Monthly Archives: March 2014
Even the most seasoned painters can appreciate a handy hint or two from their peers. Whether you've been in the renovations business for years or you've just started thinking of decorating ideas, read through the following advice before you start planning to paint.
Clear the room
It may sound obvious, but if you're painting a room or you're sanding down surfaces, it's best to remove absolutely everything you can from the room you're working in. This includes doors, light fixtures and hardware, which you can label with masking tape. Invest in quality drop cloths (not plastic, as they tend to smear) and make your room as paint-friendly as possible.
Are you worried about spilling paint on your next big project?
There are a number of things you can do to limit the chance of a spill occurring, or at least make sure that nothing in your client's house is irreparably damaged if you have one.
With your client's permission, of course, it may be a good idea to remove all of the furniture from the room you are intending to paint.
In 2014, it seems that 3D is all the rage.
It's not a fad that's limited to the silver screen, either – it's taken the world of interior design by storm, too.
You may have heard others ranting and raving about the amazing invention that is textured paint.
This can bring a home's walls and interior design to a whole new level, making a room not only beautiful to gaze upon, but also glorious to touch.
Whether you're a professional painter or a DIY enthusiast, having the right tools for the job can make all the difference.
The experts will tell you there's more to a great paint finish than a can of paint and a brush, so make sure you've got everything you need before you start your next job.
If you're painting the exterior of a building, an extendable roller is essential to reach those tricky spots. It's also a good idea to use a sturdy, stable ladder or even a machine such as a cherry picker or scissor lift if the building is particularly tall.
Summer brings with it the opportunity to get out into the great outdoors and tackle some long-awaited DIY tasks.
If you're thinking about garden decorating ideas as the weather heats up, have a look at the following tips for inspiration, and let your creative juices flow.
Spruce up your picnic table
Give your existing wooden picnic table a new lease on life by updating its paint job. Start by removing any winter nasties with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and wash with Resene Timber and Deck Wash and thoroughly scrub your table to ensure it's as clean as possible.