Category: Tips & Tricks

ALL ABOUT THE SHEEN

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Different Sheen levels are ideal for different areas of the home. FLAT Sheen Level: 0 – 1% Ideal usage: Ceilings Benefits: Designed to produce flat uniform finish with no roller marks. MATT Sheen Level: 2 – 4% Ideal usage: Low traffic interior walls and ceilings Benefits: Can be applied to uneven surface in order to hide imperfections. > May mark more easily than high sheen paint, so is therefore not recommended for high traffic areas. LOW SHEEN Sheen Level: 5 – 8% Ideal usage: Interior and exterior wall Benefits: A subtle sheen level which is good for cleaning and hides surface imperfections better than gloss level paints. SEMI GLOSS Sheen Level: 5 – 8% Ideal usage:Walls, doors and trims Benefits: Offers good stain resistance and easy to clean for high traffic areas that are subject to wear and tear. GLOSS Sheen Level: 80% Ideal usage: Areas subject to heavy wear…

How to paint a door

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– Determine the paint colour for your door and remember to consider colour colours you’ve selected for walls, trims and ceilings when making your choice. – To get the best possible results we recommend taking the door off the hinges, and laying it flat on a raised surface or leaning it against a protected wall. – If laying the door flat, use drop cloths on floors where appropriate, or tape plastic drop cloths to walls if painting the door against a wall. – If you are unable to remove the door, wedge the door in place to ensure it doesn’t move while painting. – Sand down the door. if necessary, remember to lightly sand door edges. – If the door is new or was previously painted with an oil-baed enamel, you’ll need to apply a coat of primer sealer undercoat first, otherwise the topcoat won’t stick. – Apply painters masking…

How to prepare an interior wall

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– Remove any fixture, such as picture hooks and light switch covers. – Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that must remain in the room. – Wash wall with a soapy solution ( a small amount of detergent in a bucket of water) to get rid of any dust. Rinse the walls to remove any traces of soap and allow time to dry. This means the paint will adhere to the wall, not the dust. – If any mould is present, use a bleach solution to remove it from walls. Carefully apply the bleach solution to walls using a sponge and leave to soak for 15 minuets. Rinse thoroughly and again, allow them to dry completely. – Assess the walls for any damages or surface lumps and bumps. – If existing paint is peeling or flaking, scrape back the area to remove the loose paint, then gently…