Paint Peeling off the Wall When Rolling (SOLVED)

I’ve been there many times – I apply a coat of paint and then I go to apply the second coat and find that the paint is peeling off the wall when rolling. And there’s nothing more frustrating. If you’re reading this article then chances are, you’re feeling this frustration too. But fear not – … Read more

Painting Caulk: A Professional Guide

Caulk is a decorator’s best, and sometimes worst, friend. Whilst caulk is an important tool to deal with issues such as hairline cracks and filling the gaps between doors, skirting boards, and windows, painting caulk can cause all sorts of problems. If you’re currently redecorating your home, you might be tempted to paint unsightly caulk … Read more

Paint Peeling Off New Plaster After Mist Coat (SOLVED)

Is your paint peeling off new plaster after you’ve applied a mist coat? You’ve come to the right place! With years of professional experience as a decorator, I’ve seen (and rectified) this problem numerous times. With that in mind, today we’re going to be looking at the reason your paint is peeling off new plaster … Read more

How to Make Artex Walls Look Nice

Project Guide Overview: We’re going to be looking at how to make Artex walls look nice by offering you 2 practical decorating tips including re-plastering and using a flat matt paint to make the Artex much less visible. Can You Make Artex Look Good? In recent years Artex has fallen out of favour with interior … Read more

How To Remove Artex Walls and Ceilings

Artex being removed from a ceiling.

Project Guide Overview: We’re going to be looking at how to remove Artex walls and ceilings as well as offer decorating advice on how to make them look nice if you’re not comfortable with the removal process. Artex walls and ceiling were so popular back in the sixties and seventies that the brand name became … Read more

Blistering Paint: What Causes It and How to Fix It

DIY Guide Overview: Identify the causes of blistering paint and find the solutions to fix it. After reading this guide you should be able to eliminate the blistering problem and ensure it doesn’t return. There is nothing more frustrating than finishing a paint job only to find that you have blistering paint. Blistering paint can … Read more

How to Fill Holes in Walls: Professional Guide

DIY Guide Overview: How to fill holes and cracks in interior and exterior walls. We’ll be looking at some simple-to-follow methods as well as guiding you on the tools and type of filler you’ll need to complete the job. Types of Filler You Might Need Fillers are not all created in the same and different … Read more

Painting Breeze Blocks: A Professional Guide

Breeze blocks can be found anywhere around your home – whether they’ve been used to build your garage or your exterior garden wall. Whilst this structurally sound blockwork boasts many physical capabilities, there’s no denying that they’re simply not that aesthetically pleasing. Over the years, it was unheard of to paint breeze blocks but as … Read more

Painting Concrete Patios: A Professional Guide

Whether you want to make your old, tired-looking patio presentable in anticipation of a house sale or you’re simply looking for an easy-on-the-budget way to spruce up your garden, painting your concrete patio is an ideal solution. But can you even paint your patio without it washing away in weeks? What paint should you use? … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Painting Over Textured Wallpaper

During the 80s and 90s, many new builds in the UK were fitted with textured wallpaper. If you’ve just moved to one of these properties where textured wallpaper is present, you might be wondering if it’s possible to paint over it. The aim of this article is to provide you with guidance around painting over … Read more