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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[...]
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[...]
Why You Should Use PVA for Plastering (and how best to use it)
If you’ve got some plastering work that needs doing, you’re probably wondering whether you should try it yourself. Plastering is[...]
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[...]
Best Paint Sprayer UK – The Top 5 Reviewed [2019 Edition]
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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[...]
Best Sander UK – 2019 Edition
Sanders are essential tools that are necessary for almost all wooden DIY projects. So whether you fancy changing the finish[...]
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 Use Paint Pads
Cost Time Difficulty If you’re looking to paint those tricky spots in your house, paint pads are a great option.[...]
How Does Fire Retardant Paint Work (and how best to use it)?
A fire could destroy your home and even take away your life or that of your loved ones. Why take[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]