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How to paint laminated surfaces / Painting Laminated Wardrobes and Kitchens.

While painting and decorating in Dublin, we are often asked is it possible to hand-paint laminated or fake wood wardrobes and kitchens? as often people have grown tired of their old kitchen and bedroom furniture; and would like a change. Well with the new primers and paints on the market […]


Picking colours; Art and interior design,

Here we have an example of a client of ours letting one of their favourite picture; help in deciding the colour to paint their hall stairs and landing in their home. Here the picture brings out the colour on the wall, and the wall brings out the colours in the […]


Painting RAL colours, Matching RAL colours.

When we paint and decorate on commercial jobs, this is when we would mostly be asked to match RAL colours. Matching upnew paint colours to existing colours on logos and signage. This way the painted  colours blend with existing colour schemes. As we can see in this example of the […]


Kitchen Transformation, hand painted kitchen with new counter tops and removed handles.

This is how to really transform your kitchen without the total expense of changing your entire kitchen. In this example we painted the walls and ceiling, then removed all the handles and filled all the holes; so they are completely invisible, this way the new handles on the newly hand […]


How to paint marble, Painting Marble

While decorating a house in Stillorgan Dublin, we were asked  could we paint the marble surround to the Aga in a kitchen? as the marble no longer went with the new colour scheme of the hand painted kitchen units and walls. So, we rubbed it down with emery paper and […]


How to calculate number of rolls of wallpaper in a standard room.

If you are replacing wall paper that is up already, then to work out how much paper you need do the following. If it is a standard with paper it will be 52cm’s or 21″inches, You count the seems between the drops of wallpaper (hard to see if the last […]


How to Varnish your exterior Doors and windows.

When we do exterior painting in Dublin, we realise the importance of proper preparation in order to do a really nice job on exterior windows and doors. Firstly one needs to strip off the old product. You do this in a number of ways, using a heavy duty scraper ( used […]


How To Check your paint job. Is it a good one?

  There are a few things which will tell if your painter knows what he or she is doing. Preparation. If it is walls or wood work that is being painted, the area chosen should be smooth when finished, It is a good idea to feel the surface by running […]

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How colour effects your mood and emotions.

It is true when somebody goes about choosing colours for there home when decorating, whether consciously or unconsciously, they are reflecting aspects of their personality. In turn these colours will influence the moods and thoughts of the people that spend time in these rooms. So the fact that you are […]