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Got a small door/window painting job coming up, and I'm tossing up materials and quantity. Some of these doors are going to get some sun so I need to paint them in a…

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brownbag
Mar 24, 2017 1:56 pm

Has anyone used the Ultimate Paint Shield? I saw this in a hardware shop and although it looks useful, I'm suspicious that if I buy it, I'll spend $10 to buy a device…

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brownbag
Mar 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Magavin
19 March
Is Hog Bristle a modern or contemporary colour?Is Hog Bristle a modern or contemporary colour?

Maybe have a look at grand piano or buff it. Maybe in 1/4 strength. We have hogs bristle quarter in the rental we are in now. I'm not really a fan. It tends to look a bit…

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Magavin
Mar 19, 2017 3:30 pm
LouBir
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19 March
Good painter recommendation - Western SydneyGood painter recommendation - Western Sydney

We used and I can't recommend them highly enough. Not sure if they go out that far, but if they do then you are in luck. The guy who owns it can literally make anything…

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LouBir
Mar 19, 2017 12:32 pm
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New buyer
18 March
Dennis Family homes -waterproofing stageDennis Family homes -waterproofing stage

Hi all We are building in Cranbourne East and just got our waterproofing stage inspected. The inspector pointed out that the laundry and the toilet(WC) have not been…

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New buyer
Mar 18, 2017 10:57 am
buildX
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27 February
Exterior Colours!Exterior Colours!

Walnut would be good if you want a timber look for your garage. If not I suggest windspray or bushland. They will blend well with your main render, gutter and down pipes.…

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buildX
Feb 27, 2017 6:46 pm
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captaincaveman
22 February
Plaster skim coat over painted renderPlaster skim coat over painted render

I actually already have one. I was referring to the trade price! Have been doing some more investigation and spoke to Rockcote and CSR. Apparently rockcote keycote will…

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captaincaveman
Feb 22, 2017 7:47 am
Wendylovespets
5 February
Surfmist and Whisper White exterior? Possible? Do they 'go'?Surfmist and Whisper White exterior? Possible? Do they 'go'?

Building contemporary in Wagga Wagga, single storey. I'm going with the lightest colours I can get away with to reflect heat etc First, I was going with Surfmist for…

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Wendylovespets
Feb 05, 2017 3:29 pm

Forgot to mention pillars are tiled with Digi Marble Black Lappato

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kylie_89
Feb 03, 2017 10:16 pm

I went with natural mortar with Boral Mocha bricks, which is like a light grey/grey mortar.. didn't cost anymore, and I liked it a lot more then the buff/cream colour.…

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aloenyx
Jan 11, 2017 7:54 pm
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Jays2007
9 January
Exterior paint colour advice?Exterior paint colour advice?

Hi we are building a two storey house with a combination of JH Scyon Stria (Horizontal) and Axion (vertical) cladding. We were contemplating using: Colorbond Surfmist…

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Jays2007
Jan 09, 2017 10:23 am
Vinegar
7 January
Pale grey or rustic neutral, to match lime render?Pale grey or rustic neutral, to match lime render?

The LONG version of the question follows... :P I have a mud brick cottage with small windows and large verandas, so not much direct natural light, but what there is is…

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Vinegar
Jan 07, 2017 3:14 pm
sanjam
17 December 2016
Looking for a white paint...Looking for a white paint...
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:: Hi Look at Taubmans Snowdrop. If you google search this paint colourcyou will find lots of pics. Great White.

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sanjam
Dec 17, 2016 12:13 pm
nicoledee
15 December 2016
Dark brick, dark roof inspiration please!Dark brick, dark roof inspiration please!

Hi buildingonup! Thanks for your reply! I LOVE your choices!! It absolutely looks elegant! After some looking around I think we are leaning more towards surfmist for…

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nicoledee
Dec 15, 2016 9:48 am
Elives
11 December 2016
Which sander to use?Which sander to use?

Hi all, First of all how i upload a photo i have snipped from a website? anyways i'm trying to figure out which sander is required for this job i'm going to be needing…

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Elives
Dec 11, 2016 1:49 pm
beness
23 November 2016
How should I prep steel gal posts for painting?How should I prep steel gal posts for painting?

Thanks for this info @rebuilder86, really helpful! I had one question, does this same paint and process apply to a hot dipped galvanised steel? Thanks!

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beness
Nov 23, 2016 6:48 am
DiamondFinish
22 November 2016
Massage Room Colour - HelpMassage Room Colour - Help

Seed Pearl and Ecru Half are quite neutral colours trending ever so slightly on the green side. A slightly warmer version of the Ecru Half would be Hog Bristle Half. A…

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DiamondFinish
Nov 22, 2016 12:31 am
DiamondFinish
21 November 2016
Paint or Stain my rental Fence and Front YardPaint or Stain my rental Fence and Front Yard

Hi Drekko, I would say stain will give you less maintenance and will hide marks better than painting it an opaque colour. If renting just imagine that your fence will get…

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DiamondFinish
Nov 21, 2016 11:29 pm
DiamondFinish
21 November 2016
Colour experts: HELP!! Drowning in exterior choicesColour experts: HELP!! Drowning in exterior choices

Just read your post many months on - did you end up finding a suitable colour? I'm trying to guess how much colour depth you're after... I would suggest looking at Dulux…

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DiamondFinish
Nov 21, 2016 10:59 pm
maddisonjean
23 October 2016
Anyone with brick and weatherboard facade?Anyone with brick and weatherboard facade?

Have you got any pics? We are in the process of designing a hamptons style custom build, and are struggling a little on the facade, particularly with some pillars…

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maddisonjean
Oct 23, 2016 11:24 pm
tara_m
12 October 2016
New house roof colour colorbondNew house roof colour colorbond

I am building a new house and looking at the Jasper colorbond roofing, only thing is im stuck on brick colour choice. Has anyone used this colour before and have photos…

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tara_m
Oct 12, 2016 12:39 pm
bambinohome
30 September 2016
Bed size for kidsBed size for kids
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Bambino Home offers bed for kids. Buy Different size of beds as per your requirement at

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bambinohome
Sep 30, 2016 5:06 pm
renoauction
16 September 2016
Help Needed! - Roof ColourHelp Needed! - Roof Colour

i would go for pale eucalypt.

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renoauction
Sep 16, 2016 11:37 am
logiteche
15 September 2016
Exterior paint colour for high set post war houseExterior paint colour for high set post war house

Our house is similar. Around ten years ago I painted it "Paperbark". I still like the colour so will repaint in same in a year or two.

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logiteche
Sep 15, 2016 9:46 pm
Deanna.M
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4 September 2016
Exterior PaintExterior Paint

your decision is correct. it make your room awesome

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Deanna.M
Sep 04, 2016 5:28 pm
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Charley
10 August 2016
Tiles on FacadeTiles on Facade

Timber look tiles look awesome

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Charley
Aug 10, 2016 7:58 am

Hey all, In the process of building still but like to be organised was wondering what colour themes people went with any pics will be helpful. Doing carpet for theatre…

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BL35ED
Jul 29, 2016 2:16 pm
therobdog
15 July 2016
Exterior Colour [Urgent Help NEEDED!!]Exterior Colour [Urgent Help NEEDED!!]

why would it matter if the developers are happy with the colour it or not? shouldn't you have that say? personally i like your original colour.

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therobdog
Jul 15, 2016 1:38 pm
tradeup
8 July 2016
calling upon colour experts... meaning everyone but me!calling upon colour experts... meaning everyone but me!

I love this colour scheme, the facade appears to be a soft creamy colour, white windows and black louvres & tiles. Can anyone suggest what the creamy facade colour may…

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tradeup
Jul 08, 2016 5:17 pm
rachaellhallett
1 July 2016
Painter's quote?Painter's quote?

I think that price sounds about right. I would make sure the paint is a good quality one. I personally wouldn't use anything but dulux

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rachaellhallett
Jul 01, 2016 2:52 pm
rachaellhallett
1 July 2016
White window frames.. on a dirt road..White window frames.. on a dirt road..

Pay the extra for he roof. Zinc will cheapen the look completely.

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rachaellhallett
Jul 01, 2016 2:50 pm
rachaellhallett
1 July 2016
Black and White. Inside And Out.Black and White. Inside And Out.
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I think black is white is a drag theme when paired with warm homely furnishings. The only thing I can suggest is that black benches can be an absolute nightmare. I've…

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rachaellhallett
Jul 01, 2016 2:46 pm
Raymon
22 June 2016
One room a different colour One room a different colour

I think it's up to you to decide the color since you have the entire plan with you

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Raymon
Jun 22, 2016 8:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
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10 June 2016
Window frame colour with white-grey wallsWindow frame colour with white-grey walls

Hi all, I'm collecting some design ideas for our next build and am toying with the idea of black (or dark) Colorbond window frames. Our current house has Paperbark…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jun 10, 2016 9:01 pm
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Facade colour scheme help!Facade colour scheme help!

We have a similar colour scheme and we are going with Basalt for the roof. Ironstone looked a bit on the black side to me so we kept it more grey.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 08, 2016 9:38 pm
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Hi I'm looking for some advice on how to attach some picture rail hooks. We've got picture rails in our house but they are square edge rails not curved. I've found some…

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stu-day52
May 25, 2016 5:29 pm
DanielR
3 May 2016
Help with brick, down pipe & fascia colourHelp with brick, down pipe & fascia colour

Thanks everyone. Decided to go with Surfmist fascia and Woodland Grey downpipe. :) Once decision down.

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DanielR
May 03, 2016 3:24 pm
TomCat
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27 April 2016
Interior white paint colour to go with white furniture?Interior white paint colour to go with white furniture?

I have to vouch for Antique White USA and Limed White Half! I just painted my rendered 65 yo house in Limed White Half (externally) into 'British Paints Professional…

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TomCat
Apr 27, 2016 2:48 pm
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rebuilder86
6 March 2016
Best for externalBest for external

I have worked for dulux for many years, and it was well known within the company that our weathershield was guaranteed for the time you live in your house, but still could…

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rebuilder86
Mar 06, 2016 10:28 pm
Raji
11 February 2016
Need help with paint color...pleaseeeeNeed help with paint color...pleaseeee

Hello Members, To start with we are renovating our kitchen and will be painting our house very soon. Today the kitchen goes in and I'll send some pictures very soon…

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Raji
Feb 11, 2016 1:57 pm
rubyracing
2 February 2016
Federation House Original Exterior Colour SchemeFederation House Original Exterior Colour Scheme

Hi all, Am renovating a 1908 Federation Homestead house in country WA. Trying to paint house in original colour scheme but not getting very far. I have rubbed and…

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rubyracing
Feb 02, 2016 12:44 pm
rebuilder86
1 February 2016
Wall colour when your tiles are not whiteWall colour when your tiles are not white

go to ur paint shop, ask to see the dulux master pallete fandeck, find the colour which closest matches your tiles then move outwards towards the lighter shades until you…

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rebuilder86
Feb 01, 2016 1:06 pm
Leksie5000
22 January 2016
Colour helpColour help

Anyone? So a nice warm neutral for a lounge room area, basically that would suit a contemporary home Custom knockdown rebuild Newcastle NSW viewtopic.php?t=78271

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Leksie5000
Jan 22, 2016 3:35 pm
sanjam
10 January 2016
Anyone used paint colour 'Earth Child'?Anyone used paint colour 'Earth Child'?

Hi use advanced search option above to see posts re this colour and photos. :)

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sanjam
Jan 10, 2016 8:56 am
sanjam
3 December 2015
Dulux Flooded gum.Dulux Flooded gum.

Hi also try this blog to see flooded gum as feature wall colour with 1/4 silkwort. The Malay grey will be great for theatre..a dark colour like this deep grey is good…

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sanjam
Dec 03, 2015 6:53 am
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Raji
Nov 30, 2015 11:43 am
Raji
30 November 2015
Kitchen benchtop and cabinet colour choiceKitchen benchtop and cabinet colour choice

We are installing new kitchen and in the process of choosing the bench top and kitchen cabinet colours. It is going to be L-shaped kitchen with the gas cooktop and sink…

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Raji
Nov 30, 2015 11:07 am
Bushie
24 November 2015
Interior paint selection help pleaseInterior paint selection help please

Thanks AussieMark and oneJohn. Comments appreciated. Unfortunately I didn't get back to this thread before prestart. We ended up going with Dhimba. We thought it might be…

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Bushie
Nov 24, 2015 11:35 pm



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