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This Ford Falcon XD Phase 5 is in the process of being restored to its former glory with Wattyl Colourthane C-Series GlossRead More
Pro Deck from Wattyl is the latest in water based Decking technology that lasts up to 3 times longer than conventional decking oils.Read More
Murphy's World of Colour (Crowies Bairnsdale) have been supplying Wattyl industrial coating systems for Kennedy Trailers and achieving great resultsRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This unique table top was created using Norglass Liquid Glass. This is an easy project that can be done at home with stunning results.Read More
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 MurrayRead More
Many old homes used paint that contained lead based pigments. These coatings can not be sanded as the dust generated will contain lead which extremely toxic. To determine whether paint contains lead, use a lead test kit before commencing any work.
Painting from a 4 Litre paint tin is heavy and it has a double lip that traps paint making it difficult to reseal the can after use. It is much lighter and easier to use a smaller, custom designed paint pot with a handle and brush holder.
Painting the top and bottom edges of exterior doors and doors in wet areas will prevent moisture and condensation from being absorbed into the timber through the exposed end grain. This will significantly extend the paint coating and protect the timber door from swelling and the need to replace it.