damp

How to Treat Damp in Your Property – Useful Tips and Advice

Having damp in your home is a common problem that can be easily solved if you spot the warning signs early. If damp is left to fester too long it can cause huge damage and run up a sizable bill to put it right.Don’t let damp ruin your home by following this guide on identifying […]

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painting floorboards

Painting Floorboards – The Complete Guide

Painting floorboards is an easy way to update the look of a room. A classic style is white painted floorboards, that can then be jazzed up with a colourful rug to fit the theme of the room. This look can work anywhere from the kitchen or bathroom, to a living or dining area. Our simple guide […]

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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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home improvements that add value

31 Home Improvements that Add Value (and 7 that Don’t!)

Whether you’re renovating a property or looking to update one before putting it on the market, this guide has everything you need to know about adding value to your home. We’ll take you through 31 different ways to increase your property value, with tips on how to maximise your profit and make your money go further. We’ll […]

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how to use a paint sprayer

How To Use A Paint Sprayer Like A Pro

Paint sprayers are recommended when painting a large area that requires a smooth, even finish. Sprayers are also a good idea for covering objects with lots of detail, as the paint can be precisely sprayed into all the nooks and crannies.This article looks at how to use the two most common types of paint sprayer: […]

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best paint sprayer uk

Best Paint Sprayer UK – The Top 5 Reviewed

Please note that this article contains affiliate links. Clicking these does not affect the price you pay, but we will earn a small fee if you do purchase something.Paint sprayers are a great choice for making large painting projects quick and easy. They can be used to paint anything from interior walls to furniture or […]

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hardwall plaster

How To Plaster A Brick Wall With Hardwall Plaster

Cost Time Difficulty Have you been meaning to update that cracked and crumbling old brick wall at home? You’ve probably been putting the project off because a professional plasterer gave you a heart-stopping quote. The good news is you can take on this project by yourself. Plastering your brick wall requires a steady hand and attention to […]

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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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skip hire prices

Skip Hire Prices – What Should I Be Paying? [2019 Edition]

Any big build or renovation generates vast amounts of rubbish, and the best way to remove this from the site is via a skip. But what size skip do you need? How long should you have it for and what will it cost you? This guide aims to answer these questions and provides helpful tips to […]

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carpet cleaning prices

Carpet Cleaning Prices – What Should I Be Paying? [2019 Edition]

Dirty carpet getting you down? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.  You could clean it yourself, but if several rooms need doing, it might be better to hire a carpet cleaner. Read on to find out exactly what a professional carpet cleaner does and how much it should cost you. How to Clean a Carpet – […]

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carpet fitting cost

Carpet Fitting Cost – What Should I Be Paying? [2019 Edition]

Fitting a new carpet is something best left to professionals, but what does the job entail and how much should you be paying for it? We’ve compiled this guide to answer these questions, looking into price ranges for carpets, how long a job should take and helpful tips to make the job go smoothly. If you just […]

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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 […]

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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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best roller for emulsion

What Is The Best Type of Roller For Emulsion Paint?

When it comes to painting large surfaces, a paint roller can save you a lot of time and energy. However, there’s a lot of confusion about the different paint rollers and how to best use them.So what is the best type of roller for emulsion paint? Read over this quick guide on how to select […]

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wet rot treatment

Dry Rot And Wet Rot – How To Diagnose And Treat Like A Pro

Buying an old property that has fallen into disrepair can be a great way to get a bargain in today’s housing market, but neglected properties often suffer from rot which will need treating before a home can be lived in. This guide will teach you how to diagnose dry and wet rot, looking at the signs […]

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distemper paint

Distemper Paint – What Is It And How Do I Remove It?

Chances are if you live in an older home built before the 20th century you have distemper paint on the walls. It’s an annoyance as it can be difficult to remove and nothing sticks to a wall with distemper paint on it.  below to find out what exactly distemper paint is and how to […]

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silicone sealant

How To Remove And Replace Silicone Sealant

Silicone sealant – it’s the clever stuff that keeps water from escaping out into places it shouldn’t. Typically you might think of silicone for sealing the edge around a shower tray or bath, but it’s also used around windows and in the kitchen too. You’ll find it anywhere that requires a water-tight seal. Whilst silicone sealant […]

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paint stripping

Paint Stripping -The Ultimate Guide

In a home renovation, you’ll likely need to strip away layers of paint which have built up over the years. Over time, interior trends change dramatically, as do personal preferences. The quickest and easiest way to update an interior is the power of paint. But the more layers of paint that are applied, the thicker and […]

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wallpaper steamer

How to Use A Wallpaper Steamer

Whether you’re looking to refurbish an old and tired interior, or you’ve just moved into a property with some seriously dated wall-coverings, you may find yourself needing to strip away old wallpaper. Luckily, stripping wallpaper isn’t a particularly difficult job and with the help of a wallpaper steamer, you can strip walls in literally a matter […]

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