Why You Should Invest in a Solar Water Heating System

If you have yet to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon, now’s your chance to do so! When it comes to home maintenance there is no more affordable or more efficient solution than solar water heating systems. Here are three reasons why you need to consider investing in one:

  1. They’re Eco-friendly:

Solar water heating systems make use of the sun as a source of energy. This energy is then used to heat the water in your geyser. This means that the systems do not make use of electricity which, in turn, is great news for the environment!

 

  1. They’re Cheaper in the Long Run:

While it may be expensive to invest in a solar water heating system initially, you will get your money back (and more) within 5 – 10 years of use. After that period, you will be saving money in bucket loads. Just think about the amount that you are currently paying per month for electricity!

 

  1. They’re Easy to Maintain:

Unlike most traditional heating systems, which often need to be maintained and replaced more regularly than we’d like, solar water heating systems are very easy to keep in good condition. Simply call on a trustworthy plumber or handyman to inspect the system once a year, and you’ll be good to go!

 

Ready to start reducing your carbon footprint? For the most reliable solar water heating installations, it’s always wise to get in touch with Showroom Conditions. As experts in everything from general home maintenance to house painting, we do it all. Call us today for a hassle-free quote!

House Painting Tips for Your Home’s Exterior

Considering that the exterior portion of your home is constantly exposed to harsh weather elements, from scorching heat to pouring rain, extra care needs to be taken to make sure that your home’s paint job can stand the test of time. Here are some helpful house painting tips for painting your home’s exterior:

  • Choose the right time:

The longevity of your home’s exterior paint job will depend quite substantially on how well it dries after the initial application. Knowing this, it makes sense to paint during the drier periods of year, like in winter. Also, if there is a lot of humidity in the air, you might want to hold off. Any moisture can affect the final result of your paint job!

 

  • Buy Quality Paint:

While you may be keen to save a few extra rands here and there, you will kick yourself in a year’s time when you must repaint all over again. Cheap paint simply doesn’t last as long. So, if you think about it, spending a little bit extra now will save you a lot of money in the long run.

 

  • Prep Properly:

Never paint a wall’s surface if it is dirty or uneven. The paint won’t adhere to it properly and is sure to start peeling much sooner than expected. Proper preparation is essential, so wash and sand to perfection before getting started.

 

While it is possible to do a good job when it comes to painting the exterior portion of your home, the question is: is it worth the stress and the effort? If you’d prefer the assistance of a professional, it’s time to get in touch with Showroom Condition! As experts in house painting and home maintenance, we will be able to provide you with a service that is truly second to none.

House Painting

Colours add a significant appeal to your house’s outlook. House painting should not be a drab experience, after all you are deciding to add some colour to your life. When deciding which colours to apply to all the different rooms, consider the following elements in your selection:

  • Front Door & Foyer

Your front door is really the entry point for people into your world. Choose a colour that is welcoming.  You can decide to use bold welcoming colours such as yellow, blue or red.

The foyer is the first place your guests enter into and “first impressions count”. Consider using bright and inviting colours that make your visitors really feel at home. Colours have a large influence on people’s moods and the right colours will ensure your guests are in a jovial mood.

  • Kitchen

White is the traditional ‘default’ colour that people tend to select for their kitchens because it gives an impression of cleanliness. However, a pretty kitchen doesn’t always need to be white. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, your house painting of the kitchen can be done with hearty colours. If you are really set on white, don’t miss the subtleties of alabaster, cream and everything in between.

  • Dining room

Despite the formality often associated with dining rooms there is also the congenial atmosphere which is embodied in these rooms. During your house paining you can use a broad spectrum of colours to liven up your rooms.

  • Bedrooms

Your bedroom is a private space where you go to unwind, rest, relax and just be yourself. As you do decide on the house painting of each room, be guided by the colours that the occupants like and that reflect their personality.

Our company is able to assist you with your house painting needs. If you would like us to assist with this process, get in touch with Showroom Condition.

Five differences between interior and exterior house painting to remember

House painting is not as easy as some people may think. Painting the exterior and interiors of your home is quite different and requires different techniques and equipment. As with many home maintenance projects, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional to ensure you are doing a proper job. Read on to find out more about house painting.

  1. Interiors and exteriors require different types of paint
    Exterior paints are designed to withstand the elements. This means keeping their pigments under the heat of the sun, or staying in good condition despite things like the rain and varying temperatures. Interior paint needs to be easy to clean and contain lower levels of chemicals that can be harmful in high levels. Always ensure you choose the correct paint.
  2. Painting techniques are different
    Think about all the different ways in which paint can be applied. There are different techniques for the inside and the outside of your home. Ensure you are using techniques that are appropriate.
  3. Painting schedules differ
    The outside of your home can be painted about every five years, depending on the weather conditions and the quality of the previous paint job. Inside your home, you should re-paint when the paint starts to peel or cracks too much. Peeling can take decades to occur, while cracks happen as the house settles. Most people re-paint when re-decorating a room and that may happen every few years at least.
  4. Different painting requires different equipment
    Rollers and ladders are a given, but depending on what you’re painting you may need different equipment. Different painting techniques may also need specialised equipment An experienced painter will know exactly what is required.
  5. Different plaster is used inside and outside
    Many homeowners use stucco on the exterior of their homes. This is a specific type of plaster and needs to be painted with a special type of paint. Using the wrong paint can spell disaster as you cannot simply remove the paint afterwards. Be sure to do your research before starting.

These differences may seem minor, but they could cost you a lot of money when they are not taken into consideration. At Showroom Condition, we are painting professionals and can assist you in painting your home the correct way, inside and out. Contact us to find out more about the services we have on offer.

Five tips when it comes to painting your roof

The roof of a house should not be underestimated. Not only does it keep the elements out, but it can also transform the look of a house, where a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to give your house a facelift. Showroom Condition, a Johannesburg based company specialising in handyman services including house painting, is the ideal partner to look after all your painting needs. When painting your roof, there are a number of important issues to consider and so we would like to offer you a few words of advice.

Top tips for roof painting

  • Consider the material and surface of your roof. When deciding to paint a roof, the surface matters. For instance, corrugated iron roofs can be simple to paint, but are also more likely to rust and thus require maintenance and touch ups.
  • Choose your paint wisely. While the colour of your roof is certainly a consideration, where the colour chosen should complement your walls, while not being overly bright, the type of paint used is also essential. For example, the paint selected should be UV resistant so as to endure the elements.
  • Ensure that your roof is ready to paint. This implies that the surface should be cleaned and free of dirt and dust, repaired where there might be damage, such as rust or mold, and waterproofed.
  • Consider the weather. Remember that the weather can affect your paint job, where heavy rainfall on wet paint will spoil the job, while hot temperatures and direct sunlight can dry paint before it has adhered to the surface sufficiently.
  • Remember your footprints! When painting a roof, it is important to know how you plan to get off the roof without leaving a trail.

Painting a roof can be tricky and that is why we, at Showroom Condition, are dedicated to making sure that your painting hassles are a thing of the past. If you are looking to paint your roof or any other aspect of your house, Showroom Condition offers the best in house painting services. For more information, or to find out about our other handyman services, such as fitting shelves and replacing broken windows, get in touch with us today.

Choosing your dream paint colour

So you have decided to paint the interior of your house. Now what? One of the first considerations, of course, is deciding on a colour. While interior decorating advice is abundant, choosing the perfect colour for your house can be a tough decision. At Showroom Condition, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer you the best in handyman services in Johannesburg, where one of our areas of expertise is house painting. When you partner with Showroom Condition to paint your house, we promise to be with you every step of the way, starting with some advice on choosing the best colour for the interior of your house.

Tips for choosing the best paint colour for your house

  • Be wary of choosing overly bright colours, as they might prove overpowering on your walls. If you do decide on a bright colour, consider your furnishings. If these are neutral, a bright colour could work well in a room. There is also the option to paint one wall of a room in a bright colour, while choosing more neutral hues for the remaining walls.
  • Consider the overall picture. The interior of a house should flow from room to room, implying that the paint chosen for each room should complement the rooms on either side.
  • Look at the trends. Painting trends can certainly be useful in terms of finding ideas and inspiration for your house, yet guard against doing what is too popular, so as to stand out. Remember that trends come and go and you need to be happy with the final product for years to come.
  • Remember the importance of lighting. Natural light, such as that streaming in from windows, implies that strong colours might be overwhelming beside a large window. Consider where your windows are placed when it comes to choosing the right colour for your walls.

At Showroom Condition, as experts in the field of house painting services, we guarantee to take care of all your painting needs. If you are considering painting your house, be it interior or exterior painting, Showroom Condition is the perfect partner for the job. For more information on our painting services, or to find out about our wide range of handyman services, contact us today.

Tips for house painting in the summer

House painting is one of my favourite jobs – not because it’s easy or quick to do, but because the effect of the improvement is noticeable immediately. January is a popular time to upgrade homes seeing as many people are still on holiday (and the New Year generally instils in us a need to revamp, revitalise and upgrade our surroundings).

January, however, can be one of the hottest months in Gauteng. If you’re embarking on a house painting job this month then there are a few things to keep in mind:

Choose proper paint

I know the age-old tip of “choose high quality paint” has been blogged about over and over again, but it’s worth repeating. Low quality paint can dry too quickly during the heat and this can leave lap marks on your wall. Your new paint job will be spoiled if there are noticeable dark and light patches overlapping each other, so make sure you ask your paint supplier about this when choosing an exterior house paint for your home.

Don’t paint on super sunny days

Painting when the sun is out makes sense to the layman, but if you’ve painted a few homes you will know that very high temperatures and direct sunlight can cause the paint to dry before it has properly adhered to the wall. These adhesion issues cause paint to peel and it can also leave noticeable brush marks.

Prepare yourself and your team

Make sure everyone has sunscreen, a hat and stays hydrated throughout the day.

House painting is a big job. If you don’t feel like taking on this mammoth task yourself, then contact Showroom Condition to come and paint your house for you.

Five Common House Painting Mistakes

House painting can be a huge undertaking but can done successfully with the right advice and guidance. Here are five common house painting mistakes made:

  1. Choosing the wrong colour – This is one of the biggest house painting mistakes that people make. There are a number of considerations when choosing the right colour for your home. One such example, is the natural and artificial lighting of your home. Test colours on your walls to get an idea of how lighting can change the colour you intend to use.
  1. Making simple mistakes – This happens all too often, forgetting to replace the lid on the paint can which results in a big mess, or not cleaning paint brushed directly after use are some examples of making simple, yet costly mistakes.
  1. Over-brushing – Woodwork, doors and cabinets often achieve the smoothest finish if you do not over-brush the area. Simply stroke your coat of paint and follow with one or two light strokes to finish off. Often over-brushing, especially when the paint has started to dry, leaves an uneven finish.
  1. Painting over glossy finishes – If you paint over a glossy or varnish surface your paint will cannot effectively stick to the surface. You can either sand over the surface, or as a time-saver option, you can opt for a liquid de-glosser.
  1. Painting in low light – Dim light does not work well for interior house painting. It might appear fine at first glance but once you draw the curtains or switch on artificial lighting, you will clearly see the imperfections.

By avoiding the above five common house painting mistakes, you can make any DIY painting job, a successful one.

Give us a Call Today for House Painting

Showroom Condition provides Johannesburg area with reliable and professional house painting, maintenance, waterproofing, and other related services.

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Finding the very best house painting services

Choosing a house painting service can be quite tricky and at times can result in many headaches. Painting your house is a fabulous investment and should not be neglected in any way. The truth is you need an expert in the industry who you can trust to do the job and do so as professionally and promptly as possible. There are always concerns when entrusting the appearance of you home in the hands of others. Here are some guarantees offered by a reputable home painting contractor.

Service Guarantees by Showroom Condition

  • Constant supervised staff.

You can rest assured that the staff are under constant supervision ensuring that your home painting job is done professionally and has speedily as possible.

  • An organised, safe worksite.

A worksite which does not function optimally can result in time delays and extra costs. Choose a home painting contractor who offers the very best service, guaranteed.

  • Friendly and professional service.

A reliable contractor such as Showroom Condition always offers professional and friendly service.

  • Quality paints and materials.

To ensure you are receiving value for money make sure your contractor of choice only uses the very best paints and materials available. Yet another guarantee offered by Showroom Condition.

  • Speedy Service

Showroom Condition guarantees to have all work done in the shortest time possible without compromising on the quality of workmanship.

  • Workmanship and quality product guarantee.

You will know you are receiving the very best service guaranteed. One more reason why Showroom Conditions remains a trusted name in the home painting industry.

Call on Showroom Condition today

Contact us today and we shall answer any query that you may have or request an obligation free quote for all your home painting requirements.

How to work house painting into you budget effectively

House painting can work out to be a rather costly affair. People can either buy too much, or too little paint to complete the entire job at hand. On top of that the job can often be strenuous on a family if they are not 100% certain as to which colour they want. People also tend to procrastinate when it comes to actually doing the deed, waiting for the ‘perfect weekend’ to come their way. Well, the perfect weekend will never come unless you make it. So why not, instead of stressing you and your family out by painting it yourself, outsource to a highly efficient and well-trained team of professionals?

How Showroom Condition can help you today

We at Showroom Condition have literally painted every sort of home imaginable. But just for reference sake, here are buildings we can help you paint:

  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Complexes
  • Duplexes
  • Flats

As you can see, if it has four walls and a roof, we can make a plan to paint it for you. But how do you know you can trust us? We will come and evaluate your house before the job commences and issue a quote so you can see the figures before committing.

Give us a Call Today

We are a team of skilled painting experts who will settle for nothing but the best job for your home. We will guide you through the different aspects of painting your home and offer our advice where we can. You will be able to rest assured that your home will be in immaculate condition in next to no time. Contact us today for any queries and let us make your paint job an absolute dream.