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Home Living : June 16th 2009
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 HOMELIVING It pays to splash out on paint Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Why is paint quality important? Many of us tend to take quality for granted when buyingpaint. We canbe so bowled over by a colour we like and simply buy it -- never mind whattypeof surface it is going to have to cover. We also use our experience of aparticular product, or we simply trust in a certain brand. We also like to save money where we can. When we think we have two similar products, we often opt for the cheaper product, feelinggood about having saved money. This type of mind-set is certainly understandable, but it can often leadto disappointment. We buy the wrong type of paint for our kitchen and find it is not easy to apply, or the coverageispoor. The fact is, more than ever in the paint market, quality counts. The market is changing fast with many exciting new products on offer. Paints are becoming more sophisticated, containing new innovative technology. Knowing which paint is right for your job is critical. Even understandingalittle about what goes into agood paint will help.Asa rule of thumb, a high-quality paint invariably offers the best value. For interiors, quality paints resist stains, are washable and easy to keep clean, they go on smoothly and evenly, tend to cover better and are more durable. For exteriors, they go on smoothly and evenly, tend to cover better, resist crackingand flaking, deter dirt pick-up and resist mould growth. They keep colour for longer, adhere better to the surface and are more durable. In addition, many high-quality paints are made with state-of-the-art, water-borne, solvent-free acrylic polymers. They give off little odour and dry more quickly, so you can get your room back in use sooner rather thanlater. Details: www.masterpainters.com.au 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 2163417i hlc wk47 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 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2079826i hln wk38 Showrooms: 4/15 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange / 577 Pittwater Road, Brookvale / 11 Eddie Road, Minchinbury 1300 289 655 www.blindandshuttercentre.com.au Quality Plantation & Security Shutters at Wholesale Prices Have you noticed more homes have Plantation Shutters nowadays? That's because we have brought the prices down to earth!
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