Painting Tips

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|

Give your home a New Year Makeover: Get fit and trim

Now that the holidays are over, its time to get back into shape! With the gym packed and the non stop rain outside, why not consider a bit of painting and decorating as a great way to exercise.

Did you know that painting can burn off over 300 calories per hour? The table below gives a quick […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Painting Tips|

How to paint the ceiling

When starting the project of painting a room you should ideally paint the ceiling first. This avoids getting paint on the walls or woodwork. Start by either moving furniture out of the room or in to the middle of the room and cover it with a dust-sheet.

Your ceiling can be painted using either a brush or a […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Painting Tips|

How to paint furniture to create a shabby chic look

The shabby chic look is possibly one of the most popular trends. Mixing antique furniture with pastel colours, people are collecting beautiful vintage or retro objects and creating fabulous paint effects to create this look in their home. What’s more its easy and inexpensive to achieve.

If you’ve found a piece of furniture you want to shabby chic. […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Painting Tips|

How much paint do I need?

Working out how much paint you need can be tricky! Finding the right balance is important as not ordering enough for your decorating project can be very frustrating, but over ordering means you’re left with paint you just don’t need.

Measuring the size of your room can give you a rough idea, but what about taking into […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Painting 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|