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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Whole Lot Of Painting With Dulux Duramax + A Giveaway

Those clever cookies at Dulux have caught on that waiting for paint to dry is the most boring thing in the whole entire world and magically sped up the process with their new range of Dulux Duramax Spray Paints which dry ten times faster than you'd usually have to wait!

This new range has only just hit stores and the good news is ......
I have a giveaway pack with 6 x Dulux Duramax spray paints in this seasons hottest colours up for grabs for one lucky reader at the end of this post!

There are a heap of colours to choose from, 29 colours to be exact, in the Dulux Duramax range - all the modern colours, glitter finish, bright fluoros, metallic, chalkboard and there's even a glow in the dark one!

My favourite was the Granite Effect which looks exactly like granite and comes in a light grey and dark grey. I also went for a splash of colour with Go Go Blue.

Originally I was going to turn some old plastic garden pots into stunning granite look pot plants but because my backyard is in the midst of being subdivided it's a bit of a mess and not a nice garden for pretty pot plants to be!

So instead, I shopped at home for some decor items that were in need of a new lease of life. That's the beauty of spray paint, it can turn any old object into something fun and new again as I soon discovered and kept adding more and more items to my to be painted pile!

With 1 can of Dulux Duramax Go Go Blue I painted a birdcage, 2 metal flowers, a wire bird, bike door stop, vintage bowl and a photo frame. Now that's a lot of paint in a can don't you think!

I wiped clean the items to make sure any dirt was removed and then I was ready to get shaking and spraying ...... and there was a lot of shaking at least 3 minutes until I could get trigger happy and paint!

I did a few light coats of paint and waited about 20 minutes between each coat. I did 2-3 coats on each item until I had good even coverage. They were dry within an hour and ready to use and they didn't smell at all the paint has a really low odour which is great for sensitive noses like mine.

My favourite makeover was this rusty metal birdcage that I painted and then turned into a Christmas decoration filling it with blue and silver ornaments and of course a bird!

These spray paints can be used on wood, metal and plastic and because this metal stool was a bit rusty I used the Dulux Duramax Metal Primer as well. I wiped the stool clean, sanded back the flaking rust, and then gave it a few light coats of primer. Once the primer was dry I did quite a few light coats (almost 2 cans) of the Dulux Duramax Granite, in dark grey. 

This granite paint dries so quick you can respray every 2 minutes. The spray can does have a large over spray I think because it comes out as a sandy sort of spray, so you tend to use more of it to get an even coverage and it also leaves speckles everywhere so make sure you do it in an area you don't mind speckles going! 

I painted some smaller items using the Dulux Duramax, Granite in Light Grey like this wire rabbit, flamingo and wall art. I really like the sandy speckled look it gives, the texture is perfect for outdoor ornaments and furniture.

I'm so impressed with just how many items I managed to give a new lease of life to with just a few cans of spray paint, I love that it dried really fast, and there are so many colours to chose from the possibilities are endless!

Now the best part is thanks to Dulux I have 6 x Dulux Duramax spray paints (total value of $77.70) in this season's hottest colours to giveaway to one lucky reader.
To enter the giveaway just complete the options on the Rafflecopter form
and leave a comment answering the giveaway question:

What would you makeover at home with Dulux Duramax spray paint?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to Australian Residents only. Giveaway ends on 13 January 2015, 5am WST. Winner will be drawn at random on Rafflecopter and must have answered the question and completed all mandatory fields on Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted and announced shortly thereafter and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Prize will be posted to winner within Australia direct from Dulux. Total prize pool $77.70 (spray paint retails at $12.95 each). Prize cannot be exchanged for money.

Good luck everyone!

Disclosure: Thanks to Dulux for providing me with this paint for review and paint to giveaway. I have not received any payment or compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. 

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  1. I'd love to win these paints as I've got a wooden box I'd like to makeover and your granite stool as inspired me, plus I love painting jars.

    Note: I've used my Facebook account to enter CJ Jones

  2. You're such a clever chick! So crafty.
    This looks like fun.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    1. leanne at leanne shea langdown dot com

  3. I am so addicted to spray paint, haven't done as much of it since it has gotten so cold, tho. Darn, wish this was open to the U.S. ;)

  4. I have a lovely old iron park bench that will benefit greatly from a new coat of bright paint.

  5. I was just on the Dulux site today looking at these and wondering what cool things I could do with them. That granite one really intrigues me. Fingers crossed I win this one.

  6. I'd love to paint a vintage metal suitcase!

  7. I would love to add some colour to my garden and would spray the hanging baskets to compliment the flowers I want to plant in them.

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  9. I've got some 2nd hand furniture that I'm wanting to renovate so this would be perfect

  10. I'd actually upcycle all of the old formula tins I've held on to and turn them into storage containers in bright colours!

  11. A gorgeous iron ice bucket and stand that need a little uplifting - they've seen better days but we can breathe some life into them yet!

  12. I have some dust collectors that could do with a new lease of life - you know I love me some spray paint!

  13. Years ago when I was living in the US I painted plastic planter pots for our deck. They looked great and only cost a fraction of the cost real ones would have. Love to do that again for our outdoor area

  14. I have some old garden ornaments I would love to paint.

  15. My outside garbage bins are such an eyesore that I have plans to build an attractive lattice feature to conceal them. The opportunity to win these Dulux spray paints couldn't come at a better time.

  16. My teenage daughter's face - it's got to look better than the current war paint she wears!

  17. I'd make over my outdoor pots. They are beautiful terracotta, but they just don't go with my front exterior.

  18. Old tired and run down these Dulux Duramax spray paints do away with all the constraints.I have plenty of uses for these paints.I have a cement cupid that looks tired and lucid.I'll surprise my wife Janet and make him look like granite.

  19. I would make a wooden copy of my old Rabbit "Midge" it would be a lasting memory of my wonderful pet.

  20. My grandmothers rusted outdoor setting. Its sitting in the shed as I couldn't bare to part with it. I could bring it back to the way I remembered it as a child.

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  22. I'd love to decorate some old picture frames to give them a new lease of life. I'm really interested in the granite look for an entirely new look!

  23. I have some rusty but uber cool retro plant stands that are demanding a second chance at be colourful and funky all over again :)

  24. have a lot of bits and pieces that need spme love but the urgent one is a cooper lamp that i need for my living room and with this will be stylish and perfect in not time

  25. My daughter is always doing 'a project' for school! She always cons us to take her to bunnings and the newsagent to buy something at least once a term! She would love this xx

  26. I am always on the look out for new projects to do with my son, and my backyard needs a makeover. So, to kill two birds with one stone, i'd spray paint some plant pots and the raised garden bed with some refreshing colours, and get my son to 'help'.

  27. This giveaway has closed, thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner Judith, I'm looking forward to seeing that lamp redo!


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