Painting your home in winter

Home painting is usually a summer project all across the world but sometimes we are stuck with home improvements in rainy and cold times.

Most people are discouraged from taking on a paint project in winter for the following reasons:

  • Painting outdoors in wet weather will cause the paint to streak if exposed to the rain.
  • Painting indoors in lower temperatures might not allow the paint to dry properly.

If you are going to tackle a paint project this winter, here are a few things to keep in mind.


You can still work on indoor paint projects during cold and wet weather as long as it’s between 12 and 30 degrees Celsius and you have adequate air circulation. The paint will dry just fine.

To speed up drying times you can increase air circulation by opening doors and windows during the warmer part of the day (as long as the rain doesn’t come in), by using fans or in extreme cases by using blow heaters. These can hired from some equipment hire stores.

Deluxe Coatings only uses premium paint, so generally issues like humidity have only a marginal effect on the product.

Winter means slow business for painters so you might get a great deal for the job.

Happy Painting!


The three most versatile colour combinations

Colours trends change every year. Paint companies love experimenting with new and improved colours and customers too like to take up the challenge of home makeovers with the latest, newest trends to make a big style statement with their properties.

Here are three classic combinations that you can safely try if you aren’t ready for a bold colour splash.


White and Grey

Grey tones are the trending colour this year and are proving to be a very versatile combination with white.

It adds a beautiful sense of calm and maturity to the décor of the room. Greys are also trending as a popular feature wall colour when the rest of the walls are kept a simple white.


Lighter shades of grey provide just the right amount of contrast when combined with white and make small rooms appear airy.


Grey is a classic colour to combine with white home accessories like sofas, rugs, lamps and wall frames.


Blue and White

We can’t help but think of the ocean when we picture this colour combination for our homes. But the good news is that we don’t need to use this combination only in our beach houses.

Light blues are great for kids’ rooms as they go well with the white décor that is typical of kids’ furniture.


Transform the outside of your house with the classic blue and white combination. Keep walls stark white and add just the right amount of colour with bright blue windows.


For drama and effect, try deep shades of blue for a feature wall and keep the furniture and wall décor a contrasting yet complementing white.


Yellow and White

A universal favourite, a safe choice, a breath of freshness… this colour combination is usually just always right for all types of homes, offices and other facilities. Yellow and White combination walls attract the best light and offer the most versatile backdrop for all kinds of furniture and home decor.

From exterior walls, kitchen cabinets, main doors, bathrooms, small indoor spaces and even garage doors, this colour combination is never a mistake.


Happy Painting!


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