 F: 9981 6177 www.allambiemarble.com.au 2266107i hln wk38 Mona Vale 74-78 Darley St 9979 3246 Drummoyne 150-158 Victoria Rd 9719 9231 2169729im 14/4 wk42 Remy Armchair also available as2,2½and3seaters • HUGE range of wicker chairs instore NOW • Repair and Restoration Service • Lounge, Dining and Bedroom • Indoor and Outdoor • We make new cushions REMY ARMCHAIR www.naturallycane.com.au Quality Plantation Shutters at Wholesale Prices Have you noticed more homes have Plantation Shutters nowadays? That's because we have brought the prices down to earth! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2117887i hls wk41 Showrooms: 4/15 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange / 577 Pittwater Road, Brookvale / 11 Eddie Road, Minchinbury 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au classichomeimprovements.com.au Bld Lic. 66902C 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..... 2122385i hln wk42 2027242i hln wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au 9410 3363 • 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 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2138759i hln wk40 cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006 (Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs) 1st Class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 37 years experience 0406 798 557 (KERRY) Lic No R80718 *Conditions Apply AVOID A RECESSION SUPPORT MY BUSINESS 2215474i hln wk42
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