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Chalk Paint preparation or no preparation?

I get asked this question almost every day … with chalk paint can I paint without having to sand back? My answer is yes, but the paint may not always stick well. I always advise people to clean furniture first before you paint. Even if it looks clean it may not be, so before you […]

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Which is the best paint for … ?

I’m often asked which paint do I use for walls, woodwork, inside, outside etc. With the wide range of paint types available it’s easy to see why it can be confusing. I thought therefore I’d write this short blog post to help clarify things a little. With interiors, you can categorise them as follows; Paint […]

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Top painting tip when radically changing a wall colour

Have you grown tired of that red room which has proved to be more gloomy than cosy? Or has your son or daughter decided purple is no longer the colour they want in their bedroom and are looking for something more upbeat? Well masking these strong colours can be quite a challenge and involve several […]

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Can I wallpaper a bathroom?

Galerie wallpaper used in a bathroom here too! There are vinyl papers specifically developed for steamy, damp rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens but you can use any paper if you remember one thing. The room has to be well ventilated. I’d also recommend you don’t skimp on the paste, especially on the seams which […]

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Dulux Dog in search of daffodils

I’m raffling a lovely Dulux dog to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the moment – tickets are just £1 and I’ll make the draw at the end of April. Please do pop in if you’re in town and help me meet my target this year of £500. Kirkbymoorside has a great group […]

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Jasmine White and Eiderdown to brighten spaces

A regular customer of mine has recently been buying a great deal of Dulux Jasmine White matt emulsion and Colortrend Eiderdown eggshell. I’m painting the whole house the same colour, I want the house to feel less disjointed. I know what he means. While using a range of colours does have its appeal and can […]

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