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Home Living : December 1st 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Pick the conditions HOMELIVING Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association Just whatmakes the ideal painting day? Idealisa tough concept though. Like most things, you're best to aim for moderation. Satisfactory painting in hot weather and high humidity can sometimes be difficult. Certain stepscanbetaken to minimise the effect of these conditions. Painting your home exterior needs timing with the weather and time of day. Heat, cold, sun and wind cancause havoc to your paint results. Did you know thatweather conditions can affect how well your paint holds up? It canmake a huge difference. The worst conditions are extremes of hot and cold. Paint needs to mechanically and chemically bond to the surface it is covering.Itcan only do this well if the solvent in the paint evaporates at a slow or medium pace. If you paint with water-based paints in brilliant sunshine on a hot, windy day, the water canevaporate too quickly from the paint. I have actually seen blisters form on a freshly painted surface. The paint skinned over before the water below could get out. Plan your painting for cooler weather or paint areas after the sun has hit it. These steps, along with a commonsense approach to summer painting, will help minimise problems often associated with hot weather. masterpainters.com.au *All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metropolitan areas only. All single storey dwellings only. Not to be used with any other promotion. All estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option provided by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. For purchases over $7,000. November Offer only, available to the first 20 Customers Only. Factory Showroom: 121 Fairford Rd, Padstow Ph: (02) 9771 3777 Free measure & quotes Ph:1800 658 088 www.homeclad.com.au BUILDERS LICENCE NO. 34164 ALUMINIUM WINDOWS FROM UNDER $5 A DAY PATIO COVERS/CARPORTS GUTTERS INSULATED ROOF SCREEN ENCLOSURE CLADDING FROM UNDER $13 A DAY NOVEMBER SPECIAL FREE BAR FRIDGE FOR ORDERS MINIMUM $7000 AND FIRST 20 CUSTOMERS 2171537i hlw wk19 NO INTEREST* EVER! *CONDITIONS APPLY WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU "PAY NOTHING 'TIL 2011**" ROLLER SHUTTERS PLANTATION SHUTTERS "ASK ABOUT SMART STILE" CALL 13 61 21 NOW CALL 13 61 21 NOW * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. $500 off Half Price Shutters retail price list. ** Available to approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees & charges apply. Interest and payments are payable after the interest free and payment deferred period. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. $500 OFF* When you buy 3 or more shutters 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 SALES • SERVICES • PARTS • INSTALLATIONS Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2051157i hln wk21 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE Automatic Opener Fr $450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD
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