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    Not sure that a whitewash would block out the...

    Not sure that a whitewash would block out the existing brick colour,and being by the ocean a full paint cover would be longer lasting.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
  2. Does'nt sound unreasonable.. Cheers, Blocker.

    Does'nt sound unreasonable..
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    James, Painting bricks is fairly...

    James,
    Painting bricks is fairly straightforward..pressure clean walls,do any repairs and paint with 3 coats of exterior acrylic paint,using a long nap roller and brush.
    I would suggest a colour...
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    More suited to new build or empty building,where...

    More suited to new build or empty building,where quality is not a top priority.Prep can be long winded if working in a furnished home.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Our kitchen was done with a coloured silicone 7...

    Our kitchen was done with a coloured silicone 7 years ago,and still looks good.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Remove any loose material,fill with exterior...

    Remove any loose material,fill with exterior filler and paint with exterior texture paint.Dulux fine or medium texture would do.Will last much longer than render.
    Cheers Blocker.
  7. Have a look at your local Tile shops,there are...

    Have a look at your local Tile shops,there are some great porcelain floor tiles in a "timber look".
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Like Phil said,water based acrylic paint will...

    Like Phil said,water based acrylic paint will take at least 6-8 weeks to cure (longer for dark colours) due to high humidity and long periods of rain.
    If you are painting over fairly new colorbond,I...
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    All of the major paint brands make a coarse...

    All of the major paint brands make a coarse acrylic texture paint,which can be easily applied with a sheepskin painters glove, which will give a "bagged" finish.
    I would check with a local trade...
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    There are a couple of long established trade...

    There are a couple of long established trade outlets at Erina and Kilarney Vale,and this is where I would be going for larger jobs.
    Water based is fine for walls and ceilings,but turps based enamels...
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    Tom,I was suggesting simply opening the...

    Tom,I was suggesting simply opening the window,not removing glass.
    This was a common way to install this type of unit.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
  12. Nice to see someone showing the results of an...

    Nice to see someone showing the results of an enquiry..very rare.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Would it be simpler to open the bottom of the...

    Would it be simpler to open the bottom of the window,and install a small filler panel to the side of the ac unit?
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Washing down with exterior wood cleaner (oxalic...

    Washing down with exterior wood cleaner (oxalic acid) should remove the tannin bleed.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Can't see your photos,but if the posts and...

    Can't see your photos,but if the posts and handrails need numerous repairs,painting them,then staining the deck surface may be the best plan.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    I would suggest applying a waterproofing membrane...

    I would suggest applying a waterproofing membrane with corner mesh for strength,paint over with your weathershield paint.much the same as shower cubicle system.

    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    I'm with Metrix,2 pack poly,or a "floor...

    I'm with Metrix,2 pack poly,or a "floor grade"single pack will be long lasting..if you have to use oils,stay away from products with a high content of vegetable oils.
    Also,it is critically important...
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    Check out a product called Peelaway,it is locally...

    Check out a product called Peelaway,it is locally made and been around for many years."Peelaway 8" is also bio-degradable and can be cleaned up without neutraliser,and is ideal for stripping painted...
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    Apply a coat of Flood Co. "ESP"before painting....

    Apply a coat of Flood Co. "ESP"before painting.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    I would be reluctant to sand ,I would suggest...

    I would be reluctant to sand ,I would suggest Flood ESP which is a reliable wipe on clear primer,before painting.
    If you are using white or similar colour,water based would be ok,but if you are...
  21. Water based primer is fine..remember to fine sand...

    Water based primer is fine..remember to fine sand dry primer before applying finish coats,as this will give a better finish.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.:2tsup:
  22. Usually the recoat time will be extended from 1-2...

    Usually the recoat time will be extended from 1-2 hours in ideal temps to 5-6 hours,but provided ventilation is good,not a problem to 2nd coat same day.
    Any 'warmth' in the room will also be toward...
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    Let it harden for 3 days after second coat,then...

    Let it harden for 3 days after second coat,then fine sand before painting again..best to repaint within 7 days.
    Cheers.
    Blocker.:2tsup:
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    If you are parking vehicles inside,a two pack...

    If you are parking vehicles inside,a two pack epoxy paint or clear would be more durable than paving paints or driveway clear sealers.If it is only pedestrian traffic,paving paint will be good...
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  26. Sorry to be a nag Phil,but the enquiry was for...

    Sorry to be a nag Phil,but the enquiry was for the Central Coast area,Tuggerah is local,and Newcastle is an easy drive 1hour or so further north....Most people in the 'burbs spend longer than that...
  27. Their website shows Tuggerah store,also Newcastle...

    Their website shows Tuggerah store,also Newcastle if you r on the "upper end" of Central Coast.
    Cheers,
    Blocker:2tsup:
  28. Your local Mr Ply N Wood may be the go. Cheers,...

    Your local Mr Ply N Wood may be the go.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.:2tsup:
  29. Cypress was very popular during your build...

    Cypress was very popular during your build period,but all pine will yellow with age.If your Floor Sander is supplying whitewash finish ask for examples of colour.
    If you intend to "DIY"...
  30. You mentioned you are having the house painted...

    You mentioned you are having the house painted shortly,let the painter deal with the cracks.
    Cheers Blocker.
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    Majority of new builds would be texture...

    Majority of new builds would be texture paint..Dulux Acratex,Taubmans Armawall,Wattyl Granosite etc.Best result would be to repair with exterior filler,and roll on a coat of the Dulux Fine texture...
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    Bad idea to thin your paint,you will have to do...

    Bad idea to thin your paint,you will have to do additional coats if you get it wrong..better to start painting early in the day while air is cool.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
  33. Why not look for a local trade supplier like...

    Why not look for a local trade supplier like Paint Spot,Haymes or Nutech..these guys would be better options for a larger job, and also could help with prep advice.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
  34. Just a thought,why not try a local specialist...

    Just a thought,why not try a local specialist store like Reece,Tradelink etc..They may be able to explain features and benefits of different price levels.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Brett, Regardless of filler type used,make sure...

    Brett,
    Regardless of filler type used,make sure you prime or paint the exposed area before filling,this will reduce timber shrinkage due to moisture variations.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Phil is correct ..clean with metho or white...

    Phil is correct ..clean with metho or white spirits (prepsol) and paint with exterior acrylic straight on..Hot dip gal or similar require primer.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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    Phil, What I have stated is not my opinion,but...

    Phil,
    What I have stated is not my opinion,but is a matter of fact based on decades of evidence.
    I would suggest you call into your nearest trade paint outlet,and ask any of the professional...
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    Jane, D.I.Y painting anything is a compromise...

    Jane,
    D.I.Y painting anything is a compromise between best method vs convenience...main difference for turps based vs water based...

    Pros ..Turps enamel will give better adhesion,smoother finish...
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    If you choose to re-apply a stain or transluscent...

    If you choose to re-apply a stain or transluscent finish,you will have to remove all of the existing colour back to clean timber.
    Painting in a solid colour is a bit simpler...scrape off any loose...
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    Always a good idea to fine sand prior to applying...

    Always a good idea to fine sand prior to applying stain,and also fine sand between finish coats of clear varnish.
    Cheers,
    Blocker.
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