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Bunnings magazine, October 2020

Revive your home’s exterior

A fresh coat of paint is one of the most transformative changes you can make to your home.

Dull, tired exteriors can instantly be revitalised – plus it can add value to your home, if you needed a further excuse to get out the paintbrush.

While your choice of colour matters, it’s equally important to select the right type of paint to withstand our tough Australian conditions. Dulux Weathershield has been designed to give your home the ultimate in protection; its breakthrough MaxiFlex™ Technology allows the paint to expand and contract. Dulux guarantees it will not peel, flake or blister for as long as you live in your home.

Bold to beautiful

So you’ve made your product choice – but it’s a lot trickier to select your colour scheme! Location can be a good starting point; think sandy neutrals on the coast or sage green in the country. But you can also take into account your home’s architectural style, roof colour and any exterior features, such as the front door and porch area.

To narrow down your choices, try starting a mood board of looks you love, and don’t be too shy to ask another homeowner about a colour scheme you admire.

If you’re still stuck, seek guidance from a Dulux colour consultant.

Sample size

Just as with your interiors, make sure to view your exterior paint choices in different light conditions. For true accuracy, order Dulux sample pots and try out the colours in various locations around the outside of your home, and at different times of day.

Prepare to paint

Depending on the size, surface, and condition of your house, with the right paint and equipment, you can save a lot of money by doing the job yourself. The final look will only be as good as your prep,  so start by cleaning surfaces with a sugar soap solution. Any flaking paint will need to be sanded back or stripped.

Just be aware that older homes may contain lead-based paint. Asbestos may also be present, and this will need professional removal.

Once your prep is done, it’s painting time – you’re just a few brushstrokes away from pouring yourself a glass of wine and admiring your new-look home!

a modern front of house with cement look garage door, cream exterior and deep charcoal front door with rose gold hardware

This home’s façade is painted in Dulux Colorbond Dune (portico), Dulux Malay Grey (walls) and Dulux Domino (gutter and fascia).

Top tips for a perfect paint job

Mind the weather: You shouldn’t paint hot surfaces, so paint on cooler days (below 35°C) and follow the sun so you’re always painting in the shade.

Paint from the top down: Start with the gutters, then fascias and eaves. Tackle the walls next, saving trims and windows until last.

Keep the paint rollers out

If your interiors are looking a little too dull, get all your painting done in one go. Continue shopping the Dulux range for heavy duty interior paint.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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