Having a raised garden bed has many advantages. The obvious one is that you do not have to scratch around on ground level and can be seated comfortably, or even standing if you prefer to make them even higher.
The soil that you put in can be controlled by you as well for quality additions, and watering is more controlled, plus the soil tends to warm faster once the sun rises due to the elevated position. This can be beneficial and even help to speed up growth a little in some situations.
Having the raised grow beds also allows easy management of your crop and can be protected more easily to avoid animals getting at your produce.
You can build your beds from Wood, Cement, Stone, brick etc, but just be sure to check that its not treated in a way that may leech out chemicals into your soil over time. You can also place weed cloth on the base of your area to reduce weed penetration as well.
Just remember, the higher you build, the more material you will need in the first place to build your raised garden beds which increases your cost. Plus you will need more soil and compost to fill them up. Keep beds at a reasonable length as having extended long beds can become annoying to walk around and tend each side. It is better as a guide to keep the width to around 4 Feet if you have access both sides, or 2.5 to 3 feet if only going from the one side to tend to the garden.
Just search on the web for many great ideas for different stlyes and shapes, and to get you started we have a neat video below showing just how simple it can be.
If you build one, send us in a picture to, we would be happy to share your efforts with our readers to show off your skills 🙂
We stock power tools, nails, screws and more down at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware. Plus we have Garden tools and range to choose from. Pop in store to take a look, and remember, if we do not carry on the shop floor, it is more than likely that we can order it in for you and delivery is not usually long from our suppliers.
We have been selling paint and hardware for over 17 years in the local community. A family owned business we are proudly South African and happy to be a part of the great community around us. Thank you for your support over the years.
We stock many top brands of paint, Dulux being one of them. If you need something for the roof, kitchen, bathroom, entertainment area, iron fence and more, be sure to ask in store for some advice and assistance before buying. We have experienced staff on site who know all about the harsh weather in SA and the impact it can have on your walls and roofs, not to mention the gates and fences.
We sell to trade and direct to the public, so be sure to give us a call on 016 428 1113, 016 427 5525 and let us assist you with your paint and hardware needs.
With a great range of products for the DIY enthusiast and contractor in store at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, you can be sure of finding the right product for your needs.
From Expanding Foam to Paintable Sealant and Polystyrene Adhesive to Universal Silicone, we stock it.
The all New Soudal Gap Filling Expanding Foam has an easy to use Genius Gun already attached to the product. If you are need of a gun to use for traditional sealant and fillers, we stock those as well.
If you need a Sealant that is paintable, then look no further than the Soudal Acrylic.
It can be used on Concrete, Stone, Timber and Plaster and you can paint over the product once dry. Suitable for most porous surfaces and great for indoor use. It should not be used on products like Glass, Marble, Bitumen and Metals.
If you need something to attach Polystyrene wall and ceiling tiles or even the floor, then Soudal Polystyrene Adhesive is solvent free and works great at a professional quality. Suitable for porous surfaces such as plaster, stone, concrete, timber and chipboard.
Looking to bond something with a strong adhesive? Check out the Pro Nail and Fix ALL products in the Soudal Range.
For your next DIY project, pop into Hot Pot Paint and pick up the product for you.
If you are planning a trip and need a padlock for your suitcase, don’t leave it until
the airport and pay well over the odds. Grab a bargain here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware.
We carry a large range of padlocks and other types of lock for use around the home from the garden gate to a more secure and strong requirement. The Fort Knox range is a well known brand from Eureka company and we hold a huge selection for you to choose from.
From the waterproof range to securing your local shop, check out the range from Fort Knox. Below is one of their ads from 2014 🙂
And here is another video showing a litle more from the range available at Hot Pot.
Looking for a modern matt finish to enhance the grain and colour of your wood? Need something for the floor which is very hard wearing and is a great floor sealer?
Woodoc 25 (Matt) would be a great choice for your application, but no matter what wood treatment you need, then make us of the Woodoc Wizard available on their web site or drop in store at Hot Pot Paint and ask for some assistance.
We have a great selection of wood treatment products including a large choice from the Woodoc Range. If you need a brush we can help you with that too, making sure you have the right choices for the job.
Remember that Woodoc 25 is designed for indoor use only, so if you need something for the outdoors, then be sure to get some assistance in store. This Wood Sealer works well on wooden floors and stairs and is easy to apply. It Penetrates the wood and bonds with it to form a tough, but flexible surface finish.
Other features mentioned on the Woodoc Site for Woodoc 25(Matt) are as follows:
Nourishes the wood and enhances the grain
Durable and withstands everyday household use
Water and Alcohol resistant
Scratch and Mark resistant
Non-toxic when dry.
A great choice for the indoors, Woodoc 25 (Matt) gives you a wonderful finish and is great value too. See in store for more information or give us a call on 016 428 5525, we are here to help you.
If you want to use the Woodoc Wizard to select the right product for you, then check out their web site here:
Tools for the Job:
Flooring Tools such as Spacers, Pull Bar, Knocking Block.
Snap off knife
Easy to lay on smooth flat surfaces as long as it is dry and level. Ideally it should be firm as well, and you need to ensure concrete is fully dried, and any protruding metals are banged in or cleared. You will want to prepare the room by sweeping and cleaning any rubbish. It is a good idea to leave the laminate in the room for 24 hours before using to allow it to condition to the room.
Laminate should be laid as a floating floor and not glued. Ideally underlay should be used as well. Planks should be laid length ways parallel to the longest wall of the room. For a good overview of doing the job correctly, watch this video below from Wickes (UK) for a good overview.
Come on Down to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereening.
We have the full range in stock to assist you. From Dulux Luxurious Silk and Weatherguard, to Dulux Gloss Enamels and Trade paint. You can find Stoep Paint, Woodguard, Flexicote, Plascon Micatex, Ilex Roof Paint, Dulux Roofguard, Plascon NuRoof, and a wide variety of other paints all in store when you need them.
Undercoat, plaster primer, QD Red Oxide, if you need it to get the job done, chances are we stock it.
With thousands of lines in our stock department, feel free to give us a call before you drop by, or just come in and see us, we are happy to help you.
If you need drill bits, pop rivets, nails, screws, hammers, screw drivers, sprit levels, builders line, measures, garden gear, braai materials, power tools, drop sheets, personal protective equipment, gumboots, gloves, and more, its likely we already have it in our store.
Coffee shops open from 8am to 4pm each day, so have a coffee before or after you browse to warm up in the winter weather or an iced one to cool down on a hot summer day.
We look forward to welcoming you in store.
108a Houtkop Road, Duncanville, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930.
Wood is getting expensive these days, but with so much just lying around and rotting somewhere, there are some great things that you can make for yourself in a weekend project or over a couple of days if you put your mind to it.
The two videos below demonstrate how you can make your own coffee table from old pallets that you can find lying around, never to be used again.
This will save you money and give you some self satisfaction on a job well done, plus you are doing your bit for recycling as well.
Let us know what you think and if you give it a go, be show to post some pictures of your results. Remember that we stock the nails, screws, tools and varnish here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware if you need it!
Thank you to Homemade Modern YouTube Channel for this Cool Idea!
This is a simple yet effective and neat way to use cement and bring something a little different to your home.
All you need is some plastic bottles, some cement and a few items of tools and hardware.
Follow along with this video to see how you can be lighting up your life with a little uniqueness and design!
from Ace Hardware in USA
Here is a good video from Ace Hardware on which wrench to use and when.
Learn about the different types of wrenches. Find out which wrenches are multi-purpose and which are speciality tools so you’ll know which ones you need for your projects.
Courtesy of Ace Hardware in the USA on YouTube.
Click the Play Button below to watch.
Dulux WoodGuard is a great protector for your wood.
The range is designed to suit your needs and comes with interior and exterior options.
No matter the finish, Gloss, Eggshell or Matt, you will find what you are looking for.
Gloss for when you want that mirror finish highlighting the grain of your wood. Eggshell for that low sheen satin style and Matt for a non-glare finish that enhances the grain of your wood.
The range offers a superb finish for soft or hard wood.
For Interior, you can choose from:
Double Life Timbavarnish
A Tough and Heat Resistant Finish. For the interior surfaces that take a beating, be it countertops, furniture, door and skirting, these areas need a
more durable protection. Double Life Timbavarnish gives you that long lasting finish that is stain, scratch and mar resistant. It is available in Clear, Gloss, Eggshell and Matt finishes. It is also available in the Timba-Tint Colours.
Diamond tough varnish giving ultimate protection for floors.
Using water-based polyurethane technology, Floorgard is perfect for floors that are subject to extreme wear in a household, whilst allowing the natural beauty of the woodgrain to shine through.
Extremely hardwearing, stain, scratch, abrasion and slip resistant. Available in clear and a gloss
Providing a silky smooth wood finish, giving that professional quality look. It is a clear sealer for all open grain timber, can be applied to any interior woodwork.
This interior/exterior varnish protects wood beautifully. Wood has its own characteristics and Timbavarnish brings that out. It leaves an attractive high gloss finish without being overbearing. It can be applied to cupboards, ceiling beams and skirtings. Available in clear, light oak, dark oak, teak and mahogany in a gloss finish. Also available in water based technology.
Deep Penetrating weatherproof wood treatment.
Exterior wood is constantly exposed to the elements and severe temperature changes, it needs a deep penetrating wood treatment to stay looking beautiful. Timbapreservative has been formulated to give you the long lasting protection you need. In addition to repelling water, it also preserves and nourishes the wood.
Ideal for garage doors it comes in clear, mahogany, dark oak and lightoak in an eggshell finish.
Double Life Timbavarnish
Protecting up to 50% longer than conventional varnishes.
A big enemy of varnish is the sun and rain. Double life Timbavarnish offers UV protection and repels water, leaving you with a tough, glossy finish.
Ideal for exterior doors, available in clear only.
Check in store at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle for a leaflet detailing the range and their uses.
Its coming back! Keep posted on Facebook and our blog for news of the Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Super Seventeen Birthday Bash. Business networking day, family fun, the Dulux Dogs back on site again and raising money for local charity Lifeline.
More news will be posted here soon, and remember to like us on Facebook to keep up with the news too.
We look forward to sharing a great day at the store with you.
UPDATE Monday 8th September!
Its picking up pace here at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware in Vereeniging. Get yourself ready for a great business and networking day and also fun for all the family.
The Dulux Dogs are booked, the jumping castle is ready to spring into action, the local business owners and managers from the 4 BNI chapters are preparing their wares to bring to the day and the Hot Dogs are in preparation to sizzle from Toit Butchery.
We hope to confirm something extra special for the day very soon, so keep peeled, but it should be quite uplifting 😉
See you soon at Hot Pot Paint.
We are always aiming to improve our service both in store and online. With that in mind we would value your feedback and thoughts on what you would like to see more of on our web site and our Facebook page.
Would you like to see competitions, prizes, more specific news, video guides on DIY or perhaps something else?
Please give us your thoughts and feedback. You can reach us via our site contact form or by email email@example.com or you can post a comment directly below this post 🙂
We listened with the WiFi which you can now use for free in our coffee shop in store and it appears to be going down a storm so far. Let us improve our service to you and give us your thoughts on what you would like to see more of here on Hot Pot Paint and Hardware site and Facebook page.
Judy, Ernie, Robbie and the Hot Pot Team.
No matter what you are looking for, down at Hot Pot we have a wide range of choices for the home DIY
Enthusiast through to the professional tradesperson.
From Dulux to Plascon, Excelsior to Riordan, there is a great selection for you no matter what the job.
If you are in the trade, then the fantastic Dulux Trade range may well be what you require for that ultimate
Like example the Dulux Trade 100 Matt Finish. A quality product for amazing results.
You can read more on the South African Dulux site here.
Dulux Trade 100
Available in store to our customers at Hot Pot Paint and also via Dulux Direct to collect at Hot Pot.
You can also see the product data sheet here as well
Dulux Matt Trade Datasheet
If you would like to see the other Trade options from Dulux, you can read more on their site here.
Other Professional Products from Dulux
Remember that our sales team are on hand to advise and support you however they can at Hot Pot, so feel free
to call us on 016 428 5525 to get assistance.
YES, it’s finally here. The all new Hot Pot Magazine.
Especially for our Newsletter Subscribers only, our Magazine will be issued every two months starting September/October 2013 with issue 1.
It’s a quick read at just 4 pages but it gives you a little information about Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging and you can grab yourself a bargain with our Newsletter Subscriber only offers. With EXCLUSIVE deals that you cannot get online or in-store usually, the Magazine brings you 4 HOT OFFERS each month to choose from and use in-store with our thanks.
You will not find these deals on our blog or on our shelves without the magazine, so be sure to join our newsletter update list with just your name and email below and you will be sent your issue each release which you can print and use in-store.
If you have any questions, post your comments in the form below, or you can email us direct firstname.lastname@example.org Our office is manned Mon-Wed for the Magazine so we will get back to you as soon as we can on those days.
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Thank you for your continued support of our Vereeniging Store here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware.
We are expanding our coverage via our web site with more people reaching out to us from beyond the Vaal Region here in South Africa. With 1280 visits in the last 7 days and an average of over 3 pages viewed per visitor, our content is hitting the spot. We have seen web inquiries grow tremendously and comments from people coming to the store who say they found us via our site is wonderful. Thank you to recent customers who suggested adding our opening times to our site and also the events section. We also had someone point out an error on one of our telephone numbers and someone else asked if we could start showing some videos.
We do listen and those requests and fixes have been made, but we know we can do better. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts, give us feedback or call us at the store.
We promised more from our office build going on at the back of our store, and the video is below for you to catch as part of our new You Tube Channel of content.
Habitat Marketing, our supplier for clay and cement bricks is moving from its Three Rivers Retail Store to in-house at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging. They will occupy half of the new office space we are creating at the back of our store, the other side will be the new home for Robbie Reid who recently returned to Hot Pot after a break up in Pretoria 😉
Look out for Robbie’s new video shorts that will be appearing on YouTube soon (once we can pin him down long enough to begin recording them that is)!
If you need new brickwork, having a new build done or maybe you are contractor who needs a good ongoing supply of quality clay or cement bricks? Then please drop into our store and ask to speak with someone who can offer specialist knowledge, advice and support on your next project.
Thanks for watching, please remember to follow us to on Facebook, we would love to hear your feedback on our site and YouTube channel as well as the service you get from our store. Have an awesome day!
Cement and Clay Bricks, even Pavers now available at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging
If you need to do something small or even something big, Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vereeniging is the right place to come for the materials you need. From Cement to Bricks and more, we have it now in store.
Habitat Marketing is now in the process of locating their offices inside Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging. You can see more content over the coming weeks of the office construction going on in our Vereeniging Store.
They are great brick specialists. Cement, Clay, even paving bricks. You can access the whole range inside Hot Pot Paint.
Paving Bricks including:
You need Clay Building Products? Habitat distributes a wide range of clay building products which have:
Exposure Zone Suitability
They are quality tested to ensure you get the best product for the job.
Come in to Hot Pot, ask to speak to Paul and let us help you on your next building project from a D.I.Y wall, to a large contract with huge supply demands we can help you.
We introduced a new Ryobi Range of Power Tools back at the beginning of 2013 and its proven to be a popular choice so far with our customers. If you are looking to do a spot of D.I.Y and need some power help, then drop in store and check out the Ryobi range that we now stock.
From Impact Drills to Power Screw Drivers and Sanders, we have quite a large selection for you to choose from.
If you like other brands, then why not tell us about them and why you love them so much 🙂 If we end up stocking your preferred brand at a later date, you may win a free power tool on us! So feel free to make your suggestions below. Please give details and remember to include your email to your post (not in the comment, just on the form) so we can get back to you if you are a lucky winner at a later date.
Tell us the brand name, specific tools you love and why you prefer that particular brand. Also give us a little note on why you think we should stock them. Who knows, you may well have a power tool wing its way over to you as a thanks for the recommendation if we begin to stock that line.
We always appreciate feedback as it helps us to serve you better!
If you are a member of our free newsletter already, then be on the look out for your free newsletter edition this coming Friday, the 9th November 2012. Inside you will find our great deal on Dulux Weatherguard Smooth and textured to save you money if you choose to paint your house this weekend.
You can see an image sample below, but this will be sent full size to your inbox on Friday. If you are not a member of our free newsletter as yet, then just sign up here to get all the benefit of special coupons, weekly deals and more exclusive to our web readers!
How would you like to save even more money at Hot Pot Paint? With our online Newsletter and free membership you can save big time with our Weekend Deals!
All you have to do is sign up on our newsletter page and each week you will be sent an email with our weekend deal promotion. Savings can be huge with our weekend deals and you get to learn about new products and services before everyone else too 🙂
Just go to this page and enter your main email address and name and that’s it. Sit back and wait for our deals to come to you.
Just sign up to our Newsletter before Friday at 12 noon and you will get our weekend deal for the coming weekend sent direct to your inbox!
Each Friday we send out this weekend deal around 3pm so you can see what is on offer to you that Saturday in store! Make sure you bring along the newsletter we send you to secure your deal in store.
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1st September 2012 7:30am until 1pm
Hot Pot Paint & Hardware, Houtkop Road, Vereeniging
1st September 2012 at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging
Grand Prize Draw in Store on the Day!
Enter the Hot Pot Paint Competition to win great prizes when you purchase any 2x20l products from our special offer range in July/August 2012.
Throughout July and August in our Vereeniging Store, each time you purchase 2 x 20l of our special range you get an entry to win one of the following great prizes in store on the day!
GRAND PRIZE DRAW
Garmin NUVI 1200
AEG Pressure Cooker
SALTON 3 Dish Buffet Server
Russell Hobbs Frying Pan / Casserole
Russell Hobbs Coffee Maker
Mellerware Cordless Jug Kettle
Mellerware Slow Cooker
Plus other prizes on the day!!!
Kids Colouring Competition with Dulux Toy Prizes and more!
Hot & Cold Food and Drink Available
Kids Jumping Castle indoors for play time fun whilst the grown ups browse
Balloon Popping Fun
Much more, all on the day 07:30am until 1pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in our Vereeniging Store on the Houtkop road.
Common Bathroom Remodeling Tools You May Need
Are you looking to start a bathroom remodeling project soon? If so, do you have all of the items that you will need? When it comes to bathroom remodeling or just about any other home improvement project, many individuals automatically think of the materials that will be used. If you are looking to replace your bathtub, of course, you will need a replacement bathtub, but how will you get that bathtub installed without tools? You can’t. That is why it is important to know what you tools you will need before starting your next bathroom remodeling project.
When it comes to tools, you will find that the tools used with all depend on the remodeling that is being done. For instance, if you are planning on remodeling your entire bathroom, you will likely need more tools than you would if you were just replacing your bathroom cabinets. Despite the fact that different bathroom remodeling projects often call for different tools, you will find that some tools can be used on just about all bathroom remodeling projects. It might be a good idea to keep these tools, which are listed below, on hand at all times.
One of the many tools that you will want to have on hand, when remodeling your bathroom, is a pair of pliers. Pliers are one of those tools that you may need to use on a regular basis, not just for a kitchen remodeling project. Therefore, there is a good chance that you already have a pair of pliers in your home or on your tool belt.
It is also advised that you have a tape measure on hand, when preparing to start your next bathroom remodeling project. Whether you are looking to install a new light fixture or tile your bathroom floor, a tape measure could come in handy. In addition to a tape measure, you may also want to make sure that you have a level. Using a level with a tape measure will not only help to ensure that your cabinets or wall hangings are centered, but that they are also level.
Another tool that you should always have on hand, when remodeling your bathroom, is a screwdriver. In fact, unless you have a multi-function screwdriver, you may even need to have to have more than one screwdriver on hand. Even better than a multi-function screwdriver is a screw gun. Screwdrivers are a great, yet simple way to help speed up your next bathroom remodeling project.
It is also advised that you have a ladder on hand, when remodeling your bathroom. Ladders are used to help reach high places. If you need to paint your bathroom ceiling or even replace your bathroom lights, you may need to use a ladder. In addition to a ladder, it may be a good idea to keep a small stepstool on hand. Stepstools are great for helping you reach high spaces that are high enough to need assistance, but not high enough to need a ladder. Stepstools are also nice because most tend to take up a relatively small amount of space.
In addition to all of the above mentioned tools, it is also important to place a focus on safety. If and when you go out to purchase new remodeling tools, it is advised that you also purchase some safety equipment, especially if you don’t already own some. Safety equipment includes, but is not limited to, work gloves, construction hats, face masks, and safety goggles.
The above mentioned remodeling tools and safety equipment pieces are just a few of the many items that you may need. For an accurate list of tools that may need to be used during your next bathroom remodeling project, you are advised to review the remodeling projects that you have scheduled, as well as their directions. Doing so is the best way to not only know what to expect, but also to know what tools you may need to go out and buy. Buy your tools at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging today.
If you need bulk orders, or orders delivered to your door, please get in touch with us for more information. 016 428 5525