Preparing a House for Painting

Preparation is key to painting a house. 80% preparation, 20% painting. If a wall our any substrate for that matter is prepared properly the actual painting of the wall or substrate will be quick and effective. Paint will stick properly and won’t fail prematurely. It makes sense that once the paint has been applied it [...]


Choosing a Painting Contractor in Durban

As with any contractor there are various factors which need to be considered when choosing a painting contractor in Durban, or any other city that matter. Most home improvement projects, including painting your house, are costly and one wants them to be undertaken properly, professionally and without problems that result in increased bills. Cheaper is [...]

Give Your Old Home A Face Lift!

You’ve bought an older style home; large and spacious rooms with high ceilings; your dream home but which needs a bit of TLC !  You are going to re-decorate this beautiful old homestead slowly, as funds permit but in order to move in as soon as possible, you would like to get the entire interior [...]

Paint Your House Interior Like A Professional

In our previous article "Paint Your House Exterior Like A Professional" we discuss all the steps required to painting the outside of your house and getting the optimal final result. In this article we will discuss how to do the same in the interior of your home so you have a complete professional look throughout your [...]

Paint Your House Exterior Like A Professional

There aren't many home maintenance projects as important as painting the outside of your home. This can be an incredibly daunting task for a newcomer to DIY home maintenance.  The amount of money and effort one has to invest into painting an entire house means that one would want the final result to look as [...]

Building a House Part 2 – Budgeting

In a previous article which can be found here, I outlined Professional Services such as architect and Engineer and getting plans approved. In this article we will deal largely with Budgeting your home build.

Building a House – Article 1 – Professional Service Providers

Building a house, or any building for that matter, can be a daunting task and is fraught with dangers and unexpected costs.