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There’s a Better Way

Don’t even think about painting without reading these quicker, better, smarter tips that will change your life.


Game-changing tips that will get your painting project done quicker, better, smarter.

Whatever clever idea you may have to speed up your home decorating and painting project, our expert team of associates at your neighbourhood Dulux Paints store have the advice, products and tools that will make it happen quicker, better and smarter.

Here’s just a sampling…

Pick The Paint Colour Last

Yup, we’re a paint store and we’re telling you we don’t want to see you until you’ve started to sort out your decor finishes and furnishings first.

Living room update? Your sofa and flooring are a way bigger investment than the paint. And it’s easier to pick a paint colour to match these than the other way around.

Kitchen reno? Select that granite countertop you’ve been dreaming of first, and the colours in the graining will automatically provide a whole range of paint colour options.

Game-changing tips that will get your painting project done quicker, better, smarter.

Bedroom refresh? A colourful bedding ensemble or artwork is the perfect source of inspiration for the wall colour.

With over 1,700 paint colours in the Dulux colour system plus the ability to match ANY of our competitor’s paint colours, along with custom colour matching to virtually anything and everything, so it’d be smarter to visit us last.

But have no fear if you’re feeling uninspired - come on in and our expert associates will help point you in the right colour direction.

Paint The Ceiling Before The Walls

Why is it that when painting a room, ceilings are often ignored or thought of last?

Ceilings should be more than an afterthought, and ideally tackled before painting the walls.

If you think your ceiling doesn’t need painting, just wait until that spiffy, fresh coat of paint is on the walls – you’ll dread the messy hassle of painting the ceiling after the room is done.

Painting the ceiling can cast a fine mist around the room or result in drips on the walls. Painting the walls after the ceiling will make that spatter disappear. For sure better.

Don’t even think about painting without reading these quicker, better, smarter tips that will change your life.

Save Your Back Now With An Extension Pole

Could you really change your life for 20 bucks? You betcha.

A high-quality extension pole is the ultimate painting essential, and not just for ceilings and tall walls. An extension pole makes all the difference for painting any wall.

Use with a roller or brush, it’ll be easier on your back and on your wrists while speeding up the job, making painting much simpler, resulting in a more even finish. No question – quicker. Well…and smarter and definitely better!


Game-changing tips that will get your painting project done quicker, better, smarter.

Visit your local Dulux store for more time-saving, sanity-preserving painting advice from our happy-to-help associates.

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