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Home Living : September 7th 2010
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY. LTD Lic. 185684C 2032708K wk41 Castle Hill Mirrors & Glass Ph. 9634 4633 Unit 5, 7-13 Victoria Avenue CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 CUT TO SIZE GLASS GLASS REPAIRS REAR VISION MIRROR REPAIRS GLASS SPLASHBACKS GLASS TABLE TOPS SHOWER SCREENS MIRRORS GLASS SHELVES & BRACKETS OPPOSITE TOYOTA 2259505i hlf wk39 www.randrglass.com.au A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Granny flats, studios, gazebos Custom designs to suit... attached or detached For the extended family or investment. • FREE Quotations • Totally finished or for you to complete • Council approvals • Plan shown 6.0m x 7.0m BC AD Installations PTY LTD 1/9 Packard Ave, Castle Hill Phone 9899 4694 Mob 0414 899 282 BL No. 180 223C ABN 58 096 771 121 WINTER PROMOTION NOW ON 2270186i hln wk51 *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs X32195 SPECIAL GRAND FINAL SALE! VERTICAL VENETIAN ROMAN ROLLER PANEL SHEER ELEGANCE TIMBER PLEATED VISION MAGIC SCORE AN UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! ACHIEVE YOUR DECORATING GOALS! GET IN BEFORE THE FINAL WHISTLE! 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 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2122180i hlw wk11 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Beat the Summer rush & save $$$ EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS
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