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Sent: 21 January 2017 11:59 AM
Subject: Kitchen countertop
I need my kitchen countertop relaminated. Is
this something you can help me with? It's
1x1.5m, 1x1m, 0.5x0.5x2m are the estimated
www.Home-Dzine.co.za we offer ideas and
inspiration. For this type of project, you will
probably need to search for a local handyman /
carpenter to do the job for you.
I need a custom made door (perspex maybe) for
an en-suite-bathroom. The measurements are:
width 77cm x height 205cm. There is no frame.
provide ideas and inspiration. For a Perspex
door you will need to either get in touch with a
company that supplies Perspex, or a local
handyman that can arrange the cutting and
fitting for you.
I would just like to find out about a price for polished concrete
flooring with exposed agregate?
we offer ideas and inspiration, but do not provide projects and or / services.
There are plenty of contractors that deal with polished concrete and a local
Google search will put you in touch with someone in your area.
I have a storm water drain running under my
simplex patio as there is a natural stream
flowing through. There is an ugly wall built on
the patio to prevent flooding, but it is taking
up a lot of space and I'd like to move it back
or change it to a feature wall somehow - and
perhaps create a water feature to give it a wow
factor - any suggestions? The wall takes up half
the patio, I have thought of trying to move it
back and maybe incorporating planterboxes or
something like that - just not sure if this
massive wall is really necessary!! The stream is
probably about 6-8ft down from patio level. The
stream runs through Ballito KZN down to the
ocean which is about 80m from this unit. I want
to remove the carport style pergola as well and
move the gutter to open up the space + bring
light indoors. Also thinking of creating a
waterfall or fountain using the water from the
taken a look at the photos, but it is still difficult to assess the situation.
However, it would be my suggestion that you get in touch with your local town
planning to find out if you can even touch the wall. They have safety and
municipal regulations that apply to storm water drains, and it may be that you
are not allowed to move or change the wall if it is offering protection. Did you
build the wall or did the town planning build the wall? Furthermore, you will
not be able to make the stream a water feature, as this may compromise the flow
and cause future complications. All-in-all, it would be far better to have any
improvements approved and know that what you do is OK than have to worry about
removing them later.
Can you perhaps forward contact details of a glass top supplier or two. I am
looking at possibly using a glass top on a bar counter.
concerns glass suppliers, this differs from region to region, so it’s best to
use Google search to find a supplier in your particular area. For a glass top
you should opt for a 10mm thick safety or tempered glass top.
I painted supawood with enamel paint. Is it possible to put primer over it
and spray paint it with 2k paint rather?
You can spray over the
top of the oil-based enamel paint, but you will need to sand this with 120-grit
and then 180-grit sandpaper to de-gloss the finish before you do. If you applied
a water-based enamel paint you only need to give a light sanding before
I am looking for the barn door sliding track
and accessories. Do you have the various styles
This project would either be a DIY project,
or you could hire a handyman / carpenter. to
make it for you. Try
www.countryhomedesign.co.za. If you are
looking for steel fittings, perhaps you should
consider hiring a local welder to do the project
I am loving the plans for a mitre saw bench
and want to build one. My mitre saw brand
differs from the one you are using and I can't
determine the height of the storage caddies from
the drawing, can you please supply me with more
information / measurements if possible?
The storage caddies on either side of the saw
mitre saw bench are 70mm high, but you can quite
easily adjust the height of these to match the
plate height of the saw.
Is it advisable to use a liquid sander on an
antique piece of wood furniture that I intend to
I try to avoid using liquid sander if
possible, plus it isn’t necessary. If a piece is
properly sanded by mechanical methods, you
shouldn’t need to spend more on this product.
Wood primer and then paint is all that is
required, unless using chalk paint, and then you
can leave out the primer.
This is exactly what happens when you view
colour on a screen. Having viewed the page, I
can confirm that none of the colours on the page
are green. I would recommend that you pop into
your local paint store and look at paint
swatches before deciding on a colour. You can
even print out the page to take along with you.
Additionally, take it home and look at under
different types of light. Very often the colour
you see on the swatch can appear different once
painted onto a wall – it all depends on the
amount of light in the room and how different
light affects the paint colour.
I'm looking at spray painting my laminate
kitchen but not very handy myself. Can you
advise on someone who can assist us?
For this type of job, you will need to find
someone in your area that deals with spray
painting kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately, I do
not know of anyone first hand, but a Google
search should provide you with options.
I need your professional advise regarding my
leather couch. Mid last year, the couch has
started to crack, not normal cracks but more
like its dry, scuff and powdering of the leather
so whenever I sit on it, small leather particles
stick to my clothes. What I want to find out is
if this is restorable or do I need to
re-upholster my couch. Please advise. I can send
pictures if need be.
Leather couches require ongoing maintenance
to keep the leather supple and soft. Without
this, the leather will dry out and could crack.
Once it has reached this stage there is very
little you can do. You can try applying a
leather restorer to see if it has any effect,
but failing this it will probably need to be
upholstered or replaced.
The paint from my house's window sills is
peeling. I would like to repaint them. Can you
please suggest what products I need to use and
the process I need to follow to get window sills
looking great again? Thanks for the quick
response! Have you ever posted something about
relaying paving? The paving at house is uneven
in place and I would like to relay the paving
First, you need to use a paint scraper to
remove all the old paint and then a sander and
80-grit sandpaper to remove any remaining loose
paint. If you are down to the plaster finish you
should apply a plaster primer. If there is still
paint you can simply paint over the top of this.
Any exterior paint is suitable for painting
windowsills. I recently featured my driveway
I have recently gained some interest in
woodwork, however never had any experience in it
(never attended a school that offered this as a
subject). I would like to get some experience
and hopefully new skills in this. Could you send
some course details such as curriculum, prices
and possible dates on your next courses. I
eagerly await your reply.
We offer a variety of workshops as part of
www.DIY-Divas.co.za, the majority of which
focus on DIY related topics. You will find full
details on the website, and new workshops for
2017 will be loaded at the end of January.
However, if you are more interested in carpentry
and woodwork, you should sign up with your local
Woodworking Association. These associations
offer a wealth of information for those wanting
to learn carpentry and woodworking.
Please could you tell me how I can transfer
pictures onto wood and what products do i need
to use? I watched a u tube tutorial and they
used a product called Gloss gel medium. Or do
you know where i can go for classes?
Believe it or not, you don’t need fancy
mediums to transfer wording onto wood – try this
I am looking on how to build a wall
There used to be a local supplier for the
Murphy Bed mechanism needed to make a fold-up
bed, but they have since closed down. Since
the mechanism is very heavy, it is not cost
effective to look at having this shipped to SA,
and without this you can’t make a fold-up bed.
How do I order the Rust-Oleum Countertop Kit
and where do I see the different colour options?
Where are your branches?
The Rust-Oleum Countertop Kit is not
available in South Africa, due to the high
landed cost for the product. It would have
worked out at close to R3000 for the kit,
whereas it only costs around R800 to replace
with Formica Lifeseal Countertops.
Good day, I am wanting to change the colour
of my couch. Kindly advise what paint I can use.
Is it better to spray or use a paint brush. Most
importantly where can I purchase the dye.
Previously, a product called
www.simplyspray.com was available locally,
but this is no longer the case. However, you can
still order this product online and have it
shipped to SA. I have previously used Rust-Oleum
2X satin spray paint for dining chairs and
acrylic PVA on a chair, and you will find
instructions here for the projects:
How do you apply the Fired Earth Metallic Paint? I saw on the tin that one
can use a lambs wool roller or a brush. However, if one wants the brushed
look would you only use a brush?
Yes, use a synthetic brush
for a brushed effect on a wall. The tin should offer all the instructions
necessary for proper application of the product. I have also forwarded a copy
of this mail to Builders, to see if they have any additional information for the
urgently looking for brown etching paste to use for glass.
haven’t seen brown etching paste, but etching paste is available from most
larger craft and hobby stores. If you have difficulty sourcing this product, get
in touch with www.brasch.co.za
www.dala.co.za to find your nearest retail