Category Archives: Guide on painting

Transparent finishes for wood

There has been a tremendous growth of interest in transparent wood finishes which enhance timber rather than hide it under paint. Also, with the restrictions placed upon the use of hardwoods, there has been a marked rise in the popularity of materials that imitate these woods while using the more sustainable softwoods. As colours can […]
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Other types of paint

Other types of paint  There are other types of paint available for specific jobs. These include: Primer – These may be oil or water based and are used to seal unpainted surfaces to prevent covering coats of paint soaking in. The appropriate type of primer should be used for the surface being painted – wood, […]
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Guide on types of paint

Gloss Paint  By tradition, gloss paints have been oil-based and include resin to give them a hard wearing quality. Some are still oil (solvent) based paints whilst water based gloss paints are now available. Liquid gloss needs an undercoat but gives the more traditional high gloss finish and is extremely hard wearing and resistant to […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part6)

Having the correct tools to complete the job is an essential part of obtaining a professional and lasting finish. It is important to use good quality brushes and rollers as the budget range tend to be worn out before the job is completed. Cheaper brushes in particular have a tendency to loose bristles which will […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part5)

Sep 5: Before starting to paint the woodwork it is a good idea to clean your rollers now as they will not be needed in the next stage. A top tip if you are continuing to another room is to wrap your roller tightly in a carrier bag. This will keep the roller fresh and […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part4)

Step 4: All of your preparation is complete and your ceiling is painted so now it is time to move onto the walls. Firstly you will need a clean roller and 2-3 inch brush. Give your wall emulsion a good stir and make sure you have all the correct tools. The first job is to […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part3)

Step 3: Take a moment to make sure you have all the tools you will need for the next stage. You will need a roller and tray, your paints, a 2-3inch brush, a roller extension handle, a small stepladder or step up box and eye protection goggles. You will be starting with the ceiling so […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part2)

Sep 2: Now your floor and furniture are well protected it is time to start the important preparation work to the walls, ceiling and woodwork. Firstly take a moment to check you have the correct tools to complete the tasks in hand. You will need medium coarse sandpaper, a filling knife, masking tape or decorators […]
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Basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room (Part1)

On this page I am going to run through the basic essentials for a good finish on the redecoration of a room and then I will talk about the various types of paint and tools that are available. Step 1: The key to a good finish is the preparation work that is required. Without doing […]
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