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Painting Tips

Grab your paintbrushes and pop into your local Prominent Paint store to get started on your next painting project.

22/08/2017

Refurbish Gutters

Give your home curb appeal and refresh grubby gutters. Scrape off all peeling paint and de-gloss any remaining loose paint with 120-grit sandpaper. Feather the edges to provide a smooth finish once painted. If the existing paint is adhering well, you don't need to remove it completely, but it could prevent new paint from sticking. Clean gutters using a scouring pad and Progold General Purpose Cleaner and then rinse with clean water.

For new gutters – Wash with Progold Multi Surface Etch Cleaner as per product data sheet, and then apply a coat Galvanized Iron primer.

GOOD TO KNOW: It's best to remove the down pipes so you can repaint all the way around.

Prevent Gouges

Use a file, sander or electric grinder to round off the corners of your paint scraper so it won't gouge the ceiling and leave you with dozens of ceiling wounds to repair.

Two Tone Stencilling

Add interest to boring walls with tone-on-tone stencilling. Instead of a full wall, try stencilling just a section. A tone-on-tone pattern is subtle, but striking, and creates interest on an otherwise flat wall. Use Prominent Paints Select Sheen in NCS S 1030-Y10R and NCS S 0530-Y10R to create this tonal herringbone effect.

Overbrushing Techniques

For a silky smooth finish when you're painting woodwork, doors or cabinets, avoid too much brushwork. Load the brush and quickly cover an area with paint. Before it dries, use a stroke or two to level it off. Brushing over the same area, especially after the paint has started to dry, will cause brush marks and ridges.

 

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