Painting Basics

The Right Way to Use Paint Stripper

Getting rid of old coats of paint without a heat gun is perfectly possible. There’s also no need to sand away the surface in an aggressive and frenzied manner, simply to reveal the natural wood beneath. While both of these approaches can work, they’re not …

How to Create a Color Story From Room to Room

There are few things that can help freshen up a tired interior design more than a fresh coat of paint. Painting your home can breathe new life into the rooms, give you a new palette of colors to work from for accessories and accents, and …

How Paint Color Can Affect Curb Appeal

A brief disclaimer before getting started – beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. We all have our unique tastes and preferences, reflected in the way we decorate our homes. Hence, there is technically no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of painting your interiors. …

New Home in the New Year? A Fresh Start With a Fresh Coat of Paint

For reasons we don’t need to go into, millions of people are planning fresh starts this year.  With a bit of luck, 2022 will not be nearly as an eventful as the previous 24 months. Moving home is really the ultimate way of pursuing a …

Do I Really Need to Use Primer When Repainting My Walls?

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog (of course you have), you’ll know that priming is a topic we visit on a regular basis. Primarily due to the fact that it’s also something we’re asked about almost continuously by our customers. Some people find …

Painting Your Home in Winter: Is it Really a Good Idea?

The arrival of the winter weather sends much of the country into a state of mass hibernation. Home improvement projects are put on hold, we retreat into our homes, and we wait for the weather to warm up. But when you think about it, winter …

Don’t Do This When Painting an Accent Wall

Technically speaking, painting an accent wall is just about the easiest way of revamping the aesthetic of an entire living room. There’s no easier way of creating a major feature or focus point – nor is it possible to spruce up your interiors for cheaper. …

How to Pick the Perfect Paint for Your Living Room

First things first – the title to this post alone is likely to prove highly divisive.  This is because there is technically no such thing as the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ paint for any room of the home. What one person considers perfect someone else could …

Have Fun Breaking the Rules When Painting Kids’ Bedrooms

Everybody knows that there are certain unwritten ‘rules’ to follow when painting interior spaces. Most of which are commonsense in nature, and are therefore followed instinctively when performing home improvements. Sophistication, timelessness, curb appeal, longevity – all priorities when painting most rooms of the home. …

Does it Pay to Paint Your New Home Before You Move in?

One of the most appealing aspects of moving into a new home is the thought of gradually making the place your own. When inspecting potential properties to purchase, you see the place as a blank canvas that’s prime for a makeover. Understandably, one of the …