Preparation and Planning

Paint tips that save your time and money
We could all use a few tips, tricks and techniques now and again, especially when it comes to painting. Homeowners spend more time painting a home than any other home improvement project, so being able to save time - and money - makes sense.
Preparing to paint my dining room

As the weather cools it's the perfect time for painting and decorating. When it's hot, the last thing you want to do is climb up and down a stepladder, and when it's cold the paint takes forever to dry. But before I can start painting, some preparation is required.

Take the time to prepare before you paint

While most painting projects begin with a trip to your local Prominent Paint or Decorating Centre to gather supplies, there's a lot more to bear in mind than paint and a paintbrush.

Prepare wood for painting or sealing

There are those that prefer to stain and seal window frames, and those that would like to paint wooden window frames. Both provide a good seal on wood - provided it's done properly.

Why does paint blister or peel

There are many reason why paint failure can occur, but moisture is a common cause of peeling or blistering paint on both interior and exterior walls. If you notice blistering or peeling paint on walls you need to address this problem before preparation and painting.

Prepare surfaces before painting
Before you start any painting project you will need to inspect the surfaces to determine what types of finishes or products have been previously used to help you select the correct primer, sealer, base or topcoat required.

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Tips for smooth doors
If you're still painting interior doors with a paintbrush, chances are you are left with a surface that isn't very smooth. No matter how hard you try you will always have brush strokes on the finish. There is a way to achieve a perfect finish:
How to apply roof paint
A cement tile roof is an affordable and attractive way to top off a house. This type of roof looks good for up to 10 years but the colour does tend to fade over time. The problem is solved by applying cleaning the roof tiles and applying a quality roof paint to ensure that your home looks good for many more years.
How to paint concrete and cement paving
Despite its many wonderful attributes, concrete or cement products can be downright boring. Whether we are talking about a concrete verandah, a pathway or a driveway, there is something very uninspirational about the flat, dull look of grey concrete.
How to apply epoxy paint?
Epoxy paint is a two-part paint product that was originally designed for industrial flooring application. Now available for residential use, epoxy paints provide a tough, durable protective coating that makes them easy to maintain.

 

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