Monthly Archives: February 2014

Use paint to cool your home this summer

Our summers can get blisteringly hot, especially in homes that are exposed to all day direct sunlight.

Thankfully, there are energy-efficient ways to keep your home cooler this summer – and they can be as simple as a fresh lick of paint.

One way to keep your home from overheating is to paint the exterior in a light colour, such as white, cream or pale grey, as this will reflect both heat and light. Similarly, selecting light-coloured roof materials can be an effective way to avoid trapping heat.

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How to maintain a work/life balance as a tradesperson

Tradespeople, such as painters and those who hang wallpaper professionally, often find they don't follow the traditional 9am-5pm workday.

While many workers are happy to log flexible hours and enjoy the challenge of meeting strict deadlines, others may find themselves stretched too thin in order to achieve the seemingly impossible.

People who feel overworked are more likely to experience feelings of anxiety, lose sleep and miss out on spending valuable time with their families.

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Top curtain tips from the experts

Adding or updating curtains in your home can serve many purposes, the most obvious being a quick and easy visual transformation. But there's lot more to curtains than meets the eye! Before you update your drapes, take a look at these pro tips to ensure your curtains look their best all year round.

Selection

Probably the most important part of the entire process is selecting the perfect curtains for your room. You have both fabric and design to consider, so don't rush this decision!

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Plan and prep before launching your next paint project

Painting large outdoor surfaces, whether it's a fresh coat on a home's exterior or you're sprucing up the paint on a commercial building, is a big job.

Even if you've been doing it for years, it's still best practice to adequately prepare and plan your project before launching into it. There's a lot to consider to ensure the work is performed safely with minimal risk and maximum ease, so read on to find some top tips for a job well done.

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