How To

External Building Maintenance

March 6, 2019 by DarrenSlater

To ensure the longevity of a paint system that is exposed to extreme elements, regular inspections should be carried out and general maintenance made to any areas that are damaged or under stress. There are several key things to look for when preparing a surface for repainting:•   Is there mould present? A quick wash with water…Read more

Exterior Timber & Decks

February 21, 2018 by DarrenSlater

With summer almost over now is the time to consider that necessary maintenance to bring your exterior timber back to life. Regular maintenance is important to extend the life of your existing timber, especially in the harsh climate we live in and to keep it looking fresh and new.    Timber that has been left…Read more

Queenslander Repaint

October 31, 2017 by DarrenSlater

Traditional, Stylish, Classic & Modern… Nestled in a small quiet street in Ascot, Brisbane this 80+ year old was in desperate need for a new paint job. The owner of this old beauty wanted a to apply a timeless colour pallet using the best products to survive the harsh Queensland weather. A small dedicated team…Read more

French Wash

June 12, 2017 by DarrenSlater

Porters French Wash…perfect for your home! We were recently engaged to paint a beautiful new big home in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our clients were building their dream home and wanted to create a warm, lived in feeling for their new home on acreage and what better way to create this than by using Porter’s…Read more

Distressed Feature Walls

March 27, 2017 by DarrenSlater

Porter’s paints Lime Wash and Render creates the perfect distressed feature wall. Traditional brick feature walls give great depth and warmth to any room; however, with the on trend look now being distressed, you can up-style your brick wall to a whole new look. This project all started with the owners gaining inspiration from a…Read more


March 9, 2017 by DarrenSlater

Wallpaper… not just for Grandma’s house anymore! Wallpaper is making (or has made) a come-back and in a huge way. You probably recall Grandma’s house had that room that was plastered from roof to floor with a gory floral declatage…does this photo from Google Images help you recall?   We are happy to say that…Read more

New Life For Old Furniture

June 13, 2016 by DarrenSlater

Furniture Revival Old pieces of furniture have an aura of history, nostalgia and are irreplaceable, but how do they fit into our homes when they are worn and unappealing? A recent client has just experienced this dilemma. Finding the perfect pieces to go with her classic home was proving to be impossible, but with a little bit…Read more