Measure up the edges, corners and internal joints that need to be waterproofed. Then cut lengths of reinforcing tape to cover these areas. Paint a coat of waterproofing where the tape will be installed and then put the tape over the top of the still-wet area. Use your brush to flatten the tape out and push it into the corners. Then paint another coat over the top of the tape to reinforce the joint further. To finish, paint the rest of the surface and allow it to cure for at least 24 hours.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.