DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Paint cans have their respective coverage on the tin. which is in sq mtrs, so a 3m x 3m wall would be 9 sq mtrs (one coat)
Paint can very a little, but not usually…
Feb 16, 2005 8:21 am
Paint the house
Generally speaking the use of acrylics in exterior situations is recommend. As enamels age they become very brittle and chalky and therefore have a tendency to crack and…
May 24, 2005 4:24 pm
giprock lift due to house movement
hard to tell from picture but if that was meant to be a control joint then there a few different ways to do it
easiest would be to buy control joint strip from ceiling…
Aug 03, 2006 10:04 pm
Flloor boards running down hill
you will probably have to lift the boards up to fix the problem. I have heard of a similar problem where the floor joists for the second storey were not quite up to the…
Nov 23, 2006 7:23 am
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Bending Fibro Board into a curve.
Have you tried emailing James Hardie or CSR??
Plenty of houses were built with curved walls in the 50's/60's/70's - they may be able to recommend a particular type of…
If your getting a brickie in, its good time to put in some extra vents if needed too.
well first of all i will say hello because i am new to this and not sure of proticol with these things
i have recently been asked to over see a extensive renovation on…
Filling in nail holes with putty
I did it with an old dresser I was restoring. I just found some similarly coured wood, cut some of it and mixed the swadust with wood glue and filled the nail holes. Two…
May 01, 2007 8:55 pm
May 22, 2007 12:52 pm
Laundry renovation on tight budget
Check out hte render paint - but I have been told by a gy at pwrk that don't beleive the instructions - it does not roller on like they say it will - it's a trowel job.
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…