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thepa1nter

Kensington Grove QLD
Joined 5 December 2019
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17 d17 dthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
New house - Interior colors suggestion

That's the typical ceiling color,also called Queensland builders white, it has a dash of black tint in it

17 d17 dthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

House slab size includes everything,including eves, 200m2 house being a typical 4x2x2

17 d17 dthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cost to have interior of house professionally painted

They will never give you back the full amount they charge you in the first place, what the builders pay painters range from $25 metre to $35 metre depending on…

25 d25 dthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
acrylic water based gloss not smooth finish

Oh the pain this new water-based enamel is. Its the start of the end of quality paint. The only way that I have found is to spray, there are different…

25 d25 dthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Raising house - get exterior painted first or after?

If access will be a problem once it's raised, you would be best to prepare and paint now while it's low.
You will have movement and damage from the lift so…

2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Go to a decent paint shop, ask to borrow their small computer color matcher ( off to leave a few dollars), they are cheap now,under a hundred dollars so it…

2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Peeling paint on rendered brick walls

I think the first coat was probably an oil-based undercoat that has given way over time as each new coat of acrylic paint has been applied.
I would just strip it…

2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
New house gets flooded with every heavy rain.

I'm sorry to hear of your problems, I was in a similar scenario and went through hell because the neighbours would not cooperate at all. I was left with buying…

2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cracks on walls

Thanks,appreciate the input

2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cracks on walls

I wouldnt be doing ii myself,but realy two trades are needed or a painter who is capable of plastering.properly. these cracks in this video were inspected by the qbcc here…

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2 months2 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Roof - colour bond Vs Tiles?

How did you compromise by going 100% her way? :-?

3 months3 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Dulux Rottnest Island

Its a light grey-blue,quite a nice colour really, bit dark for a small house but very nice in a large house. It doesn't send out any unwanted colors.

3 months3 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Poor white set plaster / paint

Could you provide some pictures please?

3 months3 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Which white paint?

The ceiling should be the lighter white, the walls the darker white but chances are you won't be able to tell any difference between them.
The trim will be a different…

3 months3 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Rendering/water stains

I would be doing the waterproofing first, on top of that I would be looking at the colours of the existing stains and choosing a camouflage type paint scheme so…

3 months3 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Paint splash on rendering

Both the paints are water-based (Acrylic) so no matter what you do you will damage one or the other. Unless it comes off with water and rubbing. Best to…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
New Home construction slab crack

Looks like you need to talk to the builder, he will probably say it's normal but because it goes the entire width, Id want it looked at by a third…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Repairing wall & ceiling join.

Open the paper gap up a little so you can squirt water-based liquid nails in there, wipe clean with baby wipes or a damp rag. Paint the next day, it…

Repairing wall & ceiling join.
4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Repairing lumpy render patch

I would personally use a 5 -inch grinder with a sanding disk, You might be able to buy a cheapy at Bunnings.

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4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Fixing a large crack on front facade - Brick wall - rendered

There is an acrylic polymer render available, it sticks to anything and will probably do your job nicely. Just gouge out the crack and trowel it in and clean it…

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4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Using solar panel for roofing?

I personally wouldn't have solar on my house roof, if you put it on a shed that's OK, the risks are acceptable.
Reasons that I can think of
1:Water leaks…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
How to seal gap under main door and door frames

It's funny you say oil based paint when the industry is turning to water based enamel, I personally don't know if this new paint will stand up to the external…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cracks on walls

This crack looks like a plaster tape joins, its running straight. Are all the cracks running straight? Gyprock is more likely to crack because it isn't as strong and is…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Cracks on walls

Perhaps you could upload a couple of photos of the cracks. It is normal to have settlement cracks . If they are fixed before settlement has happened they will just…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Project builder Vs Independent builder

You are correct, I'm not saying all project builders use all that but I've been working with project builders and private builders exclusively for 12 years straight and can speak…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Project builder Vs Independent builder

They both use the same contractors if they can (We do both)but project builders pay us less per m2 with no extras, specify lower quality paint (Matt)with less coats,they…

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4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
How did you find out about Homeone?

I don't know how I found this forum but I miss talking about houses.
I was once in Somersoft Property Investors forum a few years ago but they shut down,
I started…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
New build near Toowoomba Qld

Nice looking build, do you have any update photos?

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Brick Issue with new house, rendering whole house, re-bricki

I'd be careful of rendering, mainly because you don't have a sound surface for it to stick to. Brick is mostly only a cosmetic layer anyway if you could tolerate…

4 months4 monthsthepa1nterthepa1nter posted:
Removing Paint from External Brick (full house)

I would say it's impossible to remove the paint to look any good. You will have to bite the bullet and get it repainted

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