USING CHALK PASTE WITH STENCILS

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Ignite your creativity with our Redesign with Prima chalk paste! Perfect for using with our decor stencils, this paste is a great way to add a chalk-finish design onto your furniture, walls and more. Simply dab and apply.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-jWevlfb8

A BREAKDOWN OF THE TWO FUSSY BLOKES RANGE

Designed for everyone from professional painters right down to DIYers, the Two Fussy Blokes paint rollers are intended to make every project a breeze — whether it’s a large commercial job or a quick home fix — and are rigorously tested to ensure they meet the high standards we’re known for. Every roller in our […]

CHALK PAINT TROUBLESHOOTING

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Brush strokes showing  Brush strokes show up for a few reasons, generally its because the paint has been applied to the surface to thick. How to Fix it Chalk Paint + Paintbrush + Water It’s all about keeping the paint moving and adding a fine mist of water. Don’t press too hard on the brush. […]

ALL ABOUT DECOR WAX

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  Decor wax is amazing for adding highlights to any project and for making those little details pop! They are smooth and creamy and glide on with ease. Here are a handful of tips if you are new to using Decor Wax. It is easy to apply Decor wax. You can use a brush, sponge, […]

CREATE YOUR OWN COLOUR

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Our paints have been designed so you can mix and create your very own colour! This is truly unique and lots of fun. You can now make your own colours using our online Colour Mixer, this tool will help[ you find the perfect shade for your next project. A great way to customise any of […]

WHITE CLOUD TRANSFERS MADE IN NZ

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Transform your projects into something special with these beautiful transfers. They will add a unique touch to your furniture projects, wall art, or any decor accessories. Application Cut around the image leaving a 5mm edge. Remove the white protection sheet from the transfer image. Be careful how you hold the transfer as now the adhesive side […]

MINT DECOUPAGE PAPERS

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MINT decoupage papers are all designed especially with furniture art and refurbishment in mind. The optimum paper size, gsm and print have all been painstakingly curated by Michelle, owner of MINT, and is a culmination of years of working with decoupage papers and refurbishing furniture with individuality, style and artistic scope in mind. Application Method […]

THE SECRET TO DISTRESSING FURNITURE

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Distressing or a weathered look in decorative arts is making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older, giving it a weathered look. There are many ways to produce an appearance of old age and distressing is one of them. The most simple and straightforward method to distress wood is to sand some of the […]

HOKUS POKUS TRANSFERS

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Hokus Pokus Decor Transfers are highly detailed and can be applied to any smooth surface. wood, painted furniture, glass, and mirrors. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE HOKUS POKUS TRANSFERS?  Because they are effortless to use and gorgeous. You do not need to be a talented artist to create unique art pieces! Add instant style to your […]

WHY IS SURFACE PREPARATION SO IMPORTANT BEFORE PAINTING

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There are several reasons why you need to prepare the surface before you paint it. If you put paint straight on, then you’re not going to get the result that you were hoping for. These are the benefits: 1. Checks for cracks and irregularities: Regardless of what you’re painting, cracks are going to ruin the […]

ADDING AN EFEX DECORATIVE APPLIQUÉ TO YOUR PROJECT

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Efex can be applied to almost any surface, wood, plaster, metal, glass, terracotta and so much more. Simply apply contact cement glue such as H2 Contact Adhesive  to the back of the appliqué and to the surface you’re attaching it to. Press the two surfaces together, when the glue has dried you can start your […]

PAINTING INTERIOR BRICK IN 3 EASY STEPS

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Whitewashing outdated brick is a quick and simple makeover with an amazing impact to your space. Whitewashed brick also pairs well with most wall colours and  it does wonders to update a room and create a gorgeous focal point. Whitewash Technique A whitewash technique is basically using watered down chalk paint. You can change the […]

FREE PROJECT PLANNER

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Painting is an excellent way to give your home a fresh new look boosting the impact of your décor. If you are tackling a large interior painting project, advance preparation and planning will facilitate smoother, faster completion of the job, Free Project Planner 

CARE TIPS FROM TWO FUSSY BLOKES

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Before you start using any painting equipment, it’s essential to understand that paint tools are investments. You don’t want to be in a situation where you can only use them once, but nor are they going to last forever. Instead, you can expect paint equipment such as paint rollers to last for about six months […]

8 EASY STEPS TO REFRESH YOUR KITCHEN

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So you are thinking about refreshing your kitchen cabinets? Renovating a kitchen is one of the most expensive remodelling projects. Refreshing the cabinets that make up most of the room’s visual space is entirely within reach. We have made it easy for you with a step by step guide. Step One  A successful paint job comes […]

FURNITURE TRANSFERS BY REDESIGN WITH PRIMA

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There are so many ways to apply Redesign Transfers to add character and charm to your home. The possibilities seem endless. While most people apply these transfers to furniture, they work on glass, lamp shades, metal, walls, and even fabric. Tip  The surface must be clean and dry before you apply the transfer. The transfer instructions […]

SOUL DECOR TOP COATS FAQ

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Soul Decor Varnish is a NZ made water based sealer. Our vanish is eco friendly, low in v.o.c, non-yellowing and no added nasties. Directions: Soul Decor Varnish should be stirred before use. Do not shake the can as this may produce bubbles. If the can has been shaken, leave it to stand for about 10 […]

HOW TO ADD A WOODUBEND TRIM

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Trims, from furniture upcyclers, to interior designs and everyone else in between – the WoodUbend trims have proven popular. Let’s take a little closer look at these bendable wood trims and discover how best to use them. It’s only bendable wood if used correctly This goes without saying, but it’s especially important to use the trims correctly. […]

WHEN TO USE A PRIMER

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Here are scenarios when you need to use paint primer before applying the paint: When Switching Color Shades When you are going from a dark shade or colour to a lighter shade, you need to use paint primer to cover and prevent the darker shade from affecting the finish. Also, when you are going from […]

RESIN TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

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Get your workplace ready Clear your work area and protect it from spills with a drop sheet or newspaper. Work on a non-stick surface by placing some waxed paper on the surface.Make sure your moulds are clean, dust free and dry. Nitrile gloves offer better protection than latex. Have good ventilation in your work area, […]

HOW TO PAINT A MASON JAR

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  Wondering how to chalk paint mason jars? It couldn’t be easier! To transform those old glass jars you have around the house into stylish organizers and vases right now. Thoroughly clean the glass jars with hot soapy water and a soft dishcloth. Remove a from the jar. Place the jar to air dry or […]

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRUSH

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Always buy the best brushes you can afford. A good quality brush will offer more comfort while working long hours and give you a better overall paint result. Choose a brush made by a brand recognised for quality such as Haydn Brush, they have 50 years of experience in making the best brushes for NZ’s […]

THE BEST FINISHING WAX!

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Soul Decor Finishing wax is made here in NZ using beeswax, carnauba wax and non-toxic mineral oil. Always apply clear wax before you use dark wax on your project. This prevents the dark wax from penetrating and staining the paint. Chalk paint is very porous paint. It will quickly absorb the wax you apply so […]

PAINTABLE WALLPAPER STEP BY STEP GUIDE

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Before you begin wallpapering your furniture, you’ll need a few tools: A pencil A tool for measuring A cutter, razor blade, or scissors Wallpaper glue –  slightly watered down PVA glue works when used on furniture. A soft cloth Step 1:  Prep the surface When it comes to the kinds of surfaces you can cover […]

WHAT IS SALTWASH?

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What is Saltwash? Saltwash® is a base coat powder paint additive that creates a unique weathered look on any surface. Saltwash® was invented to recreate the authentic time-worn painted look, which the owners of Saltwash®, commonly had seen on the seaside cottage porches and furniture growing up along the coast. Their mission was to create […]

SOUL DECOR PAINTS FAQ

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Soul Decor Paints is a premier paint company providing you with our very own NZ made decorative paint. Our paint is a multi-surface paint that will adhere to almost all sound surfaces with minimal prep work required. It is perfect for painting on furniture, home decor and walls. With its beautiful soft matte finish, it […]

DECOUPAGE FOR BEGINNERS

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Using Decoupage when upcycling furniture is a quick and easy way to create decorative effects on furniture and accessories. Personalise your furniture, and home decor with decoupage, or create fun and personalised gifts for your friends and family. We have listed below some frequently asked questions. WHAT IS DECOUPAGE?  Decoupage gets its name from the French […]

HOW TO STENCIL YOUR FURNITURE

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  Stencilling is a quick and easy way of adding style to furniture. If you’ve never done any stencilling before, it can be quite intimidating, but it really is quite easy, so we’ll show you the basics to help you get started. The key is choosing the stencilling method that fits your project best. Whether you […]