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kexkez
kexkez
27 July 2013

Forum Terms of Use

Forum Terms of Use

It seems we have a number of threads where members find it difficult to agree to disagree without starting a slanging match and being rude. Regardless of who starts this…

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kexkez
Jul 27, 2013 4:29 pm
kexkez

Hi, I would like your assistance in knowing from the attached external and internal photos name/type of brick color of door color of pillar internal wall color …

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Simham
Aug 03, 2017 8:48 pm

Hello I am Mathew from Australia. I am a professional gardener in Melbourne and have vast experience in this field. I am familiar with the several gardening tips that I…

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Matthew strutt
Aug 02, 2017 7:26 pm

Aquanamel vs Solagard. How much paint - 1 litre or 2 litres.

Aquanamel vs Solagard. How much paint - 1 litre or 2 litres.

but late for a reply, but for future visitors reference, a 100% acrylic gloss exterior is the best thing to use in this example, as black enamels, even water based will go…

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rebuilder86
Jul 31, 2017 11:19 pm
Dave_66
Dave_66
9 July

Built in desk

Built in desk

This is The best article that I`ve ever read about different . You can find the built-in desks with various designs.

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Dave_66
Jul 09, 2017 11:22 pm
kylie_89
kylie_89
7 June

Exterior Colours!

Exterior Colours!

Hi all Thank you for your suggestions. I changed from surf mist as I thought the overall facade would be too dark? Here are my following selections : Bricks: Austrial…

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kylie_89
Jun 07, 2017 12:18 am
jmasood
jmasood
22 May

Solver Paint - Vitesse Colour

Solver Paint - Vitesse Colour
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Just wondering what color blinds you went with vitesse. I have vitasse at my place now but not sure if i should go similar tone or contrast.

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jmasood
May 22, 2017 7:22 pm
jmasood
Sarah3456
Sarah3456
14 May

Bed question

Bed question

Hi I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I'm planning to buy a new king bed and I've seen one I really like. It's on slats and I've always had ensembles before. My…

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Sarah3456
May 14, 2017 7:44 pm
thesandmans
thesandmans
10 April

Paint and kitchen opinion please - Hog Bristle [yes I know]

Paint and kitchen opinion please - Hog Bristle [yes I know]

Hi everyone. Please be gentle with me, my first post! Would love any opinions from those color and paint experts, its doing my head in. Just about to do a full kitchen…

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thesandmans
Apr 10, 2017 5:23 pm

I just photoshopped (not the best but I'm no expert) - first one is the jasper, second is the portico colour

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pnkt
Mar 28, 2017 11:12 am

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 12:45 pm
Magavin
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 2:30 pm
LouBir
LouBir
19 March

Good painter recommendation - Western Sydney

Good 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 11:32 am
LouBir
New buyer
New buyer
18 March

Dennis Family homes -waterproofing stage

Dennis 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 9:57 am
captaincaveman
captaincaveman
22 February

Plaster skim coat over painted render

Plaster 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 6:47 am
Wendylovespets
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 2:29 pm

Forgot to mention pillars are tiled with Digi Marble Black Lappato

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kylie_89
Feb 03, 2017 9:16 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 6:54 pm
aloenyx
Jays2007
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 9:23 am
Vinegar
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 2:14 pm
sanjam
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 11:13 am
Our Build123
Our Build123
14 December 2016

Painting Ourselves - New Home

Painting Ourselves - New Home

1. No it's the builders responsibilty. 2. Yes painters job. Kind Regards James Mason www.renovationjunkies.com.au

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Our Build123
Dec 14, 2016 2:04 pm
Our Build123
Elives
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 12:49 pm
beness
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 5:48 am
DiamondFinish
DiamondFinish
22 November 2016

Massage Room Colour - Help

Massage 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 21, 2016 11:31 pm
DiamondFinish
DiamondFinish
21 November 2016

Paint or Stain my rental Fence and Front Yard

Paint 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 10:29 pm
DiamondFinish
DiamondFinish
21 November 2016

Colour experts: HELP!! Drowning in exterior choices

Colour 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 9:59 pm
maddisonjean
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 10:24 pm
tara_m
tara_m
12 October 2016

New house roof colour colorbond

New 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 11:39 am
bambinohome
bambinohome
30 September 2016

Bed size for kids

Bed 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 4:06 pm
renoauction
renoauction
16 September 2016

Help Needed! - Roof Colour

Help Needed! - Roof Colour

i would go for pale eucalypt.

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renoauction
Sep 16, 2016 10:37 am
logiteche
logiteche
15 September 2016

Exterior paint colour for high set post war house

Exterior 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 8:46 pm
Deanna.M
Deanna.M
4 September 2016

Exterior Paint

Exterior Paint

your decision is correct. it make your room awesome

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Deanna.M
Sep 04, 2016 4:28 pm
Deanna.M
Charley
Charley
10 August 2016

Tiles on Facade

Tiles on Facade

Timber look tiles look awesome

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Charley
Aug 10, 2016 6:58 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 1:16 pm
therobdog
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 12:38 pm
tradeup
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 4:17 pm
rachaellhallett
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 1:52 pm
rachaellhallett
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 1:50 pm
rachaellhallett
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 1:46 pm
Raymon
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 7:41 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
10 June 2016

Window frame colour with white-grey walls

Window 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 8:01 pm
First_Timer_Ray

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 8:38 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build

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 4:29 pm
DanielR
DanielR
3 May 2016

Help with brick, down pipe & fascia colour

Help 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 2:24 pm
TomCat
TomCat
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 1:48 pm
TomCat


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