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The latest news, updates and articles from Teknos Home Paints.


 
Update your home on a budget

Update your home on a budget

Paint is a great way to give your home a bit of a makeover without spending big bucks.
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Redecorating old lead painted surfaces

Redecorating old lead painted surfaces

Top tips on how to tackle lead painted surfaces - useful if your home was built pre 1970.
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Bring Brazil in to your home

Bring Brazil in to your home

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, bring some of Brazil's vibrancy into your home to liven up any room.
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It's all white

It's all white

Done properly, painting your house white can leave you with an ultra chic look that enables you to mix it up as often as you like with minimal effort.
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Redecorating wooden windows and doors

Redecorating wooden windows and doors

Make the most of the spring weather and freshen up your wooden windows and doors
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Paint explained: water-based, solvent or chalk

Paint explained: water-based, solvent or chalk

We explain the difference between water-based, solvent and chalk paints
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Brighten up your garden

Brighten up your garden

Give your weathered garden furniture a new lease of life and create a fresh new look to work in any outdoor space.
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Brighten Up For Summer

Brighten Up For Summer

Teknos Home will help you get ready for summer...
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Urban Living

Urban Living

Teknos home paints have the perfect shade of white to create your perfect urban-inspired space
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Adding a Little Colour.....

Adding a Little Colour.....

Furniture Makeovers with TeknosHome
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Feature Walls

Feature Walls

Go bold for that 'Wow' Factor
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Upcycling with TeknosHome

Upcycling with TeknosHome

Bring your tired furniture back to life with TeknosHome
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Front Door Envy

Front Door Envy

Does your house have curb appeal?
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The Pantone Colours of the Year

The Pantone Colours of the Year

Stay calm with Pantone and TeknosHome
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#BlueMonday

#BlueMonday

Blue skies, turquoise blue sea, we think the colour blue can actually boost your mood.
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Don’t Make The Same Painting Mistakes Again – 5 Things To Remember

Don’t Make The Same Painting Mistakes Again – 5 Things To Remember

While the whole process of painting seems quite simple, it’s also surprisingly easy to muck up with the smallest of mistakes
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Choosing The Right Paint Finish

Choosing The Right Paint Finish

Why choosing the right sheen will make all the difference to the finished look and how long it will last for.
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Autumnal Colour Inspiration from Japan

Autumnal Colour Inspiration from Japan

Some autumn colours from Japan - seasonal interiors inspiration for your home
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TeknosHome's Perfect Primers

TeknosHome's Perfect Primers

It’s all in the preparation - always prime before you paint!
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Matching Woods with Colour Schemes in the Kitchen

Matching Woods with Colour Schemes in the Kitchen

Check out our guest bloggers, Bordercraft, and their brilliant blog on matching wood with colour schemes:
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Autumnal Inspiration

Autumnal Inspiration

Our thoughts turn to Autumn in the home - some paint colours to inspire you -
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What to do with your paint brushes after use;

What to do with your paint brushes after use;

Some top tips on how to keep those paint brushes going for donkey's years.
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Summer Colour Inspiration #10: Chefchaouen, Morocco

Summer Colour Inspiration #10: Chefchaouen, Morocco

The last of summer days and the last piece of colour inspiration from our Summer destinations:
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Number 9 in Our Colour Inspiration Series – La Boca, Argentina

Number 9 in Our Colour Inspiration Series – La Boca, Argentina

Next up in our colour inspiration series is beautiful La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Using Colour in Large and Small Spaces

Using Colour in Large and Small Spaces

Using paint colours to make spaces appear bigger or smaller.
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Take Pride in Purple

Take Pride in Purple

Some purple passion for you - the best of our purple paint!
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Paint Distressed Walls

Paint Distressed Walls

Our Decorating Tip of the Week: Get the distressed look with the help of some sandpaper
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Bring a little sunshine to your bedroom with a feature wall

Bring a little sunshine to your bedroom with a feature wall

The power of a strong feature wall: In this case, a yellow one.
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Number 8 in our Colour Series Inspiration: The Blue City of India

Number 8 in our Colour Series Inspiration: The Blue City of India

Next in our summer colour inspiration series - some deep blues inspired by the city of Jodhpur:
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Our decorating tip of the week

Our decorating tip of the week

Paint by letters:
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Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

Colour inspiration that fits with the weather today...
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Summer Colour Inspiration #7: Italy

Summer Colour Inspiration #7: Italy

Number 7 in our Summer colour inspiration series - lovely Italy
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Playful pink

Playful pink

From earthy scarlet to soft candy-floss shades, it’s all about pink this month at Pride and Joy HQ.
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How to paint a wall: Part 2: Without the splatter

How to paint a wall: Part 2: Without the splatter

A follow up piece from our first blog post about painting a wall - this time our tips are for those who want to stay splatter free:
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Guest blog: Eco Chic Interiors

Guest blog: Eco Chic Interiors

Eco Chic Interiors writes for us this week, a great blog about the importance of upcycling and wellbeing - an inseparable relationship
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

This week's tip of the week: Shake things up a bit with a little contrast.
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Strawberry Loving for Wimbledon

Strawberry Loving for Wimbledon

Wimbledon week has inspired us to get strawberry themed!
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Painting A Wall – Some Simple Pointers:

Painting A Wall – Some Simple Pointers:

Some handy tips on how to paint a wall:
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Asparagus Palette

Asparagus Palette

Asparagus season in interior design world, can last all year round!
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Summer Colour Inspiration #6: Hollywood

Summer Colour Inspiration #6: Hollywood

Next in our series of colour inspiration: Hollywood
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Summer Colour Inspiration #5: Spain

Summer Colour Inspiration #5: Spain

Next in our series of colour inspiration: Spain
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

Paint your kitchen island
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5 Interior Design Ideas

5 Interior Design Ideas

5 interior design ideas to lift a space
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

This week our advice is to make sure you are fully prepared before you paint:
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Brighten dark walls in an instant with a little Pride & Joy

Brighten dark walls in an instant with a little Pride & Joy

Find a paint that will quickly ensure flawless coverage and reduce the workload of the task in hand.
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

A money saving decorating tip this week:
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How well do you see your colours? Play the game to find out!

How well do you see your colours? Play the game to find out!

A fun new game is currently going around the web which challenges people to test how they see colours.
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

Our decorating tip of the week - 'Go Dark'
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Be fashion forward with Pride & Joy paints

Be fashion forward with Pride & Joy paints

Taking some inspiration from the Autumn/Winter catwalks 2015
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Go Bold for the Bank Holiday

Go Bold for the Bank Holiday

Bank holiday inspiration - some paint colours to experiment with over the long weekend.
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Things to do when Schools out!

Things to do when Schools out!

Putting some time back into family life with a touch of paint!
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

Our decorating tip of the week - don't overlook Magnolia
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Summer Colour Inspiration #4: Ibiza

Summer Colour Inspiration #4: Ibiza

Celebrating the upcoming Summer season by picking out colours from some of our favourite warm destinations
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Paint the kitchen cupboards

Paint the kitchen cupboards

Follow our kitchen cupboard painting tips. They will ensure that you don’t destroy your lovely kitchen in one fell swoop of a paint brush!
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Summer Colour Inspiration #3: California

Summer Colour Inspiration #3: California

Celebrating the upcoming Summer season by picking out colours from some of our favourite warm destinations:
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Decorating a home office

Decorating a home office

When it comes to decorating a work space, be sure to get the right balance.
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Summer Colour Inspiration #2: Mexico

Summer Colour Inspiration #2: Mexico

Celebrating the upcoming Summer season by picking out colours from some of our favourite warm destination
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Home Wasn't Built In a Day

Home Wasn't Built In a Day

Inspiration this week from Jane Sherwood Ace.
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Summer Colour Inspiration #1: Santorini

Summer Colour Inspiration #1: Santorini

Celebrating the upcoming Summer season by picking out colours from some of our favourite warm destinations
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Bright and Breezy Biora Clean

Bright and Breezy Biora Clean

With approval from the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation, this paint is ideal for use in rooms with a lot of wear and tear
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Nautical Bathroom Love

Nautical Bathroom Love

The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but it's also the easiest to update
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Quirky painting with minimal effort

Quirky painting with minimal effort

Draw in that electric blue you’ve been so dying to feature, all in just a few hours painting...
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Go Royal With Amethyst This Easter

Go Royal With Amethyst This Easter

We are delighted to feature in the May issue of the Grand Designs print magazine as part of their feature on the colour Amethyst.
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Bold is not better when it comes to selling a property

Bold is not better when it comes to selling a property

Bold decorating and colours may not always be better when it comes to selling your house.
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Throw Away The Rule Book

Throw Away The Rule Book

This Week's Decorating Tip of The Week: Throw Away The Rule Book
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Easter Decorating

Easter Decorating

Easter weekend is the one and only holiday where painting the hall/living room/kitchen chairs is fully acceptable
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How to Achieve the Colour Results You Were Aiming For

How to Achieve the Colour Results You Were Aiming For

As we saw last month with all the fuss over THAT dress - colour can appear differently to people, especially under different lighting conditions
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Win £100 worth of Pride and Joy Paint

Win £100 worth of Pride and Joy Paint

Win a whopping £100 worth of Pride and Joy luxury paint by simply retweeting the tweet provided by @Your_Home Twitter account.
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Step into Spring with a bit of Pride and Joy

Step into Spring with a bit of Pride and Joy

Get More Daring With Your Colour Palettes This Spring:
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Brickwork can be as exposed as you want it to be

Brickwork can be as exposed as you want it to be

Do you like the texture of your wall but would like to change the colour?
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Brave Biora 20

Brave Biora 20

Biora 20 is the ballsy one of the group, open to a bashing and can withstand a little more wear and tear than most
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Child-friendly Biora 7

Child-friendly Biora 7

Biora 7 is a classic matt paint that suits itself very well to walls in indoor living spaces and makes it an ideal paint for children’s rooms
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Interior design websites to get your teeth into

Interior design websites to get your teeth into

This week we’re giving you some interior design inspiration with our pick of some great interior design bloggers and websites
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

Our decorating tip of the week: When in doubt - prime!
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We Take Pride and Joy in our Environmental Stance:

We Take Pride and Joy in our Environmental Stance:

Having an environmental conscience is absolutely imperative if we want our world to continue functioning the way it does.
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Shelfstore Shelving with Pride and Joy Paints

Shelfstore Shelving with Pride and Joy Paints

Pride and Joy collaborate with Swedish shelving company Shelfstore to demonstrate how easy it is to paint over their shelving with our luxury paints
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Tip Of The Week

Tip Of The Week

Our decorating tip of the week: Neutrals Balance
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Get Your Own Downing Street Door with Futura Aqua 80

Get Your Own Downing Street Door with Futura Aqua 80

Do you keep walking up to the front door and feeling ashamed? Fear not - we have just the solution for you:
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What’s Hot and What’s Not This Spring?

What’s Hot and What’s Not This Spring?

With the help of Pantone and our expert advice, we’ll make sure you’re in with the cool kids this spring.
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Tip Of The Week

Tip Of The Week

Our Decorating Tip of the Week: Choose your paint colours last!
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Tips on Decorating with your Valentine

Tips on Decorating with your Valentine

Some insightful advice on how to survive decorating with a partner!
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Getting the Balance Right with Biora

Getting the Balance Right with Biora

Introducing Biora balance: A Pride and Joy paint that creates a luxury matt premium finish.
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Decorating Tip of the Week

Decorating Tip of the Week

Choose colours that work with your personality.
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Painting Preparation – half the battle

Painting Preparation – half the battle

When it comes to painting a room, good preparation is key for success
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Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red

Don't be afraid to use a little red here and there...
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Masking Tape Is Your Friend

Masking Tape Is Your Friend

Our decorating tip of the week: Masking tape is your friend
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The Importance of Joysticks and Paint Samples

The Importance of Joysticks and Paint Samples

Ordering a sample or joystick in your chosen paint colour is always advisable before purchasing a full blown pot of paint - here's why:
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Tip of the week!

Tip of the week!

Darker colours can sometimes seem very flat, so consider using a higher sheen finish.
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Upcycling furniture – which paint to use?

Upcycling furniture – which paint to use?

A quick and easy guide to painting your furniture.
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Why Black is the New Black

Why Black is the New Black

Move over orange, it's all about black this season
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So - Just How Much Paint Do I Need?

So - Just How Much Paint Do I Need?

Just how much paint do I need?’ – check out our helpful blog for tips and advice:
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Make Way For Marsala

Make Way For Marsala

Marsala is named Pantone's colour of the year, choose Pride & Joy Paint: PJ 9544
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The Beginner's Guide To Painting

The Beginner's Guide To Painting

How hard can decorating really be? A colour, a paint brush, a vision...
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Going grey in style

Going grey in style

Grey is a timeless classic. Simple yet edgy, it’s the perfect chameleon that suits every room.
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Channel your inner peacock with Pride & Joy

Channel your inner peacock with Pride & Joy

Boy George knows how to paint his face and make a mark, so why not treat your home in the same way?
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Enjoy maximum sleep by going blue in the bedroom

Enjoy maximum sleep by going blue in the bedroom

Feeling blue may not be all bad when it comes to enjoying a good night’s sleep.
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Relax and unwind in your own cosy space with a calming Pride & Joy hue

Relax and unwind in your own cosy space with a calming Pride & Joy hue

Why not create a cosy space where you can tuck yourself away
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The future of the lounge is orange

The future of the lounge is orange

With Pride & Joy’s amazing new colours, you can bring a vibrant version right into your home.
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Inject some fun into your home with Teknos home paints

Inject some fun into your home with Teknos home paints

Clashing shades can look amazing in the home.
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