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Louise Kraudelt

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4 professional painting service myths debunked

Is your interior looking a little tired or out-dated? Is your exterior sun-damaged, blistered, or faded? Are you looking to change up the look and feel of your property? It’s time to refresh your home with a new coat of paint. At first, you might be tempted to head to your local hardware store, stock…

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How long does it take paint to dry?

How long does it take paint to dry? And how much longer until it’s fully cured? These are some of the most common questions we get, and truth is, there is no hard and fast answer. In this article, we’ll look at the top factors that influence your paint’s drying time. Have a read, so…

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What to do if you’ve chosen the wrong paint colour

You’ve been to your local hardware store. You’ve stared at the hundreds of paint swatches. You’ve driven yourself half-mad trying to decide which precise shade to use. Then, finally, you bit the bullet and purchased a (probably expensive) tin of paint. You head home and put a few strokes of paint on your wall. To…

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Eco-friendly painters: how to protect your family when painting

Traditional paints often contain toxic substances that linger in your home long after it has dried. These nasty vapours are not pleasant to breathe in, especially for young children or those suffering from respiratory conditions, such as asthma. What’s more, if not disposed of responsibly, the hazardous chemicals found in house paint can leach into…

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Exterior painting Brisbane: 4 things to know before you start

Painting the outside of your home is a significant undertaking – especially if you have decided to take the DIY route. Before you start exterior painting, take the time to consider the following four crucial things. 1. You can’t paint over dirty or blistered paint Proper surface preparation is the key to a successful, long-lasting…

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Why maintain exterior paint?

Has it been a while since you’ve made the effort to maintain exterior paint on your property? Generally speaking, homes should be repainted every five to ten years, less if your home experiences extended periods of direct sunlight. Exterior painting is an essential step in any property’s maintenance routine. Why? Let’s take a look at…

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How to stop white paint from turning yellow

Oil-based paints are incredibly durable. You can scrub them again and again without affecting their colour or finish. The problem is, some of the chemicals used in oil-based paints can cause them to yellow over time. This isn’t too much of a concern unless your paint is white, in which case, yellowing can seriously impact…

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Water-based vs oil-based enamel paints

Painting is one of Australia’s favourite DIY home-improvement projects. Unfortunately, when paints aren’t treated properly, surfaces aren’t prepared, and the wrong materials are purchased, painting projects can end in total disaster. The problem is, most DIY painters don’t understand the nitty-gritty of the paints they are using, especially when it comes to enamel paints. Both…

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How to add colour to your home without a feature wall

Neutral tones will always have a place in design, but there’s nothing quite like a splash of colour to add a touch of interest and playfulness to a home. If you’re looking to inject a little colour into the interior or exterior of your home, your mind may jump to the tried and true feature…

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Can I paint over old paint?

Can I paint over old paint? That’s something we get asked all the time by our clients. In short, the answer is yes. That is, if the walls beneath are white, smooth, and stain-free – which, if you’re in the process of repainting, they probably aren’t. In this article, we’ll share with you our top…

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