DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Uncle Arfurwhere to through or recycle my old carpet
13 April 2012
When I tore up my 3 rooms of carpet and underlay I cut it into strips, rolled it up and put it in the rubbish bin and when the neighbors had put their bins out, put some…
Uncle ArfurBritish Paints Ceiling Paint Flat Acrylic
19 March 2012
Excalibur is correct. Ceiling paint is for ceilings and brand has nothing to do with it. The main offenders for dirtying ceilings are electricians, A/C installers and…
Uncle ArfurRusted metal studwork. Replace or repair?
1 March 2012
If its only two part-studs and a part-bottom plate rusted I would look at cutting them out and replacing with timber. Once done, I would also look at the acrylic grout…
barkersontheblockWalking on a Metal framed roof requirements
16 February 2012
Hi Landfish, As long as you only stand on the truss frame you will be ok but it will be alot easyer if you use a plank my roof trusses span 7m with no centre supports and…
PaulMacThe hardest wearing paint for external timber stairs ....
2 February 2012
Industrial paint such as 2 pac would be the toughest paint, problem is it's expensive, best bet would be any exterior oil based enamel. Don't use water based enamel, it…
Eastern DecksRejuvinating Australian cedar timber outdoors
16 January 2012
If I'm trying to get some life back in timber I've started using a product called Qstrip from Quantum. It will remove all old oils, paints etc from the timber and is…
CC101COLORBOND SURFMIST... how do you keep it looking clean?
11 January 2012
agree with caz. new surfmist colorbond color should not fade or show patches on them
jt72Achieving a smooth and hard painted finish on MDF
20 December 2011
Hi I making a bed out of MDF. Due to budget I need to paint it myself as opposed to sending it out to get 2-pac. Can anyone offer tips on what I need to do to achieve a…
Stewie DTermite top-up protection that won't kill my local skinks??
29 November 2011
If you have a slab on ground as you say Matt, then all you need is 75mm exposed of your concrete slab around its perimeter. Termites hate sunlight and if they were going…
ChellBellElectrical fault or leaky house?? Help please!!
18 November 2011
Hmmm good thought there. I wonder if I should just get the power point changed anyway as a precaution. It can only be one of two points so it's not that much work to do…
Uncle Arfurwhere to hire industrial vacuum cleaner for the roof in Syd?
16 November 2011
Kennards hire industrial vacuum cleaners (Google them) but your problem will be the size of the unit and moving it around in the roof. They have smaller versions but you…
Uncle ArfurMinor crazing and cracking in interior walls
30 October 2011
I think you would be lucky to get any filler into fine 'hairline cracks', which sound like tiny shrinkage cracks from the original construction. If you are in doubt why…