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    Not sure where you will have the screen but...

    Not sure where you will have the screen but hopefully not where it may leech into the veggie patch. Roots will take up the toxins.
  2. If you havent quiet finished this job, and you...

    If you havent quiet finished this job, and you have sunk the nails down, hire a buffing machine and some screen mesh or papers. it would save you so much time and make it sooo much easier. You will...
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    If you want to treat a deck in Tassie, wait a...

    If you want to treat a deck in Tassie, wait a couple of months (unless it is undercover). Too wet and timber needs to be completely dry. Not all oils are actually oils. Check the ingredients but most...
  4. As DavoSyd mentioned, it has come up really good...

    As DavoSyd mentioned, it has come up really good and it would definitely be a shame to hide it! Maybe look into penetrative sealers as then you will easily be able to touch it up if/when necessary...
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    Interesting thread. Lived in Europe for several...

    Interesting thread.
    Lived in Europe for several years where apples and pearswere pressed in autumn. Timber presses were used but they were not treated.
    Whatever the timber, the finer the sand, the...
  6. Thanks for your vote of confidence David. Sorry...

    Thanks for your vote of confidence David. Sorry have not been here for a while.

    Re the various oils, Great that it all worked out the way you wanted it Steve. By leaving sit for a while you got...
  7. No..not dreaming. But..you must compare apples...

    No..not dreaming. But..you must compare apples with apples. Ok so there are 10Lt for $100 products. Have you wondered what was in there? Yes, not all are sensitive to auxiliary chemicals but have you...
  8. Hi MELondon, If you have not yet resolved your...

    Hi MELondon, If you have not yet resolved your issue, Livos has a penetrating decking oil in a grey stain. To be honest not my cup of tea but some do like it. I tried to upload an imagine but wont...
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    If your water based coating has a layer sitting...

    If your water based coating has a layer sitting on top of the timber, it may be difficult to fix the scratches. If your floor sander hasn't been able to assist, and they usually would, then ring at...
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    Is the timber new...why are you sanding? Keep...

    Is the timber new...why are you sanding?

    Keep an eye on the weather as you don't want to treat the timber when wet.
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    It definitely would be the easiest option at...

    It definitely would be the easiest option at least.
  12. Rather than a belt sander or orbital, you can use...

    Rather than a belt sander or orbital, you can use a rotary sander (from Kennards) with screen mesh or sanding papers. It has 400mm diameter and would need a pad underneath but quicker than an orbital...
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    Take it with you to any timber yard. Being from...

    Take it with you to any timber yard. Being from 2004 you wont need to go to a recycled place as the timber wont be that old. Once laid though you will need to sand it down to the level of the rest of...
  14. Good to hear. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers.

    Good to hear. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers.
  15. How did you go Whitesands, did the installation...

    How did you go Whitesands, did the installation proceed with no major dramas?
  16. If you have not yet completed the works yet...

    If you have not yet completed the works yet Whitesands, and you are doing with sanding and finishing yourself, sand and do one coat initially and have the kitchen installed. Whilst it wouldn't...
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    Sticky: Hi Cheti, The coating is breaking down and the...

    Hi Cheti,
    The coating is breaking down and the timber underneath is greying off due to the weathering. Cant see the nails properly however if you are able to sink them, it would be good to give the...
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    Sticky: Hi Marc, Sorry, at times there are not enough...

    Hi Marc,
    Sorry, at times there are not enough hours in a day...what can I do for you?
    Cheers
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    Looks great Danos, Because of the down lights,...

    Looks great Danos,
    Because of the down lights, one tends to see more imperfections than with any other lighting.
    Also, what you will find with the oiled finish is it will actually look better and...
  20. Hi Scallywag, Your two main issues are that you...

    Hi Scallywag,
    Your two main issues are that you have 2 completely different coloured timber and the undercover issue, some is more exposed and will have an effect on the outcome especially with...
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    Hi Danos, Nice to see a picture of the end...

    Hi Danos,
    Nice to see a picture of the end result. If it was very absorbent, yes a primer would have been beneficial and I am surprised that so much oil was used.
    Yes, not only can you easily...
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    There are so many brands on the market and all...

    There are so many brands on the market and all the above mentioned have in common is they contain elements of petroleum or are based on it. Yes it may say oil, but how much oil and what oil...and if...
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    What you say is true but remember too, some of...

    What you say is true but remember too, some of the oil modified oils do leave a layer on top which may necessitate sanding back later on. By using a penetrating oil not only eliminates sanding back,...
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    If you are renovating, the slab is old or not? As...

    If you are renovating, the slab is old or not? As to what you do with it will depend a bit on how good or bad the surface is. If it is in good nik and smooth enough, you can use a natural oil sealer....
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    There are various products on the market for...

    There are various products on the market for external use and whatever product you choose, know your rejuvenation or mainenance regime. Many period homes in the inner Melb area have had their...
  26. If you have moisture issues, it may be advisable...

    If you have moisture issues, it may be advisable to use a product that is vapour permeable. It will allow the moisture to move to the surface without affecting the product. The products are generally...
  27. If you are painting, consider the screws or nails...

    If you are painting, consider the screws or nails as one day, you may have to sand the whole surface back.
  28. A belt sander would be the way to go but it can...

    A belt sander would be the way to go but it can clog up the drum unless cleaned properly afterwards. As mentioned above, may be worth getting a professional in as one can quiet easily take a chunck...
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    The sanding grit that you start off with will be...

    The sanding grit that you start off with will be dependant on what the coating is and how uneven the floor is. If it is the balck japan stain and the boards have not been previously sanded, you may...
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    Good Morning Danos, Aplogies for the late...

    Good Morning Danos,
    Aplogies for the late response.
    As all concrete slabs are so different and from our experience with using the oils, I feel that you would do one coat of primer and two coats of...
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    Whilst you may need to purchase an amount, often...

    Whilst you may need to purchase an amount, often the amounts are small so if the area is quite large, I would rather spend 10$, test the colour, application, smell etc and then if happy spend...who...
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    Timber mate putty would be one choice to use to...

    Timber mate putty would be one choice to use to fill up any holes. If the holes are deep, you may need to reputty if the putty shrinks or settles down when dry. Once dry, it is easily sandable.

    I...
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    As with everything, you get what you pay for. If...

    As with everything, you get what you pay for. If it is so cheap in comparison, why, what is in it. Do some testing, as mentioned above is coverage is less than the other product, it could end up...
  34. As Jim mentions, use the timber as is but if you...

    As Jim mentions, use the timber as is but if you will sand, you will need to check the method of installations...that is nails or screws. if sanding is on your mind, you can nail or screw to ensure...
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    If you want it to match perfectly, you would need...

    If you want it to match perfectly, you would need to sand it all and coat with the same product. Even if you use the same product, and only do the one section, you will most likely get some sort of...
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    Hi Danos There are various coatings on the...

    Hi Danos
    There are various coatings on the market but not all will end up ticking all boxes unfortunately. Typically the "rougher" the finish, the more product that is absorbed and the result is a...
  37. If the paint could contain any lead, and you were...

    If the paint could contain any lead, and you were stripping it off to repaint (and not replace) then it is always wise to use a paint stripper. This softens the paint and one can scrap it off ...
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    You may have to do some ringing around however...

    You may have to do some ringing around however you will find some cypress and as you only need a small area it will be worth your while. Yes, you can stain new boards but unless it is a heavy stain,...
  39. Depending on how much paint there is and assuming...

    Depending on how much paint there is and assuming you don't know what kind of paint, try the soaking first, then metho and if nothing happens try a paint stripper. This though depending on what kind...
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    Hi Marc With all due respect I beg to differ re...

    Hi Marc
    With all due respect I beg to differ re e.g. a paint/varnish product that is low VOC is better than high VOC as a statement. Generally I would agree, however it is not all black and white....
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