Old 70s house needs update - advice on render + brick
Welcome to H1 butterflybijoux, What a great looking house you already have. The problem with a 70's house is that if you try and modernize it too much it won't look good…
Need to confirm colour scheme; Michelle?? Anyone?? Help!
Whoops! Sorry Michelle.... i'll remeber that for future times. Your expertise is greatly appreciated! My builder has suggested opononi in half…
Weatherboard and garage door colour - something different
Might seem like replying is a waste of time after so long, but someone coming along may have the same dilemma and that's where the information on this forum is invaluable…
Carpet Colour to Match Dulux Limed White or Dulux Male
We have just used Cavbrem velluto and are very happy. Its a wool, but the girls in the store said it is used in a lot of commercial appellations and last well, its been…
Oil paint over water based primer? AND when to paint putty?
Oh great, thanks for replying. On another note, if anyone happens to read this, I have restored some old windows myself and have had to re-putty around some of the…
Dulux White Duck - is it too grey? What strength? other?
Hi all...I notice these threads are really old LOL...but I need some help please!!! Am building and want to do the outside of the house either: 1. Limed white or 2. White…
Do I need to undercoat "primed" timber doors and windows
The factory protective coat is not quite the same as a proper paint primer. Depending on which paint finish you go with a primer is still essential. Don't forget to sand…
Here’s something you hope you don’t get!
Thanks Sandra! The house isn't finished....its a reno by a single man doing it as he finds the time. He'll have the front done in the Dune colorbond pretty soon I will imagine.
What is the latest trend in Paint Finishes?
I was advised to: a)Paint the walls with a washable silk, paint the doors, architraves and skirts with a gloss the same colour. Did this but in different strengths and…
Help I think we have made the wrong decision for our paint
Oh god it is such a bad feeling isn't it when the colour is not quite what you wanted! Good luck with it, I found the only option was sample pots, and lots of them!
How to wipe down new gyprock for painting? Or just vacuum?
Thanks for the thoughts. It was a paint shop that put me onto it - Zissner Allcoat. We plan on spraying everywhere now to protect it, walls and ceiling and then going…
New House Exterior Wattyl Colour Help Please
For render I would select something in between eclipse and surfmist. eg. Stormy, Sheer Granite, Windspray etc. Stick with cool neutrals. You could also explore a secondary…
Suggestions for house colour to go with PALE EUCALYPT roof?
Being a green colour, creams naturally go well with it in a traditional sense. You could try evening haze. There was a weatherboard place near me that had a Pale eucalypt…
building new house - really need colour help
You should check out Google "Images" for all the selections you mentioned. Its amazing how many ideas you will get browsing through photos. Also try the decorating…
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