Tag: decorating

Decorating Tiles

| April 9, 2015

If you are tired of your existing tiles, but don’t want to go to the trouble of removing and replacing them, you could always try decorating them.

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Removing Paint Distemper

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Distemper used to be a popular finish, and in older houses you are quite likely to come across it when renovating or redecorating. Distemper is chalk mixed with a glue and water.

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Preparing Plaster for Decoration

| April 9, 2015

Before you can decorate over newly finished plaster, you must allow it to dry out completely. Depending on the size of the area plastered, this could take several days. If efflorescence is forming on the surface, it is still drying out. Wipe any efflorescence away each time it appears. Once it stops, the plaster should […]

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Choosing Filler

| April 9, 2015

There are many different types of filler available, and each has different use around the home. Choosing the right filler for the job will help to give you the best possible finish. As a rule, pre-mixed filler is easier to use but more expensive to buy than powder filler.

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Fitting Coving

| April 8, 2015

Coving, also sometimes known as Cornice or Crown Mouldings, serves two main purposes. The first is to conceal the join between wall and ceiling and the second is to add a decorative touch to the room. It is fairly simple to fit and can be tackled by even a new DIY-er.

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Using Wallpaper Paste

| August 11, 2014
Using Wallpaper Paste

Although you might think that one wallpaper paste is much the same as the next, there are actually several different types, each with quite specific uses. Most of these types of paste come as a powder or flakes ready to be mixed with water. However, you can also by ready mixed paste.

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How to Hang Wallpaper

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
How to Hang Wallpaper

Wallpapering a room is one of those jobs that, with the correct preparation, can be easier than it first seems. Following a few simple rules will make the job easier and will result in a finish you can be proud of.

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