painting and decorating

Painting and Decorating

Whether you’re looking to freshen up with a lick of paint, or need to decorate your home from top to bottom, it’s important to be prepared. So, before you slap on the paint or paste the wall, consider some of these common questions first:

What tools do you need? Should you strip off existing layers first? What will your project cost, and how do you paint kitchen cupboards? How do you create a feature wall that’s on a par with your favourite home renovation show? With a whole range of issues to consider, we provide the answers and support you need. Read our guides below to learn more.

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Paint Stripping -The Ultimate Guide
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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets
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