Category Archives for Home and Hardware

How to Hang WallPaper

How to Wallpaper a Room

When other people do it, generally it looks really simple. But the thought for some is just terrifying!If that sounds like you, then read on to discover how you can be papering a room in next to no time by learning from the pro’s. Wallpaper, can really transform the look and feel of a room. […]

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Stain or Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets – Paint or Stained?

It pretty much comes down to personal taste and how your existing or made over kitchen looks with the finished result, but choosing to paint or stain existing cabinets is a good way to save money on replacing the whole thing.There are thousands of pages on the web showing you how to touch up kitchen […]

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Corrugated Roofs

Corrugated Roof Care and Painting

Caring for your Corrugated RoofIt goes without saying that a metal roof can last for many years when cared for correctly. Made from tough material, its durable and even lasts against the South African Elements when treated in the right way.Using a good quality roof paint will always help matters as well as some common […]

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Kitchen Splash Back, Glass or Stone

Making a Splash in the Kitchen – Stone or Glass Mosaic?

Granite, Marble, Quartz and other Stone are always in fashion. But the upward trend in glass mosaic tile splash backs sees no signs of slowing down. So which is the better choice for your kitchen?Like everything it all comes down to a few simple pointers:1) Personal Taste What style are you aiming for in your […]

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Hot Pot Paint and Hardware on YouTube

Our New YouTube Video

We just uploaded our new short intro video for Hot Pot Paint. You can watch it below and let us know what you think. Join us in store, come along for a coffee and cake, and then browse the store for your paint and hardware needs. Share our video with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, […]

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Would you live in an Earthship

Could an Earthship be Your Next Home in South Africa?

Known as a Passive Solar Home, made from Tin Cans, Earth, Tyres, Old Glass Bottles and other recycled materials, its the brainchild of Michael Reynolds. We watched a program this past week all about one of his designed homes built in Montana in the US. With other homes like this already constructed in South Africa, […]

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is bluetooth the future for padlocks

Lock Down – Are Bluetooth Locks the Wave of our Future?

Down here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, we stock a wide range of security locks and padlocks for the home. From the hardened metal to brass and waterproof and more, you can be sure to find what you need around the home. Bluetooth – Is it time for Tech Take Over?The smart and digital […]

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Living Room Colour Design

Sky Blue to Orange or a Soft Pink, what colours work well in a living room?

We spend quite a bit of our waking hours in the living room of our homes. So when it comes to selecting the paint colour, it should be something that we take a little time over. It’s easy to slap on some eggshell, off white or a beige, but thinking about the layout of your […]

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5 Top Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen Confidential – The 5 Essentials You Must Consider in Kitchen Design

They say that a way to a man’s heart is via his stomach. Perhaps this is why the Kitchen has been seen for generations as the heart of a good home. Times may be changing and the men may be doing as much (or even more) cooking than the women these days, but the fact […]

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Should you build yourself

New House Build, Self Building or Outsource?

According to Absa bank, in 2015 the average cost to build a new home increased by around 6%. Our estimate is that it is higher than this and is expected to continue in the upward trend due to transportation and material cost increases.The average, say Absa, is around R6,148 per square metre up to November […]

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