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Home Living : September 8th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 • Multi Award Winner HIA+KBDINSW& National Bathroom Awards 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 • Written schedule and project managed • Fully Licensed Builder • Family Business RENOVATION DESIGN CONSTRUCTION BRINDABELLA BATHROOMS 1300 794 488 www.brindabellabathrooms.com.au kitchen & bathroom designers institute 2229936i hlc wk11 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 2152558i hln wk40 300 364 290 CALL for a FREE measure & quote 1300 364 290 361 PENNANT HILLS ROAD SHOWROOM: PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 OPEN 7 Days! Tailored Outdoor living www.pergolaland.com.au HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIAT ION AU STRA LIA NEWSOUTHWALES L IBERTY PROCESS STAB ILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Member Lic.93536c Master Builders Assoc. Ty vg Take your indoor living Let Pergola Land maximise your living space with a fully designed and expertly constructed pergola that will make any area come alive. From your initial call to completion, it has never been easier to have a quality timber, steel or aluminium pergola fully structured to your needs. FIXED PRICE ground floor & 1st floor addi ons DESIGN SERVICE FIXED PRICE ADDITIONS Call 9651 1990 Visit: www.rjbc.com.au Email: email@example.com Master Builder - Gold Lic.56363c MBA Award Winning Builder Affordable Quality FREE Quote Established 15 Years shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2208126i hlf wk8 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop 25% o sale now on Call our FREE insulation hot line: 1800 658 088 Federal Government Energy Efficient Home - Ceiling Insulation Rebate, up to $1600.00 is available NOW to eligible *homeowners. 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 Unit 21, 7 Sefton Road, Thornleigh 9484 2425 www.timbershades.com.au SYDNEY WIDE SERVICE TIMBERSHADES PLANTATION SHUTTERS 2154226i hlnw wk9
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