Dulux Splash of Colour in the Bathroom

Dulux Splash of Colour to Bathroom

Dulux Bathroom Painting Design Tips

Outline the colour in your bathroom by framing it with more neutral colours.
Amplify the light in a smaller bathroom, and remember to use mirrors to reflect
the light around the room.

Watch this very quick video from Dulux UK on using a splash of bold colour in
your bathroom space. Some neat quick tips and inspiration to take a leap with
your colour selections.


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Help us to Spread the Word about Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging

We truly appreciate you and hope that we deliver the service you expect and want from a local paint and hardware store in the Vaal? Help us to spread the word by liking, tweeting and sharing on social media. Thank you so much!

If you have any suggestions about our web site or Facebook page, let us know, all feedback is welcomed.

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iLex 20L Roof Paint

Grab Your iLex 20l Roof Paint today at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vereeniging

iLex Roof Paint 20l

Need to update your roof look? Perhaps you need to protect the roof from the sun?

Come on down to Hot Pot Paint and let us help you choose the right outdoor paint for your house including our specials on Roof Paint. We are here to help, 016 428 5525


*Prices as of 27th January 2015 and subject to change at management discretion.

Build Your Own Pallet Table

Re-Purpose Wooden Pallets to Make Your Own Furniture

Weekend DIY Project with Wooden Pallets

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!

Build Your Own Pallet Table

How to Build a Coffee Table out of Pallet Wood

Christmas 2014 Opening Times

Opening Times Christmas 2014

We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year

Hot Pot Paint & Hardware Christmas 2014 Opening Times and Days


Christmas Eve 24th December – Closed all Day

Christmas Day 25th Decemeber – Closed all Day

Boxing Day 26th December – Closed all Day

27th December – Closed all Day


Re-Open on Monday 29th December 2014 @ 7:30am


New Years Eve – 31st December – Close at 1pm
New Years Day – 1st January 2015 – Closed all Day


Friday 2nd January 2015, Opening days and times return to normal.

What has Dulux and Plascon Cooked up for 2015?

Dulux and Plascon Colours 2015

Dulux and Plascon Colour Forecasts for 2015

Some exciting colours were abound this year. 2015 appears to be looking to deliver more fantastic options for design. Taking into account the land, the world around us and even our differences as people.

Did you have a favourite colour this past year?

Here is a video from Dulux sharing their own outlook for 2015 and their nominated Colour of the Year for 2015.

For a look at what Dulux and Plascon have in store, take a look at the following web pages.

Dulux Five Design Trends for 2015

Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast

December Special at Hot Pot Paint

Velvet Gel and Supa Matt


Currently on Special this December at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware


Excelsior Paint:

Velvet Gel White 5lt – was R340, Now Only R280

Supa Matt 5lt – was R200, Now Only R165

Supa Mat 20lt – was R730, Now Only R620

Other great deals include Roof Paint from R480 for 20l and Contractors PVA from only R210 for 20lt.

Come down to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging for your Christmas specials and save!

Call us on 016 428 1113 and mention our web site or Facebook page!



Thank You and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Hot Pot Paint and Hardware


Thank you for your Support in 2014

We love serving you throughout the year and helping you to realise new plans, designs, restorations and just making a change to your home or business.

Thank you for all your support this past year, we could not provide the great service and prices if we had no customers to welcome and serve in our store. Have a wonderful Christmas Season and cherish your family and loved ones.

Thank you, we appreciate you!

DIY Cement Lamps

Thank you to Homemade Modern YouTube Channel for this Cool Idea!

DIY Cement Lamps

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!


Dulux Summer Cash Bonanza

Dulux Summer Cash Promotion


Hello Summer, Hello Cash! The Dulux Paint Promotion is On

Come on down to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging to get your paint on!
Dulux is running a cool summer promotion with the opportunity to Win Your Share of R250,000

To find out if you are an instant winner, just purchase any tin of Dulux paint and then SMS “hello summe”,
with your name and the last 4 digits of the barcode and the store name as per your till slip.

Stand a chance to be a summer sizzler winner!

Terms and Conditions do apply, please ask in store for further information and assistance.

Good Luck!

DIY Project, Kids Puzzle Stools

Kids Puzzle Stools


Great Weekend Paint and Hardware Project for Budding DIY’ers

Feeling a little DIY coming on?

This video shows you a great and creative idea for seating for your children in your home and play areas. If you would like to get the power tools, hardware and paint for this project, give us a call on 016 428 1113

Let us know if you have ago and send us you pics too!

Current Dulux Weatherguard Textured Price

Get Dulux Weatherguard for just R815 for 20L

Dulux Weatherguard 20l Price


Come down to the store in Vereeniging and bag yourself 20l of Dulux Weatherguard at R815 right now.
Not sure how long we can hold this price, but we have managed to run it for some time now. Just to be certain, give us a call before coming on 016 428 1113, we will be happy to assist you.

Pricing is always subject to availability so be sure to ask and let us know you saw this price on Facebook too 🙂 Better still, like and share with your friends so they can grab a deal too.

Let us know how we can help you better in store, we always very much appreciate your feedback.


New Life in them old Outdoor Chairs and Tables

Bring Rusted Old Outdoor Furniture back to Life

Breathe new life into old rusted outdoor furniture


If you are looking to breathe new life into your old rusted tables and chairs for summer rather than paying out loads of your hard earned cash for new ones, then check out some of the sites and posts we link to below for some cool insights.

Painting Old Patio Furniture

On this page on Pinterest you can access some cool articles on renewing your old patio furniture.


From Crusty and Rusty to Shiny and New

This is a great article which shows you what NOT to do when retouching your old garden furniture. A great lesson learned in the mistakes we can easily make and then ultimately getting it right. Useful read.


Painting Metal Chairs

Here is another Pinterest page which shows you more on painting metal chairs


For some more reading, take a look at these two posts as well:

Before and After Metal Table and Chairs Repaint!

How to Paint Rusted Outdoor Furniture

What Wrench Should You Use

The Wrench Video Guide

from Ace Hardware in USA

What Wrench to Use

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.


Painted Graphic Effects DIY

Bedroom Graphics with Paint

Dulux Painted Graphic Effects

This is a neat way to get a different look in the bedroom and bathroom of your house. In this quick video from Dulux Paint, you can see how to get a stunning effect using a little paint, great stuff.

Did you do something special with paint in your home? Why not send us a picture or even a video and we will share your wonderful achievement on the site 🙂 We may even send you a special thank you gift for sharing too!

Dulux WoodGuard – Ultimate Protection for your Wood

Get Dulux WoodGuard at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Dulux WoodGuard is a great protector for your wood.

WoodGuard from Dulux

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

Sanding Sealer

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.

Checklist for Dulux Woodguard

What Colours are Coming in 2015

Dulux Australia Colour Forecast – Connection

Dulux Colour Forecast 2015


So what colours are coming to South Africa in 2015?

We are still awaiting the plans, but this video from Dulux Australia talks about connection with our environment, so maybe this will be something we can expect here in SA in 2015?

What colours do you love most and why?

Send us your pictures or links to your facebook page or pinterest boards. We would love to give you a shout out on our site and pages.


Do you use Solar Energy?

What items in your home are using the most electricity?

Solar Power Geysers

According to an article on homemakersonline the top use goes to your geyser!
Energy Use is South Africa

Did you know that its more energy efficient to use a kettle to heat water for cooking than a pan on the stove? Did you also know that in many homes, lighting accounts for 17-20% of energy consumption?

The South African government and Eskom are making drives to encourage Solar Heating in homes to help take the load off the ever burdened grid. With ever increasing prices, people are also keen to find alternatives to grid power in their homes.

Above video is from eTV back in 2013.

This young boy below enjoys tinkering with designs to get energy efficient water to his home.


Have you installed Solar Power in your home? Perhaps a Solar Geyser?

Let us know how that is working out for you so far. Do you feel its saving you money and improving your own efficiency?

Amazing Marbling Effect

Dulux Marbling Effect Video

In this video you can quickly learn how to create a stunning marbling effect on a painted wall


How to get the Marble Effect when Painting a Room

This is part of an entire course that the instructor teaches for Dulux, but you can watch this quick video guide which demonstrates how to get amazing results. Let us know your thoughts too, and share if you try this out for yourself 🙂


Super Seventeen Charity Day at Hot Pot Paint

Charity Day at Hot Pot Paint

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Charity Day

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.

What would you like on Hot Pot Paint Web Site

Let us give you more of what you would like!

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 giveusmore@hotpotpaint.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.

Many thanks

Judy, Ernie, Robbie and the Hot Pot Team.

MDF or Plywood

MDF or Plywood

Plywood Or MDF (what Are They And Which Is Better To Use)?

Deciding to use plywood or MDF for certain jobs seems like a tough choice, but it really isn’t if you stop to think about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Lets have a look at them so you can decide which one you might prefer to use.


One benefit to using MDF is that you won’t spend as much money on it as you would plywood. The downside is that it tends to not be as hard and it has the tendency to sag when a lot of weight is put on it.

MDF really isn’t designed to deal with moisture very good. This means that where you use it will be limited. It works best indoors.

MDF has a finish that’s very smooth. This means that it can be painted and it also means its good for shaping or routing.

Plywood is much harder than MDF, which means it won’t be nearly as easy to damage.

With plywood severe cold doesn’t cause any problems that might impact the dimensions or the strength.

Plywood has cross graining,, which means that it doesn’t have the tendency to split when it’s nailed at the edges.

Plywood does tend to be a bit more poruous then MDF, which means that over time it can be damaged if constantly esposed to water.
So which one is better in the long run? I would say that so much of this is going to come down to what you plan to use it for. Plywood might work best in one situation, but might pose problems in another. MDF might be good for certain projects, but not be good for others. Depending on the complexity of the job you’re doing you might want to consult with a professional first for some advice just to be sure you make the right choice.