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Fight the Fomu

& get started
with British Paints 4 Seasons

Exterior Paint

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.

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Planning Your Project

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.

Find your paint colour

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.

> Visualise your perfect paints now

How much paint do you need?

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.

> Do the math with our Paint Calculator now

Your shopping list

Save yourself that second, or third, trip to Bunnings and make sure you get everything you need in one go.

> Download your handy shopping list now

Find your closest store

Now that you know what you need, how much you need of it and what you’ve almost forgotten, it’s time for you to fight the FOMU.

> Find your closest store now

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Prepping

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.

6 Steps for Perfect Prep

Step 1

Scrape off loose and flaking paint.

Step 2

Sand Gloss and Semi-gloss surfaces to a matt finish.

Step 3

Wash surface down with Selleys® Sugar Soap, and rinse clean. Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.

Step 4

Fill nail holes, cracks, etc., with suitable filler.

Step 5

Sand smooth patched areas and dust down.

Step 6

Mask trims, window and door frames ready for paint.

Handy hint: Remove masking tape immediately after painting to avoid peeling off any paint.

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Painting

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.

Why Pick 4 Seasons?

  • We promise a 25-year guarantee* against flaking, peeling and cracking. Consider it your secret weapon in the fight against the FOMU.
  • You’ll never worry about mould ruining your hard work with our UltraProtect™ formula.
  • Australia’s weather: it seems alright now, but who knows what it’ll be in an hour? Our Initial Rain Barrier technology protects your job from unexpected light rain 40 minutes after application, so say goodbye to worrying about the weather
  • Four Seasons® self-primes+ on most surfaces. The FOMU never stood a chance.

®British Paints, 4 Seasons and Selleys are registered trade marks. ™UltraProtect is a trade mark of British Paints. Excludes Gloss Brunswick Green and Indian Red. +White, Mid and Extra Deep bases only. *Refer to product label for full conditions. This guarantee does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.