How to Know When It is Time to Re-Paint a Room

When you are a homeowner there is always work that can be done on the house. One of the areas which often needs attention is the walls – these play a huge role in how the entire home both looks and feels so you will want them to look their best add to the aesthetic. Unfortunately, the interior walls can require re-painting from time to time, but this can be a good chance to freshen up the home. So, how do you know when the walls need re-painting? The Paint is Peeling The most obvious sign when it is time… [Read More]

Essential Daddy DIY Skills

Being good at DIY is sort of in the daddy rule book. Well, it’s sort of in the man’s rule book as well. Most women will expect the man they’re with to know a bit of handy skills around the home. Perhaps changing a door handle, being able to redecorate, and really fixing anything that seems to break. What we love is that mums are now super independent and take on a lot of this themselves, and we are true believers that both parents being able to do some DIY is the best way to go about things. But, we… [Read More]

Avoid These Interior Painting Mistakes

                                                                 Image Source: Pixabay If you are planning a living room renovation that includes repainting, there is much to consider. Like any other trade, painting is all about preparation, and there are many ways in which you can make a mistake. Here are a few common errors you will want to avoid when painting a room. Not Doing the Preparation – Some people are so excited about the project… [Read More]

Protecting The Exterior Of Your Home This Winter

We are well and truly in the middle of winter and temperatures most mornings are in the minus. It’s definitely becoming very cold, and if you are anything like me you will be considering hibernation until spring comes around! It would be very nice to just sit indoors with the heating on under a blanket. If only! If you are a homeowner, maintenance of the exterior of your home is something that you simply have to do. The last thing you want happening is to have problems inside of your home because you have neglected the outside of your home. Here are a few tips you can… [Read More]

Overcoming The #1 Reason Home Renovation Projects Fail

As a fan of DIY and home renovations, it is almost certain that you will have experienced the odd failure along the way. In many ways, there is no particular harm to this: after all, you’re not a professional, so the chances of getting everything right, every single time, are incredibly slim. However, while understandable, it is incredibly frustrating when a home renovation project doesn’t work out the way it should. You will experience a series of losses: the time lost to a project that didn’t deliver the expected result, financial losses, and – in the worst cases – a… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [Read More]

Tips For Removing A Radiator When Decorating

Over the years I have often been asked to remove radiators before decorating. As such this is now second nature to me, but there was a time when I first became self-employed as a painter and decorator that I didn’t quite know what I was doing. On one such occasion many years ago I was decorating a kitchen and I had to wallpaper all the walls. You can of course just wallpaper around so that you just pass the radiator. and the chances are nobody would know any different. For me that’s simply not good enough. I’m a perfectionist and for… [Read More]

Refreshing Your Bedroom with a New Colour Scheme

From time to time, you may have an urge to make changes to your bedroom. A refreshed look in the bedroom can have an enormous impact on your mood and give you a much-needed boost. This is because your bedroom is your own private quarters and somewhere that you spend a significant amount of time relaxing. It is where you recharge your batteries, so it should be somewhere that reflects your identity and a room that you feel peaceful in. Refreshing the Look There are many different ways that you could refresh your bedroom. These include hanging artwork, placing photos… [Read More]