Fight the Fomu
& get started
with British Paints 4 Seasons
This is Nigel. The look on Nigel’s face is FOMU — the Fear Of Mucking Up. Nigel’s never been more afraid than he is right now, but Nigel’s got British Paints on his side to help fight the FOMU. And now you do too.
British Paints® 4 Seasons® is specifically formulated to defend your home against the rather unpredictable Australian climate. We’ll protect your handiwork from sun, rain, wind and that pesky mould so you can get it right first time.
Good artists get their inspiration from great artists, so let yourself be inspired by the experts of… Instagram. Or Pinterest. Just be sure to aim high; that’s what the FOMU-fighting spirit is all about. Pick up our colour charts and sample pots at your local Bunnings, if you want to get a little more hands-on.
You’ve found a colour. It’s a good colour. It might even be a great colour. But it’s not the perfect colour. That’s where our Colouriser comes in.
Math: the hardest part of painting. How much paint is too much, or too little? Not to worry, we’ll help you fight math too.
Deep breaths — this is still the easy part. Of course, it’ll all be easy if the preparation’s been done right. But don’t worry, we’ll help you make sure it is.
Scrape off loose and flaking paint.
Sand Gloss and Semi-gloss surfaces to a matt finish.
Wash surface down with Selleys® Sugar Soap, and rinse clean. Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.
Fill nail holes, cracks, etc., with suitable filler.
Sand smooth patched areas and dust down.
Mask trims, window and door frames ready for paint.
Handy hint: Remove masking tape immediately after painting to avoid peeling off any paint.
Your planning was inspired and your prepping was perfect; that’s half the battle won. The time has come to fight the FOMU. Nervous? Go back up and look into Nigel’s eyes; if that man can fight the FOMU, you can too — especially with these handy how-to videos. Good luck, fighter.