patching plaster

Patching Plaster – How To Repair Your Walls And Ceilings

Do you have a crack or hole in your wall at home? Have you been putting off calling a professional plasterer to fix it? Patching plaster yourself may sound somewhat intimidating, but the truth is, it’s not as complicated as you might think. If you have the time and patience to take on the job, there […]

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How To Paint A Door Like A Pro

They say when one door closes another one opens, but this only works if you haven’t painted the door shut. Luckily, I’ve written this handy guide on how to paint a door to ensure that both interior and exterior doors in your home are as fully functional as they’re beautiful. In this article, we’ll explore […]

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Painting MDF – A Step-By-Step Tutorial

MDF, short for ‘medium density fibreboard’, is a cheaper alternative to wood. MDF is made of wood fibres that have been combined with resin to form a board. The main surface of MDF is smooth, but the edges, which when cut expose the fibres, can be rough. It’s not difficult painting MDF, but you do […]

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Wallpapering Feature Walls – How The Pros 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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How Much Wallpaper Do I Need?

Blank walls are boring, so it’s fashionable to liven them up by papering them in a bold print. However, wallpaper has a reputation for being difficult to apply. Even before you start wrestling with paste and paper, you must work out how much wallpaper you will need. This guide will explain how to do precisely that. […]

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5 Ways To Deal With An Artex Ceiling

Artex is a water-based covering that is used to decorate ceilings with a textured finish. It had its heydays in the 1970’s, when the spiky or swirling effects it produces were considered high fashion. However, in today’s IKEA generation, an artex ceiling looks very dated and is a pain to repair and clean. If it’s time […]

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Dry-Lining Stud Partition Walls – A Beginner’s Guide

Dry-lining stud partition walls is a project any homeowner can take on; you just need to have the right tools, materials, and knowledge. This guide will walk you through the whole process of dry-lining, from selecting the right plasterboard to taping and jointing. Note: If you’re dry-lining brick walls, please check out Dry Lining Brick Walls – […]

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Dry Lining Brick Walls – The Complete Guide

Dry lining is fixing plasterboard to walls, which, if done correctly, produces a nice smooth finish that you can decorate straight away. There are two main ways to fix plasterboard to your wall:​​​​​1. Stick directly onto walls with adhesive2. Nail/screw to a timber/steel frame attached to the walls In this post I’ll cover #1. Quick Navigation Dry Lining Pros […]

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How To Plasterboard A Ceiling

Do you want to remove dated artex or repair a damaged ceiling? If so, you should consider covering your ceiling with a new layer of plasterboard using this guide on how to plasterboard a ceiling. The process of covering your ceiling or walls with plasterboard is know as dry lining. Dry lining is probably the easiest […]

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How Much To Plaster A Room? [2019 Edition]

Does your plastering look worn out, or does fresh paint never seem to last long? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, maybe it’s time you re-plastered your room? Unless you have experience wet plastering, I recommend you hire a professional. Wet plastering (as opposed to dry lining) is a real skill, so […]

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Painting New Plaster – A Step-by-Step Guide

Transforming your home decor often involves painting new plaster, which has some key differences compared to painting ‘old’ plaster.  Fortunately, producing a nice smooth finish in the colour you love is a relatively simple and cost-effective way of giving your home a stunning new look. Before you get started though, there are three common questions that DIY […]

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Painting A Room With No Mess – 27 Top Tips

Do you manage to get more paint on the floor instead of the walls when you’re painting a room? If so, protect from splatters, spills, dripping, staining and other messy disasters by following these 27 top tips. Quick Navigation Planning TipsMake A PlanGet The Right Tools & MaterialsTips For Preparing The RoomMake Sure You Have Good […]

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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

When faced with a tired and dingy kitchen, our first instinct is to rip it all out and start again. However, if your cabinets are structurally sound, simply painting them can transform your kitchen without the cost and pain of a major refurbishment. This guide will teach you how to paint kitchen cabinets through our step-by-step process […]

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