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Home Living : October 13th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Spring cleaning HOMELIVING Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association How is your deck lookingafter winter? Is it tired, dull and mouldy? Is it a slip hazard? Now is the time to rectify these problems before summer. These simple steps will keep your deck tip-top for months. Protect you deck from the sun, which not only fades the colour of the timber but also dries it. It then absorbs more rain, leading to rot. Water can fill edges, nail or screw holes, splits, knots and cracks. Check for water damage or rot by poking with apen or similar object. Important areas to check for rot are: Nail or screw holes for early signs The ends of the boards The joists, by lifting some flooring Before you stain, ensure the surface is clean, dry and free of mildew. Otherwise the stain might have trouble stickingand could even end uppeeling. Sweep the deck to remove all leaves and debris. You might also have to clean the space between the decking timber. If your deck has not been stained for a while, the timber maybegrey, so use an oxalic acid timber cleaner. You'll find this at a hardware or paint shop. Follow the instructions. Once dry, sand then apply two coats of timber stain or decking oil. 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 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c 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 We offer a range of Gable and Flat Awnings and Carports, Conservatories and Sunrooms, designed to suit your needs and your budget. FREE QUOTES Phone 9627 1922 Awning with Gable (6000x3000) $4340 Screen Enclosure with Glass Wall (6000x3000) $7000 Unit 1, 58-60 Melbourne Road (Cnr Brisbane Rd) Riverstone Bld Lic No 178737c Improve the value of your house 2279994i hln wk14 FREE INSTALL! Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2129174i hlc wk15 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Beat The Summer Heat EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN Renovating? 2186132i hlf wk32 p We can do everything Plumbing Electrical Wall tiling Home owners Warranty/ Insurance Call Now 9807 3766
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