Gloss paint looks great on doors, but if you make a mistake, the glossy surface can highlight your error. Below, we’ll cover how to get the best finish using gloss paint.
People are turning to DIY more than ever, and painting is a great way to update your home for less. However, you should know exactly what kind of paint you’re using – and how to use it – before starting.
Upcycling furniture with chalk paint can be a lot of fun if you like to get creative, and it also means you get to have a unique piece of furniture that is stylish and was achieved on a low budget. Here we look at some of the best chalk paint colors available to use on furniture.
The term ‘boxing paint’ is something you probably haven’t heard before unless you’re a professional painter and decorator or you’re very keen on DIY. Boxing paint is a technique that most large-scale decorators use to ensure consistent results that make for happy customers. Here we look at exactly what boxing paint is and how you can use it to achieve professional standards at home.
If you want to update or upgrade the look of your front door, your options are to either paint or stain it. Here we break down the pros and cons and look further into the considerations you should make before deciding on whether you should stain or paint your front door.
If you want to upcycle your Billy bookcase, painting it is a great option. This can give your bookcase a whole new look, is an easy project to achieve, and results in a stylish piece of furniture on a small budget. The Billy bookcase is not made from solid wood, so you will need to follow slightly different guidelines compared with painting solid furniture items. Learn the best way to paint an IKEA Billy bookcase here.
If you want to change the color scheme in a room, you can do so without having to buy new decor accessories and instead paint the ones you already have to give them an updated look. Picture frames are easy to paint and can be upcycled whether they are wood, metal, or plastic.
Choosing which type of paint you should use on your interior decorating project can be a minefield as we are faced with so many options of paint types at the hardware store, and that’s before you’ve even selected which color you are going to use! Here we explain the differences between vinyl matt paints and non-vinyl matt paints and which situations would be best for these types of paints.
If you have a painting project, you need to consider several variables when picking the best paint. Aside from the color, you also need to know the different paint can sizes. That way, you’ll be able to estimate the amount of paint you’ll need to complete the project. So, what are the different paint can sizes?
Chalkboard paint is a type of paint that gives a matte finish suitable for writing on with chalk. In this article, we’ll go into detail about the best chalkboard paint for your current or next project.
Although it is often associated with wood finishing, varnish may be applied to a variety of materials. Varnish, not unlike paint, can and is used for aesthetic and protective reasons. And, much like paint, varnishes have finishes that vary from gloss through satin to matte. This describes the sheen of the finish and how reflective it will be.
A lot of people easily fall in love with eggshell paint, so much so that they prefer to have all the ceilings in their home painted eggshell. Many others, on the other hand, prefer their ceiling paints flat. This begs the question, “what informs these preferences’? In other words, what are the pros and cons of eggshell versus flat ceiling paint?