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    HOW TO PAINT FACEBRICK WALLS AND TACKLE OTHER DIY NIGHTMARES

    By Plascon SA | Jul 19, 2017
    Donovan Bezuidenhout from the Plascon Paint Academy has all the DIY know-how when it comes to painting: from restoring outdoor furniture to transforming a face brick internal area.
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    Removing mould and 5 other DIY problems solved

    By Michaela Stehr | May 31, 2017
    From stripping paint from wooden furniture to rectifying a slippery stoep, we answer your most pressing DIY questions.
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    Poor Sheen Uniformity

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to areas of uneven gloss – shiny or dull spots – that may occur on a freshly painted surface.
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    Scrubbed too hard? Here is the low down

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This occurs when a painted surface is scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth, and the paint film wears away, or is removed altogether.
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    Poor Hiding (Coverage)

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to the failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.
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    How to fix Fungal Contamination

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Test for fungus by applying a few drops of household bleach to the area. If the markings are bleached away, they are likely to be fungal.
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    Blocking

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Do you have a door or window that is stuck or two painted surfaces catch when pressed together? Too many paint layers, and you are not trying to achieve a vintage look?
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    Tannin Staining

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface may be due to the migration of tannins from the substrate through the paint film.
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    Poor Gloss Retention

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A deterioration of the paint film may result in excessive or rapid loss of lustre of the topcoat.
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    Peeling Paint

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    When a primer and a topcoat, or multiple coats of paint, have been applied to a surface, the paint film may begin to peel in some or all layers due to poor adhesion.
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    Rusting Nailheads

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This is identified by reddish-brown stains and spots on the paint surface.
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    Frosting

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to a white, salt-like substance on the paint surface. Frosting can occur on any paint colour, but is less noticeable on white paint or lighter tints. On masonry, it may be mistaken for efflorescence.
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    Fading

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Premature and/or excessive lightening of the paint colour can occur on surfaces that are regularly exposed to the sun. Fading, or poor colour retention, can also be caused by chalking.
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    Wrinkling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the rough, crinkled, appearance of the paint surface that occurs when uncured paint forms a ‘skin’.
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    Efflorescence - Mottling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the crusty, white salt deposits that may be leached from mortar or masonry as water passes through it.
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    WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO WATERPROOF?

    By Plascon SA | Oct 27, 2016
    The right time for waterproofing areas depends on the region, climate and type of problem you might be experiencing. In general, waterproofing during the incorrect season or time of day causes product or application failures.
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    PAINTING CEILINGS AND WALLS DIY

    By Evan Kotton | Oct 16, 2013
    Important information to remember whenever painting ceilings, walls or any paintable surface.
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    Perfect patios

    By Michaela Stehr | Jan 15, 2013
    Set the scene for splashy somersaults, lazy sundowners and a long South African summer with a patio in one of four hot palettes.
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    Make an entrance

    By Michaela Stehr | Dec 02, 2010
    Fall in love with a pretty dollhouse-front entrance that harks back to an era of refinement with the gentle combination of Plascon’s Rose Shadow and Tumbled Stone.
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    Take it outside

    By Michaela Stehr | Oct 18, 2010
    'Colour is an important design tool that can be used to create a wide spectrum of aesthetic effects. As far as exterior colour trends in South Africa are concerned
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    Colour Matters

    By Michaela Stehr | Oct 18, 2010
    Parkhurst's original houses, which date back to the early 1900s, were unremarkable and the suburb was initially never regarded as an affluent one.
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    Rainbow nation

    By Michaela Stehr | Oct 18, 2010
    Like the contents of a packet of jellybeans that took root and grew into quaint little houses, the Bo-Kaap
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    Bolt from the blue

    By Michaela Stehr | Aug 26, 2010
    Surprisingly, it is in Marrakech, the Red City, that you'll find a green-blue oasis that makes the perfect argument for going blue all over.
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    Singing the blues

    By Michaela Stehr | Aug 16, 2010
    On 17 September 1860, midshipman HRH Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's second son, tipped the first load of stone into the sea to mark the start of construction on the breakwater for Cape Town's first harbour.
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