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Category: Renovations

I have some old timber panelling on my interior walls. Can I paint it?

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What process do I follow when repainting a room that has been occupied by a heavy smoker

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Can you match the colour on my walls at the moment even though I can’t find an old tin?

21 Dec, 2011

Sure can. If you could bring in a sample of the old paint then we are able to scan it and match it accurately. If you can bring in a sample bigger that a 50-cent piece that would help.

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The most effective way to treat mould problems is to scrub the surface with a one third bleach to two thirds water mix and leave it on the surface for 15 minutes before washing it off.

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White Knight has a system for painting wall tiles that is very successful and able to be tinted to a range of fashionable colours. We would be happy to explain this system to you in store.

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New plaster board (Gyprock) is very porous and usually has the joints between the boards flushed and sanded smooth. An undercoat both seals the porosity and creates an even texture that helps hide the flushing joints.

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Solver Duraguard Satin is the best match to new Colorbond as the sheen level is very close. As to colour, we can match all of the Colorbond colours so all you need to ask for is the colour that you want to match.

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Old weathered decks can be cleaned by scrubbing them with a timber cleaning solution Like Wattyl Deck Clean. If possible this should be cleaned off with pressure washer but a garden hose on full and a deck scrubbing brush will suffice.

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Flaking paint is the result of a lack of adhesion between current layers of paint and previous coats. This can be caused by previous products loosing their ability to hold together or water damage from leaking roofs or pipes.

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