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Painting tips

Before you paint, remember to...

Some tips to remember before you begin your painting project.

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Painting tips

In addition to the paint you will be using, use the following basic check list to ensure that you have everything you need for your project:

Paint the exterior of your home

As with all paint jobs, thouroughly clean the wall before applying paint. This will ensure the surface remains smooth in the long term.

Paint an interior wall in an accent colour

Before applying paint, thouroughly clean the surface and repair any cracks to ensure even application.

Paint and protect

Buying a home is probably your biggest investment so make sure it retains or increases its value by maintaining it properly. Being a proud homeowner is a long-term commitment and it's best to manage the maintenance of your investment with quality products.

Preparing surfaces for painting

Find out how to prepare wall and wood surfaces for painting.

Repair crack in a wall

Mark tins of leftover paint with the names of the rooms in which the colours were used. This makes it easier to find the right colour for touch-ups.

Revamp a fireplace

Leave the fireplace to dry completely before lighting a fire.

Rust proofing and painting palisade

  • First, protect your painted plaster and surrounding gardens with newspaper or pvc sheets.
  • Remove fl aking paint with a quality paint remover such as Alcolin or Fixit paint stripper and follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

What you will need for your painting project

See what you will need for your painting projects.