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kek
kek
10 August 2009

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Need help - dark brick/light roof or light brick/dark roof??

Dark roof tiles aren't a major issue in Melbourne as far as increasing the house temp. It might be a big concern in warmer parts, but I wouldn't let that influence your…

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kek
Aug 10, 2009 7:46 am
kek
kb46
kb46
12 August 2009

Window covering options for bifold glass doors

Window covering options for bifold glass doors

have you looked into getting bi-fold doors with venetians built into the glass? scroll down the bottom of this page...

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kb46
Aug 12, 2009 1:07 pm
Michelle
Michelle
14 August 2009

Exterior Colour Scheme!! Please Help!

Exterior Colour Scheme!! Please Help!

Hi, I just need some advice on my exterior choices so far - Brick: PGH Espresso Roof: Monument, or something lighter like Shale…

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Michelle
Aug 14, 2009 7:00 pm
Michelle
monaclare
monaclare
14 August 2009

Roof & Window Colours

Roof & Window Colours

Thought it was hog bristle! noice :wink: :z:

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monaclare
Aug 14, 2009 8:46 pm
swarvy
swarvy
16 August 2009

Hiring a painter in Sydney metro area

Hiring a painter in Sydney metro area

anywhere from two to four grand depending on quality of paints/condition of your home/painters estimating skills ..list goes on,, if its up around 4k id want a pretty…

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swarvy
Aug 16, 2009 10:55 pm
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amiewoo
Aug 19, 2009 11:58 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
19 August 2009

YIPPEE....floors are finished

YIPPEE....floors are finished
1, 2

thanks folks. lovely supportive comments from you all. I'm still in love with the floors ... can you love wood too much :th: Tassie oak is beautiful as well. Okay next…

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DeeElle
Aug 19, 2009 2:43 pm
DeeElle
monaclare
monaclare
22 August 2009

Has anyone seen Dulux 'Raw Cashew Nut' on an exterior?

Has anyone seen Dulux 'Raw Cashew Nut' on an exterior?

Definately, we kept going to our new place after work and i was never sure about the hog bristle, wasnt until the weekend when i could go there morning and afternoon with…

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monaclare
Aug 22, 2009 1:51 pm
leaf
leaf
23 August 2009

Painting over different colours

Painting over different colours

Great advice in this thread, Stormy, thanks for sharing.

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leaf
Aug 23, 2009 10:35 am
leaf
leaf
leaf
23 August 2009

painting kitchen cupboards

painting kitchen cupboards

I have done a laminate kitchen using laminate paint plus the undercoat. It was messy and time consuming but I was happy with the finished result. 5…

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leaf
Aug 23, 2009 10:55 am
leaf
swarvy
swarvy
27 August 2009

Wallpaper DIY

Wallpaper DIY

Dont drink and wallpaper. :n:

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swarvy
Aug 27, 2009 10:00 pm
swarvy
swarvy
27 August 2009

Preparing damaged gyprock after wallpaper removal.

Preparing damaged gyprock after wallpaper removal.

paint wont cause the surface to swell or become uneven, its the spakfilla/plastering thats uneven.

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swarvy
Aug 27, 2009 10:05 pm
swarvy
swarvy
31 August 2009

Paint gloss level

Paint gloss level

i get confused with the wording of some of these questions.

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swarvy
Aug 31, 2009 10:17 pm
ibb1980
ibb1980
2 September 2009

PGH Northbridge Bricks..... need help with colours

PGH Northbridge Bricks..... need help with colours

Hi all, I have selected Pgh Northbridge bricks but even after visiting a colour consultant I am deperate to find colours for my windows, roof, gutters and fascias, Plus a…

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ibb1980
Sep 02, 2009 10:40 pm
thorney
thorney
9 September 2009

Did your neighbours facade effect your choice of colours??

Did your neighbours facade effect your choice of colours??

Hi, We have the Loft roof and just wanted to point out that the Loft depicted in the Envisage pic (an obvious dark brown) is nothing like what it really looks like is in…

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thorney
Sep 09, 2009 12:59 am
thorney
Helloween
Helloween
9 September 2009

Thinking ahead....

Thinking ahead....
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The only thing I want to do is restore my furniture. It's only a couple of years old at most.. but my coffee tables have dents in it and my dining chairs need to either be…

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Helloween
Sep 09, 2009 3:35 pm
Helloween
girlfriday
girlfriday
10 September 2009

Stripping paint/varnish from furniture

Stripping paint/varnish from furniture

I have stripped paint off a few pieces of furniture and I found; The goo doesn't scrape off in a few hours it's a matter of minutes 1. wear rubber gloves & safety goggles…

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girlfriday
Sep 10, 2009 2:48 pm
yellowdieselgolf
yellowdieselgolf
10 September 2009

What colour timber floor to suit a grey house?

What colour timber floor to suit a grey house?

Thanks for the ideas guys . . . I'm still no closer to making a decision! I went to 4 flooring shops today and I can't even get the shade right! I've looked at…

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yellowdieselgolf
Sep 10, 2009 10:43 pm
yellowdieselgolf
alpino
alpino
11 September 2009

Accubrush

Accubrush

We are about to paint the whole house , so I went on youtube to get some tips on painting and saw the demonstration of this roller called ''accubrush'' . It look amazing …

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alpino
Sep 11, 2009 11:39 am
leeton
leeton
12 September 2009

Kitchen colour to compliment Wattyl Donkey

Kitchen colour to compliment Wattyl Donkey

We have Donkey in the lounge and 1/4 strength in kitchen and 1/2 strengh elswhere...maybe the other way around...but in all 3 shades of donkey, full, half, quarter.

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leeton
Sep 12, 2009 9:13 pm
kb46
kb46
13 September 2009

White base paint?

White base paint?

I find it hard to explain sometimes ,hopefully i've helped you've understand alittle better. And personally i love deep dark rich…

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kb46
Sep 13, 2009 6:52 am
digga123
digga123
14 September 2009

Moroka applier in Sydney

Moroka applier in Sydney

give this company a call......they were quite helpful when I spoke to them last year....they might be able to help :D

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digga123
Sep 14, 2009 11:57 am
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
16 September 2009

Anyone used Dulux Tuft or Grand Piano?

Anyone used Dulux Tuft or Grand Piano?

I painted my first house in Dulux Grand Piano Half - every room except the Theatre which I used Grand Piano (FULL). Looked great and I am planning on using the same…

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Perth-1st Timer
Sep 16, 2009 5:45 pm
ash108
ash108
16 September 2009

Picture rails.......paint before or after the walls?

Picture rails.......paint before or after the walls?

We have picture rails throughout our house except for the kitchen and back room. We have just finished painting the whole house and we…

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ash108
Sep 16, 2009 11:13 pm
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 September 2009

Custom made cornices anyone?

Custom made cornices anyone?

I think by your meausrements you need a bulkhead built. Look in your local paper for a builder. This is an easy job but I highly doubt less than $200. I dont think tradies…

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buildingwithhamra
Sep 17, 2009 11:42 pm
newby126
newby126
22 September 2009

Colour changes for our exterior - opinions welcome!

Colour changes for our exterior - opinions welcome!

Hi kek The window frames are timber. Two colours would be ok. As it is now, the garage door is a slightly different green to the rest. We are going for more a neutral…

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newby126
Sep 22, 2009 9:30 pm
kb46
kb46
23 September 2009

Panel glide blinds

Panel glide blinds

Got it! And I never had to leave my chair LOL! Thanks, Kylie

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kb46
Sep 23, 2009 2:39 pm
lgale
lgale
25 September 2009

anyone know any good painters in perth

anyone know any good painters in perth

We used Pereira and Sons painting, they charged $4400 for a house slightly larger than yours (oil based sealer + 2 top coats in Solver Maxi Wash). They've actually got an…

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lgale
Sep 25, 2009 3:29 pm
girlfriday
girlfriday
29 September 2009

Reviving old outdoor furniture

Reviving old outdoor furniture

wow! looks great enjoy the summer in your "new" outdoor setting

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girlfriday
Sep 29, 2009 4:51 pm
vid
vid
2 October 2009

Which bar stools?

Which bar stools?

They are very strong and we have sat in them for quite a while and…

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vid
Oct 02, 2009 11:23 am
vid
alpino
alpino
5 October 2009

Which paint shop ?

Which paint shop ?

Hi Borg, we painted our big living room yesterday. We Bought Haymes paint fro ceiling and walls in Eltham. Great paint , and guess what ? Cheaper than Dulux from…

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alpino
Oct 05, 2009 9:59 am
merryl
merryl
13 October 2009

White full gloss enamel...In or Out??

White full gloss enamel...In or Out??

I think it can be very elegant if it is beautifully and good made/ solved. You should definitely go for it if you want it :) I love it truly. It is a good and classy idea.

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merryl
Oct 12, 2009 11:24 pm
JilaMint
JilaMint
16 October 2009

question for DIY painting pro's

question for DIY painting pro's

... and that dear friends is why you pay the pros for a pro finish! Awesome advice…

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JilaMint
Oct 16, 2009 10:54 am
loftgirl
loftgirl
21 October 2009

Experience with Ikea furnitures?

Experience with Ikea furnitures?

Thank you all for your replies. Appreciated all your feedback. Buildingwithharma: Thanks for the heads up, I'm looking at amart online catalogue now.

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loftgirl
Oct 21, 2009 4:49 pm
loftgirl
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
21 October 2009

Wanted: Photos of exterior house colours

Wanted: Photos of exterior house colours

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22582&hilit=surfmist+roof My house facade is on this thread, scroll down. We have white lustre window frames.

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CarolineJ
Oct 21, 2009 7:29 pm
miloolimm
miloolimm
27 October 2009

Which white to paint entire interior of house?

Which white to paint entire interior of house?

Have decided to go Vivid white throughout (and ceiling white for roof of course, also no tint to presumably same colour). Lostris, good to hear you went a stark white…

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miloolimm
Oct 27, 2009 5:25 pm
webzone
webzone
2 November 2009

Help, exterior colours

Help, exterior colours

I have duchess bricks right in front of me. They have a light apricot base with a little bit of red added. The first one looks similar to Duchess. The second one…

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webzone
Nov 01, 2009 11:05 pm
swarvy
swarvy
9 November 2009

Painting skirting and doors

Painting skirting and doors

If they have been painted in an oil based paint or a gloss acrylic yes you will need to sand them. You wouldn't need…

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swarvy
Nov 08, 2009 11:10 pm

I think this one looks better but I can't find a nice white…

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Alexandruuss
Nov 10, 2009 12:03 am
*MrsG*
*MrsG*
10 November 2009

Carlisle Double Storey-ers - Show Me Your House (External)

Carlisle Double Storey-ers - Show Me Your House (External)

Yes, it's a hell of a problem S&P, I actually believe we're building around the 20th or so Thornleigh. It's very annoying. We can have a look at other people's Vogues and…

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*MrsG*
Nov 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Annietom
Annietom
11 November 2009

Kids' rooms....again

Kids' rooms....again

this is great colour choice kek, similar to my 2yo boys colours - really contemporary colours and style!

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Annietom
Nov 11, 2009 12:38 am
Annietom
swarvy
swarvy
11 November 2009

Skirting boards?

Skirting boards?

carpenter cuts and fits skirtings painter finishs them. They are painted after a carpenter has fitted them.

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swarvy
Nov 11, 2009 7:13 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
17 November 2009

How cute is this?

How cute is this?

Thanks.....me too :D

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House-To-Be
Nov 17, 2009 4:01 pm
joles
joles
20 November 2009

HELP ! To paint cedar windows or not?? NEED ADVICE

HELP ! To paint cedar windows or not?? NEED ADVICE

If your house is Victorian in style, I'd paint them I think. Perhaps you could paint he ones on the facade so they tie in with the style, but not paint the others that are…

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joles
Nov 20, 2009 8:48 am
joles
Sharon
Sharon
21 November 2009

Repainting a stained timber bed and bedsides

Repainting a stained timber bed and bedsides

Hey Boul! I think the name of that product came to me this morning.. Dulux Prep Block..( I hope) :z:

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Sharon
Nov 21, 2009 8:13 am
teeny01
teeny01
23 November 2009

charcoal carpet, which white for walls?

charcoal carpet, which white for walls?

Thanks guys for all your input. We have finally decided to go with White on White. I've convinced the hubby and so now it's a go ahead. Thanks again.

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teeny01
Nov 23, 2009 9:06 am
jhonesandrew
jhonesandrew
25 November 2009

Paint on laminate?

Paint on laminate?

is a cheap and relatively easy way to give you "new" surfaces! Feel free to visit this…

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jhonesandrew
Nov 24, 2009 11:25 pm
MagicJ
MagicJ
4 December 2009

Animal Wall Decals...suggestions?

Animal Wall Decals...suggestions?

Thanks Alexandruuss, theres some nice ones on that site. Where did you get yours from Magic? I've seen those ones on a few sites but the prices…

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MagicJ
Dec 04, 2009 4:06 pm
MagicJ
lisanne
lisanne
6 December 2009

Paint cracking on cornices

Paint cracking on cornices

Is it where tww cornices join? If so that's just the movement in the house

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lisanne
Dec 06, 2009 10:56 am

We are very fortunate to have a study in our new place. We have had it all decked out so that it can be…

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fairy blue
Dec 08, 2009 3:51 pm
fairy blue

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