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We have moved

Hey all long time no blog.

We have moved north had enough of the beach and moved to the Lake.

We are now based in Turangi up in Waikato in central New Zealand.

We have just set up and are trying to set up our business again it’s like building up from nothing again but we are used to that and will grow big again shortly.

As you are aware if you follow my blogs we are experiences in all aspects of the painting and decorating trade. From General painting and decorating to wallpapering and plastering we do it all.

I will try to blog on a more regular basis.

 

Paul Walker Decorators

Crazy week

Sorry not blogged for quite a while.

not been best of weeks for me first off having a few problems with work then having to suspend a colleague.

then find out over weekend that one of my buddies has passed away :-(.

It’s times like these where if you let it bring you down you can end up in a depressive state.

thankfully I’ve been in this position before and know how to overcome it.

you just have to keep your chin up and stay positive in the knowing that everything will sort its self out.

I hope everyone’s well.

Paul

Paint colour trends for 2015

With summer now fast approaching its now time to freshen up your house. So here is the link to the colours to give you some inspiration.

http://www.resene.co.nz/comn/whtsnew/ontrend-paint-colours.htm

Cabots Aqua Deck

Been using Aquadeck recently purchased from Mitre 10 have to say i am very impressed by the quality of the deck stain in both value and product topped off by it being acrylic (water Based).

Heres a link for everyone who is painting there decks this summer.

http://www.cabots.co.nz/product-detail/1300/Aquadeck

Whats New

STO CLIMASAN

Did you know that there is a paint that cleans the air? Yes, it’s true.

 

Sto Climasan colour is an interior paint that continuously degrades harmful substances and reduces odours. This paint is ideal for residential application and is widely used in many heavily frequented commercial locations such as resthomes, hotels, restaurants, medical clinics, schools etc.

 

Just what does this air cleaning paint do? These revolutionary paints are ecologically friendly products which have the ability to keep walls clean by repelling dirt, bacteria, algae and fungus that can accumulate on surfaces whilst eliminating toxic odors from your rooms at the same time.

 

 

5 Things to think about when decorating a child’s bedroom

5 things to think about when decorating a childs bedroom

When decorating a childs bedroom there are a few things to think about, such as what colours to use, what the child is going to use the room for, is it going to be a dual purpose room for study and play? Or is it just a play area? Here are just five things to think about.

Bright and bold

Kids love bright and bold colours so reds, yellows, blues and oranges will keep the kids interested and make it a fun room to be in, especially if they are young. Don’t be afraid to use colour in a kids room, you can always change it at a later date when they get older and grow out of the current colour scheme.

Think tough

Kids being kids will make marks on the walls and paintwork so look out for wipeable emulsions and those that say they are tougher than normal, the same goes for woodwork. A good emulsion should allow you to remove any scuffs easily, if you are going to use wallpaper, find a scrubbable and washable paper so marks can be removed.

Murals and drawings

To make a room even more fun, you can add drawings or murals to a wall, or perhaps a decal of their favorite superhero? You could theme a room to what your child is interested in, such as animals, cars, or space, and the theme can be changed as they grow and tastes change. If you are an artist or know a friend who is one, you can have a scene painted onto the walls of over lining paper.

Storage

Kids have a lot of toys and games and you will need somewhere to store them all for when they have finished playing with them at the end of the day, so think of storage solutions, such as underbed storage, cupboards, shelves, and storage boxes. All of these things are relatively cheap to buy and will help keep your kids room clutter free, which will inturn make the task of cleaning just that little bit easier.

Study area

As your children gets older they will need a place to study and do their homework, so a desk will be vital and help them organise their stuff and have a quiet place to study and do their homework. These can be a stand alone desk bought as a flat pack that you assemble yourself, or a custom made one if you have a small or awkward area to fit a desk into. You can do it yourself by buying some wood and board from a DIY store if you are handy with your hands.

Colour of the month

colour of the month
Need a pick me up to see you through the colder months? Try painting a room in Resene La Luna – it’s like bringing the sunshine indoors! Resene La Luna is a soft luminance of yellow and cream, glowing with warmth and gentle light. Try Resene La Luna with soft Ruru browns, grey greens or soft candlelight creams such as Resene Night Owl, Resene Innocence or Resene Double Bianca. Image: Colour of the month

Remember that if you are planning to buy a testpot or A4
drawdown, you can get the price back off your paint if you are
a ColorShop/DIY Cardholder. Just bring back your receipt and the
testpot or A4 drawdown when you come to buy 1L or more
Resene paint of the same colour and you’ll get the money you
paid for the testpot or A4 drawdown taken off your paint price.
Offer applies to 55ml and 80ml testpots. Image: Colour of the month
Tab: Ask our colour expert for help with your colour scheme