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2014 Dulux Colour Forecast

Jan 20, 2014 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

As the world embraces a renewed focus on openness, sharing & collaboration, either face to face or in the digital realm, we see communities forming. They are drawn together by their love of the same aesthetic and philosophy on life. Common interests in history, design, art and colour define them - these are the Future Tribes…

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Abrasives, what they are and how to use them

Jan 14, 2014 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Abrasives are substances used to smooth out other softer materials through extensive rubbing. They work by scratching away the surface of materials in order to rid it of unwanted roughness or substances. 

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Using, Cleaning and Storing Rollers

Jan 14, 2014 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Cleaning paint rollers will allow you to reuse these valuable tools instead of throwing them away, which is good for both the environment and your wallet. Cleaning techniques will differ depending on whether you use water-based or oil-based paint.

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Using, Cleaning and Storing Brushes

Jan 14, 2014 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Tired of wasting money replacing your stiff and unusable paint brushes? You can simply wash and clean them so they perform better and last longer.

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How to Paint Doors and Trims

Jan 14, 2014 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Painting your doors, windows and trims is a great way to rejuvenate and add character to your home, it can add depth and dimension to newly painted walls.

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How To Dispose Of Paint

Dec 23, 2013 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Now that your paint project is over you may find yourself asking what to do with the left over paint? Well there are simple, environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your left over paint which are easy & safe for everyone.

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How To Oil A Deck

Dec 23, 2013 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Australian weather is harsh on timber. If it’s not protected, UV from the sun makes timber go grey and causes it to split and crack. Maintaining timber with a decking oil protects the timber and makes it look fantastic, protecting the investment of your deck and adding value to your house. The first step in coating your deck is to prepare your timber.

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Testing Paint Colours in Your Home

Oct 15, 2013 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Interior Designers, colour experts and professional painters the world over have a secret about how to choose paint colours properly. Many will think the key to the code is using Sample Pots but they couldn’t be more wrong. 

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How to care for outdoor timber furniture

Oct 09, 2013 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

Most woods used in outdoor furniture naturally withstand decay, but their lifespan can be greatly extended and their colour better preserved by some ongoing care. A combination of dirt, dust, pollen and pollution will fill exposed cells in the wood, which turns it a dull grey. This weathering process is accelerated by direct sunlight and salt and so a little regular maintenance will go a long way to protecting your outdoor timber furniture.

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Choosing the Right White

Sep 18, 2013 by Inspirations Paint 0 Comments

White seems like the easiest, safest and most straight-forward way to go when choosing paint colours. For that reason many home-owners start their painting project by saying they are going to paint their house simply ‘off-white’, only to find themselves bamboozled by the seemingly endless spectrum of white paint on offer.

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