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Handy tips and ideas about painting outdoors. Choose the right paint, special considerations, tools to use and what to think of when painting.
Inspired by the sunsoaked hills of Northern Italy, Tuscan texture delivers a rustic, soft-washed effect in warm tones. Rich umber and earthy olives set the mood for relaxed living with warm colours like Lava Crust and Natural Wheat creating spaces ready-made for perfect alfresco dining.
There’s no reason why you should neglect outside walls. There’s nothing better than al fresco summer dinners or days spent by the pool, so put a little time and care into your exterior walls and keep them looking great whatever the weather. If you don’t have an outdoor area, you can use your creativity to redesign your entrance way or front door.
Creating a poolside or courtyard Oasis Dulux Texture Fine Cover. This attractive light texture profile is perfect for exterior walls, courtyards or garden features. This flexible acrylic texture paint can delivers a fine, sandy finish and comes in uplifting shades like Ocean Surf and Rainmaker, that will illuminate your exterior walls and infuse your outdoor areas with cool colour.
Transform your everyday exterior into a bold backdrop for urban entertaining. With a subtle, light grain texture and colours including Weathered Rock and European Stone, Dulux Texture Rock delivers a superfine sand finish, making it easy for you to create striking, rock-textured features for your existing walls.
The quickest way to paint a long fence is to spray it. While you could use a handy electric spray gun, you’ll be constantly refilling the tank. An airless spray gun, that sucks paint directly from a paint tin, is much faster. The hiring costs for a weekend are about $250, so it’s only worthwhile for large jobs. You’ll be so fast, it’s worth doing a few other jobs such as a neighbour’s fence, the shed or even your house!
Adding instant colour to a garden can be as easy as opening a tin of paint. While we carefully plan our interior schemes, outdoor features are often left bereft of the excitement paint colour can bring. Which is a shame, because it’s an easy-to-add element and the results can be brilliant.