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Colour inspiration and expert paint advice is now right at your fingertips with Plascon’s new InspireMe app.

The app allows users to identify and browse through colours in the Plascon range and receive advice on products, surfaces and common paint problems. The Plascon InspireMe app, or what could be dubbed as Plascon’s-Pocket-Paint-Professional, has three key features: Identify, Guide and Colours.

Identify

Have you ever seen a colour on a wall, cushion or tank top that you just had to have in your home? The days of having to sift through hundreds of colour cards are over. Simply take a photo of the must-have colour with your cell phone and click on the section of the image you would like to use. The closest matching Plascon colour will pop up, together with the adjacent colour options nearest to this shade.

In addition to the adjacent colour range, another invaluable tool, specifically while colour blocking is still a hot and happening trend, is the complimentary colour range which helps you to mix and match colours on your walls and surfaces in much the same way an Interior Designer would. Not everyone is blessed with interior foresight, so now you can also have an expert colour decision at your liberty.

Guide

With such a diversity of surfaces and product variety, paint has become a fairly complex choice. This section of the Plascon Inspire Me app has been designed to help users who are planning their own DIY projects to make quick and easy choices. Using the Guide feature, the app will prompt you to choose the surface you wish to paint as well as its location in your home. Using the information provided, the correct Plascon product options will be suggested, giving you peace of mind that your paint investment will give you long and lasting results.

The guide section also gives you advice on common paint problems such as moisture, cracks and mildew. This will help to provide you with tips and pointers on how to get rid of or prevent unwanted problems such as these.

Colours

Should you merely wish to explore Plascon’s vast rainbow of colours, the app also allows you to browse through the colour ranges. If you like a specific colour, you can add it to your Favourites gallery and the app will store the colour for your future creative reference.

Says Lauren Shantall, Social Media and PR Manager at Plascon, ‚From identifying a shade, creating a colour gallery for inspiration, as well as taking the tough out of the technical, this go-to app gives users information on types of paint surfaces and painting troubleshooting at the press of a button. The handy insight ensures the paint you buy is perfect for the intended application. The Plascon InspireMe app takes the guess work out of choosing paint and puts the user in control!‚

The app is available for free download at plasconinspireme.mobi or plasconinspireme.co.za and through various app stores. The app is compatible with Nokia, Blackberry, Iphone and Samsung cell phones.

Users of the Plascon InspireMe App are invited to enter a competition, where two lucky entrants will each win a home makeover to the value of R10 000. The competition launches on 9 May and will run for four months.

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