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Home Living : October 27th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Easy cleaning tips HOMELIVING Past and present Sally Beresford Antiques dealer and table designer The care of furniture is close to my heart and founded in my childhood -- a task my mother and I enjoyed. With the secret ingredient of elbow grease, we brought care and life to the furniture. Here are some tips on caring for your favourite things: Environmental conditions canplay havoc with timber, avoid drying-out problems byleaving discreet pots of water to rehydrate the space. Airconditioningand centralheating create swings in temperature, causing shrinkage and a dry appearance. Be moderate with use. Avoid placing pieces in direct sunlight as this will dry and fade the timber. Care tips I give to clients for their newly made tables and other pieces are simple: apply a soft wax such asLiberon every six months. A soft bison wax is less stiff than bees wax and a pleasure to work into the timber, buffing with a soft cloth. Rotate pieces if possible as timber fades over time and this evens the process. Always avoid spray-on polishes, which create long-term problems with residue films and drying of the timber. Over time, a soft rub with triple 000 steel wool will remove wax build-up and give a cleanslate for new waxing. Other tips for hard jobs are: Cloudy glass and crystal--wash in mild soapy water with white vinegar, rinse and dry immediately. Never put them in the dishwasher. Polish copper by sprinklingacut lemon with salt and rubbing it over the surface. Also excellent for stainless steel. Cleaning candle wax from crystal and glass can be a real fiddle, but we all enjoy the romance of candlelight. To avoid scratching place pieces in the freezer for an hour or so and the wax will simply snap off. Details: sallyberesford.com.au • PATHS • PATIOS • OUTDOOR AREAS • POOL SURROUNDS • DRIVEWAYS FREE QUOTES ARRANGED Licensed Contractors Referred www.designerconcrete.com.au CONCRETE RENOVATIONS BEFORE AFTER THORNLEIGH 9481 7155 PADSTOW 9771 5511 ABN 63 102 760 234 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2168578K wk5 shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2208126i hlf wk16 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 "PLANTATION SHUTTERS" INSTALLED BY CHRISTMAS ORDER BY 31ST OCT 2009 CALL 1300 888 743 www.theleafman.com.au All our products are manufactured from BlueScope Colorbond® Steel ELIMINATE LEAF CLOGGED GUTTERS GUTTER GUARD The Leaf Man Australia Pty Ltd - successfully protecting gutters and water collection across Australia for over 10 years. Keep your gutters and roofing protected Ensure maximum water collection with minimum debris Protect your gutters and roofline from embers and bushfires 0% Flammability & 0% Ignitability index as tested by the CSIRO Colorbond® Expanded Steel Protect your gutters and roofline from unwanted pests & vermin Preferred product for water saving systems INCLUDES FREE GUTTER CLEANING 2075537i hln wk15 • Large Showroom • Help with your Project • New Homes or Renovations • Quotation to Install • SALE NOW ON! EASTWOOD 58 BALACLAVA ROAD Ph 9874 2500 Fx 9874 1642 CASTLE HILL 1/9 PACKARD AVENUE Ph 9899 2822 Fx 9899 4056 2162109i hln wk42 Quality tiles from $11.00/m2 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 we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40
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