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Home Living : April 14th 2009
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 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 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 Display Kitchens Wanted 70% of normal prices !!! Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for more info or visit www.kitcheners.com.au HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Please supply more info Please send e-book Book free design & quote Name Phone Email Suburb Free Post: Kitcheners Kitchens PO Box 7044, Alexandria, NSW 2015 WZ70 The Kitcheners Guarantee $6,000 to $60,000! * Must purchase a kitchen with cabinetry valued over $6000 (ex glass splashbacks, stone benchtops and trade works). 10% deposit required at time of appointment. Offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ 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 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 2152887i hlw wk40
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