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Home Living : October 18th 2011
HLC-HOMELIVING:CENTRAL,Tuesday,October18,20111 ADVERTISING FEATURE HOW TO EARN YOUR STRIPES STRIP SHOW ADDS CHARACTER DESIGN TIPS ❏ Horizontal stripes make a room appear more spacious ❏ Vertical stripes make a room’s ceiling appear higher ❏ Combine different design products for maximum impact ❏ Things to get: Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape for delicate surfaces, spirit level STRIPE it rich – add sophistication, character, perspective and definition to a room by painting stripes. Here, Dulux Design paint range experts share a few tips on how to earn your stripes and enjoy your new- look room. Prepare the surface Clean the walls with sugar soap and rinse with water. Then scrape and sand any loose plaster or flaking paint. Fill any cracks or holes with suitable filler and sand and dust the area. Mask up the edges and corners of your feature area with Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape. Apply your base coat of paint, usually the lightest of your stripe colours. Determine width of the stripes To determine the width of stripes, try attaching strips of coloured paper to where you think the stripe should be. Try different thicknesses. Measuring Once you have decided on the desired stripe width, determine placement. Begin measuring by starting at the centre of the wall and working your way outward. Mark lines Now that you know where the stripes will be, mark them with a pencil. Use a spirit level to ensure they are straight and draw lines. Painters tape the stripes Apply your Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape just outside each penciled line so the painted stripe will cover the pencil line. Press down firmly on the edge of the Painter’s Tape to guard against paint bleeding. Paint the stripes Fill in each stripe with your chosen paint. Using a trim brush, paint over part of the Painter’s Tape and stripe area to ensure a sharp edge. Use a roller or brush to fill in the rest of the stripe. Remove painter’s tape Once the second coat of the paint is touch dry, carefully peel away the Painter’s Tape at a 45-degree angle. If any bleeding has occurred, touch up with a small artists brush. Now settle back and enjoy your room. BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Ser vice • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic:185628C2152887ihlwwk40 5/9 Packard Avenue, Castle Hill www.shuttersaustralia.com.au Call 8858-0967 6\GQH\&HQWUDO&RDVW%OXH0RXQWDLQV Free Standard Installation and factory direct prices on our Hand Crafted, &XVWRP 0DGH .LUL :RRG SDLQWHG RU stained Plantation Shutters, clearance UDQJHV RI 5ROOHU %OLQGV DQG ([WHUQDO Sunscreens and Awnings. Free Installation Ken Dawes roller blinds H[WHUQDOVXQVFUHHQV H[WHUQDOVXQVFUHHQV Our Low Price Guarantee means that you never pay more from Shutters Australia. Interest Free Terms availale to approved customers. rialto shutters plantation shutters kiri timber blinds YOU THINK IT • WE MAKE IT CABINET MAKING PURPOSE-BUILT FOR YOU KITCHENS • LAUNDRIES • BEDROOMS OFFICES • SHOPS • DEVELOPMENTS ALL PLYWOOD, particle board, mdf & speciality panels, delivery, cabinetry hardware, discount paint, cut-to-size, edge-banding 1300 138 771 to nearest store firstname.lastname@example.org 26 Burrows Rd, ALEXANDRIA 9550 5356 83 Boundary Rd, PEAKHURST 9534 1839 • Gas&Wood Fireplaces • AGA Rayburn Cookers • Butler Sinks & Traditional Tapware CHEMINEE 118 Stanmore Road, Stanmore NSW 2048 Ph: 9564 2694 Fax: 9569 8802 www.cheminee.com.au FIREPLACES 21029569/8 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 2141582ihlnwk39 Lic. 137155c
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