Color reflects who we are and who we aspire to be. It’s expressive, fun, creative, complimentary and always conversational. At Goldenland we love it! That’s why we want to provide you with the best tools to find your perfect colors.
The most popular whites and neutrals for new homes:
- Luminous with abundant natural light, white feels clean, crisp and fresh. Resolve the flow of any interior with the simplicity of Dulux Haast Half.
- Highlight the clean lines and shapes of a modern exterior in a palette of whites. Dulux Manorburn is the perfect modernist match for weathered textures and timber tones.
- The natural beauty of white brings tranquility and warmth to a traditional home. Create a sense of welcome with the soft classic tones of Dulux Sandfly Point.
Whites and neutrals are the ideal backdrop to create visual interest. Punctuate the freshness of Dulux Mason Bay Quarter with fun pieces in bolds and brights; Subtle neutrals can add depth and interest to any room. Team the softness of Dulux Te Kaha with timber finishes and fresh bright whites.
A path to perfect color
Get excited about color! Explore this brochure, dulux.co.nz or the Dulux Color App for helpful tools, advice and inspiration.
Consult the Dulux Color Wall in store to build your perfect palette and grab as many color swatches as you need.
Buy a Dulux Colour Sampler and test your favorite colors at home to get the most accurate example of the final result.
- Select your interior paint product
To Bronze Porcelain Stone Ware
A very industrious technologist gives a simple bronzing process, applicable to porcelain, stone-ware and composition, picture and looking-glass frames. The articles are first done over with a thin solution of water-glass, by the aid of a soft camel’s-hair brush ; bronze powder is then dusted on, and any excess not adherent, is knocked oft by a few gentle taps ; the article is next heated, to dry the silicate, and the bronze becomes firmly attached. Probably in the case of porcelain, stone ware, etc., some chemical union of the silicate will take place, but in other cases the water-glass will only tend to make the bronze powder adhere to the surface. After the heating, the bronze may be polished or burnished with agate tools.
Put a quantity of gum shellac in a bottle con staining alcohol enough to cover it ; cork tightly, and set near the stove, or in the sunshine, as the heat aids solution. Shake occasionally. If not dissolved in three days, add more alcohol. This varnish can be made for two dollars and fifty cents per gallon, and is as good as that costing from five to seven dollars.
If time, weather and window design allow, remove the sashes, the frames that hold the actual glass from the window frame, as well as operating hardware, so you can paint as many edges and surfaces as possible. Sash removal is fairly easy with most glide-by, casement and newer double-hung windows. Older double hung windows are usually easier to paint in place.
- Paint the dividing munitions or grids, then the window sash outer frame. Leave a hairline of paint overlapping onto the glass to seal out moisture and condensation that could cause paint to peel.
- Alternate the positions of the sashes. Paint the area where the two sashes meet and as many other edges as you can reach. Work the sashes up and down a few times to keep them from sticking.
- After painting the grids and sash frames, move on to the casing and finally the sill and apron. Don’t paint the metal channels in the window tracks. Lubricate channels with silicone spray after the paint has dried.
Whenever possible, remove a door from its hinges so you can easily access the bottom and top edges for painting. Remove hinges and hardware to help the job go quickly and smoothly. Laying a door horizon-tally across a pair of sawhorses, or 2x4s laying on the floor, helps minimize drips and runs.
- Spread paint on the inner panels first; then work outward. Some people prefer to apply the paint quickly with a roller and then work it into corners and around moldings with a brush.
- Smooth out the paint in long sweeping strokes, mimicking the original direction of the wood grain. Make certain to paint top and bottom edges to seal out moisture that could cause the door to warp.
- Door faces and moldings should match when the door is closed. Paint the hinge edge the same color as the adjacent visible door face; latch edge matches the side of door, not visible opening into the room.
When painting stair treads and risers, purchase a paint formulated for high-use areas. Balusters and handrails are best painted with an easy-to-maintain, high gloss enamel paint.
Handrail Baluster Newel post
The painting order for stairs starts with the balusters, newel post, and handrail. Then, beginning at the top and working down one step at a time, paint the treads, risers, and stringer on one side of the stairs, leaving the other half open for traffic. When the paint is dry, start again at the top and work on the other half of each step.
Twice as Good
Since the centers of most stairways get twice as much wear and tear as the outer edges, apply twice as much paint to this area. Paint the right two thirds of each tread, then when the paint is dry, paint the left two thirds. This way the center area gets a double coat.