Hire a Professional Decorator

Fire Retardant Paint: Everything You Need to Know

Nobody likes considering the unimaginable scenario, but in the case of a fire in your home, one of the most important factors is time. During that critical period, you have to get out of the house and move yourself and your family out of harm’s way and to a place of safety. One of the … Read more

Painting Bannisters: Colour Schemes and Ideas

The stairs in your home are more than just the most efficient way to get to the kitchen for a glass of water in the middle of the night and equally, your bannisters do much more than ensure you get down in one piece. Often one of the first things you see upon coming through … Read more

Sugar Soap [The Definitive Guide]

If you’re an inexperienced DIYer who has been researching how to paint a wall, you may well have come across an unfamiliar product called sugar soap. Many professionals in the industry would advocate for its use and we do too! But what is sugar soap and what can it be used for? Our aim in … Read more

How To Find The Right Pale Grey Paint for Your Home

Grey paint seems like a pretty straightforward product and choosing a shade should be easy considering that there’s only really light grey and dark grey, right? Unfortunately, the colour grey isn’t that simple. This article looks at finding the right shade of pale grey for your home: why it can be a tricky process and … Read more

How to Paint A Stairwell

A stairwell is definitely one of the main focus points of our home. When our stairwell needs attention, we should attend to it properly – and safely. Care and attention should apply to preparation, method, materials and how we actually go about the task. This article takes a look at the art of painting stairwells: … Read more

Painting Bannisters and Staircase Spindles [Definitive Guide]

Painting staircase bannisters and spindles can be a rewarding and satisfying task once finished, but painstaking and time-consuming to complete. Unfortunately, it’s a task that takes care and time. Fortunately, painters and hobbyists (who have all learned through trial and error) have been collecting and sharing ideas and tips online for some time. This article … Read more

How To Paint Laminate Flooring

Laminate is a great option for flooring due to its durability, resistance to scratching, easy installation and affordability. Moreover, technology has come a long way and modern laminate floors can resemble natural timber closely. If the flooring has been in place for a number of years though, general wear and tear can leave it looking … Read more

Does Paint Go Off?

Gone off paint

Your kitchen walls are in need of a freshening up, the bathroom could do with a lick of paint or you’re simply feeling inspired by a new DIY decor idea and instead of taking another trip to the hardware store you decide to dig out that leftover paint from a few years back. But here’s … Read more

Insulating Paint: What Is It, and Does It Work?

Insulating paint used in a bathroom

Insulating paint was introduced to the building industry in the late 1990s as an applied coating of liquid insulation for walls and surfaces that would improve the efficiency of a structure’s thermal (or heat) management. This article takes a look at insulation paint: what it is, how it works, and why its claim as a … Read more

How To Remove Artex From Walls and Ceilings

Artex was so popular back in the sixties and seventies that the brand name became synonymous with all textured wall coatings in much the same way that Kleenex became a generic word for tissues. Some find a nostalgic charm in Artex but if you’re not a fan you may find yourself facing the challenging and … Read more