DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
feminaInterior painting - brand quality, undercoating, topcoats
13 December 2008
I'd like to get back into painting, something I haven't done since high school. The problem is that I've never purchased my own supplies; I used to just use the art…
Col NationDisifection of homes before moving in....
18 December 2008
I'm always sus at someone who advertsies "chemical free cleaning" or the like. I have seen this type of claim by cleaners with "chemical free cleaning " plastered all over…
Col NationMoisture behind steel door frame in bathroom
12 January 2009
The leaks will usually be microscopic cracks or incomplete seal of the silicone in the corners, or it will be just the fact that the grout is pourous and allows water into…
McReidyHow can I remove this mould from these bricks? see photo
14 January 2009
Exit Mould/Bleach plus a pressure sprayer did the trick for us in a similar situation.
inspectionangelroof leaking, paint peeling, advice needed please
14 January 2009
Two years ago I had the same problem of roof leaking and paint peeling in my home. I thought, perhaps my home needs renovation and some one told me about pest and building…
kytongood alternatives to Photoshop for someone making comics?
21 January 2009
stellarReplacing the foundations of a qld'er (?)
5 February 2009
Hello, I'm new to the board and looking for some advice. We are negotiating on a house at the moment. The house is sitting approx. 8 ft off the ground on steel poles…
dritonAnyone tried using acrylic *enamel* paint ?
15 February 2009
Hi guys, I'm a painter by trade, and this is my first post. I googled 'raising a queenslander' and come up with this forum which looks to be so resourceful. I thought…
gracesmithSmelly plumbing problem in our new home
21 February 2009
A few wild guesses.....the tub/shower drain could be lacking a trap in the drain, but if this was the case, you should have been smelling sewage right from the beginning.…
GottaMowhow do I attach a roof to my pergola?
22 February 2009
Have you put any thought around how you will marry the roof cladding to the existing house roof?? From looking at the photos it appears the rafters are hard up against…
Uncle Arfurwooden step & hand rail need replacing
5 March 2009
From your picture it seems the bottom tread supports the staircase so the job will require some care if the tread needs to be replaced. It is a job for a (much maligned)…
Grout PerfectRemoving tile adhesive from concrete floor
26 March 2009
You can also try phos acid let it sit on there for a while do not let dry keep it wet than use the grinder if it can handle moisture that is if your grinder does not get…
rogerwilcoStump/Level a Melbourne single brick home with timber floors
16 April 2009
Hi, We're looking to buy this place in Melbourne, and following our own inspection, I've got a few concerns about the floor. Of course, if we make an offer, we'll have a…
Col Nationplease help...how to remove paint marks on gloss white chair
21 April 2009
Microfibre blocks can be purchased from the hardware shop. all you need is water and they will take most marks off painted or other non porus surfaces. Then a light…
Col NationBest concoction for cleaning general area tiles?
21 April 2009
I see someone earlier on mentioned a steam mop and carpet in the one sentence. Please don't go there. And listen to Craig about tiles. He knows his stuff.
onc_artisanMusty smell in old ground floor extension
26 April 2009
I am inclined to agree Yak_chat. Though I would be considering all possible water entry points as possible causes of the symptom seen/smelt. Causes could be plumbing,…
AnnietomSparkies?? why does power cut out when I turn the kettle on?
30 April 2009
PM 'mr smith' - he's a sparky. From my knowledge, if it's a safety switch, not a fuse, you can change it to make it cut out at a higher…
Uncle Arfurtips on filling a shallow rectangular depression in the wall
8 May 2009
If its a plaster board OR brick plastered wall with a timber in-fill you have dis-similar materials and will always have a hair crack no matter how good you fill it and…