Getting Started

Your Shopping List

  • Dulux Weathershield Semi Gloss in your chosen colour
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Medium nap (10-18mm) synthetic roller for walls 
  • Dulux Aquanamel® Gloss in your chosen colour
  • Dulux 1Step® Prep
  • Short nap (5-10mm) synthetic roller
  • 400 Grit Sandpaper

General Painting Supplies

  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth

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Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and Large Colour Swatches.

Time to Paint

Play House

  1. Ensure the surface has been properly prepared prior to starting to paint. Follow the label on the can for more information.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush using Dulux Weathershield.
  3. For best results, begin at the top and work your way down. Paint the underside of your boards then the face. Use long strokes in horizontal motions from one side to the other.
  4. Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
  5. If painting bare timber a third coat will need to be applied.

Tip

Never stop halfway along a board and return to it later or you’ll create an overlapping of paint, which is difficult to correct.

 

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Picnic Table

  1. Ensure the surface has been properly prepared prior to starting to paint. Follow the label on the can for more information.
  2. If painting a new timber surface, prime with Dulux 1Step Prep.
  3. Start by cutting in around the edges of the piece of furniture.
  4. Apply paint to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
  5. Once you’ve completed an area, while paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this, a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  6. Use a roller to paint in the middle section.
  7. Repeat this process until complete. Allow to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat for a second coat.

Dulux Aquanamel Gloss

Dulux Aquanamel can be used in place of traditional oil based enamels, which not only saves time, but has the added benefit of paintwork not turning yellow with time.

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Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and Large Colour Swatches.


How to videos

Follow the step-by-step how to series to Take On an outdoor project. Dulux is here to help guide you from colour selection to fool-proof techniques to get the job done. Have a specific question?
Contact our Help & Advice team for any help along the way on 0800 800 424.

Prepare exterior surfaces

There are some key points to note when preparing to paint exterior areas. Using the correct technique and quality paints will result in a painting job that is faster, cheaper and easier to use than alternative methods.

How to spray a fence with Dulux Rapidfinish

Painting your fence has been made easy with the Dulux RapidFinishTM multipurpose spray unit, so you can spend less time painting than if using a brush or roller. See how easy it is!

how to paint brick

A fresh coat of paint can have an incredible effect on the feel of your home. Using Dulux Weathershield will reviatlise your home brickwork exterior and provide a lasting look designed for New Zealand conditions.

How to paint a front door

When the sun comes out it’s the perfect time to get your front door looking it’s best before guests start knocking.


More outdoor projects to inspire

Front Door Project

Where first impressions count.

Classic Backyard Project

Finish off those jobs and make your backyard a classic.

Sunroom Retreat Project

Create a restful space to enjoy.