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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!

Category: Tools

Crowies Paints are proud to be stockists of the Mirka® Dust Free Sanding System and the new revolutionary Abranet® sanding net

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Prestige Car Garage

29 Dec, 2016

Staff in the Port Lincoln store have transformed an area of the new shop into a prestige car garage.

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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 Gloss

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Pro Deck from Wattyl is the latest in water based Decking technology that lasts up to 3 times longer than conventional decking oils.

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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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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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Stirring Paint Before Use

21 Jan, 2016

Always mix your paint before you use it with a paint wacker or broad paint stirring stick using a circular, upward motion. A screwdriver or piece of dowel will not mix the paint sufficiently and may result in unsightly colour, coverage and gloss variations in the dried finish.

Choosing The Right Equipment

21 Jan, 2016

It is important to use the right equipment for a given painting project. There are many different types of paint rollers, brushes and paint products that are suited for different applications. Using the right product and equipment will enable you to achieve the desired finish in a shorter time. Taking shortcuts, using the wrong product or low quality equipment could produce an unacceptable result that costs you more money and time in the long term.

Removing Masking Tape

21 Jan, 2016

It is always best to remove masking tape as soon as possible after painting and before the paint dries by gently pulling the tape away from the wall to avoid peeling the fresh paint off with it. If the tape cannot be removed straight away, run a sharp blade between the tape and the painted surface to break any seal before removing.

Preventing Paint Creep

21 Jan, 2016

When masking up, use a putty knife to press the edge of the tape down to achieve a good seal. This will prevent the paint from creeping under the tape and spoiling the clean edge.