DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
May 25, 2014 10:54 am
How to buy paint for feature walls
If you felt ignorant i would like to know how that "paint expert" at Master feels!
Paint comes in different bases which have certain amounts of Titanium White and each can…
I'm new here and not sure if this is the right place.
I was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I want to enclose my back verandah as I have 2 little kiddies…
Smell in bathroom after it rains
It happens during rainy season in my house as well,but we have a proper ventilation system which take the bad smell out of bathroom and keeps it fresh.
Moulds in walk in closet
Yes, heater is nonsense, we're still finding out, there must be a bigger problem... no insulation maybe. We're purchasing a…
Help spray painting a fence
Yes HVLP means that a lot less air is used to deliver the paint so less overspray.
SaveH2O that has been my experience too. I pressure washed and painted a 20m x 10m barn…
tidying up cantilever balcony slab edge
I have just recently replaced the railing on a cantilevered concrete balcony.
The original balustrades went down in front of the slab with just a small space.…
Apr 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Yep, notify your strata agent who will get a plumber to come and have a look.
Leaking/torn Lead flashing
Hi TOL, just looking at pic above, for water to get to the sarking it would have to spill over the top edge of that tile which i think would be pretty obvious or theres a…
Teak Furniture Addiction
Teak is great for outdoor furnitures not only for their beauty but they are durable and eco-friendly too.It is much harder than any similar wooden product.It has the…
If they are concrete or terracotta tiles then you are probably out of luck with trimming them as that would look atrocious with a cut first tile being the most conspicuous…
Fixing Leaking Shower Recess Problem
Jsut another tip.. Most people get anty during the shower reno because theya re either going elsewhere to have showers, or have something makeshift that doesnt work…
Water Catchment Tank Question
The PIC Compliance Certificate is dated as 27/05/13 and the Occupancy Permit is dated as 18/06/13 - so after the PIC Compliance…
Feb 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Good roofer in Brisbane?
We can highly recommend Leonard ( I will have to get back to you with the company name). He has done two sets of work at our house in Ashgrove and countless patient phone…
Stains on walls?
If I were you I'd try to dab the stain with some water and a rug first. Depending on how dark the marks are, it might work just fine.
DIY fence building
You should ring your local council to get the planning details for the fence height if you don't have the town planning plans in your hand.
Fence is quite easy but consume…
Well done. Over the years I've seen some very nice timber work done on the outside of houses and maintenance is the key to keeping it looking good.
Clogged toilet - suggestions needed
SaveH20 - thanks for the details summary. I will need to go through it properly when I have some quiet time. But having a quick read has already got me thinking a little…
Dec 18, 2013 10:29 am
i have a problem with my bore making a banging noise when starting up on 1st station. I go and undo the solenoid and tighten it backup again and then its okay.
Indoor Brick Wall Sealing
The sealing is most important.
Take a photo of the wall and ask at the paint shop.
If you are happy with a painted brick wall you can do it yourself. If you want to…
mold inside the wall
I think you have to put an exhaust fan as well and a window inside the bathroom if you have none. Even if you are able to remove that, it will come back if the root cause…
Hail Damage to Concrete Tiles
hah claim is definitely going in now!...
Another, probably worse, hailstorm this arvo. Patio cover all smashed and dented, tiles broken... oh well. Saved the car this time though.
How to fix wobbly pavers
We have laid pavers 5 cm apart with stones between. Road base (compacted) underneath and mortar was used to secure each paver in place. The issue is now that all the…
Nov 16, 2013 12:27 am
Sandstone Pavers - Corrosion
Whoever built the house and pool didn't choose the pool or pavers wisely.
Sandstone around a saltwater pool is asking for trouble unless you are very pedantic about…
Installing a manhole.
No offense intended, but if this is your excuse, you dont sound like a DIY type of guy. Maybe get a tradie in?
Bottom line is you have to get…
Painting a ceiling
I have to agree with qebtel. Good coverage and good painting technique over properly plastered Gyprock will negate any direction you paint in.
I'd run a sharp knife along the edges (where it meets the wall/ceiling) otherwise you could rip the gyprock on the wall/ceiling).
Just cut it vertically stright (90…
Sprinkler zone stays on
Hi, I have an old Oasis gardener 6 sprinkler controller which comes on when set in auto but zone 1 will not switch over to zone 2. It seems to just stay on. I can stop it…
What kind of flooring is this?
These tiles are a product called DAYTILE made by Armstrong Nylex and was extremely popular in the late 60's & 70'. Durable is an understatement only issue is that after…
Oct 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Fading Mortar Pigmentation
If you are talking wall tiles and it is only a small area why not dig it out ( carefully )and replace it with the right colour.
Floor tiles and it will probably be cement…
Sep 13, 2013 10:13 am