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Painting Your Concrete Basement Floor: Can You, Should You?

Assuming you have a concrete basement floor, you’ve probably considered painting it from time to time. Both in terms of appearance and practicality, painted concrete basement floors have more than their fair share of appeal. The thing is though, the average homeowner generally has little …

How to Paint Skirting Boards…Properly

It’s amazing how simply tackling one or two small features can have such a huge impact on the entire room. A prime example of which being skirting boards – aka baseboards – which are all-too often overlooked by the average DIYer. Skirting boards are something …

Decorate a Room in a Day? It’s Possible…

Okay, so admittedly, ‘decorating’ probably isn’t the word we should have used. What we’re actually talking about is the prospect of painting an entire room in just a day. Something a lot of naysayers out there would say is fundamentally impossible. In reality, it’s surprising …

How to Stencil a Wall Like a Pro

Stenciling is one of the best ways of bringing creative detail into the home, without the need for any artistic talents whatsoever. Of course, there’s always the option of creating your own stencils from scratch. But in most instances, you’re perfectly within your rights to …

Covering Up Faux Brick

Contrary to popular belief, faux bricks are by no means a new edition to the American home. They may have been popularized once again by industrial design and general hipster movements, but faux brick has been around in one form or another for generations. In …

Update Your Kitchen on the Cheap…With Paint

Contrary to popular belief, updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be an expensive project. It can be as expensive as you want it to be, but it doesn’t have to be. As with most things, it’s simply a case of being savvy with your plan …

How to Spruce-Up a Wooden Picnic Table

A wooden picnic table makes a great addition to any garden. Not to mention, an incredibly cost-effective alternative to more expensive garden furniture. Brilliant for making the most of the warmer months of the year, a good picnic table can go on serving you and …

How to Paint Your…Toilet?

From time to time, we come across the kinds of queries that have us scratching our collective heads in disbelief. But then there are those times when we hear the same query on so many occasions that we begin to think…maybe it’s not so crazy …

Four Painting Shortcuts That Aren’t Worth Taking

Most people would probably agree with the notion that laying a strong and reliable foundation is important. Whatever it is you intend to do, laying the groundwork can and will have a significant impact on the final result. Which is why it always comes as …

Using Painters Tape Properly

If you were to be handed a roll of painters tape, chances are you’d be pretty confident putting it to use. By contrast, if you were accused of having no idea how to use painters tape properly, you might be somewhat offended. Well, here’s the …