Her Majesty's 90th birthday and diamond jubilee celebrations may be over, but there are still plenty of reasons to have a good 'ole knees up with a street party this summer. So what better time to give the exterior of your home a facelift with these essential updates. Because your home is your castle after all…

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Wonder walls

The foundation of a smart looking facade is, of course, your masonry. Cracked and faded paint isn’t going to cut it for a royal street party, so give it a fresh lick of paint in one of Dulux Weathershield’s range of colours. Not only is it guaranteed to protect your very own palace for 15 years, but it’s a great way to personalise your home’s exterior. Why should your inside walls have all the fun when it comes to colour?

Watch our How to Paint your Masonry video for all the steps you need to transform your masonry from drab to fab.

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Opportunity knocks

Open up a whole new realm of colour with your front door. As it’s a smaller area compared to walls, you can really go to town and make a splash with a statement shade. Feeling regal? We even have a classic green shade that goes by the name of Buckingham. We think Her Majesty would approve…

Find out how to paint your window frames and front door with our step-by-step video guide

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Magic number

Now that’s done, turn your attentions to the accessories. Treat your frontage to some new house numbers, or even better, customise a planter yourself with stencils and Cuprinol Garden Shades. Your home will be the best dressed on the block – and the postman won’t be able to miss you…

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Bunting galore

No street party would be complete without a bit of decoration, and what could more appropriate than some cheerful bunting? Go traditional with flags, or get crafty and create your own with some leftover tester pots. Dip a brush into your chosen colour then flick over the surface of your bunting – just make sure you put some paper down first!

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Green party

Short on time? A quick fix to a less than lovely exterior is to crank up the greenery. Window boxes, hanging planters and flower pots will hide any imperfections and brighten your home front no end. Coordinate plants with your front door and masonry colour and the Joneses will be, erm, green with envy.

Check out our five new colours and the full range of Weathershield products and colours to find your perfect match.

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