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The Good Paint Care Guide

The Good Paint Care Guide

As with most things in life, it’s the little ways you look after paint now that can make a big difference in the future. Here are a few handy tips to keep everything tip-top. Timing Irrespective of the substrate type and the paint product you’ll find that a good...

Meet the team: Praveena Ranathilaka

Meet the team: Praveena Ranathilaka

With some big changes around the office, a consistently busy schedule and a huge variety of work throughout the country our new Project Delivery Manager could be forgiven for taking some time to get up to speed. But Praveena has quickly found her feet, stepped up and...

Good clean fun

Good clean fun

More incredible water-blasting   Our 7 Clever Water Blasting Results proved so popular in the last Cover Storey that we decided to add more great cleaning examples. Yes, these images showing the ‘before and after’ of building washing may not have the creativity...

Borer tips

Borer tips

Get it right before they burrow In the hotter months between October and February borer in New Zealand schools often becomes apparent. Here are some short tips on what to look for – and how to avoid finding it in the first place. 1) Borer is clearly apparent with the...

Up to the mark?

Up to the mark?

4 ways to combat graffiti Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote could have easily included a third absolute: “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes… and graffiti in schools.” It is a reality that the overall problem of graffiti in New Zealand schools is...

OSH Nightmare of the month

OSH Nightmare of the month

Hang around… These guys seem pretty relaxed with their work. But once you see the big picture you’ll start to question their commitment (or lack of judgment) here. Who knows – perhaps OSH isn’t even a ‘thing’ in the country where they’re...

Big picture training

Big picture training

How we maintain our standards National Decorators has succeeded in recent years thanks to the strength of our team culture and the company-wide commitment to the highest of standards. That’s why we make certain our painting teams are trained in both technical skill...

Paint by numbers?

Paint by numbers?

When you can ignore brand standards while painting commercial property.  And why. Building painting is often one of the larger costs for commercial rebranding projects in New Zealand building. That’s why we set up this helpful Q&A column to assist the behind...

Talk of the town, pride of the school

Talk of the town, pride of the school

How building artwork changes lives Our everyday work focuses on the improvement of buildings, which is why news of urban renewal and community art projects is always interesting to us. While we take clearly different approaches for our work and the mural painter the...

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