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Painting

Painting

When you start a painting job it’s important to have the right tools and equipment. The right kind of paint together with the right brushes and rollers make the job a lot easier. So be sure you find out exactly what you need when you’re buying paint. It’s also important that all surfaces are well sanded and degreased to make sure the paint sticks well.

Just click on one of our step-by-step instructions or DIY tips and you’ll be able to get started right away!

How to paint inside walls

How to paint inside walls

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting inside walls. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for how you can paint your inside walls.

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How to paint metal

How to paint metal

Painting metal is different from painting a wall or a wooden surface. You’ll find handy DIY information here for painting on metal.

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How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

If you’re planning to paint the outside doors and window frames of your house, you’ll find more information here about how to do the job!

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How to use different kinds of paint and varnish

How to use different kinds of paint and varnish

There are many different kinds of paints and varnishes. You’ll find more useful information here about paints and varnishes, as well as lots of other things that are useful when you’re painting.

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How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting door and window frames. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for the best way to do the job.

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How to paint exterior walls

How to paint exterior walls

There are a lot of things to remember when you’re painting outside walls. You’ll find handy step-by-step instructions here for how you can paint your outside walls by yourself.

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How to paint wooden window frames

How to paint wooden window frames

Wooden window frames will last longer if the wood is well protected against damp and sunlight. Paint and varnish also protect against insects and woodworm.

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TIP

Non-drip painting

Non-drip painting

A few turns of masking tape wound around the lower part of the brush handle will prevent paint from dripping onto your hands when you're painting overhead.

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Keep your paint brush in shape

Keep your paint brush in shape

As soon as your paint brush is dry, you can keep it in shape for the next job by applying an elastic band over the bristles.

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Re-using old paint

Re-using old paint

Do you have an old tin of paint which you'd like to use up? First remove the skin from the surface and stir the paint thoroughly. If there are still pieces of skin or lumps in the paint, just sieve it through an old pair of nylon tights and your old paint will be like new again!

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Storing a paint roller

Storing a paint roller

First let your paint brushes or roller dry well. Then cover them with wrapping paper or an old cloth. Store them in a dry place, and they will be in excellent condition the next time you need them.

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Storing a paint roller temporary

Storing a paint roller temporary

Do you want to store your paint roller for a short time during a job while it's still covered with paint? Just take a piece of aluminium or kitchen foil (a plastic bag will also do) and wrap the roller in it. Then you can easily leave it for a few hours.

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Clean tins

Clean tins

Stop impact adhesive or paint from running over the edge of the tin and hardening, because then the tin will be hard to close. How to do it? Just fold some aluminium foil over the edge of the tin.

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Brush hanger

Brush hanger

Keep your valuable brushes in good condition by hanging them from a clothes hanger after cleaning. And your expensive paint rollers will stay in shape if you store them this way.

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Remove paint  and grease from hands

Remove paint and grease from hands

Did you know that you can remove paint and grease from your hands with vegetable oil? It's not only better for your skin, but it's also much more environment-friendly.

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Non-drip painting

Non-drip painting

A few turns of masking tape wound around the lower part of the brush handle will prevent paint from dripping onto your hands when you're painting overhead.

Keep your paint brush in shape

Keep your paint brush in shape

As soon as your paint brush is dry, you can keep it in shape for the next job by applying an elastic band over the bristles.

Re-using old paint

Re-using old paint

Do you have an old tin of paint which you'd like to use up? First remove the skin from the surface and stir the paint thoroughly. If there are still pieces of skin or lumps in the paint, just sieve it through an old pair of nylon tights and your old paint will be like new again!

Storing a paint roller

Storing a paint roller

First let your paint brushes or roller dry well. Then cover them with wrapping paper or an old cloth. Store them in a dry place, and they will be in excellent condition the next time you need them.

Storing a paint roller temporary

Storing a paint roller temporary

Do you want to store your paint roller for a short time during a job while it's still covered with paint? Just take a piece of aluminium or kitchen foil (a plastic bag will also do) and wrap the roller in it. Then you can easily leave it for a few hours.

Clean tins

Clean tins

Stop impact adhesive or paint from running over the edge of the tin and hardening, because then the tin will be hard to close. How to do it? Just fold some aluminium foil over the edge of the tin.

Brush hanger

Brush hanger

Keep your valuable brushes in good condition by hanging them from a clothes hanger after cleaning. And your expensive paint rollers will stay in shape if you store them this way.

Remove paint  and grease from hands

Remove paint and grease from hands

Did you know that you can remove paint and grease from your hands with vegetable oil? It's not only better for your skin, but it's also much more environment-friendly.

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