DIY Do’s and Don’ts for Pregnant Women

Moms-to-be usually find themselves eager to tackle DIY projects. Whether it is painting the new arrival’s bedroom or installing some handy shelves for nappies, baby lotions and potions; there is often lots of DIY to be done before the 9 months are up. If you’re pregnant and you’ve been bitten by … [Read more...]

Sparkle or Glitter Paint

Sparkle or glitter Paint is a wonderful special effect paint to use if you are looking to really brighten up a room. All that you need is a fairy godmother-like flick of your magical paintbrush and you will have a fun, sparkly effect right at your fingertips. What is Sparkle Paint? Sparkle paint … [Read more...]

Jack’s Got More Decorative Painting Advice and Ideas

As always, Jack’s Paint has been hard at work sourcing some popular decorative painting ideas that you may want to try out in your home or office. So, if you’re feeling creative, draw some inspiration from these Jack’s Decorative Painting Techniques:     Stippling Stippling is … [Read more...]

Use This Checklist when Hiring a Painter

Although DIY is fun, there are times when we just don’t have enough time to tackle the next project. And even though there is plenty of helpful information out there which can arm you with all of the painting advice that you could need in order to do it yourself, it’s sometimes much easier (and much … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Colour

There’s more to colour than meets the eye – literally. Sure, you absolutely love that hue of blue, but did you know that it has a very specific effect on you psychologically? Colours are proven to be a highly effective form of non-verbal communication, invoking different emotions and even … [Read more...]

Can I paint over galvanised metal?

What is galvanised metal? Galvanised metal is basically any form of steel that has received a thin coating of zinc oxide. This serves to protect the steel from elements that would usually lead to oxidation and corrosion that could eventually weaken the steel. The zinc coating acts as a protective … [Read more...]

Clever Projects for Leftover Paint

Paint is easily one of the best ways in which to give a room or piece of furniture a dramatic makeover - a simple lick of new colour and you have a whole new look! So maybe you’ve found that perfect colour, got your tins at your local paint and hardware store and have finished your project. Now you … [Read more...]

Why You Should Buy Eco-Friendly Paint

  Why You Should Buy Eco-Friendly Paint The protection and beautification of our built environment is what the painting industry is fundamentally based on. The problem is that paints and varnishes are often made of chemicals that are potentially detrimental to both humans and the environment. … [Read more...]

Paint and Our Environment

Buying too much paint for the job Studies show that between 10% and 15% of paint bought by homeowners, will remain unused once the paint job has been completed. Just check our garages and storage sheds. How much of the excess paint ends up either in these storerooms or thrown in the garbage? Most … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: How to Clean Your Brushes and Rollers using a Minimal Amount of Water

Cleaning Your Brushes and Rollers using a Minimal Amount of Water We live in a dry country and we are all aware of the need to save water in everything that we do. Here you will find out how to do so the next time that you have paint brushes and rollers to clean. Water Saving Cleaning … [Read more...]