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Joined 9 August 2009
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8 years8 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
What type of paint to use?

solarguard, weathershield are self priming.

8 years8 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Best Paintbrush Brand

purdy hands down.

8 years8 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
bumpy paint finish? some advice please

However the paint is applied you will see the effect of the tool you're using to apply it.
i.e brushs have stroke marks, rollers have texture marks etc.
there are differant types…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Skirting - MDF or pine ??

its not only that, when the carpenters do the internal fix out the mdf bloats when the nails been punched, its messy to cut the joins under the drop saw,…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Porter Davis and Paint

Most of the top ten volume builders require the painter to do a direct consult with the owner before proceeding. If there not doing that with you.ask for for it.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Porter Davis and Paint

And to upgrade to a premium paint .....hear alarm bells if your being charged more then appx $500.00, remember you're not buying the entire paint for the home of a…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Porter Davis and Paint

Take this advice :wink:
When you sign with you're builder ask for the specification they will be using in the contract for…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
HELP - Is this expensive for interior painting?

should cost you about 5 grand be weary of the cheaper quotes and check the scope of works and spec of more expensive quotes, don't right anyone off go by…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Too many whites!

I posted on this forum about a dozen pictures of homes painted in lexicon hog bristle antique white ,natural white etc search my posts might be able to find them.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Skirting - MDF or pine ??

the painting wont matter, i've had quite abit of experiance in working with MDF and for arcs pine is far better,the only place ive seen mdf as being usefull is…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Cost of removing internal feature brick wall

thats a good price i'd take it while its there.
The builder will have to supply a skip
All material
general demolition labor and temporary repairs to hold the…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Skirting - MDF or pine ??

MDF is weak and hard to repair if damaged, has very little to no tolerance for water etc, generally used on cheaper homes (like very cheap).
Pine is considered a…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Some Tradies do care!

It is difficult to run a business that provides a fantastic service as a tradesman, however a lot of us do sincerely try very hard. As a tradesman I would…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
To paint or not to paint?

Generally the reasons people hire professional painters to re-paint before sale are as follows :

Painters rectify minor issues with carpentry and…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
What first - internal doors or painting ?

doors need to be hung first so they all hang correctly then painters remove them and re-fit them.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Cleaning & Recoating Tiled Roof in Perth - any advice??

It really needs to be done correctly, Painting contractors have available to them software through dulux that specifies which coatings where etc and correct proceedures for the application of there…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Taubmans internal wall colour (Antique Ivory?)

try Aria Ivory, if your builder has you selecting from the bristol/taubmans colour range its the light box colour you speak of. Or if its dulux try seed pearl or…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
QLD Builders, QLeave???

worded nicely.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
QLD Builders, QLeave???

what your saying though bech is the same thing, It is a builders cost that the homeowner or consumer bears as its factored into the cost of works/product/service.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Painting the garage floor

yeah isnt too difficult if you where a competent handyman

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
QLD Builders, QLeave???

Qleave is a great thing for an industry that doesnt pay long service leave otherwise.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Which order ?

if the floor is in need of protecting, use builders plastic (the big black rolls) is quite cheap and you roll it out over the floor, doesnt tear easily etc…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Too many whites!

vivid white (which is no tinters) isnt over bearing at all, be warned though, enamal yellows and if your home is vivid white in six months time you'll have vivid…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
HELP - Is this expensive for interior painting?

plasterboard has to be sealed. Pays to check the specifications, it is unusual to get two coats of low sheen cut and rolled, even if a builder specifies three coats…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Painting the garage floor

Any idea on ball park cost?
would depend on the contractor, costings would be roughly
$400 for material
8 - 12hrs labour @ $50ph
im only guessing the material price going by what…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Painting the garage floor

It would not lift the epoxy floor coatings, however it would eventually degrade the enamal coatings (cheaper products)

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
HELP - Is this expensive for interior painting?

Hi, I'm a painting contractor and theres a few things to consider when asking for three coats on the walls..
Firstly if your getting two coats, are the two coats one…

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Taubmans internal wall colour (Antique Ivory?)

Juston wondering why its an upgrade to have straight white done ? Usually theres only additional work and costing if you choose a colour from a specialist paint base.

9 years9 yearsswarvyswarvy posted:
Painting the garage floor

It's like anything, depends on your budget and needs, Ideally you'd have a professional applicator use an epoxy coating on it, It's expensive but will never peel or corrode, you…

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