exterior

Can I paint my house in the rain?

It’s been a rainy start to the season here in South-East Queensland. All this wet weather has people asking, “Can I paint my house in the rain?” The answer to this common question depends on your climate, how much rain, and whether you plan on painting the interior or exterior of your home. Let’s have…

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how much paint to buy

How to Calculate How Much Paint to Buy

Whether you plan to paint a bedroom, the entire interior, or the exterior of your home, you’ll need to calculate how much paint to buy. Buying too much paint is a waste of money, and buying too little paint is a total headache, so you’ll want to ensure your estimate is accurate. Here’s how to…

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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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types of house paint

Different Types of House Paint Explained

There are so many different types of house paint, and when it comes to starting a new paint project, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Here’s our guide to the most common types of house paint. Primer Paint Strictly speaking, primer isn’t a type of paint, but it is necessary for many painting projects,…

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After painting the commercial building

Before and After: Repainting a Commercial Building

We recently had the pleasure of repainting a commercial building for client DIY Tiles in Murarrie. The transformation was incredible, so we thought we’d share the details. Why the Commercial Building Needed Repainting Here’s the before image: The building was in need of a repaint to keep it looking fresh and modern. Here are a…

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Painting Rendered Walls

Are you thinking of painting your exterior? Do your rendered walls require a refresh? Don’t make the mistake of thinking painting rendered walls is a simple as opening a tin of paint, and well, painting. Each unique surface requires a unique painting process, from preparation to finishing and everything in between. Rendered walls are no…

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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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5 Painting Mistakes to Avoid

When giving your property a paint makeover, there are a few things that can go wrong. We’ve put together some expert advice on 5 painting mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Lack of Preparation Preparing your walls or exterior for a fresh coat of paint is an essential aspect of achieving a professional result.…

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