Cosmetic kitchen reno
Workshop member Rufaro brightened his beige and brown kitchen by painting his tiled splashback and cupboards a brilliant white.
Painters tape is a good way to make sure your paint lines are straight. Once you've marked out the design on the tiles, apply painters tape along the lines. While measuring and marking takes a lot of time, it makes the job easier and will give you a professional look. Take into account the thickness of your painters tape because it will affect your pattern.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.