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xquisite
xquisite
18 May 2011

Silver splashback, neutral/browns furniture

Silver splashback, neutral/browns furniture

The browns will go great. i can't see your plans for some reason, but whether you go dark or light grey depends on the rest of the room. how much light does it get? I…

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xquisite
May 18, 2011 8:36 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
16 May 2011

Enviroguard or Maxi Wash for internal Walls?

Enviroguard or Maxi Wash for internal Walls?

I rang two different solverpaint stores today and they both recommended different products for painting the internal Walls with. Which one would you recommend?…

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blueblueblue
May 16, 2011 10:16 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
15 May 2011

How you have dressed your sliding/stacking door??

How you have dressed your sliding/stacking door??

I am doing curtains too. We wanted roller blinds, but I didn't want them banging if we wanted the doors open for air and we needed them down and also, I was told I would…

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Rizzo
May 15, 2011 11:24 am
Valed
Valed
11 May 2011

Painter recommendations - inner Sydney

Painter recommendations - inner Sydney

Hi. I would recommend you this company www.ol-painting.com.au They are good. I hope it will help you.

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Valed
May 11, 2011 9:22 pm
NitchFarms
NitchFarms
6 May 2011

Down to the final decisions with paint

Down to the final decisions with paint

Hi I need some help with my paint colours and finishes for my interior. Have decided for my walls to go with half strength Dulux Ecru not sure though what to do with my…

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NitchFarms
May 06, 2011 4:20 pm
NitchFarms
Michelle
Michelle
2 May 2011

What about barge boards?

What about barge boards?

My pleasure, good luck with your build. :D

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Michelle
May 02, 2011 9:26 pm
Michelle
kpatch
kpatch
1 May 2011

Yellow leather rug

Yellow leather rug

I think I just saw one in the domayne catalogue. I loved it too but my partner can't see how fantastic it will work. I think the one I saw was a lot cheaper then $1600.

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kpatch
May 01, 2011 4:45 am
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
27 April 2011

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

Choosing external colours and bricks and tiles

I can't think of where your cladding will be? Is there alot of it? Surfmist is pretty much white, some pics it looks grey but I have surfmist windows, doors, fascia and…

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baley@thefarms
Apr 27, 2011 5:15 pm
SarahidMentor
SarahidMentor
25 April 2011

Problem with Roman Blinds

Problem with Roman Blinds

Hi TIA, I would go with your gut feeling, if problems start to show further down the track you can bet they wont want to touch it with a ten foot pole. Because the fabric…

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SarahidMentor
Apr 25, 2011 10:12 am
SarahidMentor
mickve
mickve
21 April 2011

Tips for painting interior door pleas...

Tips for painting interior door pleas...

I am not a pro but what i do is cut in then roll quickly then brush over what you have rolled so you see the brush marks. I add a small amount of turps to the paint it…

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mickve
Apr 21, 2011 11:23 pm
Lilmsreno
Lilmsreno
20 April 2011

Mission Brown Guttering

Mission Brown Guttering

Hey Leanne, are you able to post a picture to give us some idea?

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Lilmsreno
Apr 20, 2011 2:55 pm
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
18 April 2011

Spray painting raked ceilings

Spray painting raked ceilings

Ok so I've spent the entire weekend painting our raked celing in one room, the kitchen. It's nearly killed me! The beams are mission brown and the rest of the ceiling…

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beckandbubs
Apr 18, 2011 9:43 am
kiwi
kiwi
13 April 2011

Finishing master bed help please!

Finishing master bed help please!
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well, dont be long...cos we will be sitting here waiting...waiting ...waiting!! I do like what you have achieved though, you must be very proud (in a very un humble way),…

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kiwi
Apr 13, 2011 4:26 pm
kiwi
loretta
loretta
13 April 2011

Wattyl ID vs. Dulux Wash n Wear

Wattyl ID vs. Dulux Wash n Wear

yes we can do that although its a bit hard to test its durability with a small amount. I guess I was just hoping that those far more experienced that I might have a view :)

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loretta
Apr 13, 2011 11:59 am
loretta
Lex
Lex
12 April 2011

Water based - Enamel vs. Acrylic - ?!?!?!

Water based - Enamel vs. Acrylic - ?!?!?!
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Well, guess what. Forgot to say that I painted the timber handle of my little hand garden spade in my water based enamel white (same internal paint as I used on skirts)…

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Lex
Apr 12, 2011 3:56 pm
Lex
kdgirl
kdgirl
10 April 2011

HELP - new brick colour required

HELP - new brick colour required

Thanks taki. We went out to both Austral and PGH yesterday. We love Mild Steel and Mottled wood at PGH but neither are in our range, I will ask our builder for a quote…

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kdgirl
Apr 10, 2011 6:55 am
rayjay
rayjay
8 April 2011

Colour challenged guy would like some suggestions

Colour challenged guy would like some suggestions

Yes, lights will get replaced eventually ( they are all around the house ) existing screen door is going to be replaced by a proper security door ( which is how this all…

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rayjay
Apr 08, 2011 9:47 am
kwiwkim
kwiwkim
6 April 2011

Laminate colour HELP/suggestions

Laminate colour HELP/suggestions

Colour suggestions please for a built in study desk. Painted walls are white, carpet will be dark Grey/tuape. There is a desk (5 Metres) with draws and a cupboard…

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kwiwkim
Apr 06, 2011 7:09 pm
Liz
Liz
4 April 2011

Feedback requested on colour choices

Feedback requested on colour choices

oh Miss...the colours look just wonderful!!!! :) That Henna Red looks great, as does Red Box ! Well done!!

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Liz
Apr 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Lex
Lex
3 April 2011

Opinions on painting vs staining

Opinions on painting vs staining

I didn't. I used whatever they recommended (and that happened to coincide what I thought to use anyway). Plus, I cannot imagine working with an old rug :shock: , I think it…

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Lex
Apr 03, 2011 8:48 pm
Lex
Glennb
Glennb
3 April 2011

cedar finish - sikkens or cutek? internal finish

cedar finish - sikkens or cutek? internal finish

you will want to use an oil, sikens is pritty much the ducks nuts of timber oil stains. the gr8 thing about sikens is the colour ranges and the penitration it acheives…

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Glennb
Apr 03, 2011 11:50 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
3 April 2011

Painting ceiling and Walls same colour?

Painting ceiling and Walls same colour?

Your ceiling colour will change your wall colour same with trims. I saw another house with same wall colour but had white ceiling and trims and their walls look very…

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Mrs P
Apr 03, 2011 11:23 am
d@n
d@n
3 April 2011

Anyone used Jasper as exterior colour?

Anyone used Jasper as exterior colour?

Don't think i've seen it done. Tends to be used mostly as a feature colour here, rather than a main. You would really have to like the dark look.

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d@n
Apr 03, 2011 11:01 am
pacheco10
pacheco10
1 April 2011

Solver Mourne Grey colour

Solver Mourne Grey colour

We chose Mourne Grey as our render colour thinking it was going to be a nice grey tone. But just drove past the house and the painters have done the garage wall. And to my…

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pacheco10
Apr 01, 2011 5:34 pm
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deb17
Apr 01, 2011 4:54 pm
shakyreno
shakyreno
29 March 2011

Check out my ext colour examples - feedback please

Check out my ext colour examples - feedback please

Thanks Rudolf - yes, the Jasper type of colour was what I was leaning towards - its a muddy grey, nice and neutral, and being darker looks great with the white trim. Very…

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shakyreno
Mar 29, 2011 9:48 am
shakyreno
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
28 March 2011

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Built in tv units & Powerpoints

Even with non-fixed TV units and standard height power points, I tend to run a power-board from the powerpoint through the cable hole in the back and leave the board…

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rockabilly_kid
Mar 28, 2011 11:16 am
rockabilly_kid
jtnru
jtnru
25 March 2011

external colours help

external colours help

any body have any thoughts???

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jtnru
Mar 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Do you have Everyday Living near where you guys live? I just bought this table and chairs from there. The chairs are 100% leather and have a 10 year guarantee - they are…

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n&n02
Mar 25, 2011 2:47 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
25 March 2011

HELP... schlarge corfu entrance handle and madison door.....

HELP... schlarge corfu entrance handle and madison door.....

That's much better and doesn't look out of place now. Good news after all that angst!!

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Mclaren
Mar 25, 2011 10:08 am
Mclaren
miss_petepie
miss_petepie
21 March 2011

Rendering in Perth

Rendering in Perth

my parents had the frontage of their house done and the rest is being done at the end of this month. really happy how its turned out and was a reasonable price also. can…

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miss_petepie
Mar 21, 2011 3:35 pm
miss_petepie
bogged
bogged
20 March 2011

Expert paint advice please dulux and solver difference

Expert paint advice please dulux and solver difference

No it won't. As long as your hubby specified that it was a dulux colour... All paint companies can tint their paint to other companies colours. Cheers, Bogged

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bogged
Mar 20, 2011 10:26 am
bogged
bogged
20 March 2011

Wall paint advice,which white?YEEK so many HELP!!!

Wall paint advice,which white?YEEK so many HELP!!!

Beware... there is "antique white" and "antique white usa"... The colour "antique white usa" is a lot whiter than antique white (antique white is quite into the cream…

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bogged
Mar 20, 2011 12:13 am
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
17 March 2011

Seeing Red!!

Seeing Red!!

Ooooh...nice facade fairy blue and I like your RED pot too :D

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PeasInAPod
Mar 17, 2011 7:43 pm
PeasInAPod
Heisenberg
Heisenberg
13 March 2011

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Anyone recommend a good wallpaper company?

Hi H, Are you looking for modern or more traditional wallpaper? Personally, I can't go past Laura Ashley, but it depends on what style you are…

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Heisenberg
Mar 13, 2011 5:46 pm
Heisenberg
Michelle
Michelle
11 March 2011

Render colour help..Michelle?!

Render colour help..Michelle?!

'Dulux Exposed Elements' gorgeous colour, yes that will look really nice! :D Try your front door in this colour as well. Your gutters will be fine as they are :)

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Michelle
Mar 11, 2011 7:26 pm
Michelle
renomart
renomart
11 March 2011

Black/brown varnish for wardrobe

Black/brown varnish for wardrobe

It would be wiser to have them sprayed offsite. A better colour match would be acheived by a professional.

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renomart
Mar 11, 2011 10:03 am
renomart
mishb
mishb
9 March 2011

Should one match skirtings with similar cornices?

Should one match skirtings with similar cornices?

I have a similar cornice in some rooms of my house, it's an original feature. The skirting is fairly simple though, I look at the skirting you posted and think how much…

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mishb
Mar 09, 2011 9:42 pm
Stormy
Stormy
8 March 2011

Oil based or acrylic Enamel paint for internal doors

Oil based or acrylic Enamel paint for internal doors

In all honesty, you can't beat good old oil based enamel for woodwork around the house. I have always used enamel, and I probably always will. Yes it stinks, yes white…

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Stormy
Mar 08, 2011 6:45 pm
Stormy
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
7 March 2011

Give me your opinion about my door handle. PLEASE HELP.lol

Give me your opinion about my door handle. PLEASE HELP.lol
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Thanks guys for your support..... It has convince DH that it is wrong. Will be letting the SS know today.

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Rudolf1980
Mar 07, 2011 9:37 am
Rudolf1980
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
7 March 2011

Yellow House with red door and hightlights

Yellow House with red door and hightlights

Amadio, sorry I missed your comment, but thank you for checking the colours for me. I will paint a square on the back of the house to test, but great to get advice as this…

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fitnhealthy
Mar 07, 2011 9:09 am
PeasInAPod
PeasInAPod
6 March 2011

Colour match??

Colour match??

We have our prestart on Tuesday and are making our final decisions on our facade colours this weekend. We have been playing with the Envisage site which we have found…

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PeasInAPod
Mar 06, 2011 9:04 pm
PeasInAPod
dingdong
dingdong
4 March 2011

Do I really need sealer?

Do I really need sealer?

Thanks Glenn - my gut told me that u dont need a sealer. it pays to ask an expert hey.

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dingdong
Mar 04, 2011 7:18 pm
d@n
d@n
4 March 2011

External render colour. What colour???????

External render colour. What colour???????

Woodland grey might be ok or do it Dune also. Surfmist would be too light I think.

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d@n
Mar 04, 2011 6:00 pm
86Craig
86Craig
2 March 2011

Stainless Steel fixtures and Dulux powder costs

Stainless Steel fixtures and Dulux powder costs

Dulux in Aus, NZ & PNG have NOT been bought by Akzo Nobel. They are totally seperate companies. The confusion comes from the fact that Dulux in the rest of the world is a…

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86Craig
Mar 02, 2011 9:19 pm
d@n
d@n
2 March 2011

Please help - external render colours!!

Please help - external render colours!!

It's hard to offer an opinion without knowing what your place looks like. So adding a picture of your house or elevation plans would get more interest from people.

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d@n
Mar 02, 2011 9:37 am
scotthas
scotthas
1 March 2011

Painting weatherboards - not filling overlap gaps - AS 2311?

Painting weatherboards - not filling overlap gaps - AS 2311?

Hi broaddd Ide be inclined just to say to the painter that his good work is being brought down by the unsightly gaps. If its not a big job involving more than a couple…

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scotthas
Mar 01, 2011 4:27 pm
donuts
donuts
22 February 2011

Paint Undertones

Paint Undertones

hey shonzilla... how about red, like in your avatar picture? I know they're probs on your thread, but might also help to post some pics of the room(s) here?

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donuts
Feb 22, 2011 6:50 pm
donuts

I cant see the photo as Im at work ATM (they block…

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Cozmo
Feb 22, 2011 12:20 pm

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