1. December 10, 2023

    Painting a room - where to start

    Painting a room may seem a simple task but when you consider all the surface areas – the ceiling, windows, skirting, doors and walls – you may wonder where to begin. Here is more detail on some of the main components of a room and how you should go about painting each.

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  2. October 20, 2023

    Ten steps to wallpapering

    Wallpapering isn’t just for the 1980s, there are many modern designs that make it a surprisingly stylish option for decorating. It’s also a DIY task that when carried out properly, can be really rewarding. Here are ten steps to wallpapering, with some top tips for the tricky bits.

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  3. January 27, 2023

    How to hang wallpaper

    Wallpaper can really transform the look and feel of a room. To make the finish look great, you’ll need to do some basic wall preparation and then you can get on with the exciting (and frustrating!) part, hanging the paper… Here’s a guide, with advice on all the tools you’ll need.

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  4. January 02, 2023

    The Trade's Secrets: Top 5 Decorating Tips

    Ever wondered how decorators make painting a house look so easy? Professional painter and decorator Gerard shares his top 5 tips to any DIYer embarking on a decorating project..

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  5. April 01, 2022

    Paint Brush Tips in Home Decorating

    We give you ‘trade secrets’ from a painter-decorator to help you know when to use which type of brush, which materials to use with each paint type, and which spec to choose to give you a professional finish.

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  6. March 01, 2022

    Wood preservation tips

    There are a number of different woodcare products on the market, and all have a slightly different purpose and result. When choosing how to preserve your wood products, you need to consider the current condition of the wood, where it will live, and what you’re trying to achieve. Here’s a guide to wood preservation.

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  7. July 30, 2018

    Thrifty decorating tips with

    We’ve teamed up with blogger Cassie Fairy who runs "My Thrifty Life", to give some advice when it comes to decorating – and in particular, how you can be as thrifty as possible in your project.

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  8. April 18, 2018

    Time for a spruce up? Up to 45% off decorating range!

    Planning to give your house a lick of paint over the May bank holiday weekend? We're offering huge discounts off our decorating range to help! We have up to 45% off selected products.

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  9. November 15, 2017

    Win £40 worth of stocking fillers

    Enter our fantastic Christmas prize draw for a chance to win over £40 worth of DIY items ideal as stocking fillers! The prizes make great little Christmas presents for the DIYer in your life - even if that's you! Enter now and share for additional chances to win. Prize draw closes on 15th December - good luck!

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  10. February 21, 2017

    Win a Decorating Kit worth over £55

    This is your chance to win a decorating kit full of diy items worth over £55, ideal if you're carrying out home renovations. The bundle includes premium Pioneer Spirit brushes both synthetic and natural, a 12'x12' cotton twill dust sheet, wallpaper removal, wallpaper paste, and more.

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