Painting & Decorating

How to Use a Steamer to Remove Wallpaper (Quick and Easy!)

A wallpaper steamer is the best tool to use to remove wallpaper. It’s fast, efficient and you can quickly strip a large room. These things are cheap, last for ages and save so much time, buying one is a no-brainer. I use one every time I need to remove wallpaper and pass it around the…

The 3 Best Types of Paint for Interior Wood

Back in the day, people automatically opted for gloss paint when painting wood around the home. Doors, skirting boards, door frames, bannisters – they all got the same treatment. These days, the typical homeowner or professional painter and decorator has a few more options to choose from. Let’s take a look at each of them…

How to Clean Paintbrushes (Water and Oil-Based Paint)

In this article, we’ll be looking at the best ways to clean paintbrushes after you’ve spent hours painting skirting boards, painting interior doors and generally sprucing up your home. A good quality paintbrush will last many decorating jobs and will help you achieve a high-quality finish. So it makes good financial sense to take care…

Eco-Friendly Paints for a Sustainable Future

Before we get into the topic of eco-friendly paints, let’s take a look at the current landscape. Toxic and dangerous. Two words that describe some of the ingredients present in modern paints. They’re bad for human health and damaging to the environment. The ingredients that give paint its colour often contain cadmium, chromium and lead….

How to Wallpaper a Room (Step-by-Step Guide)

From this guide, you’ll learn how to wallpaper a room. We’ll look at the whole process from start to finish and provide you with some top tips to make everything go as smoothly as possible. As with most things DIY, good preparation is key to doing a great job. So be prepared to spend a…

How to Plaster a Wall – A Guide for Beginners

Get ready to dive into this detailed guide to plastering for beginners by somebody who does it every day! Through my whole experience as a plasterer, I’ve always been lucky to work with people who knew what they were doing. I’ve been shown the right plastering tools to use, the correct ways to prepare a…

How to Paint Skirting Boards

You’ll be pleased to know painting skirting boards isn’t a difficult job. However, it’s one of those jobs most people don’t enjoy. Mostly because it involves lots of crouching and crawling around the floor. There’s more to this everyday DIY job than applying paint, so let’s start by looking at the prep work and what…

The DIY Guide to Wallpapering Feature Walls

Tastes change over time, so it is not surprising that the decor in our homes is constantly evolving. The trend for ultra-modern surroundings is not everyone’s cup of tea, but even in those rooms you will see twists on modern decor. I am referring to the one wall that people choose to wallpaper to make…

How to Paint Interior Doors Like a Pro

Over time the interior doors of your home will start looking a bit grubby and worse for wear. This is especially true if you have little ones running around all day. If money is flush and you fancy a change, you could invest in new doors from a local builders merchant or online from a…

Plastering Tools

If you find yourself involved in a home improvement project such as hanging drywall, painting or wallpapering a room, having the proper plastering tools is essential. Fortunately, all of these items are available at your local hardware store or online. Let’s take a look at the plastering tools you need. You might like: Plastering for…