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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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sand your walls

As we always say, preparation is key! Behind every good paint job is good preparation. Today we are going to share our top 5 tips on how we recommend you prep your walls for painting. 1) Removing wallpaper If you are planning to remove wallpaper and instead paint your walls, there are a couple of […]

Man cleaning windows

End of tenancy cleaning can be a bit of a daunting task so we have put together a handy checklist to help assist you. What is end of tenancy cleaning? End of tenancy cleaning (EOT) is an agreement that a tenant agrees on with their landlord upon rental of a property, where it is agreed […]

Empty paint cans

Many of us have made mistakes when it comes to paint. You may have ordered too much, or perhaps dislike the colour now you have seen it on an entire wall. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and it can be difficult to know how to correctly dispose or re-use your paint. […]

New kitchen cabinets

Getting a new kitchen is something a lot of people would love but a remodel can be extremely expensive. So, a great alternative most people turn to is to give it a little bit a refresh instead. One of the best ways to do this is by re-painting your kitchen cupboards. However, just popping on […]

A variety of wallpaper tools

When most people think of essential decorating tools, they will think, “paintbrush, paint roller, paint tray and masking tape”. While this is a good start, there are many other essential items you should have in your kit. Whether you’re a D.I.Y-er or professional, take a look and see what tools we recommend to make your […]

multiple coloured tins of paint

How to store paint

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Most of us think that storing paint is easy. Put the lid back on the can and pop it away – simple! However, if you do this you may find that when you come to use the paint again, it may have gone bad. Sadly, tons and tons of paint gets unnecessarily thrown away every […]

Prime your walls prior to painting

Guide To Buying Primer

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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

Guide to buying paint brushes

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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

How to remove & prevent mold

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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 […]