The South African Paint Manufacturing Association [SAPMA] has been the voice of consumers for safe paint products for almost 40 years, and continues to lend a voice to manufacturers that continue to use lead and other toxic components in paints.
My master bathroom is in the process of getting a much needed makeover. I used Prominent Paints Select Matt in a whisper grey to paint the walls.
Painted furniture allows DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful furniture for a home at a fraction of what it would cost to buy new furniture. Here's how to achieve the most professional finish for your painted furniture.
One of the most durable waterproof coatings in Africa, Prominent Paints' Neuklad is the first exterior paint to offer a 15-year paint film guarantee in over a decade.
If the weather is good and you haven't yet got round to painting your home exterior, do it now before the rainy season sets in. You will need to set aside a week to include prep and painting.
The choice of paint for the job at hand requires careful consideration; using the most suitable paint for the most appropriate setting will yield the best results.
Prominent Paints is addressing the industry skills shortage within the local paint industry through its Training Academy. Since its inception almost 35 years ago, the academy has invested in the training of almost 12 000 learners; a number the Group is committed to growing.
This Mother’s Day surprise your mom and give her a gift that if properly applied, will keep on giving for up to seven years before it needs attention. A R1 000 hamper could be yours this Mother's Day.
Now you can increase your home design and home improvement skills simply by tapping your phone. There are so many apps on the market (free or at a small cost) that go a long way to making your home decorating and home improvement projects easier.
Plascon, a trusted name for paint products for many years, has become South Africa's first paint brand to offer up to 15 years guarantee on its exterior paint brands and a 12-year guarantee on its interior brands.
If you haven't yet got round to solving the problem of rising damp, now is the time to do it before the rainy season gets in full swing and you end up with even more problems. Set aside one day this weekend and pop into your local Builders to stock up on what you need to stop rising damp in its tracks.
By making its decorative coatings lead free, low VOC and eco-kind and producing the most groundbreaking green products on the market, Kansai Plascon has successfully advanced the industry conversation beyond the need to remove lead in paint. Instead, the company focuses on "eco-vating" for the future…
Just when you thought that Plascon could not improve on an already excellent and extensive product range... introducing Plascon Velvaglo water based enamel. Plascon Water based Velvaglo offers the same benefits of oil-based Velvaglo, with the added benefits of being quick-drying and low odour. Added to that Plascon Water based Velvaglo contains Silver Protect and comes with a 12-year guarantee.
There have been plenty of paints that claim to be one-coat, but there's really only one that is truly one coat... Plascon One Coat ceiling paint. This revolutionary new formula means you spend less time on a ladder and more time admiring your paint job!
Developed over 20 years ago, Annie Sloan chalk paint is used around the world by decorators looking for a versatile paint that can be used as a limewash, as a paint for furniture, and for painting projects in and around the home.
Available across all the leading mobile download platforms, the Plascon InspireMe App is your one stop place to find your ideal colour from your everyday environment, choose the perfect Plascon shades and get advice on how to apply it to any surface. All this information at your fingertips. And did we mention that it's free?
Painting gutters and downspouts is a project that adds curb appeal when combined with painting a home exterior. If galvanised gutters and downspouts are looking drab, or perhaps rusty, they can easily be refreshed with Plascon Metalcare.
Walk down the paint products aisle in your local Builders Warehouse store and you will be inundated with choices for paint brushes. Not only different sized paint brushes, but specialist paint brushes and paint brushes with synthetic and natural-hair bristles. It can be a little overwhelming when all you want is a paint brush.
I am one hundred perfect behind any product that is eco-friendly yet still does the job it's supposed to do - and Plascon RemovALL is one of those products. Plascon RemovALL is a new generation of products that don't harm the environment.
Are you still using oil-based enamel paints because you think they are better than water-based enamel paints? If so, it's time to change. Believe it or not water-based enamel paints are far more superior that oil-based enamel paints, and friendlier to the environment.
Rust-Oleum Leak Seal is an easy-to-use, rubberized protective utility coating designed to fill and seal leaks and cracks. It provides a water-tight, flexible seal that prevents moisture penetration, rust and corrosion. Leak Seal dries to a semi-smooth, firm finish that will not sag or drip, and can be top-coated with oil-based paints.
Roof surfaces capture enormous amounts of the sun's energy because of their large surface area and angle of exposure. Nuroof Cool's Enviroshield™ formulation reflects at least 30% of the invisible infra-red light off the surface, resulting in cooler roof surfaces, which translates into cooler interior spaces.
As one of the oldest forms of paint, milk paint is one of the most versatile and eco-friendly paints that you can use in a home. Used for centuries to paint furniture, this completely natural paint is extremely durable once dry.
Brush shapes and sizes should be matched to the job - wide brushes for large, flat surfaces like walls and ceilings, narrow ones for narrow surfaces like cornice, mouldings and trim.
The main difference between paint rollers is the pile or nap (thickness and length of material that covers the roller), as well as the material used for the nap. Most rollers are covered in either synthetic or wool and there can be a big difference in price between these two.
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.
Paint manufacturers are constantly developing paint products that are not only safer to use, but are also higher quality. Most of today's new paint products are lower in toxic chemicals, have less odour, and more eco-friendly. However, traditional paints also have their place, as do the highly specialist lines which allow us to paint almost anything.
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 uninspiring about the flat, dull look of grey concrete.
By now you all know that I live to paint, so paint brushes are always at the top of my list, simply because they never seem to last in my house. I am constantly trying out new paintbrushes in the hope that someone will eventually invent one that doesn’t shed hair all over my newly painted wall or project. My interest piqued, I decided to try out the Addis range of paintware.
Spend a little more on quality paintbrushes that will provide a professional finish to your painting projects. With care and proper cleaning these brushes will last a long time. Here are some tips for using, cleaning and storing your paintbrushes: