April 5, 2018

What window coverings do I need?

Materially speaking, your home is usually your greatest asset. Keeping it in top condition will ensure it holds its value and there are many reasons to add value by keeping it up-to-the-minute too. Rather than embarking on the huge expense of major renovations, overhauling the interior by splashing it in a fresh modern hue and redressing the windows can achieve the same effect for a fraction of the price. Whether it’s for your new home or its time to update the current, the mind can boggle at the enormity of deciding the best style, type and colour – that’s where we come in! The Basics: Block out: total privacy/darkness – great for bedrooms Light filtering: perfect for living rooms Sunscreen: daytime privacy and blocks 95% of UV rays – great for full sun-facing rooms Face mounted: above the window, or a more streamlined Recessed fit: within the window. Roller blinds: […]
April 5, 2018

How to get started with your next paint project

If you’ve decided that your home is in need of a fresh colour update and you’re getting ready to try your own hand at the task, it can be tempting to just pick up a brush and go. However, the key to a successful outcome has a lot of bearing on properly preparing – and you’ve come to the right place. Depending on where or what you’re painting, the tools you’ll need to purchase and the fundamental tasks you’ll need to complete will vary, but they are all important parts of the process and we definitely recommend ticking them off your list before becoming a picasso and losing yourself in colour! How to paint a room Step 1: Visit our experienced team of painting professionals at Cowra Paint Plus and we’ll help you select everything you need for the job. The Shopping List: Cleaning equipment – sponges, mild cleaner Drop […]
April 5, 2018

How do I prepare and finish my decking areas?

How to paint a house exterior Painting a home’s externals can be a lengthy topic of discussion and depending on the material they’re made from and their current condition, the prior preparation and painting method will vary. There’s a few general rules that apply to all external painting though, which we’ve outlined below. Do the proper preparation Go over the wall and give it a weatherproof seal by filling any holes with putty, and gaps using a caulking gun – use a scraper to smooth the surface.  Once finished, give the wall a light sand to smooth rough areas, dirt, imperfections, and peeling paint. Choose the right paint First and foremost, make sure the paint you select is external paint. Generally, acrylic paints (water based) are best as enamel paints (oil based) can become brittle and chalky as they age. Painting Make sure you properly stir the paint prior to […]