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BornFree
BornFree
18 August 2011

Help me pick an exterior colour please!

Help me pick an exterior colour please!

Hi there, I thought you might value the opinion of painter and decorator.. I have painted hundreds of homes, many that "could"…

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BornFree
Aug 18, 2011 9:23 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
18 August 2011

HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?

HELP: What colour to paint trims and doors?
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Is your silicone between the trims and wall matched to your wall or trim colour?

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Testedbytime
Aug 18, 2011 3:46 pm
roomela
roomela
17 August 2011

canvas art

canvas art

What does kinkos charge for canvas art prints? Kinko's offers canvas art prints and watercolor art prints in sizes 16x20 or 18x24. Does anyone know what they charge in…

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roomela
Aug 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Ziedrich
Ziedrich
16 August 2011

Plaster Glass

Plaster Glass

Thanks guys. So is it more thirsty (absorbs more paint) than normal wall plaster? I have no clue if I can still paint a wall with a primer/sealer that's meant for ceilings.

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Ziedrich
Aug 16, 2011 5:36 pm
Bam
Bam
7 August 2011

Wall decals - anyone have any tips?

Wall decals - anyone have any tips?

I have one set which is reusable so can come off and on without any problems. The one I bought for Little Miss' "big girl" room isnt reusable so Im hoping I dont stuff it…

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Bam
Aug 07, 2011 9:02 pm
Bam
kyton
kyton
7 August 2011

terracoter colour tile roof aaaahhh

terracoter colour tile roof aaaahhh

Are you sure there wasn't a covenant in the suburb choosing those colours? Eg Joles had to pick a Terracotta roof colour from memory by her developer in Wallan.

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kyton
Aug 07, 2011 8:22 am
kyton
Michelle
Michelle
3 August 2011

Can you get sample sized pots for dulux metallic paints?

Can you get sample sized pots for dulux metallic paints?

Yes, I got a sample pot for my artwork in my bedroom when I was doing it. :D

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Michelle
Aug 03, 2011 7:25 pm
Michelle
nic001
nic001
2 August 2011

What about a dulux render colour to match blue rio bricks?

What about a dulux render colour to match blue rio bricks?

I am building a house using blue flash steel and render colour as a feature call Boulders Ridge (Taubmans colour). I would not choose Blue Rio if you can avoid this, as…

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nic001
Aug 02, 2011 10:45 pm
Wallman
Wallman
1 August 2011

Order of painting: architraves and walls

Order of painting: architraves and walls

Sorry, I was thinking like a tradesman as I'm a painter and decorator by trade and in Brisbane as well

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Wallman
Aug 01, 2011 5:46 pm
kexkez
kexkez
31 July 2011

Our First BLUE EGG!!

Our First BLUE EGG!!
1 ... 8, 9, 10

one of the ladies I worked with had chooks who laid blue eggs. Never did find out why.

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kexkez
Jul 31, 2011 6:47 pm
kexkez
Wallman
Wallman
29 July 2011

Wallpaper

Wallpaper
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Not as stunning as where you live, we love Mornington, we go there nearly every Xmas as my inlaws…

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Wallman
Jul 29, 2011 8:23 pm
sheznay
sheznay
29 July 2011

Should I put Colorbond 'Surfmist' on a white house?

Should I put Colorbond 'Surfmist' on a white house?

I understand your thoughts! I am a white lover myself. I think they could look just fine. If you have a contrasting trim like the grey suggested. I think an all white…

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sheznay
Jul 29, 2011 1:45 pm
sheznay
Brisbane_Painter
Brisbane_Painter
27 July 2011

What method/sequence should I paint my rennovated house?

What method/sequence should I paint my rennovated house?

Hi Luke, 5k Isn't at the higher end of what you may expect to pay from what you have described. I wouldn't consider spraying if you havent tried before and if you are…

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Brisbane_Painter
Jul 27, 2011 11:33 am
Brisbane_Painter

Hi, Hopefully this is the correct section. I've done some modelling of my house in google sketchup to attempt to better visualize the colours. However I'm still…

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theanonyuser
Jul 26, 2011 10:34 pm
fmus0993
fmus0993
26 July 2011

need help choosing external portico render colour

need help choosing external portico render colour

Oh really? But if a dune fascia is sandwiched between an ironstone roof and ironstone cladding then won't it look…

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fmus0993
Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm
sanjam
sanjam
23 July 2011

which dulux white for west facing lounge room

which dulux white for west facing lounge room

Hi Try posting on the interior decorating forum - I guarantee you will receive dozens of suggestions and photos. Good Luck !!!

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sanjam
Jul 23, 2011 10:27 pm
Wallman
Wallman
23 July 2011

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Can you post up a photo viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49343 you might find it here. http://www.silkinteriors.com.au/

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Wallman
Jul 23, 2011 3:53 pm
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Wallman
Jul 20, 2011 3:20 pm
Lot927
Lot927
19 July 2011

Cost to render on facade

Cost to render on facade

I think it will be a bit of fun but would be easier for someone else to do, but would rather put some of that money towards an upgrade of some sort..

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Lot927
Jul 19, 2011 8:45 am
Wrighty1
Wrighty1
17 July 2011

Large Vase

Large Vase

I have seen VERY similar vases at Sam's Warehouse, although they were in blue, they had a similar shape BUT this was going back about 5 years ago and I know they rotate their stock

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Wrighty1
Jul 17, 2011 6:59 am
deb17
deb17
13 July 2011

How much for double Roller Blinds?

How much for double Roller Blinds?

The day blind is the most expensive part of the double blinds Mrs P. My curtain guy had good prices, but I had all different types of window coverings for our house, he…

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deb17
Jul 13, 2011 3:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
11 July 2011

Bath spout

Bath spout

:lol: That obvious?

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just Erin
Jul 11, 2011 8:51 am
just Erin
bel
bel
10 July 2011

Map of world on bedroom wall!

Map of world on bedroom wall!
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Thanks wallman - I'll get a neighbour who is a retired painter to help me :D Won't be in DS's room anymore, I'm thinking study now. It's been a long time coming, so he now…

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bel
Jul 10, 2011 10:17 am
bel
verycheekymonkey
verycheekymonkey
9 July 2011

Help with colour choices

Help with colour choices

Well, we went with pebble bay, which is looking good, and then beaver creek for 2 feature walls, and stone grey for the tv wall.

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verycheekymonkey
Jul 09, 2011 9:17 am
johndory2193
johndory2193
7 July 2011

bedroom painting tips, colour suggestions

bedroom painting tips, colour suggestions

G'day guys, thanks for your replies. I ended up going with Dulux Chalk USA for the bedroom. I know its a colour mentioned in a lot of interior forums and i can see its…

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johndory2193
Jul 07, 2011 8:12 am
Brisbane_Painter
Brisbane_Painter
6 July 2011

HELP!- Industry Standard- painting windows

HELP!- Industry Standard- painting windows

Hi again turnip, don't know why I missed the bit about you telling the painter you wanted 2 coats!!! Indeed if you told him you wanted 2 coats I would assume he has…

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Brisbane_Painter
Jul 06, 2011 12:31 pm
Brisbane_Painter
Vicster
Vicster
4 July 2011

Help! What colours for older rendered house?

Help! What colours for older rendered house?

Wow, it looks great! Love the contrast with the timber feature at the front. I always find it difficult to visualise things so your colour scheme has given me some…

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Vicster
Jul 04, 2011 12:10 am
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
3 July 2011

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds

I also found some other sites that you might be able to get a good price from. If you are Brisbane/Gold Coast based you could try http://www.xsstock.com.au. Another site…

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ourdiydream
Jul 03, 2011 10:25 am
ourdiydream
tpiace
tpiace
29 June 2011

Anyone know what colour this is

Anyone know what colour this is

Thanks guys much appreciated. I originally thought it to be shale grey on the render and garage door although looking closer think it may be Calf Skin and Dune.

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tpiace
Jun 29, 2011 6:19 pm
johndory2193
johndory2193
23 June 2011

Picture Framers - Inner / South West Sydney

Picture Framers - Inner / South West Sydney

G'day guys, can anyone recommend a good picture framer around the Inner/South West area of Sydney. cheers

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johndory2193
Jun 23, 2011 10:15 am
deb17
deb17
21 June 2011

Preping Interior Walls for Painting

Preping Interior Walls for Painting

Hi Scott, Thanks for your suggestions although they haved a arrived a little laste and I think I may have created more work for the painter haha.…

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deb17
Jun 21, 2011 10:15 pm
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
19 June 2011

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

Where to buy Canvas Wall Art in Melb!!!!

You could always get some custom ones made with your own photos/images I've used this site before and was very happy with the quality.

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ElephantGuy
Jun 19, 2011 5:09 pm
Lex
Lex
18 June 2011

What tracks for vertical blinds do you have?

What tracks for vertical blinds do you have?

If anyone pays any attention to this piece of their blinds ... Is your track the new style where you rotate the blades to the max (blades parallel to glass) and then the…

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Lex
Jun 18, 2011 8:26 pm
Lex
Starz
Starz
12 June 2011

Matte paint on doors and skirting boards?

Matte paint on doors and skirting boards?

I went for low sheen doors, skirtings and architraves so it blends in with the walls and has a more modern look.

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Starz
Jun 12, 2011 7:42 pm
Starz
shakyreno
shakyreno
11 June 2011

Advice needed on hearth colour - too much white?

Advice needed on hearth colour - too much white?

Thanks Michelle and everyone for your comments - 3 to 1 white... mmmm, i might have to go with the majority!

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shakyreno
Jun 11, 2011 7:02 pm
shakyreno
B STAR
B STAR
8 June 2011

Shiplap Cladding

Shiplap Cladding

I was going to suggest cedar. Its brilliant to work with and weathers well. However its too soft perhaps and easy to dint. I think you would have to look at some type of…

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B STAR
Jun 08, 2011 5:43 pm
Sdegraaf
Sdegraaf
8 June 2011

Paint advice needed help

Paint advice needed help

Hi, If you are painting yourself water based is alot easier to work with and will produce a better job than if you were to attempt oil based, but if you are paying a…

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Sdegraaf
Jun 08, 2011 9:32 am
d@n
d@n
5 June 2011

Create perfect colour

Create perfect colour

Best to ask a paint specialist. I don't mix paint. My comments were more based on the difference between rgb and printed colours.

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d@n
Jun 05, 2011 10:21 pm
gelatiii
gelatiii
5 June 2011

Window frame colours

Window frame colours

Hello all I need help with two colours, if anyone have samples of both could you please tell me if they're the same? Thank you. Trend windows: Anodic Natural Matt…

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gelatiii
Jun 05, 2011 3:28 pm
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
5 June 2011

Dulux Metallic Paint

Dulux Metallic Paint

I would love to have this in our master bedroom behind the bed but my partner doesn't like it - sigh!

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ourdiydream
Jun 05, 2011 8:40 am
ourdiydream
building1
building1
2 June 2011

Wallpapering, how many walls?

Wallpapering, how many walls?

:th: Would have to say all three walls as the room is open into the hallway and I can imagine sitting in alfresco looking into the lounge…

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building1
Jun 02, 2011 12:41 pm
humble
humble
2 June 2011

Help! Need advice on render colours pwease.lol

Help! Need advice on render colours pwease.lol

I am bias, we are going either the homestead tans (cat1) or the hawthorns cat6!) and time capsule for the render, with CB Jasper for the windows, should look smick

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humble
Jun 02, 2011 8:25 am
CA3105
CA3105
2 June 2011

when to paint?

when to paint?

The general consensus is that plaster only needs a few days to a week to be fully cured, although some people say 6-8 weeks. Either way, by the time you have handover…

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CA3105
Jun 02, 2011 1:35 am

Mary, we went natural white in our place. I'll post a few rooms with different amounts of light so you can see.…

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Mrs P
May 31, 2011 8:02 pm
Kayles
Kayles
31 May 2011

Colour Selection Help Needed

Colour Selection Help Needed

Hi have you tried the Laminex Designer 3D software. I found it helpful for visualising what my selections would look like all together. Your choice will also depend on…

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Kayles
May 31, 2011 5:03 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
31 May 2011

cheap paint vs. one coat paints

cheap paint vs. one coat paints

I have only heard bad reviews on the Dulux Once paint...Apparently it is hard to work with as it is so thick. I agree…

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LeanneR
May 31, 2011 11:49 am
LeanneR
Lex
Lex
30 May 2011

Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

Oil Vs Water based enamel paint

And if you happen to be unlucky enough to have your trims painted in oil based paint, you will notice that it has cracked on joints (joins? :shock: :roll:) where the trim meets…

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Lex
May 30, 2011 8:06 pm
Lex
Jase
Jase
29 May 2011

Undercoats

Undercoats

I like Taubmans 3in1, it is a great undercoat. I don't like Tradex, not very good undercoat or paint.

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Jase
May 29, 2011 8:57 pm
Starz
Starz
20 May 2011

Has anyone used Resene Metallic & Special Effects paint?

Has anyone used Resene Metallic & Special Effects paint?

I received a stack of Resene color charts the other day and have fallen for the shimmery sparkly pearl and pixie dust effects. I read the 'how to' guide and it seems…

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Starz
May 20, 2011 7:28 pm
Starz

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