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    Painting too heavy can cause that. The outer...

    Painting too heavy can cause that.
    The outer edge of the paint dries faster than the inner before the inner has time to adhere to the substrate. I hope that makes some sort of sense.
    I have found...
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    Painting shed floor

    Gday,
    I am painting the floor of my shed and need a bit of advice. I am going to use a waterbased paint and i am undecided between White Knight and Berger Jet dry. Berger has the color that i want...
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    A good spread of talcum powder has been known to...

    A good spread of talcum powder has been known to stop squeaky boards.

    give it a try
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    Ray, Did she use a green / other color...

    Ray,

    Did she use a green / other color kitchen scourer with the sugarsoap?

    let me know
    cheers
    steve
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    Gday Rossluck, The choice of a good sealer...

    Gday Rossluck,

    The choice of a good sealer depends on a lot of variables in my experience.
    How much foot traffic.
    In the weather most/all of the time.
    Is it in an entertaining area where...
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    removing paint from concrete floor

    gday,
    Perhaps someone can help.
    Our verandah floor has been painted numerous times over the years before i bought it.
    I want to paint it and hopefully freshen it up but what is the easiest way to...
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    you could always go for mirror doors on the BIR's...

    you could always go for mirror doors on the BIR's and get the others custom made.
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    Dicamba son........with a good wetting agent, by...

    Dicamba son........with a good wetting agent, by good i mean somethe like pulse or brushoff.......min 1/5 hr of sunlight required.

    That will really knockem off..........shouldnt hurt the dog, but...
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    Try a cleaning supplies shop. There is a product...

    Try a cleaning supplies shop.
    There is a product but i cant remember the name of it, will try and get there in the next few days to if i can get a product name.

    steve
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    yep, so did ours

    yep, so did ours
  11. when we did our reno, the builder used green...

    when we did our reno, the builder used green jarrah weatherboards, mainly cos thats all we could get.
    He suggested that i spend the weekend painting both sides and edges with a pink oil based...
  12. The guys who did my place said the same thing as...

    The guys who did my place said the same thing as the guys doing yours.
    I thought that it would look pretty average too but to be honest i hardly even notice now that they have been primed in pink.
    ...
  13. Thread: Acrylic Paint

    by maglite
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    Acrylic Paint

    Gday all,
    For as long as i can remember i have been an avid user of oil based enamel paints, but last week i thought i would give some no primer acrylic a go.
    Big mistake.
    I am painting bare...
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    Im in the same boat. I need to remove the...

    Im in the same boat.

    I need to remove the "not so mould resistant" selleys from our shower cubicle and replace it with sika poly U.

    Will acetone, xylene or the selleys stuff affect the...
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    Mick, why not hard wire 240v into the shed walls...

    Mick, why not hard wire 240v into the shed walls and then put an ad in the local paper warning that anyone touching the steel of the shed will be fried.:eek:
    Some guys in my home town passed the...
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    The noise is more than likely coming from a heap...

    The noise is more than likely coming from a heap of freo dorcker supporters creeping about looking for a place to stay when the perennial losers they call a football team make the GF.......in their...
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    A simple solution to the clay issue is to cover...

    A simple solution to the clay issue is to cover the clay with a fair bit of Gypsum and then tiller it........it will help to break it up and it wont hurt any future drainage issues.

    Grass in the...
  18. Thread: Superglue

    by maglite
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    try some stuff called DESOLVIT made from citrus...

    try some stuff called DESOLVIT
    made from citrus and is very effective on all manner of sticky stuff.
    the longer is left the better it works......can be bought from bunny's or most hardware stores...
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    Nor is it possible to avoid the cleaning. ...

    Nor is it possible to avoid the cleaning.

    best advice i can offer is empty the room of all furniture.......all you have to do then is vac the walls and floors.
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    Penetrol paint oil should bring them back to...

    Penetrol paint oil should bring them back to their best.
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    Try this link. These guys will be able to help...

    Try this link.
    These guys will be able to help and there is heaps of info available.

    www.archicentre.com.au

    cheers
    Steve
  22. Thread: Gum Tree

    by maglite
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    Drill at the base of the tree with an auger bit,...

    Drill at the base of the tree with an auger bit, go deep....real deep
    Make a decent dose of ghlyphosate, metsulphuron and pulse, pour into hole/s.
    Trounce is a product that is single use, but the...
  23. I strongly disagree, i find the majority of...

    I strongly disagree, i find the majority of Gumby's post very informative and helpful, the fact that it takes me 3 days to read them is beside the point:p
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    Given fashion, i reckon that picture rails will...

    Given fashion, i reckon that picture rails will be in vogue a lot longer that feature walls.
    How about laying a rail and paintinfg it the same color as the wall....at least it will blend in and will...
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    Why bother, the same happened to us and we have...

    Why bother, the same happened to us and we have put it down to character.
    In most cases real old boards will never match wether it be gaps or color.

    Sure the crevices accumulate dirt etc but all...
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    Geez squizz, If i had known that you do fencing...

    Geez squizz,
    If i had known that you do fencing as well, would have got you down here for very cashy easter.
    That is, if your not too busy.........did someone say "shortage" or was that "boom"...
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    IMHO it MUST be vented outside of the roofspace....

    IMHO it MUST be vented outside of the roofspace.

    As has been mentioned the dust is generally more unsightly that the grease...especially near the top.

    Cleaning the filters regularily does...
  28. Is coming thru the floor not an option?

    Is coming thru the floor not an option?
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    I could only offer a professional opinion on...

    I could only offer a professional opinion on presentation of a pic. ;)
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    Things went well ths end. Mr. Selleys is...

    Things went well ths end.

    Mr. Selleys is wonderful :D
  31. Thread: Cost of a Home

    by maglite
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    I have no idea wether this is true or not but i...

    I have no idea wether this is true or not but i have been led to believethat in general it is far more expensive to add something to the project home plans that it is to remove something (walls etc)...
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    Im with Julian......sort of, Colorbond isnt much...

    Im with Julian......sort of,
    Colorbond isnt much good if you have dogs who like digging, given the gap between ground level and start of the bottom rail. You can run concrete up to this but IMHO...
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    Try wiping the cut end of a potato over a...

    Try wiping the cut end of a potato over a windscreen, and then buff clean.

    Does the same thing and a fair bit cheaper too
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    Thanks for pointing that out. The jarrah cost me...

    Thanks for pointing that out.
    The jarrah cost me about $4.80 per lm.
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    Painting Zincalume

    Gday All,

    After i have painted the zincalume with etch primer, will i need to add a coat of read lead primer or similar before i apply the finishing coats?

    Not a lot of info out there and i...
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    A mate of mine is a real estate agent and he...

    A mate of mine is a real estate agent and he reckons that houses with wall to cileling tiles tend to stay on the market a bit longer than those without.
    His reasoning is that a new purchaser will...
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    Check out a product called rockwool also

    Check out a product called rockwool also
  38. Thread: Neighbours

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    Rusty, It seems to be the way these days. a...

    Rusty,
    It seems to be the way these days.
    a shire close to us stipulates what roofing iron is acceptable sqm and all that....something about reflective heat or whatever.
    Other suburbs do stipulate...
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    The local council wont be able to help. You...

    The local council wont be able to help.
    You should have a talk with the water corp but from memory it has always been a minimum 1-1.5m from the pipe in WA.

    This has been applied to the last 3...
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    it might also be caused by the water table in...

    it might also be caused by the water table in your area.
    High water table, no sun, plenty of shade = damp soil under house.
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