Got Mould? Watch this video to see how to remove mould, prepare your walls and paint using a mould and mildew resistant paint. Or, head in store to talk to your local Paint Place expert for more advice today!

3 WAYS TO TRANSFORM MOULDY, TIRED, AREAS OF YOUR HOME WITH A LICK OF PAINT!

BATHROOMS

Damp areas of the home are often very prone to unsightly mould, which can be aesthetically displeasing and quite bad for your health. There is now an easy way to transform your bathroom with a mould resistant paint makeover. Clean away any mould growth first, and once the surface is ready for painting, use New Look Mould & Mildew Proof paint, in any colour that you choose. Bathroom paint colour schemes don’t always need to be painted soft neutral shades, choose sophisticated tones of deep blue or charcoal for an opulent, up to date, bathroom makeover.

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INTERIOR WALLS

Mouldy walls immediately make a room look tired and dirty. Not the welcoming, enveloping space that you want to spend time in. Revamp your mouldy interior walls by prepping the surface and applying two coats of New Look Mould & Mildew Proof paint. You can be assured that choosing a beautiful, crisp white, or soft neutral will stay looking new and mould free for at least five years, thanks to the New Look guarantee! Simply apply two coats of our mould resistant paint in the colour of your choice for a fresh, updated living space.

EXTERIORS

Exterior walls can often be very susceptible to damp conditions. This in turn leads to mould growth. If you want your exterior to look smart and have great street appeal, then it is time to get rid of that mould. It is as easy as removing all excess mould, prepping the surface, and applying two coats of the self-priming New Look Mould & Mildew Proof Exterior Paint. You can choose any colour that you want and be reassured that it will withstand tough exterior conditions. Not only is this a mould resistant paint range, but it will also withstand all weather conditions, as well as cracking and peeling.

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BEST WALL COLOURS TO USE IN KITCHENS

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Kitchens are often the central hub of a home. With kitchen walls being subject to intense heat and moisture, often they become breeding grounds for unsightly mould growth. New Look Mould & Mildew Proof has been designed for kitchen areas and prevents all new growth of mould and mildew. So have fun choosing some of the latest colours that will refresh your kitchen space and transform it into an appealing living area. Try colours such as Misty Moon, Double Delight, Coney or Listening Waters for a splash of subdued colour against crisp, white accessories.

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If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom and restore tiles, baths and other surfaces, Paint Place has the solution. Create an illusion of wall to ceiling tiles by painting the existing tile and wall in the one colour, or update that tired bath and make it look like new.

Ensure you use a product specifically for wet areas. Depending on the state of the substrate, you may choose to use a mould proof paint or a mould resistant and highly washable product like Wattyl Interior Design i.d Advanced with ‘Total Clean Technology’. It creates a highly durable, mould and bacteria resistant interior wall finish for areas which are most demanding. With advanced cleanability for superior stain resistance and washability, this smooth, elegant low sheen finish is low VOC with virtually no odour.

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti mould and mildew
  • Advanced Cleanability
  • Low VOC and low odour
  • Improved application properties
  • Suitable for application in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries

 Here are a few big tips on how to make the most out of your bathroom reno. For more expert tips and advice, visit your local Paint Place store.

BIG TIP 1.

When painting bathrooms, first check the ceiling and walls for signs of mould. Flat paints should not be used in wet areas.

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HAVE YOU BEEN PUTTING OFF THAT PROJECT FOR THE COOLER MONTHS?

Well, good news, Autumn is here and so is our Big Brand Sale! If you ask us, its a match made in heaven. Before embarking on your Autumn project, it’s a smart idea to first decide on the finish you’re hoping to achieve. There’s a wide range of paints and each come with their own set of benefits. So, whether you’re wanting to take advantage of the cooler months, give an old room a breath of fresh air or to increase your property’s value; step away from the paint can and do it right the first time with these handy definitions.

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Do you have a tired piece of furniture that you absolutely love but can’t bare to part with? Follow these easy DIY steps and spruce up your favourite piece with Chalk Paint!

1. PREPARE

Remove fixtures and fittings. Take out any drawers and paint them individually. Sand existing coating with medium grit sandpaper to improve adhesion of chalk paint.

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2. CLEAN

Clean with Metho to remove any dust or surface contamination; such as furniture polish, oil, wax or grease.

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3. REPAIR

Repair, fill and lightly sand and damaged areas. Conduct an adhesion test. In a discrete area, use a snap blade to cut a cross in the paint, then place masking tape over the cut and rip tape off. If there is paint on the tape, you need to sand a little more.

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4. PAINT

Apply Base Coat using a high quality synthetic brush. For furniture with lots of detail, small or angled paint brushes are useful for reaching into moulding and cutout areas.

Apply the paint evenly, keeping brush strokes in the same direction for a smoother finish. Allow 2 hours to dry.

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5. SAND

 

For a shabby chic look, lightly spot sand some of the edges and details, creating a distressed, vintage feel.

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6. PROTECT

For a durable, protective finish apply a matte clear topcoat or wax coating.

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Are you a fan of Hampton’s style? Do you love a casual, relaxed coastal vibe in your interiors? Do you often wonder how you can achieve that without investing thousands of dollars into expensive new furniture pieces?

Look around your home and I’m sure you will find some older style, timber pieces of furniture that need a little TLC and could benefit from a stylish makeover. Or visit your local second hand store to find a bargain piece that will be easily upcycled into a statement piece.

Rust-Oleum has an innovative product that will make your furniture transformation so easy. Chalked Paint is designed to dry to a velvety smooth, matt finish that brings tired and worn pieces back to life. It is so simple to do, and you can get it in a huge range of tinted colours.

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TRANSFORMING A PIECE OF FURNITURE – 6 EASY STEPS

1) Remove fixtures and fittings. Take out any drawers and paint them individually. Sand existing coating with medium grit sandpaper to improve adhesion of chalk paint.

2) Clean with Metho to remove any dust or surface contamination; such as furniture polish, oil, wax or grease.

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AGED / VINTAGE LOOK

This is such an easy way to transform an old piece of unfashionable furniture into an authentic looking vintage find.

Wait for your topcoat of Chalked Paint to completely dry. Then take a fine to medium piece of sandpaper and lightly sand the surface focussing on the edging details for authenticity. Sand as much paint off as you want, allowing the original surface to show through, so it looks naturally worn around the edges.

Once you are happy with your finish, wipe it clean if all dust and topcoat with the Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Topcoat

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VINTAGE GLAM

Painted furniture doesn’t necessarily need to look old and worn or beachy in style. By carefully selecting your furniture piece and the colour and finish you choose to transform it with, you can achieve a glamorous and eye catching piece of furniture.

Select dark colours such as black or charcoal and then splurge on brass or gold fittings to finish the look. Always seal the finish with a protective topcoat.

For a glamorous chest of draw revamp, use 2 contrasting tonal colours in Chalked Paint to define the draws and detailing. Again, spend time researching and selecting hardware and fittings to complement your look.

ANTIQUING

If you want an antique look to a piece of furniture that you have painted in Chalked Paint , simply apply the Rust-Oleum Chalked Decorative Glaze once your Chalked Paint has dried.

Either dry brush it on, or use a damp brush followed by using a muslin cloth to gently wipe the excess glaze off for a subtle antiqued look.

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FUN DIY PROJECTS

There are so many quick and effective DIY projects you can enjoy with Chalked Paint. Here are some quick, easy ideas to put create beautiful accessories to complete interiors out of old and forgotten objects:

MASON JARS

Create a stunning display of coloured vases by painting old glass jars in pretty pastel shades of Chalked Paint.

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CANDLESTICK’S

Update old brass or timber candlesticks with a coat of Chalked Paint. Sand them back lightly to create  distressed, aged experience.

HERB POTS

Up cycle old terracotta pots with a crisp coat of Chalked Paint. Use them as stylish kitchen herb planters.

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LAUNDRY BASKETS

Transform an old laundry basket into a stylish accessory with a coat of Chalked Paint.

INTEGRATING NEW PIECES INTO YOUR HOME

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Once you have decided on the piece you want to transform, consider the style and  your colour selection, and how it is will sit in your home. Distressed, vintage pieces are often most popular in shades of white and off white. Combine them with natural timber tones and beautiful textured accessories such as cane, linen and glass.

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CLASSIC BEACH

For a classic beach style, incorporate crisp blue pieces alongside linen lampshades and carefully curated collections of shells and coral. Use Chalked Paint colours of soft white or stone to sit perfectly within your chosen Style.

THE FINAL STEP

Use a palette of soft blues and greens to add visual interest to a classic crisp white colour scheme. Always consider the clever use of subtle texture to get the very best result. Beautiful blooms, vintage art pieces, rattan and soft linen couch throws will transform your living area into a gorgeous inviting space.

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MAKE YOUR DECK LOOK LIKE NEW!

1. REPAIRS

Replace any boards that have rotted and change any loose screws or nails with new ones. Remove debris between boards with a putty knife.

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Living rooms are the room that we use most in our house. We want them to reflect our style, our tastes, and of course be a room that we are proud to entertain friends and family in. Here is a step by step guide to decorating your living room.

HOW TO GET STARTED

1. ESTABLISH YOUR STYLE

It is often a little daunting working out where to start when undertaking a decorating project. Your living room is a key space in your room, and you want to get it just right. There are a number of things that you need to consider before you actually pick up a paintbrush and transform your space. The biggest decision is to gain an understanding of what style you would like it to be. Do you love the texture and soft colours of Scandi style? Are you more of an Modern Industrial type? Or do you love the bold colours and accessories of Boho style? There are plenty of places that you can research decorating styles to ensure that you know exactly what you love. Try researching on Pinterest, look in leading home magazines, or pop into your local Paint Place store and talk to the experts there about your options. Once you have decided on the style, you can get started on planning your project.

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EASY WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR EXTERIOR

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Whether you are looking at selling your property or simply giving it a bit of a facelift, first impressions count. You need to ensure that your home has great street appeal. Firstly, you need to assess what your current street appeal is. Stand across the road and have a good look at your home. Better still ask a neighbour or friend to give you unfiltered feedback too. What works? What needs improving? What looks scruffy and what catches your eye? Do your research by taking a drive around your neighbourhood and making notes on homes that are well presented and appealing. What is different about them. If you need extra inspiration, visit real estate sites to see how homes in your area are presented. If you are looking at selling, remember that the first image people look at is the exterior. This will motivate them to either click on your property or scroll past it.

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EASY WAYS TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF MORE SPACE

1. MAKING THE RIGHT FURNITURE CHOICES

To give the illusion of more space, choose furniture pieces that have clean, simple lines. These will keep the space from feeling cluttered. Raise your key furniture pieces off the floor to keep your room airy and open and always ensure that these pieces have delicate legs to avoid them taking up precious space.
Take your time to plan your furniture layouts carefully. Arrange your key pieces around the outside of the room and always make sure that nothing is blocking the traffic flow. Allow some space between your wall and the back of your couches, to allow your room to feel more open.

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