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Rust Effect Garden Pot

Rust Effect Garden Pot

Create an eye-catching statement piece in your garden by upcycling a pre-loved garden pot with Porter’s Liquid Iron & Instant Rust to create an instantly aged and weather-beaten look. This is a fun project that’s easier than it looks! Read Full Article
Start with a good finish

Start with a good finish

When it comes to upcycling projects, the sheen level you choose for the finish of your project will be based on the use and condition of the project.

Here’s a handy guide for choosing a finish for your project.

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Know your grits

Know your grits

Sanding a project before painting is an important step for any painting project, but especially for upcycling projects. Depending on the condition of the item to be upcycled, there may be flaking paint, chips, scratches or imperfections that need to be sanded out. Read Full Article
Up-cycle your Bi-cycle

Up-cycle your Bi-cycle

Most people have an old mountain or BMX bike sitting in the back of their shed. Revamping it with a simple paint job can make it look like a million bucks! We’re going to give you all the know-how to get it done right the first time. Read Full Article
Achieve the aged antique crackle effect

Achieve the aged antique crackle effect

Inspired by the time worn charm of provincial antique furniture and artifacts, Porter’s Paint Crackle Medium marks any painted surface with the gentle hand of age. Porter's Paint Crackle Medium is an easy-to-use finish perfect for creating antique and decorative crackle effects on furniture, picture frames and other elements. Read Full Article
Glow Up your Ceramic Vases

Glow Up your Ceramic Vases

Do you have some old vases stored at the back of the cupboard collecting dust? Have some fun turning them into a ceramic-look statement piece that will fit right in with your décor. If you don’t have any spare vases laying around, head to your local op shop to find some hidden gems you can thrift.

This project is super easy, the longest time is spent waiting for the paint to dry!

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Temp Tips Part 1: Painting in the Heat

Temp Tips Part 1: Painting in the Heat

Sometimes the harsh Aussie weather can wreak havoc, especially on our upcycling paint projects. Choosing the best time to paint is important not only to get the best finish on your project, but also to make sure the paint performs as its designed to. Read Full Article
Brush Size Matters

Brush Size Matters

Choosing the right sized paint brush for an upcycling project can be tricky. You’ll often need more than once brush size and type to complete the different parts of the upcycling project. Read Full Article
Revitalise Wrought Iron Chairs

Revitalise Wrought Iron Chairs

Do you have an outdoor metal chair that has been out in the Australian sun for too long and is starting to look a little worse for wear? It’s time to give the chair some TLC and give it a fresh new look! Follow the step-by-step guide below for an easy transformation. Read Full Article
From Drab to Fab with Spray Paint

From Drab to Fab with Spray Paint

You can turn anything in your home from drab to fab just by adding a lick of paint to it. Using spray paint to upcycle pieces in your home is an easy, quick, and affordable way to uplift and refresh items you already own. Read Full Article
Is it time to prime?

Is it time to prime?

Using a primer is crucial to achieving a long lasting, smooth finish to your upcycling paint project. Before we start priming our projects, they must be appropriately prepared first. Read Full Article