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Home Living : September 8th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Maintain your paint HOMELIVING Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Unfortunately, no paint job will last forever. Mould, grime, soiling, finger marks and grease are just a few things thatcan build up on paint films. Not only can they be unsightly, but, if not cleaned regularly, they will eventually break down the paintwork, although with careful maintenance, the breakdown process can be slowed. Washing of external areasregularly with sugarsoap, bleach or detergent can all be used to clean the trim work of your home. High-pressure washing with a Gerni-typemachine can also be used to wash broadwall areas. The process of washing involves: Coveringplants, furniture and surroundingareas; Applyingasix-to-one water bleach to mould-affected areas with a spongeor garden sprayer; Rinsingafter 15 minutes; then Washing chalky areas with a mild detergent or sugarsoap. Always wear eye protection, gloves and a mask, and avoid wash-off going into stormwater drains. Internal paint areasmay require washing from time to time. Mould in dampareas such asbathrooms canbewashed down with bleach solution (three to one) and rinsed afterwards. Greasy areascan also be washed with sugarsoap or mild detergents. Avoid cleaningpaintwork for atleast four weeks after application. This allows the film to harden and cure. Poor quality paint won't respond to cleaningas well as apremium product. Regularwashingand checking of paintwork for peeling, rust, rot and cracking defects will ensure aprolonged life of the paintwork and thus save your hard-earned dollars. Details: 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 Up to 40% off seconds and obsolete stock at the Outdoor Factory Outlet ! Visit www.boral.com.au/factoryoutlet Clunies Ross Street, Prospect NSW 2148 P h one: 9840 2334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 3:00pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 2:00pm bricks,blocks,pavers&retainingwall seconds "In purchasing seconds from the factory outlet the consumer is aware that there is a 10% breakage allowance and the product may have any of the following imperfections that deem the product a factory second; Chipping, Cracks, Bowing, Arises, Colour Variations, Texture Defects, Height Variations and Dimensional Defects". *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. X29672 SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 St rt Road, Prospect. h dd d Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road Prospect p ,p(Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au (Mon Fri & Sun) www sydneyblinds com au () y y FREE quotes ALL suburbs SPECIAL GRAND FINAL SALE! SCORE AN UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! ACHIEVE YOUR DECORATING GOALS! GET IN BEFORE THE FINAL WHISTLE! Sails | External blinds | Folding Arm Awnings Privacy Screens |Clear Blinds | Wind-rated umbrellas EST. 1991 License No. 140327C PH 9979 6477 UNIT 33, 5 PONDEROSA PDE, WARRIEWOOD www.crea tiveca nva s.com.a u Creative Canvas 2231839i hln wk20 Over 25 years in business gives you experience and expertise » FREE Advice, Measure & Quote » Latest Range of Quality Shutters, Timber Venetians & Roller Blinds BLIND & SHUTTER SOLUTION CENTRES Ph. 9958 8222 1300 13 30 82 www.timbershades.com.au SYDNEY WIDE SERVICE TIMBERSHADES PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2155568i hln wk9
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