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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.

 

 

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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.

This Springs forecasted colours

As we gear up for the spring of 2014 home painting season, it’s becoming clear that neutrals will drive color fashion this year. Grey, in particular, but also white and off-white, will be among the most popular interior paint colors and favored hues for home furnishings.
Shades (and tints) of grey – ranging from grey-taupe all the way to silvery tones – are expected to be especially hot. No wonder: The versatile neutral is a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement to any interior.
New lines of wood furniture will be rolled out finished with tasteful grey wash, and grey fabric will be seen on everything from seating options to floor coverings. However, grey will be seen most frequently as wall color, where it can create a soothing background for rooms whose furnishings range from simple to sublime.
As for accent color, grey’s flashier cousin – silver – will take on importance as a means of adding sparkle to a room. Among the places it will be seen: on shimmering fabric and reflective glassware.
But grey won’t be the only neutral to enjoy popularity in 2014. Those seeking a change from more saturated color will be happy to learn that white and off-white are back in vogue. So much so that paint manufacturers will offer expanded palettes of ‘whites’ given more personality by incorporating just a hint of color.
Why the comeback for white? Simply speaking, it is a clean, classic, minimalistic color that allows home furnishings to take center stage, much in the way that grey does. But white also is a pragmatic choice that simplifies decorating for those who are either short on time or color-challenged.
White has a lot to offer to those who might change their address: those who are downsizing will favor white or very light-colored walls to make their new, smaller interiors look more spacious; anyone who may soon put up a “For Sale” sign will favor white because it helps a home “show” better.
Despite the major emphasis on neutrals in 2014, design professionals and do-it-yourselfers in the mood for more colorful options will have other attractive choices. Blues and greens – in more tints and shades than ever before — will again be crowd-pleasers, as they have been for the past couple of years.
Mustard yellow will also be hot. Not only will it exert strong influence on both fashion and home furnishing fabrics, but it also will be a fresh out-of-the-box choice for interior painting – a bold color that can recast the appearance of an entire room, or simply provide pizzazz on an accent wall.
These are the trends we experts are forecasting, but in the end, color choice is a very personal decision, so the best advice anyone can offer is to stick with colors you love. When it comes to your home, it’s your opinion that matters most!

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Why use eco-paint?

Since the environment and eco-friendly home improvement products have become a hot topic of late, it’s not surprising to find that eco-friendly paint has become popular. This type of paint is eco-friendly due to its natural ingredients and the method of its production. However, its appeal doesn’t stop there – conventional paint is in fact hazardous to our health; eco-paint eliminatesthis problem and is of better quality in terms of durability and aesthetics.

Health benefits of using eco-paint

Conventional paints contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which can be dangerous to your health both during the painting process and up to five years after the paint has dried. VOCs are thought to be so harmful that the World Health Organisation claims that professionaldecorators are 40% more likely to contract lung cancer. In short, the use of conventional paint is emerging as a serious problem, so eco-paint is becoming a necessity rather than just a choice. In fact the EU now are making paint manufacturers abide by certain VOC levels, indicating the danger they pose. It is fair to say that paint is not the only source of VOCs inyour home but you can eliminate the risk somewhat by beginning to use 100% natural materials and products such as eco-paint in your home.

Eco-paint and the environment

VOCs are not only damaging to our health, but are also damaging to the health of our planet. These toxic substances reduce the quality of the air and causing climate change. These VOCs are released during and after use of conventional paint and the production of these paints also results in large amounts of waste (chemical, non biodegradable and non recyclable) other than VOCs which use a vast amount of non-renewable energy in the process. By using eco-paints you are secure in the knowledge that these consequences will eventually be prevented and conventional products completely replaced with natural materials which do not have such a devastating price to pay in terms of the preservation of our planet.

How much does eco-paint cost?

Eco-friendly paints are more costly than traditional options, but the health and environmental benefits make up for this. In addition, eco-paint is just as durable and available in just as made shades as traditional solvent based paints.

Arriving next week

Paul Walker Decorator’s will be arriving on New Zealand shore’s next week.

We offer the highest standard of work at the best possible prices, We take great pride in our work and won’t leave the job till the customer is fully satisfied with the end product.

If you need to contact us for a free quote please use the email option for now as the phone number will be updated as and when i get a sim card when i arrive.

Paul Walker

Thank you

Thank you for all the business been really busy with bookings from here and Paul walker decorators Facebook page, so much so we only have 3 weekends remaining before we depart for New Zealand these dates being 29th and 30th march and the two weekends following this.
Will be taking no more bookings after this as have to get everything sold and delivered etc from house before leaving.

So if you are planning on getting anything done please get in touch ASAP.

Paul