Getting Started

1. Gather inspiration

First, decide what you’d like your final result to look like. Then, begin researching inspiration and put together a moodboard.

2. Select a colour scheme

Use colour schemes from your research, or chat to us for help. Then test your scheme using Dulux sample pots and A4 swatches.

3. Get painting

Calculate how much paint you need for your project – no matter how big or small the job is.

Your shopping list

Once you’ve decided on your paint project, it’s time to purchase everything you’ll need.

View all exterior paint products.

  • Walls: Dulux Weathershield in your chosen colour
  • Undercoat: 1Step Prep
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Medium nap (10–18mm) synthetic roller for walls
  • Short nap (5–10mm) synthetic roller for windows and trims
  • Paint pot - for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth

Get the Look

Painted outdoor wall and table

Dulux Weathershield Matt

Dulux Weathershield has been specially designed to provide a tough, hardwearing finish that provides protection from all weather conditions

Outdoor refresh

From the poolside room to the garden shed, follow these steps for your outdoor preparation guide.


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Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

Need help along the way?

If you need any further help on your project, call our friendly Help & Advice Team on 13 25 25,  or contact our Live Chat Team online.

Outdoor painting guides

Whether you’re painting one wall or attempting a full-blown renovation, give yourself the best chance of success thanks to our painting guides.

how to paint brick

A fresh coat of paint can have an incredible effect on the feel of your home. Using Dulux Weathershield will reviatlise your home brickwork exterior and provide a lasting look designed for Australian conditions.

Prepare exterior surfaces

There are some key points to note when preparing to paint exterior areas. Using the correct technique and quality paints will result in a painting job that is faster, cheaper and easier to use than alternative methods.

How to paint windows

If your windows aren’t looking their best, they might need a little bit of TLC to stay protected against the weather elements.

How to paint door entrances

First impressions count. A fresh lick of Dulux paint on your front door can freshen up the look of your whole house. It creates a warm welcome for visitors while making your home the street's style star.

lounge room painting

Ready to enter?

Share your outdoor project with us for your chance to win up to $10,000*. Plus, receive a free Dulux Puppy when you enter! Simply upload a before and after photo of your ‘Take On Anything’ project and let us know which Dulux colours or products you’ve used.

Submit your project