澳洲Australia property Where to find free paint! | Sydney


在澳大利亚 Hi all, I currently have a PPOR and 10K cash in the bank which I plan to use as a deposit for a IP early next year. Is it possible for me to place this into my PPOR loan and then redraw the 10K when Im ready for the IP and then claim the int Hi Guys, Ive found a property that has mentioned two payments coming up of $1400 to apparently top up the admin fund and 2 have just been paid. Im looking at a financial statement (basically a balance sheet) for the strata and its all a bit


Well I've been scouring the shops looking for paint to do up my IP. In my previous thread about Interior Paint colours you may have read that I'm going to paint feature walls. What a drama. Because feature walls are obviously usually quite a dark colour, that means more expensive because they normally have a deep base blah blah blah. So more money, I've been told. Trying to do this on a shoestring, so I'm being really tight.

My partner's aunty has a rental (she 80 and only has one) and has decided to paint it because the previous tenants left it in a real state. I turned up there today and she's got all this good quality paint sitting in her kitchen.

Guess where she got it. The Tip. Apparently she went up to the Rubbish Dump and there's a place up there where all the painters dump there half empty cans of paint because they're not allowed to tip it down the drain. And it's free.

My partner (being just as tight as me) says "yeh but it'll cost you $12.00 to get into the Tip. No she says, when you get to the gate, just say you haven't got any rubbish you've just come to get some paint. So I'm off there tomorrow, to try it out. And if they don't let me in for free I'm taking her with me next time. She said there's heaps of people up there all the time dropping off their paint cans.

That's one place I wouldn't have thought of looking. Look outside the square.:D  

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Hey, sounds good.

I'd be more interested doing one for resale- for rental, I want to make sure it will last. I use exterior paint indoors (following Michael Croft's advice) to give it a few more years.

But for a feature wall, that doesn't matter.

Especially if there was something like the Dulux "suede effects" (which is expensive) which I use for a single textured feature wall- and which I paln to change in not too many years.  

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Hi,

For free paint try the commercial painters in your area. They usually have a double garage full of left overs, many of which can be tinted to suit. My last effort was a case of beer for approx 120 litres of exterior paint. It was a bit darker than I wanted so it became undercoat for an exterior bagging job (big job) and the interior walls, the final coat was mixed with white and tinted to suit. Total cost of paint for whole of house inside and out $125.66 includes white and tints.

regards, Michael Croft  

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You can sometimes find some cheap paint for one offs like feature walls at Bunnings and paint shops in the mistints section.  

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Quen Bee is right,

It's amazing how many people have a shed cleanup and end up taking pots of paint to the local dump. Most Shires have recycling stations and a shed set aside for flammables and the like. The workers at these recycle stations actually filter one's goodies before they get dumped into the big containers and paint cans etc are reclaimed.

Maybe your Shire has a recycle station which you can visit. No, you're not a scab! just recycling for the good of the environment and saving a packet to boot.

Also Home hardware brand paint is actually quite good and is Wattyl. Ocassionally there are good deals when on sale and worth stocking up on 'white base' for when the tenants do move out and you want to do a makeover.

And you can mix already tinted paints (acrylic lo sheen to acryilic lo sheen) to get a desired effect. Also most Paint shops will give a tint to add to already tinted paint mixes to change the colour.

endless.....

Mike  

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Yes, I went to the paint shop and found a 4 litre can of paint that had been mixed wrong. It was bright pink and really awful. I asked the guy if he could make it a deep purple and he said he'd try but if I didn't like it no hassle I wouldn't have to buy it.

It turned out really nice and I only paid $30.00 instead of about $100 which would have been the normal price.

Just worked out that I managed to completely repaint the whole inside of my IP for $97.00:D  

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No offense but; Deep Purple?? Next you'll be painting your IP's Black Sabbath or King Crimson! I feel for your tenants.

regards, MC  

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It's actually not as bad as it sounds. It's kinda of a hard colour to describe, and it is actually really nice. Although when I first saw it I kinda gasped, but it's very effective as a feature wall. And everyone that's come into the room (my friends - so they might have just been polite!) said they loved the colour.

One even asked if she could have any of the leftover paint if I had any.:D  

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