T-Rifik Painters | blogs and trends

Recreating a beach retreat in your own home

You don’t need to have sand between your toes and salt in your hair to experience some seaside serenity. These are a few of our favourite stylistic secrets that will help you create the look and feel of a relaxing coastal home. Everybody deserves to have a sun-kissed...

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How to stage your home for sale

When a new buyer or tenant walks into your home, they should be filled with champagne-popping excitement. However, if a funky smell, a pile of unwashed dishes and a dirty laundry obstacle course greets them, they may be popping a Xanax instead. You will never get a...

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6 Common Mistakes Every DIY Painter Makes

Everyone, at one point or another, is tempted to embark on their own DIY projects. If you are one of these people, then we have compiled a list of the most common DIY painting mistakes.   Not choosing the right paint You need to choose the paint according to what...

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Decluttering the home to declutter the mind

We are all prone to a little bit of hoarding that clutters up your cupboards and other places in your home. The infamous chairdrobe is a good example, and we are sure you have had shelves overflowing with your belongings at one point or another. However, taking the...

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The perfect paint colours for a tranquil bedroom

Your bedroom is your safe haven, the place where you go to collapse in a heap after a long day of work, or the place you go to for relaxation. This refuge can be enhanced by ensuring you pick the perfect paint colour for your bedroom. Shades of Grey Grey does not have...

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Three tools every beginner painter needs to have

You may be super excited about painting your new home or painting your house for the first time, but let’s focus on where we need to start. Here are some tools for beginner painters that are absolutely essential. This is your very first DIY project, so you may very...

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The Psychological Effects of Colour on Mood

When we are going through the exciting process of deciding what colour to paint that feature wall next or the colour of your new home, we choose based on our preferences. However, have you stopped to think about the effects of paint colour on mood? Pablo Picasso once...

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Trends for 2018 – painting and the modern age

Contemporary times are changing, and so are you. Which means your living space should be changing, too. 2018 is predicted to the year for modern age house painting, and these three colour palettes attempt to capture this. Connecting people through colour What is life...

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How often should you paint the exterior of your house?

In our sunny South Africa, the paint on the exterior of your house is at risk of being damaged. We’ve got you covered if you are unsure about how to maintain it! How often you should paint depends on a few factors: Remember the quality of paint you used on the...

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