Latest News - November, 2013

Christmas colour inspiration

By AJ Cochrane | November 26th, 2013 • 3 Comments
Christmas colour inspiration

When it comes to Christmas my mum is very traditional and each year wheels out the same Christmas tree and same decorations in regular old Christmas colours ie there is a heavy weighting towards red and green. Me, I like to change things up every year and in recent times have gone with turquoise and silver (2012) and blue, pink and purple (2011). This year we are living with my father-in-law while we build a house and am finding it hard to muster up the energy to even put up a Christmas tree, much less decorate to a colour scheme. […]

5 things you can do right now to get your head and home ready for Christmas

By AJ Cochrane | November 19th, 2013 • 4 Comments
5 things you can do right now to get your head and home ready for Christmas

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Christmas is only 36 days away. Yes that’s right, we’ve stopped talking about how many weeks away Christmas is and we’re into ‘days now’. That makes right now a great time to get ready for the arrival of the jolly red man and the lashings of visitors he tends to bring with him. Here are five things you can do right now that will help you Christmas proof your head and home!

Environmentally friendly and responsible management of paint, paint tools and associated waste

By AJ Cochrane | November 18th, 2013 • Comments Off on Environmentally friendly and responsible management of paint, paint tools and associated waste

One of the questions we get asked a lot is: “How will you dispose of the water you use to wash your brushes and rollers” A. J. Cochrane & Sons were one of the first painters in Perth to use Envirowash bins and have actively embraced the Dulux EnviroWash System providing five (5) Envirowash units that are utilised on sites by our staff. We love this system because it gives us an environmentally responsible way of washing painting tools such as brushes and rollers. The revolutionary wash system converts waterborne paint washings into clear water and solid waste, allowing for […]

How do I choose a painter for my house – Dulux Accreditation is a good place to start

By AJ Cochrane | November 11th, 2013 • No Comments
How do I choose a painter for my house – Dulux Accreditation is a good place to start

This is the third article on the subject of choosing a painter. You can view the first post here (how to compare quotes) and the second here (is my friend’s recommendation a good one?) We may be a little biased (ok we’re a lot biased because we are Dulux Accredited Painters ourselves) but when you’re looking for a quality paint job for your home or commercial job, starting with a Dulux Accredited Painter is a pretty good place to start! All Dulux Accredited Painters have to meet strict recruitment criteria around workmanship and reliability. They also all use Dulux premium […]

How do I choose a painter for my house – is my friend’s recommendation any good?

By AJ Cochrane | November 4th, 2013 • No Comments
How do I choose a painter for my house – is my friend’s recommendation any good?

This is the second article in our series on choosing a painter for your job. You can read the first post here (it’s about comparing quotes). As with anything in life, there’s nothing better than being able to use a friend’s recommendation when looking for a service provider of any description. The only problem with doing this is that a fresh coat of paint done by pretty much anyone will always look great to the naked eye. It is only later down the track that you find out a paint job hasn’t been done properly. We recently became aware of a […]