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Some recent Painting and Decorating work

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December 21st, 2020

Below are some photos of recently completed work. They include a home office, and two lounges.

A Bedroom/office

A collection of images: Flower pattern wallpaper with green background
This Home office is in a listed building, hence the exposed beams. It was a challenge to wallpaper as there are no straight walls or corners. The ceiling was painted in brilliant white emulsion,the window, sill and door frame was painted in white satinwood. I was very pleased with the end result, as was the client.

Lounge

Brick effect wallpaper
In this lounge the client wanted to change the appearance of two plain walls, this brick effect wallpaper was chosen and is very effective and lifelike. Only the wallpapering was done for this client. An effective way to dramatically change plain walls.

Lounge

Feature wallpaper
In this lounge I wallpapered two walls, either side of a firebreast in the alcoves, and also the opposite wall. Both above a dado rail. A good way to give the room a new look without the expense of major decorating.

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DIY jobs – The right tool for the job

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November 26th, 2020

Hammer and screw

DIY jobs – The right tool for the job

When it comes to tackling DIY jobs it is best to be planned and prepared, whether it be a building job, gardening, a simple handyman job, plumbing or woodworking job, it is best to be prepared with the correct tools. By using the wrong tool for the job you run the risk of personal injury, damaging equipment or the job you are working on, and more often than not using the wrong tool makes the job harder to do and makes the job take longer to complete.

The right tools for the job

It maybe an old saying and a bit of a cliche but, by having the right tool for the job, will make the job far easier, safer and produce a far superior job. Rather than struggling without the correct tools and in an unsafe way and finishing up with a botched job that you’ll more than likely end having to redo, or calling in a professional to do the job properly for you.

A clean workspace is a safe workspace

If you have a clean environment to work in, without clutter and dangerous hazards such as extension leads and tools all over the floor, the DIY job will be a far safer place to work and a easier place to work, so you will enjoy doing some DIY rather than hate it and shudder at the thought of any DIY tasks. It doesn’t take long to move stuff out of the way and tidy up.

Be prepared

Take time to think about the job, gather the tools you will need, remove any dangers (this includes small children and pets) from your work area. Think about how you are going to do the job, have you got everything that you require to complete the job, the last thing you want to do is have to rush out and buy something in the middle of the job.

If you are doing a plumbing job don’t forget to turn off any water supply before removing taps or cutting pipes. Make sure electrical supplies are turned off before touching wires or removing socket faceplates.

Gardening

If you decide to do a DIY job in the garden you should still think about the right tool for the job, and of course safety, such as using an extension lead with a RCD plug (residual-current device) so that if you run over it with the mover the power will be cut immediately.

Power tools

Lets face it we all love power tools, right? Well in the wrong hands they can cause serious injury and damage. However, having the correct power tool for the job will again make life easier, quicker and far more enjoyable.
Wallpaper and heat gun

Your stories

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Colour Trends For 2021

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October 5th, 2020

Colour Trends For 2021

Every year a team of top international design experts come together to discuss world trends. This is then translated into a colour scheme. They have compiled a colour of the year with supporting colour palettes. They have selected a range of colours they think will be the trend throughout 2021.

What Is The Trend Colour For 2021

Swatch E7.10.53

The colour of the year 2021 is…… E7.10.53 (also known as Brave Ground).

“Every year, our colour specialists, plus a team of top international design experts discuss the latest global trends that will affect every area of our lives. We then translate these insights into one key colour that reflects the mood of the moment – a tone that’s set to have an impact on homes all over the world.”

Quote from Dulux website.

You can see more of this years colour schemes here:
See more of this years colour of the year and colour schemes.

Paint Calculator

If you would like to use the colour of the year (E7.10.53) or any other colour you need to buy and need to work out how much you need to buy, use our Paint Calculator.

Other useful links

Here are some further reading links:

Video from Dulux YouTube channel.

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