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What about this combo of roof colour, brick and render?

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EntertainerStar
Apr 16, 2012 11:05 am
d@n
d@n
14 April 2012

Exterior paint scheme

Exterior paint scheme

... basically another light grey colour. Seems…

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d@n
Apr 14, 2012 9:38 pm
Eve Dweller
Eve Dweller
12 April 2012

Do I need to undercoat "primed" timber doors and windows

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…

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Eve Dweller
Apr 12, 2012 11:23 am
saxlady
saxlady
10 April 2012

Where to buy (and which) paint sprayer

Where to buy (and which) paint sprayer

Still going - wow did we underestimate the job. But we've had other things come up in the meantime as well, so doing it in sections rather than all at once as we had…

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saxlady
Apr 10, 2012 10:18 am
Michelle
Michelle
6 April 2012

Here’s something you hope you don’t get!

Here’s something you hope you don’t get!

Thanks Sandra! :D 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.

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Michelle
Apr 06, 2012 10:12 am
Michelle
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
26 March 2012

What is the latest trend in Paint Finishes?

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…

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grumblebum54
Mar 26, 2012 11:23 am
grumblebum54
jen78wollahra
jen78wollahra
25 March 2012

Help I think we have made the wrong decision for our paint

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!

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jen78wollahra
Mar 25, 2012 4:57 pm
saxlady
saxlady
23 March 2012

How to wipe down new gyprock for painting? Or just vacuum?

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…

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saxlady
Mar 23, 2012 9:33 am

Happy with the guy that did the wallpaper, I wish we had of had him paint our…

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deb17
Mar 17, 2012 6:08 pm
d@n
d@n
16 March 2012

New House Exterior Wattyl Colour Help Please

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…

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d@n
Mar 16, 2012 1:21 pm
d@n
d@n
2 March 2012

Suggestions for house colour to go with PALE EUCALYPT roof?

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…

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d@n
Mar 02, 2012 4:59 pm
sands
sands
1 March 2012

Need help with colour for pergola

Need help with colour for pergola

Hi Bruno, Just wondering if you have any photos of your place? The colours sound similar to what we would like and if I could see a few pictures it would be great. Thanks! Sash..

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sands
Mar 01, 2012 8:11 pm
kyton
kyton
29 February 2012

colour scheme

colour scheme

We have 4 ensuites, 2 powder rooms plus a kitchen in the house then another kitchen plus bathroom in a pool house. Every single one is a different colour scheme. The only…

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kyton
Feb 29, 2012 10:45 pm
kyton
Michelle
Michelle
27 February 2012

Whiteboard paint

Whiteboard paint

Pretty sure White Night Paints do a chalk board paint. Its very affordable. :wink:

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Michelle
Feb 27, 2012 7:33 pm
Michelle
Bigtons
Bigtons
25 February 2012

Non metalic flashing

Non metalic flashing

Hi I need a non-metalic (PVC, fibreglass, Vinyl, ??) 90 degree flashing 100 x 50mm. it's to tidy-up an outdoor rail on the balcony used as a shelf. I've used colourbond…

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Bigtons
Feb 25, 2012 3:50 pm
caytie06
caytie06
23 February 2012

Help with choosing a colour: here are my pics!

Help with choosing a colour: here are my pics!

Thanks for your advice. I really liked the Limed White so i bought a test pot. Turned out a bit darker than expected so I might go with 1/2 Strength :-)

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caytie06
Feb 23, 2012 11:33 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 February 2012

building new house - really need colour help

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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Michelle
Feb 23, 2012 5:59 am
Michelle
Wateman
Wateman
7 February 2012

House painting Prices

House painting Prices
1, 2

Be careful of picking the cheapest too.. My parents picked the cheapest quote, guys ad said 40 years experience but it was the worst job ive ever seen.. He painted over…

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Wateman
Feb 07, 2012 6:54 pm
Wateman
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ali0712
Feb 01, 2012 9:22 pm
clair and kris
clair and kris
1 February 2012

Roof colour too light

Roof colour too light

thanks for your input, clair likes it so i guess its not too bad. The paint colour is sheild coat "stone". I do want to paint the gutters, the window frames are aliminuim,…

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clair and kris
Feb 01, 2012 7:48 am
Michelle
Michelle
1 February 2012

Hog Bristle

Hog Bristle

I don't see pink in it. No chance it will throw pink while it's near the Summer Oak, the planks will throw the brown up on the wall. :wink: We are moving our Karndean…

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Michelle
Feb 01, 2012 6:40 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
23 January 2012

Please help with choosing colours to go with Dune roof !!!

Please help with choosing colours to go with Dune roof !!!

See how you go, sometimes it's just a matter of getting used to a new colour.

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Michelle
Jan 23, 2012 6:35 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
23 January 2012

Paint and Carpet Colours - Need Help

Paint and Carpet Colours - Need Help

If you have a lot of windows in the down stairs area I see no reason to have ¼ Tendril. If it is a dark space then only use the ¼ down stairs, the strengths will look…

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Michelle
Jan 23, 2012 6:31 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
12 January 2012

External colour combination Help!

External colour combination Help!

Once you have re sized your photos to 600 pixels host it through Image Shack by putting in the Direct Link with these....... in…

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Michelle
Jan 12, 2012 7:02 pm
Michelle
ozsupra
ozsupra
11 January 2012

Spray Paint or roller

Spray Paint or roller
1, 2

I too bought a Wagner WallPerfect Spray Gun Wand W985E and I am very pleased with the results. I did the entire ceiling in a 3 BR house in about 2 hrs and used about 1/2…

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ozsupra
Jan 11, 2012 6:46 pm
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Michelle
Jan 07, 2012 6:22 am
Michelle
Debra50
Debra50
4 January 2012

Working with DULUX textured paint

Working with DULUX textured paint

Well it turned out awfully!!!! It looks terrible! The colour is wrong and the texture was horrid. I should have bought fine texture, not full…

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Debra50
Jan 04, 2012 7:40 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
27 December 2011

Traditional Colour Scheme

Traditional Colour Scheme

l don't have any pic of my old house where l had darker skirts etc looked very imo.l had a large house so it didn't shrink the rooms.

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pattycake4
Dec 27, 2011 10:24 am
* jas *
* jas *
26 December 2011

Internal Door Colour

Internal Door Colour

I paid a large sum to have all my doors painted white as I prefer them to be light etc but looking at yours it looks quite nice. As pp said I would wait till they are all…

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* jas *
Dec 26, 2011 9:15 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
22 December 2011

Panel colour help - ice white below, dune above.....

Panel colour help - ice white below, dune above.....

My concern was that you will have too many colours. Dune, Surfmist, Bricks and Stack stone. If you add another colour then you will have 5…

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theanonyuser
Dec 22, 2011 10:21 pm
Taniyah
Taniyah
8 December 2011

Paint Colours

Paint Colours

We're nearly finished our bathroom reno and would love help picking a paint colour. Although it's our main bathroom, it's quite tiny. We've chosen porcelain tiles in white…

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Taniyah
Dec 08, 2011 11:17 pm
jassy
jassy
8 December 2011

Furniture Colour

Furniture Colour

I'd go for a honey colour timber with those hues.

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jassy
Dec 08, 2011 9:38 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 December 2011

Easy to clean Paint Finishes

Easy to clean Paint Finishes

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4869 Here's a thread I started, happy reading it gets a bit funny. :wink:

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Michelle
Dec 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Michelle
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 December 2011

Help please Why is my light pink paint look purple ??

Help please Why is my light pink paint look purple ??

Perhaps you have a cool (blue) fluoro light in your "purple" room... Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 08, 2011 7:11 am
ECOECO
Arianba
Arianba
2 December 2011

ceramic based finishes advantage?

ceramic based finishes advantage?

Hi all, As looking for some tips, I got to know about "Ceramic" fortified finishes. I've heard that their quality is better than others. Could someone please tell me…

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Arianba
Dec 02, 2011 11:10 pm
Michelle
Michelle
2 December 2011

Gloss, Semi-gloss, Low Sheen???

Gloss, Semi-gloss, Low Sheen???

Can someone please tell me what is the best type of paint to use for their external / internal painting? I am planning to use Dulux. I need…

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Michelle
Dec 02, 2011 8:19 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
1 December 2011

Feature Wall in Living Room?

Feature Wall in Living Room?

Warm Neutral is a nice colour! :D

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Michelle
Dec 01, 2011 8:32 pm
Michelle
Casa2
Casa2
28 November 2011

Lexicon Half & Quarter - Discontinued

Lexicon Half & Quarter - Discontinued

Not a big difference between Lexicon half and full. I have full on my walls, but when I looked at half I could hardly tell the difference. Lovely colour Lexicon.

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Casa2
Nov 28, 2011 8:35 pm
catjim
catjim
26 November 2011

HELP!! Sandy Day Full or Half with Paperbark Facia / Jasper?

HELP!! Sandy Day Full or Half with Paperbark Facia / Jasper?

We've got Woodland Grey gutters and Paperbark fascia, downpipes and windows. We went with Paperbark again for the eaves and trim. All just blends in together. Another option?

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catjim
Nov 26, 2011 9:31 am
mqtutor
mqtutor
23 November 2011

External colours - surfmist roof and fawn brick

External colours - surfmist roof and fawn brick

That is our brick, austral access fawn and we are wanting a…

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mqtutor
Nov 23, 2011 9:39 pm
quick_silver
quick_silver
21 November 2011

Metallic Paint - Exterior

Metallic Paint - Exterior

I'd love to see pics of this once your done! We are thinking of the same on our place. Let us know how it all went.

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quick_silver
Nov 21, 2011 10:12 pm
technomaximus
technomaximus
17 November 2011

HELP...Door /trim colours for 70's era boxy units

HELP...Door /trim colours for 70's era boxy units

Thanks for your thoughts, especially about the school doors.... I guess we just want a modern natural colour that is not too brown and isn't too yellow or green. Dark is…

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technomaximus
Nov 17, 2011 10:36 pm
technomaximus
sleven
sleven
16 November 2011

2 Pak painters - furniture restoring Melbourne

2 Pak painters - furniture restoring Melbourne

Hi Guys, Not sure of anyone can help. I have purchased a couple of old pieces of furniture off eBay. I am wanting to match the finish to my new furniture which is a 2…

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sleven
Nov 16, 2011 9:34 pm
sleven
polarbear66
polarbear66
16 November 2011

Kids Bedrooms - Feature Wall Colour?

Kids Bedrooms - Feature Wall Colour?

So Sienna, which purple colour from the Dulux charts would you pick? Purple was my preference too as it seems more girly!

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polarbear66
Nov 16, 2011 2:18 pm
polarbear66
polarbear66
16 November 2011

Eaves Paint Colour?

Eaves Paint Colour?

Thanks everyone. I think I've settled on Sago Quarter with Paperbark fascia and Jasper gutter. Do you thin that looks too much?

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polarbear66
Nov 16, 2011 1:47 pm
sienna81
sienna81
16 November 2011

Cutting-in. Once or twice?

Cutting-in. Once or twice?

I painted a house in the U.S. where they have flat eggshell/ satin/ semi gloss/ Gloss as your paint option for everything. I was talked into the semi-gloss for my living…

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sienna81
Nov 16, 2011 1:45 pm
sienna81
sienna81
16 November 2011

Grey and White Exterior Colour Scheme

Grey and White Exterior Colour Scheme

we used monument grey for our front fence and loved it- it did have a little bit of a dark blue hue in some lights

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sienna81
Nov 16, 2011 9:10 am

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