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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

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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.

3 weeks to emigration!

Well this year has totally and utterly flown in and it’s almost only 3 weeks till we depart these shores for New Zealand 🙂

We will take a two week holiday before starting our first project which is the exterior of the house I will be living in.

I also may have another job lined up and have to phone the client upon arrival!

So things are taking shape, now to enjoy last week and a half of the Old Course Hotel, before a month off 😉

Paul Walker Decorators

Plastic paint tin problems (Dulux)

Recently I have been having more and more problems with paint in plastic gallon cans, with the paint peeling of the sides on new cans and old, to the paint smelling like old smelly socks!
I have thrown out hundreds of pounds worth in the last few weeks with this problem 😦
It’s time to bring back the metal tins I know this may not be very green minded buts it’s either that or a new solution to this on going problem!!
I know I am not alone in this as have seen many a post on twitter with same problem.

Paul Walker