We love simple DIY projects because of the big impact they can have on the appearance of your home. One such project is the humble metal garage door. Remembering that it is a far better and cheaper option to ‘maintain’ than ‘replace’ – and because saving money is so motivating – here is our expert step-by-step guide to bringing a rusty metal garage door back to life. Ready?

Let’s get started!

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A lick of paint is the quickest and easiest way to make an impactful change in your home. Whether you have a tired old room that needs a refresh, or you have a new piece of art or furniture that you need to create a beautiful space for, here are some tips and tricks for using colour in clever and creative ways.

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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?

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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:

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DIY YOUR DECK WITH THE EXPERTS

Spring’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.

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Now is the perfect time to give your home a colour refresh. With warm weather approaching and entertaining season almost here, freshen up of your living spaces or guest bedrooms and ensure you are ready for the holiday season. Whether you are going to tackle just one room, or an entire house, here are some useful tips to get you on track to creating a perfectly decorated space.

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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

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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?

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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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