Emulsion Paint Recommendations

Since I started my blog in early 2021, I think the main recommendation I’ve been asked for is emulsion paint. I first wrote a recommended list of emulsion paints back in 2021 and as we hit 2024, things have changed. Not only are there more emulsion paints on the market with specific purposes, but some … Read more

Painted Banisters: Before and After

If you’re thinking about painting your banisters then it might be a good idea to visualise what you can achieve before you buy a particular colour. With that in mind, I’ve put together a collection of before and after photos of painted banisters so you can get some inspiration! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. … Read more

Painted uPVC Doors: Before and After

Let’s be honest, uPVC doors are not exactly in style right now. But instead of replacing them with a different material, painting them a fresh, modern colour could be a much cheaper, yet just as effective, option. Here are some before and after painted uPVC doors to show you what sort of transformation you can … Read more

Paint Calculator: How Much Paint Do You Need?

If you’re wondering how much paint you need for your next project, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve created this handy paint calculator so you can calculate how much paint you’ll need to purchase. You can use the calculator to find out how much paint you need to paint your walls, skirting boards, exterior … Read more

Best Washable and Scrubbable Matt Paint

What is the best washable and scrubbable matt paint? Questions like these can be subjective. After all, it depends on which quality you put more emphasis on. Some might think the best is the one that is the most durable whereas others might think the best is a paint that CAN be washed but ultimately … Read more

Dustless Sanding Systems: A Complete Guide

As a professional decorator, having an efficient dustless sanding system is almost a prerequisite for making your job much quicker and easier. Sanding down surfaces is an essential part of any decorating job and anyone who has worked in the decorating industry will know just how much of a mess can be made when sanding … Read more

What Is Vinyl Matt Paint?

If you’re thinking about painting your interior walls and ceilings, you might have come across the paint ‘vinyl matt’ during your research. In fact, you have probably come across various other types of matt paints on the market, and whilst it might seem confusing (why not just choose a matt emulsion and stick it on … Read more

Eggshell vs Satin: Which Paint Should You Use?

In my countless years as a professional decorator, I’ve had many clients ask me: which is better – eggshell or satin? If you’re thinking about doing a spot of decorating yourself, you might be asking this very question. In today’s article, I’m going to break down the differences between eggshell and satin and offer my … Read more

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