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Home Living : September 7th 2010
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 It's tip-top painting » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING If painting is on the to-do list this Spring, make a note of these helpful tips from the Taubmans team: 1: If painting over marks or smudges which are reds, purples, and other bright colours with lots of pigment, to make sure these marks do not show up, apply a light grey or white flat paint over the smudge, then repaint over it again. 2: If painting at night, halogen lamps are a great way to get the same lighting as during the day. The number one tip in painting old rough ceilings is always use a dead flat ceiling paint -- great for hiding imperfections. Hot Tip: if painting ceilings, wear goggles 3: When selecting brushes and rollers, you get what you pay for. To clean brushes properly, use the two bucket system -- get the bulk of paint off in the first bucket, give it a good wire brush, then rinse in the second. 4: To get rid of dust particles when painting timber, do a sugar soap wash, using soapy water and sugar to wash. It acts like an exfoliation and removes debris and dust. Make sure you wash all of it off afterwards. To fix lumps in old paint work, it's just a matter of re- sanding and starting again. No amount of paint will get rid of lumps.. 5: When testing paint samples, get a test pot of paint and apply to at least 1sqmtogetagoodideaofhowitwill turn out. Always test a wall in the corner or behind the door so if a slight outline from the test does come through in the final coats, it will not be noticeable. 6: Outdoors, ensure you are painting in clear conditions. Start early in the morning as some paints can take up to 16 hours to dry. At night, heavy dew can ruin all your hard work. 7: Ensure you paint in a room that is above 15˚C as cold can prevent paint from drying. 8: When painting sash windows, to prevent them from drying shut, use a nice small brush to avoid excess paint seeping into the rails. Less is more, especially on insides of windows. Always leave windows open so it's easier to manoeuvre once the paint has dried. 9: Use drop sheets no matter how big the job. For more hints and tips from Taubmans real life painter. Nick Taylor visit taubmans.com.au Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public 2138420i hln wk4 CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.plumprojects.net.au • Alterations & Additions • New Homes • Granny Flats Contact Paul Chapman Mob: 0404 379 550 Ph: 9481 7319 Builders licence number 146477C ABN 69 101 180 750 2236424i hln wk6 email@example.com We also stock an exclusive range of French Provincial Furniture + AH Beard and Sealy Beds LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!!! 20% OFF ALL FLOOR STOCK. HURRY! LIMITED TIME BROOKVALE 724 Pittwater Rd Ph. 99059055 Outdoor Teak LEICHHARDT 800 Parramatta Rd Ph. 95603780 Outdoor Teak, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding KINGSGROVE 103 Vanessa St Ph. 91507760 Outdoor Teak, Indoor & French Provincial Furniture, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding 2115479i hln wk11 Select from Sydney's Largest Range of Quality Teak Outdoor Furniture AT OUR 3 MASSIVE SYDNEY WAREHOUSE OUTLETS Unique Teak Furniture www.uniqueteak.com.au Sails • External Blinds • Clear PVC Blinds Retractable Systems • Folding Arm Awnings Wind-rated Umbrellas • Factory Showroom www.creativecanvas.com.au Unit 33, 5 Ponderosa Pde., Warriewood Sail & Awning Lic# 140327C CUSTOM DESIGN AWNINGS One wonder! Help is just one click away with the handy FirstCall pendant. Click! and it automatically phones your family and friends. No monitoring fees. No contracts. For greater peace-of-mind and securit y for loved ones, make FirstCall your first call! Medical Alarms CALL 1300 994 096 or www.firstcallconnect.com.au
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