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Pots of Farrow and Ball Paint Available

Paint Direct are delighted to warmly welcome a complete range of Farrow and Ball Paint to our online offering.

Farrow & Ball was founded in 1946 by John Farrow and Richard Ball in Dorset, and in fact their headquarters still remain in Wimborne, Dorset, not far from our own offices in the same county.

Farrow and Ball is an […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Paint Direct News|

A spot of DIY this Easter Weekend

This coming weekend is traditionally the busiest of the year for DIY-ers. With most people having a four day weekend to look forward to, what better time to take on a spot of DIY this bank holiday.

Before you reach out for your paint brush, a bit of forward planning and pre-shopping will ensure you make the […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Painting Tips|

Adding a Featured Wall

Using a bold colour or patterned wallpaper is a brilliant way of bringing individuality to a room.

A vibrant colour that contrasts with the other walls in the room can bring a room to life. And, what’s more it can be done in any room.

Living areas and bedrooms seem to be the most popular choice when […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Decorating Ideas|

Colour Trend 2015: Grey Kitchens

Traditionally grey has been seen as a dull and boring colour that everyone avoided as it didn’t add any vibrancy to the home. This has changed! 2015 has very much seen a shift in the popularity of grey paint with it now being  a colour of choice. Its particularly popular to be used in kitchens […]

By |August 22nd, 2015|Colour Inspiration|

Ashes Cricket

Cricket Bat Oil
For all you cricket lovers following the 2015 Ashes Cricket series, important information on how to keep your cricket bat in good condition.

Firstly, you can always take the Australian approach to bat care where you avoid hitting the ball, this prevents damaging the surface of the bat and therefore you have no work […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Woodcare|

Decking restoration

The first day of summer arrives and you want to use your beautiful decking to have a barbeque with family and friends. Then you realise it is greasy with slimy mould and looks dreadful.
Decking cleaning
First, the easy way to give it a quick lift in appearance is clean it, but clean it properly.

The best way […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Garden Tips|

How do I clean my paint brushes after using Acrylic Paint?

Acrylic paints are water based and very popular. Although they are easy to use and low odour cleaning the paint brushes successfully after use can prove difficult although this is a very straight forward process.

When you have finished decorating or wish to change the colour you are using, simply wash your paint brushes in warm […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Painting Tips|

Why should I use wood preserver on my garden fence?

External elements can play a major part of the effect on your garden fence. Both the delightful English rain or even the sun can have a negative impact on natural woods.

Protecting your garden fence with wood preserver will ensure that it lasts longer.

When putting up your new fence, we advise that it is treated with […]

By |July 12th, 2015|Woodcare|

How to prepare to apply masonry paint

Before you get started with applying your masonry paint you should make sure you plan and prepare properly. To ensure the paint is long lasting, preparation of the wall is key!

The first step is to clean the area by removing any surface dirt and loose paint on your walls. To remove any loose masonry, its best […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Exterior Paint, Masonry Paint|

Why should you use lining paper?

Most manufacturers will recommend the use of a lining paper for a really professional job (normally 1000 gms). If your walls have previously been gloss-painted or covered with any oil-based paint or sealer it is a good idea to apply a lining paper to give a more absorbent surface for you wallcoverings to adhere to.

In […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Wallpaper, Wallpapering Tips|