Painting Basics

The Five Golden Rules when Using Primer

Realistically, there should be six golden rules as far as primer is concerned. The first and most important rule being that you actually use the stuff! But assuming you understand the importance of primer, it’s still useful to take a few tips from the pros. …

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 …

How to Paint Trim…Properly!

The longer you live in the same home, the more likely it is you’ll have to occasionally tend to a few decorative duties. One of which being the seemingly simple job of touching up interior trim. It’s not until you actually go ahead and get …

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 …

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 …

Enhance Any Room with a Lick of Paint

Looking to spruce up your interiors but don’t have a huge amount of time and money to spare? Trust us when we say a can or two of paint is all you need! Well, aside from the obvious brushes and basic accessories, but still…you get …

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 …

Buying Paint and Painting Supplies Online: Worth a Shot?

For occasional hobbyists and dedicated DIY-types alike, picking up supplies online has become something of a new standard. The same also goes for those on the commercial side of the spectrum, for whom picking up paint and painting supplies online has the potential to be …

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 …

Common House Paints and Products Explained

If you’ve ever set out to buy paint for your home with no specific product in mind, you’ll know how confusing it can be. You rock up to the hardware store, hit the paint aisle and find yourself staring at (literally) thousands of different products …