Latest News - March, 2014

When should I use semi-gloss paint?

By AJ Cochrane | March 31st, 2014 • No Comments
When should I use semi-gloss paint?

Once you’ve chosen the paint colours for your interiors (most important job!) the next thing you have to decide is the type of paint to cover those walls with. There are many different finishes to choose from – today we’re going to talk about the semi-gloss finish. Where to use semi-gloss paint This finish is mainly used for doors, trims (like doorframes and skirting boards) as well as in bathrooms. The reason it works well in bathrooms and kitchens is because it is nicely resistant to humidity … and also stands up to cleaning really well. Which is handy when […]

How to paint door frames

By AJ Cochrane | March 18th, 2014 • No Comments
How to paint door frames

If there’s one thing in your house that can take a bit of a hammering (other than any wall that is at hand height for the average toddler), it’s door frames. Generally they’re painted with hard wearing paint, but once that paint is chipped or discoloured from years of sticky, dirty fingers, things can get pretty ugly. Which means refreshing the colour/paint job on your door frames can give a room an instant lift. Here’s how we do it: 1. Buy the right paint For door frames, you want an enamel based paint as these paints are hard wearing and […]

Dulux Colour Trend 2014 – The Precious Elementals

By AJ Cochrane | March 14th, 2014 • No Comments
Dulux Colour Trend 2014 – The Precious Elementals

Every year Dulux releases new colour trends in conjunction with some clever designers and this year they have four gorgeous colour schemes on offer. Today I’m kicking off with my favourite of the four – The Precious Elementals. Wilhelmina McCarroll – head designer for Zuster – collaborated with Dulux on this palette and the end result is incredibly striking. Comprising predominantly blues and greys, accented with bronze and white – The Precious Elementals gives a look that is calm yet stylish. I absolutely adore that, even when being adventurous with the darker colours, there is a really classic feel to […]

Painters Warranty – Should you care about it?

By AJ Cochrane | March 7th, 2014 • No Comments
Painters Warranty – Should you care about it?

Have you ever been offered a warranty on a paint job before? Every Dulux Accredited painter can provide their customers with a professional 5 year warranty which guarantees the coating system applied will not peel, flake or blister for a period of 5 years as a result of faulty surface preparation or application of the coating system. What’s interesting however is that the majority of people we come across don’t seem all that interested in the protection a painters warranty provides them with. In many cases – when choosing between a Dulux Accredited painter (who offers a warranty) and a […]