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aussiegirl

01:25PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 12/10/03
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We are buying a house and want to paint the outside of it. Here in Australia they call it brick, but in the states it's the same kind of porous grey blocks that a lot of garages and foundations are made of. We would like to paint it white or light cream, but don't know if it would take a ridiculous amount of paint, because of the porous nature of the blocks. Any suggestions or ideas? We're new at this and can use all the help we can get. Thanks!

5slb6

02:27PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
I have forwarded your question to a painter that I know in Australia and see what he says to use. I will let know the answer.

aussiegirl

10:30AM | 12/12/03
Member Since: 12/10/03
3 lifetime posts
thanks for that, my husband knows a painter, but he's pretty hard to get hold of sometimes, so I thought it would be just as easy for me to post here. All help appreciated in advance. Thanks.

5slb6

12:24AM | 12/16/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
I think the painter in Australia has answered you directly and I hope this helps out.
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