Painting Products, Tools and Equipment

 

Plascon Velvaglo water-based enamel
Just when you thought that Plascon could not improve on an already excellent and extensive product range... introducing Plascon Velvaglo waterbased enamel. Plascon Waterbased Velvaglo offers the same benefits of oil-based Velvaglo, with the added benefits of being quick-drying and low odour. Added to that Plascon Waterbased Velvaglo contains Silver Protect and comes with a 12-year guarantee.
Plascon One Coat ceiling paint
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!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint now in SA
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.
Download the free Plascon InspireMe app
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?
Paint gutters and downspouts with Plascon Metalcare
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.
A professional paint job needs a quality paint brush
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.
Putting Plascon RemovALL to the test
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.

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Home transformation with Plascon Micatex
This entry into our Bosch Home Improvement Competition shows how Charlene and her husband used Plascon Micatex to transform their newly-bought house from a very old peeling paint-job to a beautiful dune colour.
Change to water-based enamel paints
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.
Stop leaks immediately
Rust-Oleum Leak Sealis 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.
Plascon Nuroof Cool
Roof surfaces capture enormous amounts of the sun's energy because of their large surface area and angle of exposture. 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.
Fired Earth... exclusive to Builders Warehouse
Your local Builders Warehouse offers Fired Earth all-in-one and ultimate are advanced paints with nano solution technology, formulated with improved benifits for maximised protection without compromising the environment.
How to make milk paint
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.

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Which paint brush should I use?
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.
Which paint roller do I need?
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.
Using 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.
What is 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.
Which paint is the right paint?
Paint manufacturersare 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.
Paint for 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.

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Choosing a paintbrush
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.
Care for your paintbrushes
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:
 

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