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How To Store Paint Like A Pro

There are two reasons why it makes sense to take the way you store your paint seriously: You’re almost guaranteed to need additional paint in the future for the occasional touch-up. The highest-quality paint isn’t exactly cheap, so why let it go to waste? Anyone …

Painting Over High-Gloss Paint

Around various areas of the home, high-gloss paint serves two important purposes. Along with looking great, it can also be uniquely durable and resistant to the rigors of everyday life. Hence, high-gloss paint comes highly recommended for high-traffic areas, along with anywhere kids and pets …

Basement Remodeling: Four Things To Consider

Over the past few years in particular, basement renovations have become the craze to end all crazes. All over America, homeowners are capitalising on the opportunity to enhance, improve and significantly extend their interior living spaces. Get it right with a basement renovation and you …

Can You Paint Over Textured Paint?

For the average DIY-type, approaching any kind of interior painting job can be a daunting prospect. Nevertheless, throw a little textured paint into the mix and you’re looking at an entirely different challenge. Whichever way you look at it, successfully painting over textured paint can …

DIY 101: The Logical Way To Tackle Your Interiors

There are two ways you can go about an interior painting project – the easy way and the hard way. Or more specifically, the logical way and the unnecessarily challenging way. No prizes for guessing which of the two comes most highly recommended! The end …

How To Apply Varnish Like A Pro

It’s not until you attempt to successfully varnish a surface that you realize just how tricky it can be. On paper, it should be as easy as simply slapping a load of stuff on and waiting for it to form a hard and shiny finish. …

How To Keep Your Wooden Decking Looking Good As New

It’s hard to deny the appeal of a shiny-new outdoor decking installation. Along with the kid of luster you simply can’t take your eyes off, it evokes dreams of a lazy summer afternoons and evenings unwinding outdoors. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for decking to …

Six Slightly Less Obvious Benefits of Exterior Painting

We recently published a post detailing some of the benefits of hiring help to tackle exterior painting projects. We’ve also previously covered some of the reasons why you might want to consider treating your home to a fresh coat of paint. The days and weeks …

The Five Biggest Benefits of Expert Exterior Painting

It’s a fact we’d never deny – there’s nothing quite as satisfying as standing back and admiring your handiwork! We’re totally on-board with the addictive nature of DIY and the constant compulsion to improve things around the home. We also understand that once you’ve got …

Exterior Painting: Don’t Make Life Too Hard On Yourself

To be frank, exterior painting isn’t a particularly easy job at the best of times. Even when armed with all the latest gear and plenty of manpower, coming up with a flawless result is always a challenge. On the flipside of the coin, there’s also …