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Home Living : April 6th 2010
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Some timely tips for the perfect paint job » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Years ago if you encountered two women talking about nails, chances are they were referring to the manicured kind. These days, they might well be debating the benefits of galvanised v stainless steel for repairing their back deck or talking about giving their tired-looking home a coat of paint. Long overlooked as remodellers and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers), more women are now picking up the power tools. While women have always played a role in remodelling choices and room design, what has shifted is that women today are taking on projects and doing them themselves. Now they realise that home improvement projects are not rocket science, and with a few easy tools and creative thinking, they can easily be done. With this thought in mind, hundreds of interested women attended a successful DIY ladies night, held by Taubmans last week. Designed by Taubmans' real-life painters and TV stars Nick Taylor and Roy Evans, the hands-on demonstration -- covering choosing and applying the right paint -- taught women some tricks of the trade. Due to the workshop's popularity, Taubmans plans to hold many more such DIY projects. The workshop taught women how to choose and apply the right paint, with step-by-step instructions and an interactive demonstration. The eager ladies brushed up on useful skills like painting architraves, gyprock walls, painting around lights, switches and door knobs, surface preparation and choosing the right equipment. Maria Starkey, a participant in the workshop, said: '''I'm sure, like me, most women make the DIY decisions at home, but they don't always have the confidence to tackle the actual job. ''Seeing real painters, live in action explaining and demonstrating the painting process step by step was very helpful. I'm no longer apprehensive about repainting my living room.'' PAINTING TIPS FROM NICK AND ROY: 1. Quality brushes and rollers will ensure even coverage 2. A low-sheen finish is great for high- traffic areas as it is easy to clean Details: taubmans.com.au 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 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au Extensions. Glass Rooms. Granny Flats www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Showroom -- 152 Russell St Emu Plains Phone 1300 721 150 Builders Licence No 66902C • Free in-house design & quotation • Professional builders 25 years exp • Fixed price contracts • Custom designed solutions • Council approval A quality builder you can trust 2260349i hlf wk39 Ian Cubitt's 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
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