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    When painting bare exterior timber I would...

    When painting bare exterior timber I would recommend a good oil based timber primer. It's a bit harder to apply then acrylic timber primer but well worth it in the long term.
  2. If you want to do the job properly and not have...

    If you want to do the job properly and not have any problems scrape the aqua enamel off. Sand the trim with an electric sander or by hand until the surface is smooth. Clean the surface and allow to...
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    It is possible to get a smooth base but it always...

    It is possible to get a smooth base but it always depends on how much time and hard work you are willing to put in. Patience, preparation and good paint is the key to a great finish.

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  4. If you want it to last definately seal the...

    If you want it to last definately seal the render. I recommend an Acrylic Sealer Binder. Then apply two top coats once the binder is completely dry.
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    If you want to paint over the oil stained finish,...

    If you want to paint over the oil stained finish, you will have to sand the surface then apply a coat of oil based sealer primer undercoat. Once the oil undercoat is dry (24 hours later) Lightly sand...
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    First thing to do is brush down/dust down the...

    First thing to do is brush down/dust down the surface or wash the surface if it is greasy and allow to dry. Once dry apply an acrylic sealer undercoat to seal the surface. Once dry apply 2 coats of...
  7. If you have 8 to 9 foot ceilings then $5000 is...

    If you have 8 to 9 foot ceilings then $5000 is around the ball park figure.
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    Just use sugar soap and no other cleaners. If...

    Just use sugar soap and no other cleaners. If that doesn't work, then it needs to be sealed and painted.
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    If there was a previous damp problem, you may...

    If there was a previous damp problem, you may want to apply an Oil Based Sealer Binder on the hard plaster before repairing the cracks. If there is no damp course problem then repair the cracks then...
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    If you do want to use a spray gun with the air...

    If you do want to use a spray gun with the air compressor, why not use a hvlp gun. Uses a lot less air and there is not as much overspray or bouce back of material off the surface.
  11. Definately use oil based undercoat. If you apply...

    Definately use oil based undercoat. If you apply the acrylic based undercoat on top of the oil based enamels, it will scratch off. Once the oil based undercoat is dry you can apply acrylic top coats...
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    Haymes sell it. As your location states you are...

    Haymes sell it. As your location states you are in Preston. There is a Haymes Paint Store on high street Preston Vic. I dropped in a couple of years back and they sell linseed oil.
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    Get the undercoat tinted to a very light grey....

    Get the undercoat tinted to a very light grey. Apply one or two coats depending on the coverage. Then apply 3 coats of the orange top coats.
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    As a professional painter I would definately say...

    As a professional painter I would definately say that oil enamels are better by far. Once applied properly the paint should lay flat leaving minimal or no brush marks at all. The coverage with oil...
  15. The pros of spraying is that it is quick. The...

    The pros of spraying is that it is quick. The cons are that you will need more paint, masking paper, masking plastic and masking tapes, respirator and proper filters and cleaning the airless and...
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    I would try cleaning it first with a warm sugar...

    I would try cleaning it first with a warm sugar soap solution. Then paint the bin stain killer over it. I would apply 2 coats of the stain killer. Dries pretty quick as it is an alcohol based...
  17. If you paint on a cooler day you will not notice...

    If you paint on a cooler day you will not notice the overlap. Paint 4-5 boards at a time painting the underneath edge first, then paint the face laying the surface off. You won't notice the over lap...
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    I would use the texture. You can still see...

    I would use the texture. You can still see imperfections through the suede as it is very shiney and pealescent.
  19. If you have a panelift garage door you may be...

    If you have a panelift garage door you may be able to remove the old surface from the metal frame and replace with a nice timber?
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    You can use an airless sprayer or you can get...

    You can use an airless sprayer or you can get someone else to do it. :)
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    I would apply a coat of acrylic sealer undercoat...

    I would apply a coat of acrylic sealer undercoat on before applying any top coats. Then pole sand the sealer once completely dry removing any humps, bumps and grit that had surfaced. Then apply top...
  22. Sand the surface removing any sheen or gloss....

    Sand the surface removing any sheen or gloss. Then apply a coat of oil based sealer tinted to the colour you want to paint the top coats in. Then apply either oil based or water based top coats.
  23. If the timber has no rot then what I would do is...

    If the timber has no rot then what I would do is sand the timber to get a smooth finish. Apply a coat of oil based timber/sealer undercoat. Let it dry overnight and fill any imperfections with a good...
  24. The Berger Jet Dry I have used is oil based. You...

    The Berger Jet Dry I have used is oil based. You can either have it as a smooth finish or you can add the sand to it. Put the sand in both coats.
  25. Maybe try Turps and a window scraper?

    Maybe try Turps and a window scraper?
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    You can hire a turbine Hvlp unit from around $75...

    You can hire a turbine Hvlp unit from around $75 a day. They can spray water based, oil based and laquer based materials. Sprays very evenly and has very minimal overspray.
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    If the weatherboards aren't too bad use a orbital...

    If the weatherboards aren't too bad use a orbital sander to scuff the suface. If the paint is flaking off everywhere, use a belt sander. If there are bubbles in the paintwork, then I would recommend...
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    Dulux will tint the wash and wear to any colour...

    Dulux will tint the wash and wear to any colour you want including the Stone colours.
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    Oil Based undercoat will do the trick. Wait 24...

    Oil Based undercoat will do the trick. Wait 24 hours. Then sand with 180 grit paper lightly just to smooth the surface and to help the top coats adhere. Dust all surfaces then apply top coats of...
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    First thing is to find out what is causing the...

    First thing is to find out what is causing the mould and eliminate that problem. Most mould can be pressure washed away and painted over once dry.

    There are products like organic concrete and...
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    Try the ABC Monarch range first, then try others...

    Try the ABC Monarch range first, then try others if you are not happy. Buy from Paint shops as they do sell at the large hardware stores but are marketed and packaged for the diy market which means...
  32. Could be Powdercoat, Baked enamel, Acrylic...

    Could be Powdercoat, Baked enamel, Acrylic Laquer, Industrial enamel.
  33. First thing is it doesn't need to be powder...

    First thing is it doesn't need to be powder coated. Basic preparation will be the key to a long lasting finish.
    Just my way of going abouts doing it.
    1. Clean the surface with sugar soap.
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    Use a medium nap woolen roller sleeve. You'll...

    Use a medium nap woolen roller sleeve. You'll have to apply 3 coats. Apply the first coat with a 95% paint mix with 5% water. The first coat is the sealer coat. The water thins the paint out and...
  35. If you don't mind a spray finish and you are a...

    If you don't mind a spray finish and you are a pro with the airless and everything goes well then you don't have to back roll. You may over spray areas by acident and cause runs but I would just back...
  36. Back rolling is the process of rolling over the...

    Back rolling is the process of rolling over the wet sprayed surface to achieve a roller finish for future touch up purposes. A pole sander is a screw on sanding block attached to a roller pole. Pole...
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    If you have used an acrylic gloss paint you can...

    If you have used an acrylic gloss paint you can paint staight over with an acrylic ceiling flat. If you painted the cornice with a gloss enamel then you will have to sand the surface to remove the...
  38. Cheapest way is to use a brush and roller. Labour...

    Cheapest way is to use a brush and roller. Labour is the most expensive part and if you do it yourself you will save plenty. Clean all surfaces with sugar soap and water solution. Wire brush planter...
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    When trying to cover up high gloss enamel I would...

    When trying to cover up high gloss enamel I would sand the surface, undercoat with an oil base undercoat for example Dulux Quick Dry. Allow to dry for the specified time then lighty sand and apply...
  40. I have had the fish eyeing problem before aswell....

    I have had the fish eyeing problem before aswell. I cleaned the surface with prepsol and wiped off with a clean rag. I then used a soapy water mixture and a 3M scuff pad and scuffed the surface up...
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