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Home Living : May 12th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 HOMELIVING Licking allergies Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association With such an arrayofpaint and suppliers on the market, choosing the right paint can be confusing for the home renovator. As with everything, technologyhas come a long way and paint's no exception. Recent developments have seen a dramatic move to more environmentally-friendly products. One of the most recent changes has been the move to paints with low volatile organic compounds. These compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They include a variety of chemicals thatmayhave short-term and long-term adverse health effects. These compounds are not only present in paints but in a variety of other products used every day. Regardless of which paint you use, always have adequate ventilation. If your property was built prior to 1970 then you may need to check for the existence of lead paint as it could have harmful effects on children, pregnant women and men working, renovating or living in this environment. Even thoughlead paint has been banned since the early '70s there may be incidences where they have been used on properties after that time. If you are unsure, a lead test canbe undertaken by either you or your painting contractor. Technological developments have made it possible to make paints that have anti-bacterial properties. According to the Asthma Foundation, exposure to mould may trigger asthma, hayfever or other symptoms. Check with the foundation for recommended products. Details: www.masterpainters.com.au Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2118653i hln wk31 Lic. 137155c 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 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 2189748im 22/4 W43 ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING CURVED, DOMES, GABLE, FLAT, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL THE BEST PROTECTION IN ANY WEATHER 10 YEAR MANUFACTURE WARRANTY FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FACTORY PRICES *8mm Twinwall Polycarbonate Double-Sided UV Protected Panels are directly imported from Germany 2229477i hln wk44 PHONE: 9482 7000 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C *Trademark of the General Electric Company SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED Blinds Specialists ph 9938 4377 Showroom / Factory 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains FREE $50 voucher when you visit us at the Home & Garden Expo, Warriewood Conditions apply - not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Applies to orders over $500. Voucher expires 20.5.010
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