The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Painting windows 3

Diy how-to on painting windows using a brush, showing how to paint correctly and achieve perfect brush mark free results and the order for painting the frame.

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Painting with a Brush

How to paint professionally with brushes and get a high quality finish without brush marks. Guide to putting paint on the brush and spreading evenly before laying off for a smooth result.

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Painting woodwork and trim

DIY tips and help with painting skirtings, dado rails, fireplaces and stairs showing in which order to paint.

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Preparation - general

How to prepare surfaces for painting and decorating to get a professional finish and long lasting results.

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Preparation - walls and ceilings 1

Diy guide on preparation of new and old plaster walls and ceilings ready for painting and decorating, including information on sanding and washing down then sealing with a suitable primer.

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Preparation - walls and ceilings 2

Diy guide on preparation of painted plaster or plasterboard walls and ceilings ready for painting and decorating. Including information on sanding and washing down then sealing with a suitable primer.

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Preparation - walls and ceilings 3

Diy guide on preparation of distempered, dusty or papered walls and ceilings ready for painting and decorating. Including information on sanding and washing down then sealing with a suitable primer.

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Preparation - woodwork and trim

Diy guide to preparation of new and old painted woodwork ready for painting and decorating. Including information on sanding and washing down then sealing with suitable primer.

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Priming bare surfaces

How to prime bare surfaces ready to receive paint coats, with details of primer types and their uses and properties.

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Sanding 1

How to sand new wood and old paint for a smooth surface using sandpaper.

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Sanding 2

How to prepare new wood and old paint with wet and dry sanding for a smooth surface.

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Staining and wood dye 1

Choosing and colouring wood with dye showing how to prepare the surface and remove old wood stains.

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