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Painting & Decorating

A perfect finish will make the next painting and decorating task you try even more enjoyable

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Painting & Decorating

First clean the table thoroughly. Modern Varnishes are quite excellent and come in a variety of tints and finishes. Choose matt, semi-gloss or full gloss depending on the look you want to achieve.

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Painting & Decorating

Preparation is important. use a vacuum cleaner to thoroughly clean the room. Do this before you start so there is less dust around. Now sand the previous paint on the boards down to a smooth matt surface. Now vacuum again. Wipe the boards with a gentle sugar soap solution to

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Painting & Decorating

To get a good diy paint result you have to start with a good surface. This means filling cracks, cleaning off stains and most importantly, rubbing down to get a smooth surface. A good supply of sandpaper is the most important tool in getting a good finish. The quality of paint

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Painting & Decorating

Good paintbrushes are worn in paintbrushes. For the first few times you use them they will shed bristles. It is not until a brush has been used a few times that it reaches its optimum state. Therefore an old paintbrush is a good paintbrush and so proper storage of a

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Painting & Decorating

Preparation is everything when it comes to painting. If you want a professional, stress free job, then take it step by step and don’t cut corners. The result will be worth it.

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Painting & Decorating

How to grout tiles to get the smoothest finish Grouting is not too difficult to do. However, most people will use a finger to smooth the grout and then accept the fairly rough finish that results. However, I learned the professionals tip for producing ever so smooth grouting that makes

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Painting & Decorating

Kitchen cabinets cost a lot to replace. However, the change most people want is purely cosmetic. Therefore you can save a small fortune and radically improve your tired old kitchen by simply repainting the cabinet doors. Preparing to repaint cabinets cabinet doorPreparation is everything. You really should remove the cabinet

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Painting & Decorating

Although a little more challenging than the average do-it-yourself job, tiling the bathroom is a task that can be accomplished with relative ease if certain steps are followed correctly. As with any home improvement project, tiling the bathroom requires the correct tools, adequate preparation and effective techniques in order to

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