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 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 Treatment Guide

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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paint pads

How To Use Paint Pads

Cost Time Difficulty If you’re looking to paint those tricky spots in your house, paint pads are a great option. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to paint your walls, ceilings, and get in those tight spots. A traditional paint roller can get messy and paint pads provide a perfect alternative with a smooth and even […]

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types of nails

Types Of Nails – The Complete Guide To All 21

Even the most novice DIYer will be able to recognise a common nail, but did you know there are 21 types of nails? You can get ones with special heads for later removal, upholstery ones to attach fabric to furniture, and even specially shaped brads and staples for different projects. This complete guide to the 21 […]

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types of hinges

Types of Hinges – The Top 10

If you type the word ‘hinges’ into the search engine of an online DIY store, you’ll soon be mind-blown with the endless varieties and types of hinges available to buy. It can be a bit of a minefield actually, especially if you’re new to it all. Knowing which is the right type of hinge for your […]

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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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wood battens

Wood Battens – How To Prepare Your Wall For Dry Lining

While the bare brick look is trendy, many people still prefer a smooth wall. One way to achieve this is by attaching plasterboard over the masonry, using wood battens to provide support. This is a good method to use if you want to install insulation, as the battens provide a gap between wall and plasterboard […]

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carpet floor tiles

How to Lay Vinyl and Carpet Floor Tiles

Would you like to lay your own vinyl or carpet floor tiles with ease? Follow this tutorial step-by-step, and you could have a new floor in the space of a few hours.Vinyl and carpet floor tiles can be quite easy to lay. Which one you choose depends on the floor space you want to cover, […]

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fitting door architrave

How To Fit Door Architrave

Cost Time Difficulty Do you want to replace that old, chipped door architrave in your home? Are you looking to give your home a more modern and updated look? Whether you’re aiming for a luxurious or modern feel, replacing the old door architrave in your home is a great way to brighten it up and […]

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how to wallpaper around a window

How to Wallpaper Around a Window

IntroductionWallpaper has made a big comeback in home decor. No longer is it a thing of the past, only seen in midcentury homes that haven’t been updated since the 70s. Wallpaper can add colour and personality to any room, whether it’s an accent wall or covers every square inch. However, for some people applying it […]

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partition wall

How To Build A Partition Wall

When we moved into our four-bedroomed house, not only was it a wreck, but the previous owner had taken down a partition wall between two bedrooms. This created one long room, with unnecessary large areas of storage.As we had three kids, it was imperative that we had a four-bedroomed home. A stud wall was quickly […]

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woodworm

How To Treat Woodworm (and prevent it coming back)

You approach your roof timber, floor board or beautiful piece of solid wood furniture. You look closely, and there it is. Tiny little holes bored into the surface, the dreaded woodworm signs! You brace yourself, and turn to the internet and type: ‘How to treat woodworm’. Thankfully then this guide pops up and you relax, because […]

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plasterboard fixings

Plasterboard Fixings – The Top 7 You Need To Know

I’m guessing you arrived at this guide after going to the DIY store for some plasterboard fixings, expecting to have a couple to choose from, and then getting a little dizzy from all the choice. That’s what happened to me when I started writing this guide. I knew there would be different size fixings, and reckoned […]

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how to plaster a ceiling

How To Plaster A Ceiling

Have you been meaning to update that old cracked or crumbling ceiling at home? You’re probably dreading the thought of calling a professional plasterer for a budget breaking quote. The good news is you can do it yourself if you put in the time and effort. Plastering is messy and requires a lot of work, but […]

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