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8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Do you know of any other forums re: property development

The best one is http://www.propertyinvesting.com

8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
double glassed windows

It’s great for adding value and comfort.
But you should thing about improving your ventilation. Double glassed windows seal off your house. We are very often called to get rid a…

8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Mould begone!

Check that the water drains off away from the house and does not stays under the house. After the rain check your underfloor to see of soil is moist. You…

8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Renovating old aluminium window frames

Powder coating is an application method. Their paint is not much different. But it requires a special spray that can not be hired by law. DIY is not an option…

8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
How can i remove a linseed oil stain from my trex decking

I guess you already tried an old elbow grease method.
I would also try cleaning it with methylates spirit (but do a test somewhere in the corner to ensure it…

8 years8 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Painting Costs

As a very general price guide - count number of rooms/spaces (eg. bedroom, bathroom, toilet, lounge, corridor, stairway) and multiply it by $300+GST. This is a base cost of labour…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Electrical plan, need advise and suggestion

Every builder I’ve dealt with uses own symbols. It’s a bit hard to guess all details. But here’s my 5cents of worth:
• Motion sensor light outside…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
mission brown paint

Just make sure you run a lead paint test before stripping paint of! You can get it from Bunnings or a paint shops.
Many pre-1978 properties were painted at some stage…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Are we doing too much?

Cal in a local real estate agent – ask what is your house worth. Tell him (or her) what you are going to do and ask how much value it…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Where is the best place to sell a new free standing bath?

Ebay, Gumtree, Trading Post.

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Ceiling leak ? box guttering & sealants.

Hard to tell. As you said it’s complicated enough to confuse the builder.
Just in case your builder is overseeing something – invest $100 or so in calling another builder or…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
HELP AND AVISE WITH OLDER CEILINGS IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN

Sorry your photo is not showing up.
But from you description - I think you better spraying it. It will give you a good even coverage and will reach all…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
House painting - what to ask/process

I’m a painter, but I do lot’s of interstate projects for my investment proeprties for which I’m hiring local painters. I got along a few bumps. Learn from my bad…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
"Rusty" apperance growing on our bricks

How strange? Did it came off well?

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Cover or rip out Horse Hair Plaster

I would recommend removing old gyprock, so you can straighten up new walls. Old houses often have uneven walls. If you put new gyprock on top it will be untidy…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Burning/Electrical smell in one room only

If it smells like something electrical is burning – it’s because something is burning here! Get electrician before your house burned out. Don’t use power here until he comes.

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Painting blueboard fibro

You paint them like any other exterior surface – 3 coats of paint for all bare surfaces.
Most of exterior paints are self primed, so you don’t need a special…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Paint color is different!!

Bunnings is absolutely hopeless!
I do not remember them tinting paint without making a single mistake
You have better chances if to go to the paint shop.
Or at least write…

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Renovating old aluminium window frames

Paint it!
You can use powder-coating.
Or spray-painted epoxy paint works very well and will be much cheaper.

9 years9 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
plaster water damage - painting ok or need to be replaced?

Depending on how extensive damage is you can dispute the ceiling can be repaired. But you did not build/bought a new house to have a damaged plasterboard! Just insist on…

11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
how many coats

Sounds to me your builder is quoting two coats only.
A new surfaces you need three coats - one undercoat and two final coats.
If it's previously painted - you can go…

11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
how many coats

Make sence to me.
But it dries in few days - you can safely paint after that.

11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Wallpaper

I do have a feature wall! Looks great.
But I picked those 3D textured pattered wallpaper that you paint over the top. It has a bit of retro fill. But…

Wallpaper
11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Tips for Painting a New House

Why do you want to use enamel undercoat? You really only need it if you have to seal stains, water leaks and mould. Otherwise use water based undercoat – it’s…

11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
What colour are your ceilings?

Don't use the pure white for your ceilings. :!:
It will show very clear all imperfections as the paint start ageing – any greasy colours, dust,…

11 years11 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Stained glass (leadlight) to fill hole

I've seem some of those windows done without any reinforcement. Looked like they were quite old and there was no visible damage on the wall.
But ask traders who will quote…

12 years12 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
My Garden design - maybe

Nice work!
What trees are they and how big will they grow?
Do they have flowers, drop leaves in winter, change leaves colour in autumn?
It will change the appearance a lot.
Check what…

12 years12 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
Removing Internal Walls

Ask a builder for advise!
(or a detail quote?...)

12 years12 yearsOl'PaintingOl'Painting posted:
why are new designs like this

Hm...
It’s believed to be a good idea to place the laundry as close a possible to the main source of dirty closing – bedroom. But you also suppose to…

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