Wall maintenance

Your house probably means far more to you than just a few walls and a roof over your head. It is a place for safety, somewhere to retreat from the outside world, and somewhere for you and your loved ones to call home. It is also probably the single largest investment you will ever make. With the amount of financial value and emotional significance your home holds, it makes sense to take care of it.

Time and everyday wear and tear can leave your home looking run down and shabby. Performing regular maintenance on your home will keep its upkeep manageable. Wall finishes can often be delicate, so it pays to do some research before you start - otherwise you might end up doing more harm than good.

How to fix small cracks & holes in walls

Provided that you know what you're doing, you can easily make small cracks and holes in walls disappear completely.

How to fix big cracks & holes in walls

Larger cracks and holes require a little more attention, but can still be made to disappear using the right methods and materials.

How to clean exterior walls

It depends on what your walls are made from, but giving your exterior walls a clean can improve the look of your home.

How to clean interior walls

Crayon? Dead bugs? Blood? Don't worry - most interior wall surfaces are designed to be fairly easily cleaned.

Lead paint

Beware of lead paint when renovating

Everyone knows about asbestos, but it’s surprising how few people realise how much of a risk lead paint can be – and just how common it is in older Australian homes.

How to improve your home's insulation

Is your house not keeping out the neighbour's noisy parties? Perhaps you're intending on setting up a home theatre? Find out more about how to improve the soundproofing in your home with better insulation.