Getting Started

Your Shopping List

  • Dulux Suede Effect in your chosen colour
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Medium nap (10-18mm) synthetic roller
  • Dulux Duramax® in your chosen sheen and colours
  • Dulux Aquanamel® Semi Gloss in your chosen colour
  • Dulux 1Step® Prep
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Short nap (5-10mm) synthetic roller
  • General Painting Supplies
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth

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Time to Paint

Suede Effect Wall

  1. Carefully read and follow the preparation instructions on the product label before you begin. Ensure you apply the appropriate primer on any unpainted surface.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
  3. Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.
  5. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
  6. Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
  7. Working in small sections, approximately 1m x 1m, apply the second or final coat with a wide brush in a random brush stroke action to achieve the suede effect. Make sure to overlap brushed areas to achieve an even effect. Avoid touching up. Rolling alone is not recommended.

Dulux Design Suede Effect

A stylish finish in a great colour range

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Side Table

  1. Prepare the surface by applying 1 coat of Dulux 1Step Prep Water Based.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of your furniture piece.
  3. Apply Dulux Aquanamel to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
  4. 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. Don’t brush it too much – a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  5. Allow two hours to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat for a second coat.

Dulux Aquanamel Semi 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. Click here to order online for delivery to your door.

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Chair

  1. Wipe down the surface with a clean damp cloth to remove any dirt or rust. If priming bare steel and iron, or an undercoat is required, use a Dulux Duramax® Undercoat (Metal or Plastic).
  2. Use Dulux Duramax Flat Black and apply in multiple light, mist coats.
  3. After spraying, prevent blocking by flipping the can upside down and spraying until clear gas emerges. Always wipe the front of the nozzle clean.
  4. Now, admire your transformation!

Dulux Duramax High Performance Enamel Spray Paint

Dries 10x faster than normal alkyd spray paint, bonds to wood, metal and most plastic

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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

Play House

Create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Entrance

Where first impressions count.

Backyard Living

Finish off those jobs and make your backyard a classic.