Painting & Decorating
Using leftover tins of paint is perfect for touch-ups or other painting jobs around the house but you may be wondering if paint can go off. Within this article, we discuss everything you need to know regarding how long paints last once opened or unopened.
From garages to garden walls, breeze blocks are used in a range of constructions and you may be wondering if and how you can paint them. Within this article, we discuss the best way to paint breeze blocks to achieve an even and long-lasting finish.
A shiny gloss finish is very popular but if you want less reflection on a surface, satinwood is the best alternative. Therefore, if you want to paint satinwood over gloss, below we discuss the potential issues as well as a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
From kitchen cabinets to bedside tables, MDF can be found all around your home and you may be wondering if you can paint it with emulsion. Therefore, within this article, we discuss the challenges that may arise as well as our top tips on how to do it.
Emulsion paint is best used on internal walls and ceilings but you may be wondering if it’s possible to use it to paint a radiator. Within this article, we walk you through everything you need to know with regards to painting a radiator with emulsion.
Emulsion paint is commonly used on interior walls and ceilings and although it’s a popular choice for these surfaces, it’s not always the best option for wood. Within this article, we discuss why it isn’t the best option and whether you can use it at all.
A fresh lick of gloss paint can look great on skirting boards, doors, architraves and a range of other surfaces but over time, it can begin to turn yellow. Within this article, we discuss the reason why gloss paint turns yellow and how to stop it happening.
Matt and silk paint both provide different finishes and if you attempt to paint matt over silk, you may run into some problems. Within this article, we discuss the issues that arise from painting matt over silk as well as how to overcome any issues that arise.
Stains on your walls or ceiling can ruin the appearance of the room but by using stain-blocking paint, you can permanently seal and prevent them from reappearing. Within this article, we list some of the best formulas that can seal all types of common stains.
The ceiling in your bathroom is prone to peeling due to the moisture present in the room after showering or having a bath. However, within this article, we discuss other causes as well as how to prevent the bathroom ceiling paint peeling in the future.
When you come to hang wallpaper, you’ll need to use a suitable wallpaper paste, which is available in a powdered or ready mixed form. Within this article, we list some of the best formulas that are suitable for traditional and paste the wall types of wallpaper.
Hanging wallpaper in your living room, bedroom or anywhere else around your house can completely transform the room. Whether you are wallpapering a complete room or just a feature wall, within this article we show you exactly how to hang wallpaper with ease.
Due to the popularity of upcycling furniture over the last few years, chalk paint has seen a large increase in popularity. This is primarily because it leaves a unique, durable finish that’s easy to achieve for beginners and below you can find our top recommendations.
Gloss paint is the best type of paint to use to provide a shiny finish to interior or exterior surfaces. Unlike alternative paints, gloss requires far longer to dry and harden but there are many fast-drying options available and below are our top recommendations.
Compared to other types of paint, kitchen cupboard paint needs to withstand everyday use as well as scuffs and scratches. Therefore, if you are planning to paint your wood, melamine or MDF kitchen cabinets, below are some of the best paints to use.
Masonry paint is best used to freshen up exterior surfaces of your property as well as protect against weathering, dirt and pollution. Most brands offer a selection of colours that can completely transform your home and below are our top recommendations.
Compared to standard paints, a radiator paint is specifically designed to resist temperatures of up to 130°C. Within this article, we list some of the best options that can be applied to water-filled radiators and central heating pipes around your home.
Whether you need to paint plastic furniture, doors, toys or other items, there are many types of paint for plastic surfaces available. Within this article, we list some of the best options that can be applied by brush or directly from a spray can.
Glitter paint is an excellent way to jazz up an entire room or feature wall within your home. Whether you wish to mix your own glitter flakes into the paint with an additive or use a clear glaze, below is a list of our top recommendations.
Masking tape allows you to mask off most surfaces effectively to achieve straight lines and a clean finish whilst painting. Within this article, we list some of the best low tack options that are available in a range of lengths, widths and colours.
Paint rollers have improved massively over the last decade and they’re available in a range of types and sizes. Whether you are painting a ceiling, wall or using different paints such as emulsion or gloss, below is a list of our top recommendations.
After rectifying the cause of dampness, it’s highly advised that you use an anti mould paint on the treated area. They are formulated to provide the best form of protection against mould growth and staining whilst still allowing moisture to escape.
Garage floor paint is designed to be far more durable than standard paints and they also allow you to add some colour to dull concrete floors. There is a vast amount of paint on the market that’s dedicated to garage floors but below are our top recommendations.
Your front door is the “face” of your house and after many years, it can begin to look tired and ruin the overall appearance of your house. However, by using high quality front door paint, you can give it a new lease of life and help to protect it for many more years.
Although there are many ways to remove paint from wood, metal or other substrates, the most effective method is to use a paint stripper. They are available as pastes or gels that can be used to clear a variety of different paint types and below are some of the best.
Garage doors are exposed to the elements all year round and they can eventually begin to flake, peel and crack. However, you can easily freshen it up using garage door paint that not only transforms its appearance but also protects it for many more years to come.
Using high-quality paint on your skirting boards can completely transform any room and deciding upon the best is a matter of preference. To help you choose, we’ve created a list of satin, gloss, eggshell and stained paints that are suitable for all skirting boards.
Although not as widely used as a stain or oil, quality decking paint is perfect for covering an older colour and providing a thicker finish. Within this article, we list some of the best paints for decking that can withstand weathering and plenty of foot traffic.
Bathrooms are subject to excessive steam and moisture and it’s important that you use a paint that’s resistant to the damaging effects. Within this article, we list some of the best paints that are suitable for application on the bathroom ceiling and walls.
Satinwood paint is best used for achieving a durable mid-sheen finish to interior wood or metal surfaces. Unlike alternative paints, it retains a non-yellowing finish for much longer and within this article, we list some of our best recommendations.
Repairing cracks or gaps in walls or ceilings is far easier than you would expect when using a quality decorator’s filler. Whether you use a ready mix or powder formula, both will permanently fill the defect in a single application and leave behind a smooth finish.
Painting your fence not only provides it with a new lease of life but also helps to preserve and protect it. Whether you have smooth-planed or rough-sawn wooden fences, below is a list of our top recommendations that can be brushed or sprayed onto your fence.
Exterior wood paint that’s cracked, peeled or blistered can ruin the look and feel of your outdoor space. Luckily, it’s easy to put right and the best way to fix the defective paint is to rub it down and apply a wood paint that provides long-lasting weather protection.
Tile paint is a cost effective solution to transforming your bathroom or kitchen without the need to re-tile it completely. The paints are available in a variety of colours with many formulas not requiring any priming or sanding and below are our top recommendations.
Emulsion paint is best used for painting interior walls and ceilings because it provides excellent coverage and opacity. Unlike other types of paint, emulsion doesn’t crack or fade in sunlight and within this article, we list some of the best on the market.
The removal of old wallpaper is something that we all hate to do but is essential before refreshing the room with new wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint. However, below we show you how to remove wallpaper with ease and minimal fuss.
Matt or silk paint is by far the most popular type of finish when it comes to decorating your home but many people confuse the two. Whether you are painting your walls or ceiling, we explain both types of finishes in full detail below.
After painting a room with a fresh coat of paint, the smell can linger for a few days, which many people find unpleasant. However, within this article we show you a number of ways in which you can get rid of the new paint smell with ease.
Whether you have spilled emulsion, gloss or any type of paint upon your carpet, it may seem an impossible mission to remove it. However, below you can find our top tips on how to get paint out of carpet in a matter of minutes.
Whether you are painting your living room, bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else, deciding upon a paint colour can be difficult and stressful. To help you choose paint colours for your home, we have written a detailed guide that covers everything.
Before you begin painting your skirting boards, it’s important that you prepare it and choose the correct paint. Whether you’ve fitted MDF or wood skirting, we walk you through each stage of how to paint your skirting boards for the perfect finish.
When it comes to paint brushes, you really do get what you pay for and it’s worthwhile spending time to find the best. Whether you are painting a door frame, ceiling or interior walls, we have a great list of recommendations that are suited to all budgets.
As soon as you’ve had a room plastered, you may be counting down the days until you can begin to paint it and add some colour. To ensure you achieve a professional finish, we wrote the below guide that walks you through how to paint new plaster with a mist coat.