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Decorating

Decorating can really make a project come to life and make it finally feel finished.
Take a look at some of our recent posts and get inspired.

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Prime your walls prior to painting

We have all heard of paint primers but are they necessary, and if so, what kind of primer do you need? Why should I use a primer? If you are looking for a nice uniform looking paint job then primers really are the way to go. Primers lay the foundation and give the surface a […]

buying paint brushes

This guide to buying paint brushes will help you understand the difference in brushes and which ones will be better suited for your particular project. With so many different types of brushes in a variety of bristle materials, it can be very confusing as to which brush/s you require. Types of brushes Standard brush Available […]

variety of paint brushes

Painting and decorating may seem simple at first glance, but there are many things that can easily be overlooked. This could easily result in an entire project needing to be re-done. When you do something as important as painting or redecorating, you want to make sure you do a good job.  Generally speaking, the color/s […]

How to remove and prevent mould

Have you found mold patches along your walls or ceilings? Are you unsure of how to get rid of it for good? Many people struggle with mold problems in their homes and sadly, if left untreated, it can cause all sorts of problems. What is mold & why do I have it? Mold is a […]

Christmas DIY

If you love DIY and Christmas, this is the blog post for you! With Christmas around the corner, there is still time for getting the last Christmas DIY bits and bobs in place before the big day! Christmas DIY trends this year are simplistic yet beautiful. There are lots more modern/contemporary decorations this year, bringing the […]

Eames Chair restoration

Born in America in the early 1900s, Charles Eames is one of the most well-known furniture designers of all time. Together with his wife, Ray, he made a huge impact on everything from industrial design to architecture to manufacturing. They were a pretty impressive couple, to say the least. Charles Eames’ mission was simple: to […]

We’re looking further afield with this case study to Madrid, Spain, where a former slaughterhouse has been beautifully and thoughtfully transformed into a multi-purpose cultural space as a venue for exhibitions, galleries and more. Something a little different and on a slightly different scale to our usual  case studies – it might be a little […]

Decorator holding a tin of paint

We love it when we can introduce a customer to a product they haven’t used before; which is really going to change their workflow and results. Ken was chatting to Stewart of Stewkley Decorating about Easy Flow. After explaining that Easy Flow water-based paint conditioner improves the flow and performance of water-based paints, Stewart decided […]

Easy Flow paint conditioner review

Painting walls in your home is not necessarily a difficult task, but if not done well it can look dreadful. By taking a few simple steps you can ensure a great finish without necessarily needing to employ a professional. Our handy ‘how to’ guide walks you through the process step by step so that even […]

Protect your cladding

Wooden cladding is a practical, attractive way to adorn the outside of your building. It offers a natural, traditional-looking finish, is environmentally-friendly (when responsibly sourced), and with proper care can last for many years. About Wooden Cladding Wooden cladding can be made from a variety of different wood species and come in a range of […]