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7 maintenance tips to get your home ready for summer

It’s almost summer here in Queensland, and that means the entertaining season is upon us. Now’s the time to get your home looking the part. To help you kick-start your summer refresh, here are seven home maintenance tips. Let’s jump right into it. 1. Declutter Isn’t it amazing how quickly your home can get cluttered…

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How to Paint Over Water Stains

Are you looking to paint over a nasty water stain on your wall or ceiling? Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as slapping on a coat of paint. Water stains have a tendency to seep through – no matter how many layers of paint you apply. In this article, we’ll share with you how to paint…

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How to Maintain a Deck in 5 Steps

The deck is an essential part of family life in summer, especially in sunny Queensland. What’s the best way to maintain a deck so you can make the most of your home’s outdoor space? Step 1: Sweep Regularly Use a stiff broom to sweep the entire deck. This will remove dirt, caked on mud, and…

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5 Things to Consider Before Renovating

Thinking of renovating your home? How exciting! Under the right circumstances, renovations are a rewarding, worthwhile endeavour. Here are five things to consider before renovating, to ensure your renovations are a success, not a nightmare. 1. Should You DIY? Let me guess, you’re ready, sledgehammer in hand, to knock down the kitchen wall, paint the…

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Rental Property Painting

Why Landlords Should Paint Rental Properties

Landlords should paint rental properties for one main reason: to boost the aesthetic appeal of the property. A fresh coat of paint can help keep current good tenants or attract new tenants, because a bright, clean, freshly painted house or apartment is much more appealing than a dirty, dingy one. The Appeal of Fresh Paint…

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Repair Plaster

How to Repair Plaster

Cracked or broken plaster is a common issue in both new and older homes. Cracks and holes can be caused by the home ‘settling in’ to its foundations, or by direct impact from furniture or doors. If the damage is just cosmetic, it is fairly easy to repair plaster yourself. On the other hand, if…

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Exterior Paint

3 Tips to Extend the Life of your Exterior Paint

You’ve just spent money on your exterior paint job and naturally you want it to last as long as possible. Generally in Queensland exterior paint will begin to fade after about three years, and without proper care, it will need to be repainted shortly after. Try out these three tips to extend the life of…

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What to do With Yellowing Paint

Over time, enamel solvent-based paints begin to oxidise, giving your once white walls a yellow tinge. This is a property of oil-based paints and varnishes, and cannot be avoided completely. Oxidisation can be accelerated, so we have listed a few causes and solutions to help keep your white walls white. Causes: Oxidisation is the main…

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Fixing Bad Paint Jobs

You wouldn’t believe how many bad paint jobs we see when we’re out and about in people’s homes. At a rough guesstimate I’d say we are asked to quote on fixing dodgy paint jobs at least once a week.  Some of this work has been done by the homeowner who was trying to save money…

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The Effect of Damp on Painted Surfaces

There are many reasons for damp in our homes; some of these are structural and others due to moisture that somehow penetrates the house, often resulting in damp areas on painted surfaces. Generally any form of damp on painted surfaces will result in rooms smelling musty, apart from the fact that they will be water-stained…

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