While employing a professional painter for a job at your home should ensure a professional finish, it is possible to achieve a finish that looks like you’ve paid a professional big dollars for. It is often the case, it comes back to using the right techniques in combination with the right tools and equipment for the job. We’ve put together some of the most essential materials and tools that you will need for painting your home like a professional.
Take a walk down any aisle in your local tool store and you’ll instantly understand the appeal of a shiny new piece of equipment. It’s clean with pristine paintwork and often equipped with the latest advances in engineering – new and upgraded equipment is awesome to work with.
Instead of cluttering up your shed, workshop or garage with equipment that may get used once-in-a-blue-moon, you should check out our range of new and upgraded equipment.
You see, we’re constantly on the lookout for new equipment that will make your projects easier as well as new models of existing equipment that have better features. Over the last 12 months here are examples of some exciting equipment purchases.
Even though Winter 2016 was a relatively mild one, the first signs of summer have caught most of us unprepared. Spring weather in Brisbane has to be about as good as you could possibly wish for. Cool evenings and bright warm days beckon us outside to work, play and relax.
After winter, it’s a good idea to start preparing your yard for the summer by getting the lawn and plants ready with re-laying, aerating and trimming. We’ve listed a few tips for preparing your yard for the warmer weather.
Whether you are preparing a concrete floor for a wet coating such as paint, sealant or epoxy or a covering material such as carpet, tiling or a timber floor it is equally important to make sure that your concrete surface is prepared properly by cleaning it. This is even the case for new or perfect looking old concrete floors. For a wet coating especially, having a properly prepared concrete floor is absolutely critical to the success of the coating to achieve maximum adhesion. The result of poor preparation will not only have the finished surface looking bad, it is quite likely that you will need to repeat the entire process again to fix it.
Proper ground compaction is an absolute necessity for most types of construction projects as the process gives the ground (often the building base) greater stability and a higher level of resistance. It can also be important to produce a flat base which can be essential for roads, various foundations for construction, areas being prepped for paving and even for the humble garden shed slab. Compaction is simply a process by which the air is removed from the soil particles, usually by applying downward pressure to the soil and this can be achieved with the use of various types of compaction equipment.
Take the Leaning Tower Of Pisa in Italy as an example of what happens without proper ground compaction.
Keeping a wooden deck in good shape can take a lot of hard work. Even if you stain or seal it when you first install it, the boards can still go grey, crack and splinter over time, which makes the deck look old and worn. Thankfully, if you deck is beginning to look like this, there’s no need to rip it down and install a new one. By using the right products and techniques, you can restore your deck to make it look as good as new.
“Do I need a licence to use that?” is question which we often get asked, especially about some of our larger equipment items which look a little imposing. The short answer to this question is, “no”. The only time that we will require you to provide a licence is if you have not hired from us previously and we will require a driver’s licence to enter you as a customer.
As building trends change, different equipment becomes available which suit the changing needs of building sites and completed homes. We’ve worked hard to keep up with equipment that is perfect for narrow access areas as many homes are now built so close to boundary lines and fences. All of the following items are great for home renovations or other projects with narrow access – without compromising on quality.