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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

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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yellowing paint

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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enamel paints

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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paint over old paint

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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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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kitchen painting tips

3 kitchen painting tips

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s so important to keep the area looking fresh and feeling welcoming. A new coat of paint can help you achieve exactly that. Before you jump in and paint your kitchen, remember the kitchen is a unique room in the home with its own unique requirements. In…

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What you didn’t know about white paint

A staggering 90 per cent of our customers opt for white paint in their homes. Why? Because it’s neutral, timeless, and suits just about any interior design style. We recently wrote an article revealing the most popular Dulux white paint colours. Now, we are going to reveal three facts about white paint that you probably…

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