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How to paint laminated surfaces / Painting laminated wardrobes and kitchens

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 […]


Picking paint colours – art and interior design

Picking paint colours – art and interior design Here we have an example of one of our clients using one of their favourite pictures to help them decide the colour to paint their hall, stairs and landing in their home. As you can see, the picture brings out the colour […]


Painting RAL colours and matching RAL colours

Painting RAL colours and matching RAL colours When we paint and decorate on commercial jobs, this is when we would most likely be asked about painting RAL colours and matching RAL colours. What is matching RAL colours? This is matching up new paint colours to existing colours on logos and […]


Kitchen transformation – hand-painted kitchen with new countertops and new handles

Kitchen transformation – hand-painted kitchen with new countertops and new handles This is how to really transform your kitchen without the large expense of changing your entire kitchen. In this example, we painted the walls and ceiling of our client’s kitchen. We then removed all the handles and filled all […]


How to paint marble

How to paint marble While decorating a house in Stillorgan, 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. Steps to painting marble 1. We rubbed […]


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

How to varnish your exterior doors and windows Proper preparation is key before varnishing 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. How to do proper preparation […]


How to check if your paint job is good

 How to check if your paint job is good There are a few things which will tell if your painter knows what he or she is doing. 1. Preparation. If it is walls or woodwork that is being painted, the area chosen should be smooth when finished. It is a […]

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How the colour of a room affects 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 […]