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Nobody knows paint like Crowies! Our team members have many years' collective experience and love sharing their wisdom with customers.

That's why it's always worth keeping across our Hints & Tips. Think of it as your painting knowledge centre. It's the place where we post great ideas and top tricks about all things paint – and if you can't find what you're looking for here, give us a shout – we're always happy to help!

Who said renovating a kitchen needs to cost thousands of dollars? This kitchen was completely transformed for under $1,000 using specialty White Knight Tile and Laminate Paint. Read on to find out how.

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Crowies Paints prides itself on having staff that are knowledgeable and experienced in painting and decorating. We believe this enables our staff to speak from experience when recommending products and giving application advice, hints and tips to our customers.

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Staff at the Prospect store have been busy applying a fantastic colourful wallpaper mural in the store. Unlike wallpapers of yesteryear, modern papers are much easier to hang and can be readily removed without damaging the underlying surface when you want to change the appearance of your room.

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Traditionally two part Builders Bog is used to fill deep holes in exterior substrates. In cold weather however problems can be encountered when filling damp surfaces as the moisture can interfere with the adhesion of the bog to the substrate. There is an alternative product available to overcome this potential issue.

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Painting in cold weather can extend the drying time of traditional solvent based enamels and varnishes quite significantly resulting in number of challenges that if not addressed can spoil the appearance of the paint finish and increase the amount of work required to rectify.

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This unique table top was created using Norglass Liquid Glass. This is an easy project that can be done at home with stunning results.

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Painting has always been considered a relatively inexpensive and easy way to brighten up a room, however with improvements in printing and adhesive technologies, wallpaper is becoming an extremely popular way to transform a space

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Painting Terrazzo

07 Jun, 2016

Terrazzo is a composite material consisting of chips of marble, quartz, granite or glass (aggregate) in a cementitious mix and is generally used on floors and walls of bathrooms (including shower recesses) and laundries. It is a very dense, highly polished and extremely durable material that was used extensively during the 1960's. It has since fallen out of favour and many renovators are looking at options to update their homes. This includes painting the terrazzo.

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This photograph was taken in a holiday home that was renovated at the end of 2014. As you can see in the image the enamel paint on the woodwork has yellowed dramatically in a little over 12 months.

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These before and after photos show what an amazing transformation and modernisation can be achieved with a fresh coat of paint on a holiday shack on the River Murray

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