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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta int LtiMBKIUijt MtKAlU Fnday, October 13, 1972, The nc iv cm In Jiouses i.s here Peter Pauls perfects way of living Peter Pmils Construction has done ii for Ihc Lcthbridge Show Home '72 parade of homes. You'I! find this up-to-the-min- ute entry u( 1817 UikchilL Cres- cent. It's a one. with an impos- ing front, but inside you'll find A design with many a coxy nook for (he individual family members. The hen greets you wi (h sparkling while Cbemslone. three rectangular windows to the living room, double doors of tugged hardwood and a huge carport room on the driveway and under the port for a whole company of cars. It's the so me great quality this Lethbridge liomc builder has a reputation for. There are so many wonderful features to thi.s home its hard to know where lo start. The lower tloor has a beauti- ful red carpet, stunning, mag- nificent and so warm and friendly. It's the family room. You'll find a fireplace. A place lo relax, to throw off the eares of MIR world. A man's home is his castle. This one waves goodbye to the cold, dark castles of past cen- turies, beckons the weary trav- eller lo stay and enjoy life. Off the family room, a bath- room anr! .shower. Green ear pet leads tlw way to this area. furnishings are courtesy of Capitol Furniture. You'll find this soft green carpet in the living room. See the lovely wall mural of trees and ocean. The celling glitters. Antique white adds freslmess everywhere. It's a three bedroom house. This home is made for liv- ing. There is an openness about thus plan that calls for relaxa- tion and happiness, The kitchen has many worv- PETER PAULS CONSTRUCTION OFFERS AN IMPOSING EXTERIOR Sincere Congratulations To The LETHBRIDGE HOUSING ASSOCIATION'S HOME SHOW '72 WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE BEEN A PART IN THE SHOW BY SUPPLYING PLANS AND BLUEPRINTS LETHBRIDGE HOUSE DESIGNS AND BLUEPRINTING 924 Slh N. PHONE 328-8752 Good tips for homeowners We are proud indeed to have been selected as one of the floor specialists in the 1972 HOME SHOW '72' Best Wishes to the many firms involved in the project. HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERINGS LTD. 909 3rd AVE. 5. PHONE 327-5454 Flagstones are cocks of the garden walk. But unions you own a qua'Tv, you'll find them expensive. Costs can Im cut by using merely a row of stepping stones a style made famous by beautiful Japanese gnl'deivs. Flagstones vary in thickness from -H" to The heavier the better, especially if you plan to put them on top of the ground they'll be more stable that way, Irregular shaped slabs are the cheapest: neat square cut ones are high in price. Color's range from a spec- tacular rainbow to more ,suli- dued buff, yellow, brownish red, and bluish gray For 3 Formal garden walk, lay Mags tones on a base nf sand between wood forms. The sand will permit you to com- pensate for different thick- nesses. Sweep a di-y mix of ono part cement Vo two parts fine (plaster) sand be- I ween the cracks. 'We4 down the sin-face with a fine bose spray. WALK derful features. We noted the swivel chairs. See the built-in oven, dark-grained! with airbruslied borders. The wonderful fireplace serves the dining room ami living room areas. Sliding doors off the dining room to tlw long balcony are anotlwr hint of the fun in store for the family that obtains (his gracious home. Floor covering is by Capitol Furniture, The f i rep has ele v at ed hearth. Sloped ceiling of sparkling white reflecls the warm lones of the carpeting, It all aticJy up to a ItarKJLsome home. tile removal Q. Is there any way to re- move plastic tile from a bath- room wall? Ttiis was applied with mastic. If it cannot be re- moved, Ls it. possible to paint over hte suiftice? If so, what kind of paint should be used and what kind of preparation is needed? Any information will be gratefully appreciated. A. Plastic tile is applied with an adhesive and the tile can be pried loose from the wall. However, the adhesive must be removed Erom the wall, which cnn be clone with the use of a solvent. Tins is the type of solvent used by professionals lo clean excess adhesive off tile and lo clean their tools. A reader sug- ger.ts using a blowtorch to get rid of the adehsive. When used ve-loped this method of propa- gation hundreds of years ago, and the "nof layering" illus- trated hove is simply an Amer- ican adaptation of this old sys- tem. My experience with it has been confined to camellias, rho- dodendrons, azaleas and conif- ,f erous evergreens, bill I'd be ?ith a Jj willing to try H on almost any woody plant. Essentially, pU layering Is simply starting a cutting wWIe its still attaclwd to tlie parent plant. After making a cut in the branch to be removed, a .slltttti pot Ls mounted on the branch over tlw cut and filled with a potting mixture. Tlien. after waiting about a ye-ar for a good rootball to form. the branch Is removed and cither repotted in a larger container or, uiKlor tlte most favorable cornfiLioiH, set out in the gar- den. does a good job, especially if yon have a fan to blow away the fumes. However, in using a blowtorch lo softea the ad- hesive, you must be extremely careful to avoid the danger of fire. Plastic tile can be painted with a special cpoxy-typn available at your paint dealer. (Dcvco Epoxy Enamel by Devcon Corp. in Danvers, Mass. There are also other brands that come in two and are mixed as you get ready to use it There also la new material which permits instaV ling new tile over an old cer- amic or the old Hie surface, tl Ls a rubber-based adhesive. Concrete will yon an wo- nomic-al Harden walk. II can also fx? made lo duplicate the appearance of other types ol walks, especially flagstone. Huilil a wood form 20" by Ls a out of stan- dard one by two lumber. Lay It on newspapers on a smooth sin-face and fill il with con- crete. Use a mix erf one port port I a ml c c rn e n t. two pails s and, a n< I I breo pa rt.s ravel. Screed nil (ho lop and trove! it Wliwn -slab is hard, re- move the form, and crack it gently with a sledfie hammer. It will break inlo inlcvestinj! shapes l.haE imitate flagstones. Add re men t rolor to your mix and you i-an make slabs of ilif- firenl hnos. Mr