Hints and tips

Matching & Selecting Paint Colours

Matching existing wall colour

Matching your wall colour has never been easier. Gone are the days where you had to collect 100 little sample colour charts from the paint store to match up against your existing wall colour. These days all you have to do is strip a small paint sample off the wall about the size of a 50c coin to take to any paint store for their colour computer to match it for you. Your handyman would be happy to match the paint colour, patch and paint the wall for you.

Matching a wall colour is never 100% accurate so if you only have to cover a small area on one wall of a room its best to paint the whole wall from edge to edge. You will most likely not see any difference from one wall to the next but you may see it if you have only patched a small area on a wall.

New colour scheme

If you’re after a completely new colour scheme then you’re also in luck. Most paint companies have great colour tools and charts on their websites. Below is a list of some of the most popular Australian paint websites with colour tools to help you get ideas.


Once you have a colour scheme you love just contact your handyman with the colour details and and watch your room transform.

Chalkboard paint

Paint yourself a Chalkboard

Ask your handyman to paint you a chalkboard. Encourage the kids to draw on the walls, use the kitchen cupboard door as a shopping list, and use the entire office wall as a blackboard.  Chalkboard paint from White King will turn any surface into a chalk board. Chalkboard paint is a high quality and very durable paint that comes in either black or green.

Simple instructions for previously painted surfaces.

 

  • Choose and prepare an area on your wall:

    Choose an area about head high if you want it for write recipe notes and shopping lists, lower if it is for the kids to draw. Clean the area with a cloth and sugar soap.
  • Use masking tape and tape up a square on the wall:

    Find a painting quality masking tape so when you peel it off the wall it doesn’t take the old paint off with it.
  • Roll on with Baby Roller:

    Baby rollers are mini paint rollers. You can use a paint brush but the baby roller will give you a smother more even finish. Roll the whole area inside the masking tape and overlap a few mills over the masking tape.

  • Remove masking tape:

    Wait till the coat of paint is touch dry before removing paint but do not wait too long.  If the paint gets too dry it may rip when you remove the masking tape.

  • Enjoy the new chalk board.