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Exterior Painting Melbourne
Terry Zabak

How to replace Weatherboards

At some point in the life cycle of your weatherboard home, there will be a need to replace a weatherboard that exhibits timber rot. Weatherboards fail for many reasons some of which include; poor installation,

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Painting Exterior Door in Doncaster
Terry Zabak

How to prepare an Exterior Door

An important part of preparing an exterior door is to ensure that all six sides of your door are undercoated. Many DIY painters fall into the trap of only undercoating and painting four surfaces of

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Interior Painting Doncaster
Terry Zabak

Timber Varnish applied to a Staircase

Painting is not just about adding colour to walls, ceilings and woodwork, sometimes it entails a need to apply a clear varnish to woodwork like skirting, doors and windows. This large double storey project required that the internal stairs be coated with a timber varnish using a oil based clear flooring polyurethane.

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Painting power point hole in the wall in Melbourne Essendon
Terry Zabak

How to repair a plaster wall hole

How to repair a plaster wall hole before any painting is quite straightforward and the most common plaster repair is to a hole that is left behind when a power point, light switch or light baton is removed and placed in another position.

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Paint Stripper
Terry Zabak

How to remove varnish from a window

Houses that have window sills coated in varnish may require stripping if they have been exposed to moisture and the sun over a period of time. If your windows are exhibiting varnish that is peeling and/or stained then you will need to use a paint stripper to remove the old varnish before re-coating with fresh varnish.

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Lead Paint Test Kit
Terry Zabak

How to test for Lead in paint

Testing for lead in your paint is easy and straight forward. The test kit can be applied to all internal and external surfaces and the test kits can be purchased from most hardware stores and paint outlets.

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Plaster Crack
Terry Zabak

How to repair plaster cracks

Plaster cracks can appear in any house and on any plaster wall and ceiling. They can be found in cornices, internal walls, plaster joints and above windows and doors and they will appear as a result of house movement.

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Intergrain 'Natural Stain' in Melbourne Kew
Terry Zabak

How to coat windows with Intergrain

I recently completed a project where the requirements were to apply colour to the exterior timber windows using Intergrain ‘Natural Stain’ in charcoal, without the need of an exterior oil or water-based acrylic top coat.

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Methylated Spirits and a rag is all you need to test paint type
Terry Zabak

What type of paint is on my surface?

What type of paint do you have on your surfaces? This is the million dollar question that all painters in Melbourne have when it comes to painting work that requires a repaint of existing surfaces. It is very simple to work out, all you need is Methylated Spirits and a clean rag.

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Painting weather boards, shrinking in Melbourne Yarraville
Terry Zabak

Why do weatherboards shrink?

This is a common problem faced by many home owners that have weather boards installed as full or partial cladding to the exterior of their home. The simple reason being is that the weather boards have not had enough time to season/dry prior to being installed.

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Sanding your plaster walls after an undercoat is applied
Terry Zabak

How to sand Plaster Walls

This is required because plaster absorbs undercoats at different rates and because there is a large selection of differing quality of undercoats on the market, results in different absorption rates and thus a variation in

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