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DIY MOULD SOLUTIONS FROM PAINT PLACE
Mould is unsightly and can come in many different forms. In this instance, we’re not talking about a Blue Castello kind. What we’re talking about is mould that hitches a ride on your walls, ceiling, fence and pretty much any other spot around your home, making it appear unclean and weathered. So what is mould and how can you treat it?
DIY YOUR KITCHEN WITH THE EXPERTS
Have you got a kitchen that should have stayed in the 1970’s? It could seem like a daunting task to give it an update, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be an expensive exercise. With a bit of planning, creativity and the fantastic range of products on offer from Paint Place, it is easy to give your daggy old kitchen a complete makeover without breaking the bank. It’s just about choosing the right products, and colour combinations on all of your surfaces, for a fresh, modern kitchen transformation. Here are some step by step tips to get you started:
DIY YOUR DECK WITH THE EXPERTS
Summer’s upon us. That means it’s time to slap on some sunscreen, dust off the outdoor cushions, grab a book (and a cocktail) and head to your deck for some chill time. But hold on – how’s the state of your deck? Fit for relaxing or in desperate need of a lift?
In our last post, we shared some of the signs your deck may be in need of some TLC. Basically, if your deck is patchy, weathered, mouldy or mildewy, it’s time revive your deck. Here’s our suggestions for getting your deck summer-ready.
WHEN TO OIL, STAIN OR PAINT YOUR DECK
If your deck has been previously finished with either an oil or stain coating, it is recommended that you use a product that is compatible as this will give you the best result.
Here are a few tips on how to tell how your deck has been treated previously.
Oil: You will know if your deck has been treated with oil as oiling will not change the colour of your timber, hence it will appear natural in colour. If a timber is oiled and left too long, the timber will begin to turn grey in colour indicating it is time to re-treat the deck.
Stain: You will be able to tell if your deck has been stained as the wood colouring will appear blotchy when weathered. The other key sign to look for when distinguishing whether the boards have been stained is the stain will sit on top of the timber and not stain the sides of the timber boards.
Paint: You will be able to tell your deck has been painted as there will be no sign of timber colourings, instead a colour has been painted over the top. The paint may be beginning to chip or crack, indicating it is ready for a fresh coat.
HOW TO OIL, STAIN OR PAINT YOUR DECK
Replace any boards that have rotted and change any loose screws or nails with new ones. Remove debris between boards with a putty knife.