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The state of the exterior of your home says a lot to passers-by. A home with peeling paint and faded colours brings a neighbourhood down and will have a negative effect on your home’s resale value. Repainting your home’s exterior is a key factor in improving...

Maybe you’ve mistakenly splashed paint on your brick wall while painting an adjacent wall. Or you’ve come to regret painting your bricks in a not-so-delightful shade of rusty red. Whatever the reason, if you need to get paint off brick efficiently, without causing damage to the...

Polyurethane is a protective topcoat that is colourless and resistant to moisture, scratches and UV. It creates a tough layer over your paint that can withstand bashes and scrapes for a long-lasting finish. However, applying polyurethane isn’t the simplest of procedures. Drying conditions need to be...

The paint work in a child’s room has to fulfil many roles. It needs to be tough enough to survive marks, scrapes and, yep, crayons. It needs to be easy to clean and safe to breathe. And we haven’t even mentioned the colour choices! But not...

This post looks at colours that designers feel are becoming obsolete and the colour trends that are emerging in their place. But let’s start with a caveat: Colour choice is always personal, based on your perceptions and the needs of your family. That said, it is...

When deciding on the colour scheme of a dark, dimly lit or windowless room, it’s best to start by eliminating the colours which don’t work. By using our guide, you’ll be able to plan a colour scheme that will make even the most unpromising room a...

There’s no doubt that choosing a colour can be an overwhelming task. One glance at the colour wheel in the paint shop presents a dizzying array of options. Then there’s the added complication of choosing a colour which everyone in the household will be happy...

Whether you’re planning on selling your home or just want to stand out from the neighbours, the colour and quality of the paint work is a key factor in retaining, or enhancing, your property’s value. Every house has its own personality and style. As such, when...

When you start a painting project, it’s easy to get carried away with the aesthetics – what colour would look best where, what style will carry a room, and so on. However, the most overlooked, and most important, consideration is always safety. Because sometimes you’ll come...

Choosing a paint brush can be a little overwhelming. The variety of sizes, styles, tips and types can admittedly be confusing. But that’s where this handy guide comes along, helping you pick the brush that’s right for the job and for your budget. Firstly, there are...