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Kitchen after arch close up

You may have seen the current trend of painted arches and wondered how to achieve the look in your own home. So, we’re here to show you just how easy it is! Take a look at our step-by-step guide to learn all about how to create a painted arch. Supplies Tape measure String Pencil Level […]

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 […]

Do you have a door (or doors) that echo around the house upon being used? Squeaky doors can be incredibly annoying to live with but also are very easy to remedy! Most of us have at least one door or cupboard that makes a dreaded sound when opened and/or closed. It’s a very common and […]

Man holding paint brush and tin of paint

This post will explain the best way to paint wooden window frames. From preparation to finished result! For best results, make sure the wood is in sound condition. If there are any holes or gaps that need to be filled in, we recommend doing so beforehand. Once any gaps have been filled, left to dry […]

Application of wood oil

It can be tricky to know exactly how to oil wood floors. No matter what state your flooring is in, there is always a solution with Owatrol. Oleofloor Natural and Oleofloor Classic are both water-based oil finishes. Natural has a matt finish whilst Classic has a ‘wet look’ finish. They both offer superior chemical and […]

Lifting deck board

Repairing a deck may seem like a daunting task, but depending on the task, it can usually be easily done. We are going to cover some of the most common problems people come across when owning a deck. Replacing loose or popped nails Naturally, wood shrinks and expands when exposed to fluctuating weather and moisture […]

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. […]

Carpet being washed

If you have carpet you may have noticed it could do with a little bit of a refresh. Whilst hardwood floors are quick and easy to clean and maintain, carpets can be a little bit more high maintenance. Today we are going to explain how you can keep your carpet looking cleaner and fresher for […]

Rocks painted with a Christmas theme

How to paint rocks

Posted on in For the Yard, How To Guides

Painting rocks has become very popular – especially in recent years. It’s an activity that easy to do and fun for all ages! Although you can paint rocks for personal use, it has also become a community game. You may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around when on a walk in your local parks […]