Painting & Decorating

Property Refurbishment – Top Landlord Tips
Everyone deserves a decent, safe, warm and comfortable place to live. Even if you specialise in social housing, as a[...]
How To Fit Door Architrave
CostTimeDifficultyDo you want to replace that old, chipped door architrave in your home? Are you looking to give your home[...]
How To Use Paint Pads
CostTimeDifficultyIf you’re looking to paint those tricky spots in your house, paint pads are a great option. It’s an easy[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Screws: How To Pick The Right One For The Job
In this short, but comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of screws, including their size and head type.[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Wood Battens – How To Prepare A Wall For Dry Lining
While the bare brick look is trendy, many people still prefer a smooth wall. One way to achieve this is[...]
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[...]
How To Use Lining Paper – The Complete Guide
Lining Paper is a quick and easy way to create a flat and smooth base on walls and ceilings, ready[...]
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,[...]
How To Paint New Plaster
Painting new plaster is a key step in transforming your home decor. Fortunately, producing a nice smooth finish in the[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
How To Plaster A Brick Wall With Hardwall Plaster
CostTimeDifficultyHave you been meaning to update that cracked and crumbling old brick wall at home? You’ve probably been putting the[...]
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[...]
Patching Plaster – How To Repair Walls And Ceilings
Do you have a crack or hole in your wall at home? Have you been putting off calling a professional[...]
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[...]
How to Fit Acrylic Splashbacks
Practical and visually pleasing, acrylic splashbacks are a hugely popular choice for use within both kitchens and bathrooms. They provide[...]
Carpet Cleaning Prices – What Should I Be Paying?
Dirty carpet getting you down? We’re here to help. You could clean it yourself, but if several rooms need doing,[...]
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[...]
Skip Hire Prices – What Should I Be Paying?
Any big build or renovation generates vast amounts of rubbish, and the best way to remove this from the site[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
How To Build A Partition Wall
Would you know how to make one large room into two by building a partition wall? When we moved into[...]
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.[...]
Carpet Fitting Cost – What Should I Be Paying?
Fitting a new carpet is something best left to professionals, but what does the job entail and how much should[...]
How to Box In Pipes
Unsightly pipes can completely ruin the interior of a home. Well, unless you’re opting for that trendy industrial vibe of[...]
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,[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
How Much To Plaster A Room?
Does your plastering look worn out, or does fresh paint never seem to last long? If the answer is yes[...]
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[...]
How to Hang Wallpaper Like A Pro
As most DIY enthusiasts know, hanging wallpaper has the reputation of being a tricky job if you’re a novice. The[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]