Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brush Mate Trade 20

After using any form of oil paint, cleaning out our brushes can be time consuming and often creates some sort of mess. However Brush Mate have brought out a solvent based box to hang your oil based paint brushes. This will keep the bristles from going hard and increase the lifespan of your well worked […]

Zinsser Wallpaper Smoother

When applying lining paper or wallpaper you can often find that you have too many tools in your bib and brace overalls. In your pouch your may have your plumb line, sand paper, papering brush and cutting board and stanley knife. However the Zinsser wallpaper smoother is a 3 in 1 wallpapering tool called the walwiz. […]

Best Wood Filler

I have used several types of wood filler over the years, but the best wood filler is …U-POL EASY ONE. It is a light weight 2 Part filler which is very easy to sand unlike many on the market. It comes in a large 3.5 litre tub with two packets of hardener (The Catalyst) BENEFITS: […]

Removing Wallpaper

When removing wallpaper or lining paper the task can be slow and tedious depending on which type of wallpaper is being removed or how many layers of paper are present. To help make the the process easier we can use specific tools or equipment. When choosing a wallpaper scraper I prefer to use the short […]

Painting New Plaster

Painting new plasterYou would think when it comes to painting new plaster walls, very little preparation would be required, however sometimes this isn’t always the case. If the new plaster looks dark and patchy in areas, this may mean the plaster is still damp/wet and will have to be allowed to dry out fully. This […]