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Home Living : February 2nd 2010
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Tricks for stripes HOMELIVING Paint & decorate Tony Isgrove Painter, decorator, and president of the Master Painters Association How about stripes? An important item to consider when deciding on painting stripes on walls is contrasting your colours. One should be brighter or darker than the one next to it. Try out a couple of stripes before tackling the room. If you don't like the colours, spacing or width of the stripes, you can paint over them and start again. Once you've chosen your colours and prepared the room, paint the lighter of the two colours first. Apply the first colour and wait for this coat to cure before moving to the next step: applying the blue masking tape, which is much easier to remove than standard masking tape. The stripes should be between 10cm and 25cm wide. Usingatapemeasure or long ruler, start marking out your chosen width at the top of the wall with apencil. It's agood idea to then use a long level to transfer the finalmarks vertically to the bottom of the wall for each line and draw a light pencil mark down the length so you can apply painter's tape along the line. Run your finger over the tapetoprevent seepageofpaint. Now paint the second colour. Cut in the paint from ceiling to the skirtingas you normally would with agood sash brush. Once the paint is dry, carefully and slowly remove the tape. If you prefer lines that are more freehand, the process can be done without the tape. Once the stripes have been painted remove pencil lines with aneraser. masterpainters.com.au 34 PARRAMATTA ROAD, STANMORE 9517 1711 www.bedworks.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 10AM Invest in better sleep! WAS $399 399 new PILLOW TOP QS MATTRESS On Sale Till 14 Feb. Limited Stock! $289 Your High Quality Bed Specialist 2072743K wk32 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 MEMBER MASTER BUILDERS • EXTENTIONS • RENOVATIONS • ADDITIONS 9980 5006 www.sydneyconstructions.com.au MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRAL IA NEW SOU TH WALE S LIBERT Y P ROCES S ST ABILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 HIA Lic. 93536c 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 2150485i hlc wk30 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR SUMMER SPECIALS 2282858i hln wk24 built-in WARDROBES FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens and Splashbacks Now Available hln 2257444i wk5 Servicing the North Shore OF HORNSBY 2152510K wk33 HLN ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: firstname.lastname@example.org PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys 2150752i hln wk30 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c Security lic. no. 408925402 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT
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