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how to build a cupboard

How To Build A Cupboard

Regardless of how beautifully decorated your room is, if it’s filled with clutter, you can’t appreciate it. Cupboards complete rooms by giving you a place to hide away clutter or giving much-needed storage. I needed a full height cupboard with plenty of shelving, but I just couldn’t find anything in shops that met my requirements. I […]

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scrim tape

How To Apply Scrim Tape – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Scrim tape, also known as panel joint tape, has a very specific job. The tape seals the joints between panels of plasterboard to prevent cracking in the plaster applied over the top of it. Scrim tape is easy to apply, inexpensive, and essential in making sure your plasterwork retains its perfect finish. If you have used […]

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how to fit plaster coving

How To Fit Plaster Coving – The Complete Guide

Plaster coving is often used to provide the finishing touches to a room. Coving is a decorative feature fitted to the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling. Coving is often considered a period feature, although it does have a place in contemporary finishes also. Coving, like this one from B&Q, comes in many different […]

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decorators caulk

How To Use Decorators Caulk

I love decorators caulk, it’s like a magic wand for giving a perfect finish! Cheap and easy to use, decorators caulk is a versatile filler, applied with a caulking gun. Even after it’s dried, the caulk remains flexible. These attributes make it a brilliant option to fill cracks, as they stay looking perfect even if there […]

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garage door paint

Garage Door Paint – What To Buy And How To Use It

Garage door paint can be used to give your garage a fresh new look. Your garage contributes to the overall style of your home so it’s important it looks good. Could your doors use some TLC? Rust spots or flakey paint can all contribute to an untidy image but using garage door paint is an affordable, […]

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painting radiators

Painting Radiators – How The Pros Do It

Radiators are an essential multi-use part of modern day living, keeping our homes toasty warm, drying our clothes and occasionally even a place for pet cats to have a snooze. They also contribute to the overall look of a room, but have you looked at yours recently to see if they actually compliment the room? You […]

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plaster types

Plaster – The Top 11 Types And How to Use Them

Bonding plaster, One Coat plaster or Tough Coat plaster? We all want that smooth, high-quality finish on our ceilings and walls, but where do you start? Getting a good finish on your first attempt at plastering a wall is a difficult and is almost impossible to learn from videos (I know because I tried!). It’s a […]

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painting skirting boards

Painting Skirting Boards – The Ultimate Guide

Repairing and painting skirting boards to match your home décor gives any room a polished look. However, you might only need to give your skirting boards a touch up, because like me, you have a young family and they inevitably become damaged. Alternatively, you may want to repaint them entirely to match your new home décor.  Either way, […]

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wallpapering

Wallpapering Feature Walls – How The Professionals Do It

Are you looking for ways to transform your dull room? If so, how about wallpapering a feature wall? Creating a feature wall using wallpaper is a great way to create a whole new look, brighten up a room and inject much-needed style. There were times when I thought that creating a feature wall in my front room […]

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