DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Re-Painting bedroom ceiling
When we bought our house there was a section of ceiling in the kitchen that had been repainted (not very well as you could definately tell). Turns out the Aircon on the…
We also thought so until... we only used stilts to press the panel, it was set within 1 hour with this psrticular product. 10 times better than the other brands we used.
how many coats
Three colours internally……including the white for your ceilings.
Two coats only, undercoat and top coat.
2 coats externally and only 2 colours.
I agree with…
Believe it or not if you use a cheap paint it won’t cover like the good brands.
Also your brush and roller makes a big difference as well, you should be using a…
Garden Maintanence/ clean-up
probaly a bit high but depends what is involved and what they were planning on doing.
A skip bin of say 4m3 or 6m3 maybe required.
Irrigation repairs may need to be…
I own a 1940 era sandstone house (South Australia) with either stone or concrete columns holding up the front verandah roof. One of…
External Cladding Questions
You can clad over fibro with any type of cladding, whether it is timber, plastic, fibre cement or composite cladding.
Joining floor Joists
Planning on joist hangers to make it cleaner from the front of the landing and also for putting cupboards underneath.
Apr 04, 2008 10:22 am
Drylining a wall?
if the brick wall is facing the outside you really need a moisture barrier between the bricks and gyprock. IMO I think you would be best fixing s moisture barrier and then…
Yep….tell them to stop buggering around by painting it, that’s not going to fix or help anything!
Tell them you want it fixed! Maybe a leak in the roof tiles.
Trip was superb
Paula - in the end there wasnt as much room in my 5 bags as Í thought there would be
But I reckon the paddle would have enjoyed your…
Comprehensive Third Party as well?
I'm sure that was a serious question on your behalf but don't expect any serious answers. To receive any worth while advise you will need to detail exactly what needs to…
sounds like Hardies compressed sheet - check out their website on waterproof decking .
Whichever way you go I would suggest having it waterproofed by an accredited…
Graffiti removal from brick wall......
The best thing you can only do is have a prof come out and do it, we acid wash and re paint but once that is done you will have to seal it that way if it happens again you…
iron burn on carpet
What is it about carpets and irons. Have the same problem and worse still it is a rental.
Light globes keep blowing
This problem won't have anything to do with input poweror voltage fluctuations. It is only one light fitting which is playing up, so the supply is irrelevant.
Aug 02, 2008 2:29 pm
Would love some suggestions
Yeah I think the niche would work.
Yeah I was wondering about those blocks on the plans, I didn't think you'd have so many so close together, I thought maybe they were…
Septic pipework -PICTURE ATTACHED
I am continuing getting calls from our tenants saying there septic is blocked- the overflow comes out of the air vent from the spetic…
Aug 11, 2008 9:44 am
Have they just 'popped' out of the gutter track? They just pop back in
What comes first, walls or floor?
What if you need to sand & polish your floors. Would that take precedence over any painting?
Floors last - because during the painting…
Silicone .... ARGH!!
If your the home handy type who will repair & revive your timber furniture? Than do yourself a HUGE favour.
DO NOT USE any cleaning product that contains silicone on…
HOT WATER SERVICE
I have seen many older houses here with HWS's in bathrooms or laundries, so I suppose you could have it in a sunroom.
Possibly your sunroom was once part of the back…
Sep 12, 2008 6:33 pm
Restumping/raising a wooden house
We had this issue in our inspection report as well, and thought it wasnt a biggie. Now we are faced with total restumping (and lifting at the same time) and its big$$ an…
Nov 02, 2008 5:58 pm
Advice for repairing Retaining Wall
Your post was looking very lonely here, so I said I'd post my 2 cents worth.
I hate answering a question with a question but.......
The first thing I would be…
Changing weatherboard house to brick
I guarantee the brick "veneer" product would fool anyone on this forum - I have see it. It is brick. And it requires no structural change to the home.