The Psychology of Colour

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...]

Why You Should Buy Eco-Friendly Paint

green 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: Colour and Design Principles

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Giving your house a new coat of paint will lift your spirits. It’ll feel like you’ve been given a new lease on life. Not only that, but painting a house can add immense value to it (think of the property market). So it is definitely a good idea to paint your place before putting it on the market. … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: Use Neutral Paint Colours with a Purpose

Painting Advice

Neutrals are not just a safe option The Panache Vinyl Silk and Earth Finish Paint Colour ranges  offer a number of neutral colour options to choose from that will work perfectly in your home. Neutral paint colours, as seen on the Panache Colour Studio Display in all Jack’s Paint & Hardware … [Read more...]

DIY Advice: Children’s Bedrooms


Children love their bedrooms, it is the place where they play, sleep and entertain their friends, real and imaginary. Whether you’re sprucing up your tot’s room, or preparing a nursery for your impending new arrival, we have some great DIY tips and painting advice to help you turn their room into … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: The Best Paint for the Job


If you’re doing a DIY paint job and you want a professional and stylish end result it is important to use quality paint products. Jack’s Paint & Hardware stores stock a wide range of high quality and durable paints as well as an extensive range of paint equipment. Our competent sales staff will … [Read more...]

Painting Ideas for School Holiday Fun


When school holidays are upon us and are set to last for longer than a week, it really helps to find fun activities that will keep your children busy. Activities such as outdoor play, reading books, watching movies and other games can become tiresome. Get your kids involved in a fun DIY craft … [Read more...]

Background Paint Colour and your Artworks

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Background Paint Colour and your Artworks Selecting artwork for your home can be a labour of love. Whether it's an original painting or drawing, a mass-produced print or a wonderful photograph, your art helps to tell a story and define your style.   Painting Your Walls to Compliment … [Read more...]

Rust- oleum Glow in the Dark Paint.

Glow in the dark

Rust-oleum Glow in the Dark Paint. You can use Rust-oleum Glow in the Dark paint on wood, plaster, masonry and metal. Use it to paint doors, walls, light switches, toy boxes and storage containers. Have fun, use it in any room of the house. Once your surface is adequately prepared, make sure … [Read more...]