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  1. I wouldn't let the painter talk you into a flat...

    I wouldn't let the painter talk you into a flat enamel. Will look good for a white but then is likely to yellow with time. Also will be harder to re-coat in the future.

    The yellow colour could be...
  2. Let it dry out for a few days then one coat of...

    Let it dry out for a few days then one coat of slow drying oil based sealer binder if the surface is porous or crumbly or powdery. Let dry for 12-24 hrs then undercoat with zinsser oil based cover...
  3. Thread: Paint or Stain?

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    If it is an interior door no problem staining...

    If it is an interior door no problem staining rather than painting - but - since it is a bathroom door it will need a varnish (polyurethane) finish rather than an oil finish. Two easy options;
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    No you cannot mix enamel with etch primer. Etch...

    No you cannot mix enamel with etch primer. Etch primers are usually alcohol based and are not compatible with turps based enamels.

    Etch primers are also usually not suitable as a finish coat. They...
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    Zinsser BIN is the product you should use for...

    Zinsser BIN is the product you should use for stains - particularly nicotine, smoke and water stains.

    BIN is a shellac based sealer that will prevent the stains from bleeding through your new...
  6. Thread: Nippon Paint Gone

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    I quite liked their water based enamel and...

    I quite liked their water based enamel and advance interior wall paint. In particular the interior wall paint I thought went on very well and was pretty much odour free. When I went in the 4 litre...
  7. Thread: Nippon Paint Gone

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    Nippon Paint Gone

    Apparently Bunnings will no longer be stocking Nippon paint.

    Just an FYI if anyone needs to get any to finish off a job or for touch ups. Also they seem to be selling it fairly cheap to clear it -...
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    Thanks a million Rod. Crazing is how I would...

    Thanks a million Rod. Crazing is how I would describe the appearance of these walls.

    Would you have any recommendations for a filler? As well as the crazing there are a few slightly larger cracks,...
  9. Thread: Best Paint to use

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    Weathershield will be fine - but it's water based...

    Weathershield will be fine - but it's water based not oil based!

    Weathershield will work well on both the colorbond and timber provided they are both prepared properly. If the colorbond is in good...
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    Set Plaster Walls - Cracked All Over

    Hi,

    I am trying to repair several set plaster walls that have fine cracks all over. They are brick walls that have been rendered and then plastered. most of the cracks are hairline, some maybe 1...
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    Please make sure that you kill all the mould...

    Please make sure that you kill all the mould before cleaning with sugar soap. Sugar soap cleans the visible mould but does not kill it. If it was me I would use a bleach based product like exit mould...
  12. Thread: Gloss Estapol

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    Ok first of all 'estapol' is Wattyl's brand name...

    Ok first of all 'estapol' is Wattyl's brand name for a range of their polyurethane varnishes.

    Second, if you had sucess with the wattyl estapol stain and varnish then try their estapol clear...
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    Ok mate that's a bit different! Trim paint is...

    Ok mate that's a bit different! Trim paint is often fine for exterior or interior use. When you say exterior paint most people (well me) would think exterior acrylic wall paint - eg solagard,...
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    Bunnings guy is wrong. Look it may seem counter...

    Bunnings guy is wrong. Look it may seem counter intuitive that interior paint is easier to clean than exterior paint but you have to think about it in context.

    Exterior paint needs to withstand...
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    There are several disadvantages to using exterior...

    There are several disadvantages to using exterior paint inside:

    - Exterior paints generally stay softer than interior paints, expecially in hot weather.
    - They normally need exposure to UV light...
  16. Yeah it can be hard as there is often more than...

    Yeah it can be hard as there is often more than one paint system that will work and some will tell you water base is the best others will say stick to oil base. I thought that set plaster was one of...
  17. Assuming you are talking about set/solid plaster...

    Assuming you are talking about set/solid plaster and not plasterboard.

    You need to seal set plaster with an oil based undercoat. Prefereably an oil based 'sealer binder' rather than a general...
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    The pictures show plasterboard under the...

    The pictures show plasterboard under the wallpaper. Where the wall paper has been peeled off the plasterboards paper facing has been damaged. If wall paper has been stuck directly to...
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    Wattyl / Solver = Australian Owned & Australian...

    Wattyl / Solver = Australian Owned & Australian Made.

    Dulux / British Paints / Berger are brands of Orica and are Australian Owned & Australian Made.

    Haymes is Australian Made and Australian...
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    The green coloured 3M brand tape is best at...

    The green coloured 3M brand tape is best at preventing bleed through. It's about $10 a roll at bunnings.
  21. Well first of all if it is beautiful timber make...

    Well first of all if it is beautiful timber make sure you really want it covered with white paint before you start because it won't be easy to go back.

    Most likley it has some sort of...
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    Stick with the taubmans 3in1. A Cheaper acrylic...

    Stick with the taubmans 3in1. A Cheaper acrylic sealer undercoat would be OK if you weren't painting over enamel. One coat of 3in1 plus two coats of a good quality acrylic wall paint should be OK...
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    Before going to far you might want to consider...

    Before going to far you might want to consider giving one room a fresh coat of ceiling white and seing how that looks. Brush off as much of the dust etc as possible and if it is really brown or...
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    135L of undercoat?:)(

    135L of undercoat?:)(
  25. Forget about the ESP or any other deglosser. As...

    Forget about the ESP or any other deglosser. As already posted above Zinsser BIN is the correct answer.
  26. Geoff, why don't you try applying the first...

    Geoff, why don't you try applying the first coat(s) of aquanamel without any hot weather thinners, sand smooth, then apply only the final coat with the hot weather thinner.
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    Yes the VC175 additive does stink and yes it is...

    Yes the VC175 additive does stink and yes it is very dangerous in its concentrated form.

    A couple of things to note, most good quality paints now have very high levels of anti-mould and bacterial...
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    Actually I have seen a paint product that...

    Actually I have seen a paint product that supposedly gives a timber look. Works similar to suede effects paint in that streaks in the paint dry to a different shade and create the effect of timber...
  29. Yes that is interesting. I have been wondering if...

    Yes that is interesting. I have been wondering if the hot weather thinners are the same as floetrol and had assumed they probably were. Maybe not? Post up your findings anyways.
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    Why not repaint with gloss Solaguard??? Unless it...

    Why not repaint with gloss Solaguard??? Unless it is a surface where you nead high wear/abrasion resistance such as a hand-rail the solaguard should provide a better lasting option than an oil based...
  31. Thread: Painting: metal

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    The gate is probably galvanised steel. Remove...

    The gate is probably galvanised steel.

    Remove rust with a wire brush and/or sandpaper.
    Prime any bare areas with Wattyl Kill Rust Heavy Duty Primer ($10 for a spray can or $13 for 250ml tin)....
  32. Thread: wall makeovers

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    Gyprock is CSR's brand of plasterboard products....

    Gyprock is CSR's brand of plasterboard products. Plasterboard is made in a variety of different types to suit different applications (wet areas, fire resistance, impact resistance etc) and is made by...
  33. Wagner recommend thinning acrylics with up to 15%...

    Wagner recommend thinning acrylics with up to 15% water. I would try thinning with water and adding some floetrol. Maybe 10% water plus 5-10% floetrol.

    Also I don't think a clear coat is a good...
  34. Thread: Dulux One Coat

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    Where are you planning on using it? New work or a...

    Where are you planning on using it? New work or a re-paint in same/similar colour?

    I have seen it demonstrated with mixed success over a patterned surface - i.e. one half painted white the other...
  35. Thread: Painting Tiles

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    Recently painted some horrid wall tiles in a...

    Recently painted some horrid wall tiles in a kitchen with the white knight tile paint.

    Looks 10x better than before but still far from a new tile job. As has been said any imperfections in the...
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    Keep in mind that painting over it with a stain...

    Keep in mind that painting over it with a stain blocking primer will not do anything at all about the underlying rust.

    As you have seen rust is powerful enough to break through plaster and this...
  37. Thread: Roll-On Render

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    I assume you are talking about the one Bunnings...

    I assume you are talking about the one Bunnings are now advertising for around $24 per bag.

    Much cheaper than the Dulux Full Cover roll on render that bunnies sell for $125 per bucket.

    The new...
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