Painting
Paint roller sizes
| Updated May 17, 2023 | Published May 17, 2023

The standard length measurement of a paint roller is 9 inches, though paint rollers also come in smaller and larger sizes for specific projects. The pile or ‘nap’ of a roller will also come in different measurements, and it’s important to pick the right roller nap for the job to get the best results.

How to Paint Ceiling without Moving Furniture
| Updated June 10, 2023 | Published February 23, 2023

If you’re able to paint your ceiling before you move into a new property, this is always the favorite option because you won’t need to worry about getting spills and splatters on furniture or being restricted in terms of movement because of bulky items. However, most people who need to paint their ceilings will do so while they are living in the home, which brings us to the common question of how to paint the ceiling without moving furniture.

How to Gloss Paint a Door
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published July 2, 2022

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.

What Kind of Paint Can You Use on Outdoor Furniture
| Updated August 1, 2022 | Published June 28, 2022

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.  

Best Chalk Paint Colors for Furniture
| Updated October 20, 2022 | Published May 14, 2022

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.

What is Boxing Paint
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published November 6, 2021

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.
| Updated August 10, 2022 | Published September 24, 2021

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.

How to Paint an IKEA Billy Bookcase
| Updated August 6, 2022 | Published September 24, 2021

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.

Best Paints to Use On Picture Frames
| Updated October 19, 2022 | Published September 9, 2021

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.

Non-Vinyl vs. Vinyl Matt Paints
| Updated July 13, 2022 | Published September 4, 2021

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.

Paint Can Sizes
| Updated November 3, 2023 | Published August 10, 2021

Beginning a painting project can be both exciting and daunting. Beyond choosing the perfect hue, understanding paint can sizes is crucial for project success. This guide unravels the mystery behind different paint can dimensions, ensuring you precisely gauge how much paint is needed.

Best Chalkboard Paint
| Updated August 20, 2023 | Published July 30, 2021

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.