This post was written in 2010 but May 2012 still holds true. May 2014, main text unchanged. Little Greene paint still performing and sourced from Paints and Interiors. Oil eggshell enamel from Tikkurila continues to prove super tough and low sheen. Farrow and Ball Estate eggshell still a lovely finish, some technical shortcomings on specifications Read More
This review of the Eco Ezee recycled paint kettle and tray was written in August 2011 and been on the backburner. How accurate was it? Does it stack up 2 years on? I asked Simon Verrall, our blogging apprentice! to comment, as he uses both items regularly. Also to finish, I dug up that old Read More
Update on recycled paint article from 2010 366 million litres of paint (retail and trade) were sold in the UK. Of this, it is estimated that approximately 55 million litres are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away. WRWA Where are we now 3 years on, in terms of redressing the balance? Read More
When considering a kitchen refurbishment or kitchen makeover, there is a lot to think about. Even with clearly defined aims, there are several alternative ways to get there. At some stage, we have all been inspired by (or envious of) glossy scenes of designer kitchens. (Here is a drooling set of pictures of hand-painted kitchen Read More
Had a phone call today from a very well-spoken lady. Hello, is that Farrow and Ball? Er, no. 0754 blah blah blah? Yes. I got your number from their website. You did? Yes. Sorry, I’m not Farrow and Ball. Good bye. Now if she had asked if I was a Little Greene man, we might Read More
There are hundreds of thousands of sites dedicated to painting and decorating, but here are a couple to check out. Mark Nash is a 3rd generation master painter based in Marlborough in Wiltshire. Not too many painters can boast that sort of pedigree. The old photos on his home page are of his father and Read More
When looking for up-to-the-minute or alternative specialist paint products and painting ideas, we painters are no different from the rest of the British population and tend to look across the Atlantic for inspiration. We are missing a trick. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen plenty of evidence that the North Americans have many fantastic Read More
Uses of lining paper I rely heavily on lining paper for my work. If I’m not using it to protect kitchen worktops, I am laying it on tiled floors, carpeting, entrance halls to keep them safe from the rigours of decorating. And it goes without saying that I often line walls before painting, and always Read More
The ability of wood to create a sense of inviting warmth and its unique character amongst other types of flooring makes wood a popular flooring solution in many properties. With the right care which basically revolves around keeping the floor clean and tidy, wood flooring can last for 30 years. When compared to other flooring, Read More
If the info we have shared in TP blog articles has given you the confidence to paint kitchen cabinets and furniture yourself, that is great. And in general, we hope that all homeowners, DIY and trade can take away & use our ideas for decorating better, faster or cleaner than the accepted norm.
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