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Home Living : October 18th 2011
HLS-HOMELIVING:SOUTH,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. MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i17/5 X34931 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! AT SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS WHERE IT’S . . . SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon–Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs • VERTICALS • VENETIANS • ROMANS • ROLLERS • PANEL GLIDES • SHUTTERS *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. While stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning kits • Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories AMMIT 22532305/7 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 3AMMUT 3TREET 3MITHFIELD WWWGLIDEROLCOM &/2 ! &2%% -%!352% 15/4% #!,, o -ANUFACTURERS OF RESIDENTIAL ROLLERS DOORS o 3ECTIONAL OVERHEAD DOORS o !UTOMATIC GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS 2059752i11/01 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2128218i12/4 built-in WARDROBES & KITCHENS N Free Measure & Quote N Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes & renovation of existing wardrobes N Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames N Hinged or sliding Federation Doors N Kitchen Design & installation
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