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Little Greene Paint Mid Lead

Below are images from a project I completed at the end of last year in Bangor, Co Down, my hometown. I used designer paint brand, Little Greene Paint Mid Lead (intelligent matt emulsion) for walls. Ceiling, Little Greene Loft White (intelligent matt emulsion) and woodwork Little Greene Loft White (intelligent eggshell). Little Greene Intelligent Matt […]

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Paint Walls or Trim First

Ever find yourself conflicted, staring into the room wondering where to start. Should I paint walls or trim first? what is the best order to paint a room. You could of course just hire the services of a professional painter. Before you do, let me explain how I paint a room and achieve professional consistent […]

How To Repair Cracks In Ceiling

How To Repair Cracks In Ceilings

Over the years I have experimented with various products in an attempt to permanently repair cracks in ceilings. Today I share with you my secrets on “How To Repair Cracks In Ceilings” permanently. Why Does My Ceiling Have Cracks? There are several reasons why your ceiling may be cracking. 1) The wooden ceiling joists that plasterboard […]

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How Long Does It Take To Paint A Room

How long does it takes to paint a room? A great question with various answers. In todays article I’m going to use a previous example of an average sized bedroom 13ft x 14ft with a small bay window. The house was built approximately 55 years ago and all plaster work was original. Renovations prior to […]

how to paint over water stains

How To Paint Over Water Stains

Ever tried painting over a water stain only to find that it doesn’t cover, well you’re not alone. A common, but all too frustrating a problem, “How To Paint Over Water Stains”? The good news is that with just one simple step, your water stains will be gone forever. Brown Stains Coming Through Paint Water […]

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Best Random Orbital Sander

I’m not what you would call an impulse buyer, I research all new purchases, especially when it’s new equipment for my business, Clear Cut Painting. I spend hours trawling the internet, reading reviews, watching YouTube videos. So when it came to purchasing a new sander I researched the topic for weeks, looking for the “Best […]

How To Remove Wallpaper Fast

One of the most hated jobs, DIY wallpaper removal, tedious, uninteresting and of course very frustrating. If you would like tips on “How To Remove Wallpaper Fast”, keep reading. I cover 3 steps to effectively removing wallpaper easily with no stress. If you considering employing services of a painter and decorator to remove your wallpaper, […]

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How To Treat Decking Timber

One of the most popular trends to extending the functionality of your garden, is by adding wooden decking. It not only increases the value of your property, but extends your living and play space. Both adults and children can benefit from a custom fitted wooden deck. Today’s article covers deck maintenance, “how to treat decking […]

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Best Bathroom Paint To Prevent Mold

One of my pet peeves, MOLD, I hate the stuff, not because of the damage it causes, but the health implications that are associated with the fungus. Unfortunately mold is an all to familiar problem in the UK, due to our damp climate. Mold can grow in any area of your house, especially where there […]

How To Preserve a New Wood Fence

How To Preserve A New Wood Fence

Due to wood being relatively inexpensive to purchase. Wooden fences are one of the most popular solutions to creating borders and perimeters around thousands of houses throughout the UK. While wood may not be the perfect solution considering our wet environment. Today’s article contains tips on How To Preserve A New Wood Fence that will […]