Archive for the ‘Paint’ Category

Whitewash Brick – An Easy How to Guide

December 31, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

A home exterior of red bricks is a popular choice among homeowners. They’re relatively low maintenance, durable and have a classic look that never goes out of style. However, over time, bricks can begin to look dirty, dull and dingy – and that’s where whitewashing comes in. Whitewashing brick is a process by which you apply a particular type of paint mixture to the bricks, ...

How to Paint Aluminium: A Comprehensive Guide

November 22, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Aluminium is a very hard and durable material, making it a good choice for many home projects, including shutters and gutters. And once it has been painted on, the metal will be protected from sun and rain for many years to come. It’s also relatively light as far as other metals go, so it’s easy to work with. If you have exterior siding, window frames, ...

How to Paint a Ceiling the Right Way – 9 Easy Steps

November 15, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Your ceilings can be an easy way to update your home’s look, but painting them is a job that even the most experienced DIY enthusiasts dread. Depending on the room and the ceiling height, it can be difficult to get paint up there without leaving unsightly drips, runs and splatters. However, with a bit of patience and practice, you can produce professional-looking results using these ...

How to Prevent and Remove Paint Chalking

November 7, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Every new paint job is a beautiful achievement, transforming dull living spaces into fresh and inviting rooms. But, after a few years of living with your newly painted walls, you might start noticing that some areas of your home are beginning to look more like chalk than its original colour. This problem is called “chalking”, and it’s surprisingly easy to prevent and remove! However, if ...

How to Remove Paint from Glass – A Step by Step Guide

November 7, 2021 by Andrew Ahearne

Sometimes, no matter how carefully you line your wall trim with painter’s tape, paint splatters. In the end, you’re left with a few specks of paint on a window you’ve tried to protect. Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. Paint can be a problematic substance to remove from glass. Often, the paint will have dried onto the glass, and it becomes impossible ...

Interior Paint vs. Exterior Paint: What’s the Difference?

September 22, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

One of the most commonly-asked questions we hear is: what paint should I use? Most people start by selecting the paint colour and finish first, without even a second thought as to what’s actually in the paint. Understanding the basic chemical components of the paint you use is essential, as it can affect the finish, durability and even the health of you and your family. ...

8 Best House Painting Hacks of 2021

September 13, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

Painting your house yourself doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, uneven surfaces and floors speckled with flecks of paint.  With these simple house painting hacks, you can give your home a professional finish every time. They will make the painting process faster, easier and cleaner – so you don’t have to spend hours cleaning up after yourself.  Use these easy painting hacks, to make the ...

How to Clean Paint Brushes – A How to Guide

August 18, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

  Cleaning brushes after a paint job isn’t the most exciting thing to do, but its importance shouldn’t be downplayed. Neglecting to clean your brushes can cause bristles to stick together, creating a hard block that’s no good to anyone. If you’re painting regularly, whether for a hobby or professionally, you need to know how to clean paint brushes and rollers. But before you start, ...

10 House Painting Mistakes Everybody Makes

August 12, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a fact of life.  And, this is especially true when it comes to house painting.  While a fresh coat of paint can spruce up your home, it’s not an easy task. Sure, professional painters and DIY-ers make it look easy, but it’s important to understand some of the most common mistakes people make when painting their homes to ensure that you ...

How to Prepare Walls for Painting: a Step by Step Guide

July 29, 2021 by Rocky Vuong

As the saying goes: ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’ The same is true when it comes to painting walls. Without giving yourself adequate time for preparation before reaching for the paint brush or roller, you will not achieve the best results and will need to start over. But, just how do you prepare your walls for painting?  We have compiled a ...

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