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Paint Preparation for Painting Over Dark Walls

Thinking of painting a dark wall with a light white or pastel colour? Unfortunately, this can be difficult. Dark wall paint has a tendency to show through lighter paint, and this can alter the tone and hue of your new colour. Patience and proper paint preparation will ensure the lighter paint shows up true to…

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Did You Know Interior Design Affects Your Subconscious?

When we think about interior design, we usually think about practical and aesthetic properties: whether or not this paint colour matches your couch, or if that dining table ties in with your kitchen cupboards. Rarely do we consider the psychological effects of colour and space, and apply this to interior design. A Little Bit of…

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How to Paint Corners

If you’re planning some DIY interior paint jobs around your home, you’ll most likely need to paint corners. This can be really tricky for the inexperienced painter. Here are two methods that should make painting corners a little easier. First, you’ll need to clean the surface well. This goes for any type of paint job…

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3 Steps to Make a Dark Room Feel Bright

If you have a room in your home that is quite dark, don’t give up! Whether the lighting was poorly designed, or the room has minimal access to natural light there are things you can do. Here are our 3 steps to make a dark room feel bright. Step 1: Go for Light Colours on…

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Why Does Paint Blister?

After completing a paint job, the last thing you want to see is paint blisters and bubbles. While latex and acrylic paints are most prone to blistering, bubbles can form on all paint types, and on both interior and exterior paint jobs. How Do Paint Blisters Occur? Blistering occurs when the top coat of paint…

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5 Common Mistakes Made When Choosing a Paint Colour

Choosing the right paint colours for the interior and exterior of your home is essential. Here are our top 5 common mistakes people make when choosing a house paint colour. 1. Choosing a Paint Colour that Perfectly Matches Your Décor Interior paint colour should compliment your favourite objects and existing décor. However, they shouldn’t match…

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Interior and Exterior Paint can Add Value to Your Home

When selling, you want your house to look its best. A fresh coat of interior and exterior paint is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to add value to your home. Interior Paint Adds Value to Your Home Scratched, marked walls and outdated colours can make your home look tired. Freshly painted…

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Should I Use a Primer Before I Paint?

Using a primer before you paint is a great way to improve the quality of your paint job. You don’t need to prime your surface in all situations, but used properly, a primer can make all the difference. When You Should Use a Primer Priming before you paint isn’t always necessary, although there are occasions…

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3 Benefits of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is making a comeback! There are now many different patterns, colours and textures available, which cannot be imitated by paint. If you are considering wallpapering an entire room, or just a feature wall, here are 3 great benefits of wallpaper we think you should know.   1. Wallpaper Looks Unique It’s not everyday you…

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How To Clean Painted Walls

Whether you’re getting ready for an interior paint job, or giving your home a deep clean, getting all the marks off your walls can be a challenge. Different stains require different treatments, so we’ve listed some of the most common stains, and easy, effective ways to clean painted walls. Removing Dust and Dirt From Painted…

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