Painting Over Water Stains: 3 Ways

Do you have brown water stains on your walls or ceilings? Painting over water stains is a simple process that will help you cover the stains for good. During my 20 years as a professional decorator, I’ve had to deal with this problem time and time again. Fortunately, that makes me the ideal person to … Read more

Sanding Door Frames Ready for Painting

Sanding door frames is an often overlooked but important part of the preparation process for painting doors and door frames. However, there are a number of factors you will need to be aware of before sanding your door frames. This includes the condition of the timber as well as the condition of the paint currently … Read more

Sanding A Parquet Floor Like A Professional

Over time, parquet flooring can become scratched, worn down, and frankly a bit of an eye sore. But before you decide to rip it up and replace it, it might be worth sanding it down and refinishing it. Not only is this a cheaper alternative to laying new flooring, but you’ll also be surprised by … Read more

Can You Sand MDF?

Flat, dense, and easy to decorate, MDF is now the preferred timber for carpenters to use when creating common household furniture such as kitchen cabinets and wall panels. If you’re in the process of redecorating woodwork around your home and are wondering what the preparation process looks like for MDF, you might be asking: can … Read more

Painting Fascia Boards and Soffits

Painting fascia boards and soffits can have a drastic impact on the look of your exterior. Whether you have plain-looking uPVC fascia boards and soffits that could do with a makeover or old wooden fascia boards and soffits that need a new lease of life and some added protection from the elements – painting them … Read more

How to Remove Woodchip Wallpaper

A lot is made of removing woodchip wallpaper but for the most part, it’s going to be a lot easier than you’d think – minus the hard graft! With that in mind, I’ve put together a little guide sharing the methods I use to remove woodchip wallpaper. How to Remove Woodchip Wallpaper Every decorator has … Read more

Can Masonry Paint Be Used on Wood?

Whilst out on a walk this morning, I came across a house with a pristine exterior but a horrible-looking fence. Both had been painted the exact same colour and it occurred to me that this owner had definitely used masonry paint on the wooden fence. The subject of whether masonry paint can be used on … Read more

Can You Paint Gloss Over Gloss

If the gloss coatings in your home have lost their sheen, gone yellow, or are simply looking old and tired, you might be thinking about painting gloss over gloss. But can you paint gloss over gloss? And what preparations must you take to ensure the job is done properly? With over 20 years of decorating … Read more

What is Masonry Paint and What is it Used for?

If you’re a first-time DIYer and just finding your feet when it comes to different types of paint, you might be wondering: what is masonry paint and what is it used for? With over 20 years of professional experience in the decorating trade, I’m going to be answering these very questions along with a few … Read more