Boring in the Bedroom?

Have you always had the same looking bedroom design?

Headboard Change in the bedroom
Perhaps the Bedscape, or the headboard surroundings are just dull and not quite doint it for you?

Check out these couple of sites below for some awesome ideas on giving some impact to the room you probably spend most of your time in (even though you don’t always get to see much of it in that time).

There is something quite comforting about a stunning looking bedroom. Some look for the thrilling and stand out look, others the sedate, soothing feel, but whatever your taste, you cannot fail to be inspired by at least one design on these following articles…

These first few are a little more reserved and calm.

These are a mix of soothing to madness, elegant to sophisticated.

Share with us by commenting below on the ones that you like the best 🙂


Dulux Paint at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware

Dulux Paint Stockist in Vereeniging

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.

Dulux Paint Stockist

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.

Time for a Change of Colour? What Difference Does it Make?

Colour Can Influence Your Mood


Red, Blue, Pink, White, Yellow, Black, Green…. What does the colour of your home decor say about you?

Something that is always a good idea when choosing to repaint a room in your home is to plan it over a period of time. The reasons for this can be many, but here are some basics!

* Vision and Design Board. Take a Photo of your room and then begin adding colour swatches/swipes/fabrics that you like. This will help you form a lasting opinion rather than just grabbing anything on the day.

* If you still love the design and colour scheme on your board after a week or so, chances are you will be happy with the finished result for the longer term in your home.

* Get magazines and read on the web to get ideas of what colours mean, go well together etc to help you set a base for your own design. This will help get your creative juices flowing.

* Feel free to pop in to us at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging for some advice on colour. We are happy to help and as you can imagine see many colour combinations and designs over the years.

* When you think you are the point to paint, take home some testers and place on the wall in the room you are going to redecorate. If you are still happy with the colour after a day or two, chances are you will remain so once the full job is complete. Sometimes, seeing the actual colour on the wall can make a real impact and even sway you toward or away from an idea you had in your head, before you make the jump.

What Colour Says about Mood

For some thoughts on how colour effects our mood, here is some further reading for you!

This Old House – Choose Paint Colours to Lift Your Mood,,20386447,00.html

BBC Homes – Psychology of Colour – What Your Paint Colour Says About You!

Fox News Magazine – 10 Room Colours that Might Influence Your Emotions

Psychology Today – What Does the Colour You Choose Say About You?

Give us your feedback and thoughts, post a comment below, it is always good to hear from you 🙂 Thanks!

Bergermaster Nukote PVA 20L

20L PVA in Store and Currently just R345

Grab yours whilst stocks last!

Nukote PVA 20L

We even have a little video below for you to watch similar to the one we are showing in store right now. To secure your order, give us a call on 016 428 1113 and let us know you saw our ad on Facebook or the Web Site.

Thank you for your custom, we look forward to assisting you in store.
We are open 7:30am until 5pm Monday through Friday and until 1pm on Saturdays.

Looking for Nukote Specs?

Check out the Dulux Trade Web Site for further information


See our Video on YouTube

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. Like us on Facebook and give us feedback on this product if you have used it on your own projects previously.

Kitchen Design Inspiration

In a recent post we looked at the design aspects of putting in a new kitchen and how to consider walk flow and layouts. In this article we point you toward some great web sites for inspiration and ideas on styles and types of kitchen design you can look for.

It is a good idea to create an inspiration board at home to look at over a period of time to see which design styles sit well with you over a period of a few days, even weeks. After all, spending money on a kitchen is not cheap if you go all our for a complete overhaul and you will need to spend many hours in this room over time once it is in, so better to get it right and be happy with the skin you will be living in so to speak.

Here is a list of some cool web sites we dug up for Kitchen Inspiration…

This site has a gallery of Kitchens to look over and has some stunning examples from new age to old school, love it!

This is a good site for a quick look at 10 stunning design ideas. Most are very modern in their look and feel if you prefer this type of direction for your own Kitchen Design.

This site has some inspired kitchen designs. I particularly like the idea with the one that has the incorporated seating design. Not big on the colour scheme, but the concept of the design is pretty different.

Same web site as above, but different article, this one shares 12 very different designs from the old rustic style to the ultra modern. Good for getting your juices flowing.

Kitchen Design from around the Web

Click the Image to See a Search on Google of Kitchen Ideas around the Web (Opens a new Window)

The following web pages below share the same concept… Saving Space in your Kitchen Design.


If you have some designs you would like to share, post a comment below 🙂
If you have photos of your own Kitchen Make Over, share that too, it would be great to see some local finished results from South Africa!

Choosing a Backsplash to go with Concrete Counter Tops.

Choosing Kitchen Countertops is harder these days. It seems that there are endless choices to consider from Wood to Marble, Stainless Steel to Concrete. But once the dust has settled and you are all excited about the choice you made, what about those splashback areas?

Are you going to opt for traditional plain paint or tiles? Well now there are more choices to consider and in this article on Houzz, you can learn about pairing with Concrete Counter tops and what works well in this selection.

Worth a read, more to inspire you, read on here at

(Image used courtesy of Houzz to reference the article on their site)

Backsplashes that work with concrete counter tops

Shine a Light, Inspiration for Lighting Your Home

Lighting Inspiration for the Home


Looking for some Lighting Ideas?

Lighting should be as individual as you are, reflecting your personality, even mood. Below are some ideas to get the juices flowing from other sites we found around the web. Planning your lighting is as important as the colours you choose, perhaps even more so as they are likely to stay in place longer. Think about where the natural light comes into a room first of all and work to create focal points. Then think about the room at night and how you want your lighting to be, the mood it should set and what you want to illuminate.

If you want to go with some out of the box looks, then check these ideas out:

Wood Bend Light Grater Light Jim Beam Light Hanging Rope Light Spiderman Skateboard Light Stair Lights


The image links above will take you to the original sites, but as you can see, lighting does not have to be ‘traditional’ hanging single bulb and shade, its up to you to explore your own imagination and think about what would make the illumination individual to you and your family.

If you have some wonderful lighting in your home, take a picture and upload and then send us a link in your comments below so we can take a look and share with our other readers!

Colour Design, Choosing your Palette

Colour Ideas with the Colour Wheel

What the Wheel Tells Us?

The standard guides tell us about the various ways to help when choosing colours that compliment in a room design. Typically you get the following:


This deals with a single colour and uses shades, tints tones etc to give you the variations


Using three colours adjacent to one another on the colour wheel


Colour combination of two colours opposite one another on the colour wheel for dramatic impact.


This is a scheme of three colours that are evenly spaced around a colour wheel to give quite vibrant results.

Watch our Video for some Ideas and Guidance

Please let us know what you think? Post below or write on our Facebook Page. Did you like the video series? What else would you like to know more about? We truly appreciate your feedback.


Link to other sites as promised in the Video!

Dulux, Using the Colour Wheel

Adobe Colour Wheel

Plascon Colour System Colour Palette Ideas

Dulux, What is a Neutral Colour Scheme

Dulux, Top Interior Design Tips for Choosing Paint Colours 10 Tips for Picking Paint Colours How to Choose a Colour Scheme and the Basics of Colour Coordination

Dulux, Browse our Colours

Review of Plascon Swatch IT app

Plascon Swatch IT App Review

Home Ideas for Painting

The Plascon Swatch IT app is a cool tool if you are looking for inspiration and ideas for colour in your home. Simply upload an image that inspires you from your home, trips, nature, other peoples online images, hotels you have stayed in, the sky literally is the limit.

Once uploaded the app will show you colours from the Plascon Range that come from the image you upload, a great way to inspire you to design a new room in a colour that appeals to you.

We had a play in the video below so you can see examples from nature images, as well from a hotel room and a street view, all giving you inspiration for colour ideas.

Watch the Video below, just click play!

Our verdict?

Well Done Plascon for giving us a tool to inspire and help when coming up with new ideas for our next room colour design. Well worth a look and play – Try it out here for yourself, just click!

Kitchen Design, Time for a Change?

Designing your kitchenDesigning Your Kitchen?


Some considerations when setting out a new kitchen design.

* Remember the Triangle!

Sink, Stove, Fridge. Keeping this space clear and easy to access from each point will ensure the flow of your kitchen continues as it should.

Easy to overlook, and often the cause of poor access in a kitchen, not to mention accidents. Give consideration to this as your first step and design from there.

Take a look at these other articles we found on the web to assist you further in your design swipe files.

Daily Telegraph, How to Plan  a Kitchen

Fresh Home – Ten Mistakes to Avoid

Let us know what you think, and if you have any images of a home kitchen make over you have done recently, then send us a link by commenting via our Facebook Page Kitchen Post! We would love to hear your feedback.


Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home – Video 1

Watch our YouTube Video to get some ideas for Painting a Room in your Home

Colour Ideas when Painting a Room

Click Play To Watch – Or Open up in a larger screen on YouTube!

Sites Mentioned in the Video Series for further help!

Dulux, Using the Colour Wheel

Adobe Colour Wheel

Plascon Colour System Colour Palette Ideas

Dulux, What is a Neutral Colour Scheme

Dulux, Top Interior Design Tips for Choosing Paint Colours 10 Tips for Picking Paint Colours How to Choose a Colour Scheme and the Basics of Colour Coordination

Dulux, Browse our Colours


Please comment below to let us know what you think of the video and anything else you would like us to make content about with video! Thank You 🙂

Plascon Colour Inspiration

Looking for help and advice on choosing colour or ideas for your next DIY Project?

Wonderful Plascon Content

With a range of web sites to assist you, Plascon has their main site

Then there is the trends site, this is something not to be missed with awesome content and advice.

For the periodical magazine they produce, you can check out Plascon Spaces, which features some wonderful content too!

Watch the Plascon Video below for more information:

Fanel Glassware and Gifts

Glassware and Gifts


Back by Popular Demand!

Come along to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware on 19th to 21st May 2015 to see the Fanel Glassware, Gifts and Crafts Display.

Buy something for a loved one for a birthday, anniversary or just spoil yourself with something elegant and fancy from this wonderful collection.

Pop along to Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging  to take a look at the goodies on offer. We had a visit over Christmas from Fanel and it was very popular, so this time the days have been extended to cover three rather than just the two. Book a spot in your diary to make a stop here at Hot Pot.

Tuesday 19th May 12:00 until 16:00

Wednesday 20th May 09:00 until 16:00

Thursday 21st May 09:00 until 15:00

For more information, feel free to contact us on 016 428 5525 for further details, ask for the Coffee Shop.

Micatex Colour Chart

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Plascon, Micatex Colour Chart

If you are looking for something with a fine texture for great weatherproofing, then be sure to give MICATEX a try.

Fantastic for decorating exterior walls, it contains a unique weather block formulation improving water resistance.

Ideal Uses:

Suitable for application to suitably primed cement plaster, concrete, brickwork, fibre-cement, breeze blocks, PVC gutters and down pipes


To Weatherproof and protext exterior surfaces.
It’s UV Resistant, protects exterior surfaces, improves water resistance, hides minor irregularities, is easy to apply and comes with a 12 year guarantee. (On their Data Sheet it Says 7, but the site now states 12).

The wonderful thing about this paint is that it is touch dry in 30 minutes at 23 degrees and dry to handle or overcoat within an hour.

Ready to go, needs no thinning and available in these great colours below.

Micatex Colour Card
To see more and read the recommended prep guidelines, then be sure to check out the Plascon Datasheet Page for Micatex here.

Give Away Prizes from Hot Pot Paint and Hardware

Win with Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging!

FREE Entry, No Purchase is Necessary

Easy to enter, just visit our Give Away Tab on our Facebook page here:

Facebook give away




Share the page with your friends and COMMENT on the Blog Post whilst logged into Facebook in order to be added to the competition. That’s it. Nothing else required and you could be winning one of spot prizes of the day courtesy of our kind suppliers. Please visit our terms and conditions page to be sure you can enter and are valid to do so.

First Give Away Draw has Ended. Look out for more announcements in the future on our Facebook Page!

Concrete Furniture Trends

Concrete Furniture

DIY Concrete Furniture

Why not take some inspiration from the web and start a new project (or hire a contractor) to make some wonderful concrete furniture for your outdoor space? There are some wonderful examples around the web of beautiful looking furniture pieces made from concrete. Even our retail space at the Hot Pot Paint and Hardware store here in Vereeniging is cured concrete, and we have had lots of great comments about it over the years since we opened our extended building.

Take a look below at the Concrete Coffee Table Project from YouTube, and just search out more by typing “concrete furniture” into a YouTube search.

Concrete is Making its Play in the Home Furnishing World

If you shop around and look online you will find some amazing examples of great looking furniture made from Concrete. We stock supplies here at Hot Pot too, so be sure to drop by to get some along with floats and other tools you may need for your own DIY Projects.

Outdoor Concrete Furniture

Images are from, and the link to see more of their great content is here! Go take a look 🙂

If you would like some more inspiration from videos, then check out this link to see more examples of DIY Concrete furniture ideas to do as a home DIY Project.

We think that concrete gets a bad rap sometimes, as it can really look impressive and give you something solid to last for years to come, yet still be practical as a furniture piece. Next time you want to do something different, be sure to check out concrete furniture ideas.

Seal it, Fix it or Fill it

Soudal Products at Hot Pot Paint


Soudal Gets the Job Done

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.


Colours of the World Available in Your Home Today

Dulux Colours of the World Promotion Offer Inspirational Colour Palettes.

Colours of the World by Dulux

Make yourself at home around the globe with Dulux Colours of the World™ Promotion.

Argentina, Kenya, Provence, Scandinavia and Japan all feature in the Dulux Colours of the Wold™ palettes. Taken from inspirational and beautiful places, you can create the style you dream of in your own home.

Each unique pattern colour come in 5 shades named:


The product is a Low Sheen Washable Finish, low in odour for application and easy to apply with a brush, roller and even spray. Coverage is around 8-10 sqm per litre per coat. Taking only 60 minutes to dry and recoat application within 4 hours this is simply a wonderful product. It is easy to clean too with just water.

This interior paint is great for the home and truly transforms the look of any room. Check it out at our store, Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Duncanville, Vereeniging or ask a staff member for more details. We will be happy to assist you.

You can see more on the Dulux Web Site if you Prefer!


Need to Lock it up and Secure it?

Fort Knox Locks


Secure Your Property with Fort Know Locks

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.

Lock it up at Hot Pot Paint

Treat Your Wood Good!

Woodoc Wood Treatment

Do You Need a Good Wood Treatment for your Home?

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:
Woodoc Wizard


Wood treatment in the Vaal triangle

How to Lay Laminate Flooring

Laying Laminate Flooring

Laying Laminate Flooring

Tools for the Job:

Flooring Tools such as Spacers, Pull Bar, Knocking Block.
Mitre Saw
Snap off knife
Tape Measure
Face Mask
Knee Pads

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.


New Web Hosting for Hot Pot Paint

Web Hosting Transfer is Complete

We had been hosting with one company for over 4 years, but this past 6 months has been difficult and the service level had dropped quite considerably. We decided to make the move to HostGator, a web hosting company that has many years in the business, offers 24/7 support and comes with a good reputation overall.

We made the move last weekend and during the week and there support was fantastic. They helped us through each stage of the process and ensured via their test system that all was working and functioning correctly. We had a couple of small issues (like email accounts showing as unread in Outlook, but this was to be expected anyway).

Happy with our new web home, we hope to bring you more great content over the coming months including specials, Facebook competitions and more.

Help us out by liking us on Facebook, coming into the store and letting us know how we can improve our service to you.

Thank you for your ongoing support, it is always truly appreciated and we look forward to be of service to you and your paint and hardware needs throughout the rest of 2015 and beyond.

If you are in need of hosting for yourself, then check out the image below or click here. Look for ‘shared’ hosting as this is the cheaper start up option and is sufficient for the majority of start up web sites and business on the web. Make sure you enter the coupon code hotpotpaint and you will get 25% off your first order – sweet!

Shared Hosting


Paint and Hardware at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

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.

Vereeniging 016 428 5518 or 016 428 1113.


Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in the Vaal Triangle


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.

Paint Your Roof in South Africa

Paint Your Roof in South Africa

Paint Your Roof in South Africa



What Colour Do You Like Your Roof?

South African Sun is hard on the roof tops of most South African Homes. It needs to cope with some heavy sun rays and then there is the issue of the material the roof is constructed from.

In the Cape, its common to see those Green, sometimes Blue roof tops, where as the Vaal Triangle has Red making a popular choice.

Be sure to prep your roof correctly before applying your chosen paint, even hire in a professional if you do not want the hassle of doing the work for yourself.

At Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging we stock a wide choice of Roof Paint so you will never be left without a choice.

Dulux, Plascon, Excelsior, iLex and more we hold a constant level of stock to help you get the job done when you need to.

Dulux has a great range of choice with its RoofGuard options, you can read all about application and use on their South African Web Site

Plascon also has a choice and its NuRoof brand is prooving a popular choice, they have details on their site too!

Excelsior Paint also offers a good and cheaper alternative for those on a budget as do iLex, both of whom we stock in our store here in the Vaal Triangle.You can find details about Excelsior on their web site and iLex at their site.

The great benefit to coming to a store like Hot Pot is the specialist knowledge built up over the last sixteen or so years in the trade. From the paint type to preparation, we can help and advise you in store. We also work with many local contractors which means if you need to find someone reliable to do the job, we can assist you there too. Whilst we cannot guarantee their work, we make sure to pass on details of reputable companies and self employed workers whom have been referred to us time and time again and who’s work has been complemented by others who come to our store.

Dulux 20L Roofguard

Dulux 20L Roofguard



iLex Roof Paint

iLex Roof Paint



Excelsior Roof Paint

Excelsior Roof Paint



Plascon NUROOF

Plascon NUROOF


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