North West Painter

Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house in North West is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.

Choose the project closest to yours. Get started and you will soon know what color you want to paint your house and you’ll have a vision of what it is going to look like when you’re finished.

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Here are some of the basics. Of course the first thing you need to do is wash down the walls of your house. A pressure washer can be rented at almost any rental yard in North West and is the best way to do that. Now go around with a scraper and remove all loose paint and chipped areas. You don’t have to scrape the entire wall, but any areas where the surface is not flat can cause you problems as you paint your house.

Next, figure out your square footage so you can determine the amount of paint you will need to buy. Buy your paint in 5-gallon pails, rather than gallons to save more money.

Talk to the helper at your local paint store and tell him about your project. They can help you decide on how many brushes and rollers and other items you will need. You can buy natural or synthetic bristles for oil based paints, but only use synthetic bristles with latex paint. The same rule applies to rollers. Good rollers can run you around $7, but buy high-quality paintbrushes. A good brush for cutting in around edges will run you about $30.

Make sure you purchased some painter’s tape. It’s blue tape that comes in different widths and is easy to remove without messing up your paint job. That brings us to preparation. Tape off all areas you don’t wish to get this color of paint on. If there are large areas to cover, make sure you pick up some rolls of plastic. You can tape the edges of the plastic down over whatever you need to cover.

Don’t paint out of the paint cans. First reason is that leaving the paint can open will dry out the paint and make it difficult to apply. Another reason is that your brush or roller picks up dirt and foreign objects, which will end up in your paint and may even change the color as you go along.

Do all of your cutting or trimming in before you paint the walls. Use a 4″ brush and with a smooth stroke guide it around the edges where you taped off. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush. The biggest mistake people make is trying to stretch the paint too far. Keep drips cleaned up as you go with a small rag. Remember you will be rolling up to the edge of your cut, so don’t worry about that, just make sure you cover the edges well.

Start on the edges of your walls and work your way toward the middle. Most people don’t do this and problems can result. If you start and new can of paint in the middle of the wall and there is any difference in the color at all, it will show up there more than it would on the edges. So with each new can of paint you open, start at the edges first.

Dip your roller in water (for Latex) or solvent (for oil-based paint), before you start. Whether you use a pan or a 5-gallon bucket with a screen, make sure you roll it out a little to make sure it isn’t dripping. You don’t need to go all the way from the top to the bottom as you paint. Do what you can reach.

Apply the paint in a Y or an N pattern, then apply paint in columns up and down smoothing out all the edges or ridges as you go. Again don’t try to stretch the paint out, make sure you have enough paint on your roller to give it a good coat. If you are applying more than one coat, make sure the first coat is completely dry before applying a new coat of paint.

Corners are a difficult part to learn to paint. If you aren’t careful, this is where you will see paint drips later. Get as close to corners as you can, but don’t scrape the roller against the corner. That will cause drips. If you are unsure, have a paintbrush handy to smooth out drips. That is also a good idea overall. Keep a paintbrush ready for taking care of any drips or ridges you leave behind. Doing this as you go is much easier than trying to fix it after it’s dry or partially dry.

Using tray liners for your paint trays will save you a lot of time at cleanup. Soak your brushes when done for awhile and they will also be easier to clean. For water based paint, soak in water and for oil based paint soak them in solvent.

I hope some of these tips have been helpful to you. Have confidence that you can do this job yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy it much more knowing that you or you and your family completed the job rather than hiring someone else to do it.

We should always learn from mistakes, ether by our own, or the misfortunes of others. These ten questions  will limit the chance of ever repeating the same mistake twice. Decorating a home is an enjoyable experience its a time for change, and the opportunity to create new family memories.

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Plastering Small Areas

How many of you have ever wanted to have a go at cement rendering a wall at home, or even creating a feature wall? Well my name is Christopher and I have been a solid plasterer now for about 40 years. First I will start by explaining to you what you will need to begin.

The materials you will need are basically sand and cement. The sand is called plastering sand, and don't get it confused with what brick layer's use. That sand is commonly called brickies loam, which is too fine for what we want it for. Plastering sand is courser than brickies loam and finer than river sand.

The standard mix is generally 3:1, which means 3 parts sand to 1 part cement, usually measured out by the shovel. Now the other ingredient you will need is a liquid that goes into the water mix to push air into the mix to make it more easy and spreadable to use.

Here in Australia we have a few product's which do this. One is a clear liquid that does exactly what I've just explained. Usually you use I cap into the mix. Now a standard mix in a cement mixer is usually 9:3, 9 shovels of sand to 3 shovels of cement. And don't forget to add 1 cap to the mix.

Also you can use detergent which gives you the same result.

So now we know what material we need to make up a batch of compo. Compo is short for composition, so this batch of your mix is composed of these 3 ingredient's. Now the best way to mix these 3 ingredient's together is in a cement mixer. Just put about 6 pint's of water in the mixer and start adding the sand and cement bit by bit.

Usually 3 shovels of sand then 1 of cement and repeat this twice more. So now you have your batch of compo mixing in the cement mixer. You need the mix to be not too stiff and not too wet, a bit like when you make mashed potato, but a little bit stiffer. You see what we want is a mix that is easy to spread over the brick work and get it as flat as we can.

Now remember do not make the mix too wet as this weakens it. If you do make it too wet be sure to add more sand and cement to the mix to make it up to the 3:1 mix. If you throw in an extra shovel of sand, you have to throw in 1/3 of a shovel of cement. Now we can tip the mix out of the mixer and into a wheel barrow.

The tools that you need for applying the compo to the wall are a # 1. hawk, this is like a small flat board with a handle under it, we put our compo on this board and then with a trowel we trowel it on to the wall we are rendering. #2. As just mentioned we also need a trowel #3 we need a float usually made of timber with a flat side, this is what we use to float the wall up to a flat finish.

#4. we need a sponge, now you can buy these from any trade center or even hardware stores. It looks like a float but it has sponge stuck to the base plate and this is what we use after we have floated the wall up to achieve a flat sandy surface. #5 you will also need a straight edge to rule the wall off. Years ago the straight edge was made out of timber and still are, but I use a metal straight edge now.

So now we can start laying on the wall we are going to render. Usually if you are right hand you start from the right and go to the left. Opposite if your left hand. Lay the compo on to the wall with an even thickness, and try to get it as flat as possible. This will help when you start the finishing stage. So once all the wall is covered with our compo, we use the straight edge to gently rule the wall off and making it flat and straight.

The area of the wall the straight edge does not touch, is called a slack and has to be filled in again. Then with the straight edge you rule off the slacks on the wall to get a flat surface. Now that the wall has been ruled off it is now ready to float the wall up. Gently start with the float rubbing the wall up. You will see what I mean when you start using the float on the wall, that it will pull the sand and cement all together and it will fill in any holes and blemish.

If the wall has gone a bit dry when you start floating, just throw a little water on to the wall with a brush. This will bring life back into the compo so you can finish floating your wall up. Some times the brick work you are rendering will suck all the moisture out of the compo, hence you need that brush to continually wet the surface while you are floating. You will get the feel of the wall as you continue. If the wall is going off (a term used when its drying too quick) then you

will have to sponge the wall as you go. Sponge the wall in a circular motion until all scratch marks have disappeared. Continue doing this to the whole wall until you have a flat sandy surface. This is the finish that we want.

Don't be alarmed if your wall is going off too quickly, like I said that brush of water will bring it back. Just do a section at a time starting again from where you first started laying on the wall. Now regards painting cement render you are supposed to wait 28 days for the cement to cure but there are primers available to use on render that is 3 days old. Just talk to your paint shop and they will tell you what is available.

So I hope this article is helpful to you if you decide to try cement rendering a wall at your house, and remember just take your time and go step by step as I have explained and you will finish that wall.

 


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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Cheshire

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Internal Wall Plastering

If you have the right approach, and use your business skills sensibly, the plastering business can be quite profitable. It is probably the easiest way to enter the construction industry since the other jobs in construction require a lot of work. Another downside to other construction jobs is that they require specific training as well as expensive tools and equipment to get the job done. Some jobs require years of work and apprenticeship before you can make it big in the industry. However, a plastering job is not like this. It is quite easy and does not require any expensive tools.

But plastering jobs do require quite a bit of effort and therefore you must be willing to do some hard work. There are a lot of plastering available nowadays thanks to the growth of the construction industry. Anyone who is fit to do hard work and is willing to work in any weather condition will definitely make it big in the plastering business. To be good at a plastering business you will need to be familiar with English and Math. Studying at a school will cost you money, so that is why working under someone as an apprentice is a better idea.

Working under someone and doing a number of plastering jobs will get you some good experience and will help you get more clients as well. The key to getting clients is good marketing. A business like approach may not work when you are starting out and the only thing that is going to get you clients is by doing a good job. Let your actions speak louder than your words. If people see you are doing a good plastering job, you will automatically start getting projects. People who see your work will start passing the word around (this is done quite a bit in the construction industry), and you will be approached by a number of people.

However, if you feel that you are not capable of getting clients, you can always join a team which works for big companies. These companies have big projects and usually require a lot of workforce for their construction jobs. A plastering team is given a contract and paid according to the work they do. It is also a better idea to work in groups as you have people to give you suggestions and tips, and ultimately the work is more fun. Working in a team not only helps you increase your skills, but also gives you a stable platform on which you can start your plastering career.

The construction industry is all about connections. You can get quite a lot of projects if you are well known in the construction business. Getting training in some other construction course will also help you increase your popularity. Plumbing is one job that is required in every construction. A course in plumbing will not only help increase your popularity, but will also help you with your plastering jobs.

The plastering job is not that pleasant, but the pay definitely is. It is a field where you can grow quite fast if your work is good. Once you learn all the tricks of the trade you can even set up your very own Plastering business.


 

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North West Find Painter

Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in North West

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

Plastering Small Areas

North West

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Plastering Small Areas

Tools required: Large bucket, gauging trowel, Electric Mixer Drill, Spot Board, Finishing Trowel, Hawk and 1" and 4" clean paint brush. Materials: Bag of Board Finish Plaster or Multi-Finish Plaster, Clean Water.

1. Having applied scrim tape to the joints and nail heads of the wall that you are about to skim, mix the correct amount of plaster to a smooth creamy consistency. Having pre wet the spot board pour the plaster on to the spot board.

2. Having also wet your hawk and trowel, now load the plaster on to the hawk. To transfer the amount of plaster from the hawk to the trowel pass the trowel over the plaster on the hawk and "squeeze" the plaster onto the trowel creating a "sharp" wedge of plaster on the edge of the trowel.

3. Dividing the wall into three horizontal sections is a easy way when learning to apply plaster to the wall, start plastering at the top left (Note: if you're left handed start at the top right) of the top 1/3 of the wall moving across to the bottom right of the top 1/3 of the wall. Apply an even coat of plaster across the area of about 3mm in depth. Once you have covered this top 1/3 move down and repeat the process on the middle third. Once this is covered repeat on the bottom 1/3. This process or "pattern of three" will enable you to maintain control of the wall and predict the way in which the plaster will go off. It also helps you to know where you started using a new mix if you run out of plaster half way through a wall. Now smooth this first coat so that edges and corners are "sharp" using the wet small brush or edge of the trowel. Also, now smooth the wall following the "pattern of three" to a relatively smooth finish.

4. Now make a second mix of plaster and apply. This is the laying down coat. The first coat was called the roughing on coat. Follow the exact same "pattern of three" and this time aim for a smoother finish but without delaying the process of getting the entire wall plastered. Always remember that plaster will only remain workable for between 10 and 20 minutes prior to putting it on the wall.

5. Once you have covered the wall you can now do a first trowel on the wall to get it smooth. Again follow the "pattern of three",making sure holes are filled in and lines flattened. This is really your last chance to get the smooth finish that you require removing large lines and holes.

6. The next step is to trowel the wall in three sets of three trowels. The first set of three trowels is when the wall is becoming firm and you should trowel the wall with single stroke of the trowel three times. Up to 15 minutes later and using a moist 4" brush, brush the wall ahead of the trowel during the 2nd set of three trowels. This will help to lubricate the passage of the trowel over the drying plaster and prevent dragging.

7. Now up to 40 minutes later when the wall feels as hard as it does when set you can use the same technique as the 2nd trowel above to give a final finish to the plaster. This set of three trowels is done in the "pattern of three" and enables you to maintain a consistent finish across the wall. The final finish should be dull in appearance yet smooth to the touch.


 

North West Painter

Blackpool Decorating Contractors

Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Blackpool

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Blackpool

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Internal Wall Plastering

Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.

Now we need to choose the colors we want to paint the house. There is a really cool tool online that you can use. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/wrapper_pcv.asp?L=owner&K=intproj&N=intproj Click let's paint. Choose exterior or the interior options. Choose the project closest to yours. Get started and you will soon know what color you want to paint your house and you'll have a vision of what it is going to look like when you're finished.

Here are some of the basics. Of course the first thing you need to do is wash down the walls of your house. A pressure washer can be rented at almost any rental yard and is the best way to do that. Now go around with a scraper and remove all loose paint and chipped areas. You don't have to scrape the entire wall, but any areas where the surface is not flat can cause you problems as you paint your house.

Next, figure out your square footage so you can determine the amount of paint you will need to buy. Buy your paint in 5-gallon pails, rather than gallons to save more money.

Talk to the helper at your local paint store and tell him about your project. They can help you decide on how many brushes and rollers and other items you will need. You can buy natural or synthetic bristles for oil based paints, but only use synthetic bristles with latex paint. The same rule applies to rollers. Good rollers can run you around $7, but buy high-quality paintbrushes. A good brush for cutting in around edges will run you about $30.

Make sure you purchased some painter's tape. It's blue tape that comes in different widths and is easy to remove without messing up your paint job. That brings us to preparation. Tape off all areas you don't wish to get this color of paint on. If there are large areas to cover, make sure you pick up some rolls of plastic. You can tape the edges of the plastic down over whatever you need to cover.

Don't paint out of the paint cans. First reason is that leaving the paint can open will dry out the paint and make it difficult to apply. Another reason is that your brush or roller picks up dirt and foreign objects, which will end up in your paint and may even change the color as you go along.

Do all of your cutting or trimming in before you paint the walls. Use a 4" brush and with a smooth stroke guide it around the edges where you taped off. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush. The biggest mistake people make is trying to stretch the paint too far. Keep drips cleaned up as you go with a small rag. Remember you will be rolling up to the edge of your cut, so don't worry about that, just make sure you cover the edges well.

Start on the edges of your walls and work your way toward the middle. Most people don't do this and problems can result. If you start and new can of paint in the middle of the wall and there is any difference in the color at all, it will show up there more than it would on the edges. So with each new can of paint you open, start at the edges first.

Dip your roller in water (for Latex) or solvent (for oil-based paint), before you start. Whether you use a pan or a 5-gallon bucket with a screen, make sure you roll it out a little to make sure it isn't dripping. You don't need to go all the way from the top to the bottom as you paint. Do what you can reach.

Apply the paint in a Y or an N pattern, then apply paint in columns up and down smoothing out all the edges or ridges as you go. Again don't try to stretch the paint out, make sure you have enough paint on your roller to give it a good coat. If you are applying more than one coat, make sure the first coat is completely dry before applying a new coat of paint.
Corners are a difficult part to learn to paint. If you aren't careful, this is where you will see paint drips later. Get as close to corners as you can, but don't scrape the roller against the corner. That will cause drips. If you are unsure, have a paintbrush handy to smooth out drips. That is also a good idea overall. Keep a paintbrush ready for taking care of any drips or ridges you leave behind. Doing this as you go is much easier than trying to fix it after it's dry or partially dry.

Using tray liners for your paint trays will save you a lot of time at cleanup. Soak your brushes when done for awhile and they will also be easier to clean. For water based paint, soak in water and for oil based paint soak them in solvent.

I hope some of these tips have been helpful to you. Have confidence that you can do this job yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy it much more knowing that you or you and your family completed the job rather than hiring someone else to do it.


 

North West Painter

Liverpool Local Plastering Companies

Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Liverpool

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Liverpool

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Paintings For Home Decor

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

Small bathrooms demand decorating tips that differ from those for larger rooms. Decorating ideas for a small bathroom need not be limited to miniaturized versions of those for large bathroom, though. Consider the following small bathroom decorating tips.

Small Bathroom Decorating Tips

If you are remodeling a small bathroom, these small bathroom decorating tips will help you make the most of your space. Take time to plan before you begin remodeling or redecorating. Layout and decorating ideas are important and simple plans are needed to make them work well.

1. Floor: Use large, light-colored tile on the floor. White or very light beige or gray floor will give a small bathroom the illusion of space.

2. Walls: Choose light colors for the walls. They need not be white or beige, but dark colors in a small bathroom will make the walls "close in" on you.

3. Sinks: Look for small, wall mounted sinks without vanities. These permit more of your floor to show. More visible floor space makes a small bathroom appear larger.

4. Cabinets: Choose cabinets that can be set into the wall. Cabinet doors or open shelves should be flush with the wall surface. Smooth, unbroken wall surfaces make a small bathroom appear longer and wider. Any cabinet doors should be painted to match the wall color.

5. Mirrors: Hang large mirrors. Mirrors reflect space, and make a small bathroom seem nearly double the size. Consider a large mirror above the sink, and one or more additional mirrors.

6. Bathtub: Your small bathroom may have a bathtub. Replacing it with a clear-glass-door shower stall will free space. Or choose a small, extra deep Japanese style bathtub. This comes in a near-square that frees space beside the tub for your wall sink. The tub is large enough for small children. Older children and adults can use as a soaking tub. Add a shower and curtain for rush times.

7. Accessories: RV suppliers sell great accessories for small bathrooms. Over-the-door towel bars hold multiple towels in a small space. Tissue box holders in clear acrylic mount on the wall, as do toothbrush and tumbler holders. Make a checklist of what is used in the small bathrooms of RV's.

8. Pictures and Plants: One of the most important small bathroom decorating tips is to use pictures and plants. Photos or prints mounted in "floating" clear frames can establish a decorating theme for a small bathroom. Two or three pictures of sandpipers on a beach, for example, can establish the use of sandy beige on the walls. Towels can be sandy beige with a border of marine blue. A shower curtain can carry through the theme. A green plant, live or silk, can be hung in a corner. Use a light-colored basket for an airy look.

Tips for Organizing Bathroom Cabinets

These tips for organizing bathroom cabinets will help keep your small bathroom looking great.

Reduce clutter by reducing container size. Shampoo, lotions, etc. are more economical in large sizes, but do not put them in your cabinet that way. Invest in small travel-sized bottles. Small bottles take less space, and are easier to handle. Fill with lotions and shampoos, and arrange in small bathroom cabinets. Store larger containers elsewhere.

Alternatively, attach a soap-shampoo-conditioner dispenser to the bath/shower wall. This frees the small bathroom cabinet of several items.

Store cotton swabs and cotton balls in small stacking containers with lids. For multiple lipsticks, use a holder - some offer up to 24 compartments.

As noted above, online RV suppliers offer solutions and tips for organizing bathroom cabinets.


 

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Birkenhead Commercial Painters And Decorators

Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Birkenhead

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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In contrast to the smaller living rooms that many of us grew up with, great rooms are perhaps one of the most exciting innovations in modern home design. Their open floor plans not only offer flexibility, but also a more efficient use of space.

They also come with a few interior decorating challenges. Many great rooms, particularly those in larger homes, feel more like an empty warehouse than an alternative to the traditional living room.

While too much space is never a problem, filling that space can be a real challenge. The proportions of the room can be overwhelming and furnishings that look right at home in an apartment or smaller home can look minuscule in a great room.

Some clever decorating tricks can help you warm up these larger rooms. Here are the top 5 tips on how to decorate a larger living space.

1. Settle on what the room is for, and then create living spaces around this.

Doing this will help you create either one space, or a 'series' of spaces to allow the room to fulfill this role. For example, if the room is to entertain, you can to create one or a few furniture groupings so guests can choose which setting to be in. If on the other hand, your room is for more than one function, you may want to create a space for each purpose. For instance, you may want to add a sofa and armchair grouping around a large screen television on one area of the room use the other area for more intimate gatherings.

2. Use large wall art to create a sense of atmosphere.

Large pieces of art such as paintings or wall art tapestries, are a unique way of creating a presence in any room including that large room. You feel as if you have walked into another world when surrounded by great works of art, as the wall art gives a focal point for the room and draws you into the picture. The entire feel and atmosphere of a room can be influenced by the use of large wall art.

3. Use pieces of furniture that will enhance a large room.

Great rooms will often require larger pieces of furniture than smaller living rooms. Use larger or wider sofas and armchairs, and coffee tables to fill the space. You can also use other 'feature' pieces of furniture such as a chest of drawers to fill an area next to a wall that require decorating. See which space needs filling in and then see which piece of furniture would suit that particular space.

4. You can be bold in your decorating ideas and scale.

Great rooms can benefit from expanses of color to make the space appear more intimate. You can compliment these with patterned curtains and soft furnishings to create a visual connection. You can use larger pieces of artwork, pottery or furniture than you would be able to, in a smaller area.

5. Try different arrangements of furniture.

When you have the space, try to arrange the decor and furniture in different ways. For example, try keeping the furniture away from the walls to create an intimate space in the center. You can experiment and arrange furniture in different positions to achieve both coziness and the freedom of enough open space, at the same time.

So there you go.

You now know the top 5 interior decor tips when it comes to decorating a large living space. By following these simple guidelines, you can create a great room that has the right balance of intimacy and open space for you. Take your time and use your imagination, and you'll achieve the interior decor feel that you're looking for.


 

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Manchester Plaster Crack Repair

Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Manchester

Small bathrooms have their own challenges when it comes to decorating. The design layout for a small bathroom is the first challenge. Space is limited, so you cannot use it lavishly. Very small bathroom design calls for small furnishings, and few of them.

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Remember, everyone starts as a beginner at painting. Just because you have never painted a house doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. The money you save by painting your own house is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.

Now we need to choose the colors we want to paint the house. There is a really cool tool online that you can use. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/wrapper_pcv.asp?L=owner&K=intproj&N=intproj Click let's paint. Choose exterior or the interior options. Choose the project closest to yours. Get started and you will soon know what color you want to paint your house and you'll have a vision of what it is going to look like when you're finished.

Here are some of the basics. Of course the first thing you need to do is wash down the walls of your house. A pressure washer can be rented at almost any rental yard and is the best way to do that. Now go around with a scraper and remove all loose paint and chipped areas. You don't have to scrape the entire wall, but any areas where the surface is not flat can cause you problems as you paint your house.

Next, figure out your square footage so you can determine the amount of paint you will need to buy. Buy your paint in 5-gallon pails, rather than gallons to save more money.

Talk to the helper at your local paint store and tell him about your project. They can help you decide on how many brushes and rollers and other items you will need. You can buy natural or synthetic bristles for oil based paints, but only use synthetic bristles with latex paint. The same rule applies to rollers. Good rollers can run you around $7, but buy high-quality paintbrushes. A good brush for cutting in around edges will run you about $30.

Make sure you purchased some painter's tape. It's blue tape that comes in different widths and is easy to remove without messing up your paint job. That brings us to preparation. Tape off all areas you don't wish to get this color of paint on. If there are large areas to cover, make sure you pick up some rolls of plastic. You can tape the edges of the plastic down over whatever you need to cover.

Don't paint out of the paint cans. First reason is that leaving the paint can open will dry out the paint and make it difficult to apply. Another reason is that your brush or roller picks up dirt and foreign objects, which will end up in your paint and may even change the color as you go along.

Do all of your cutting or trimming in before you paint the walls. Use a 4" brush and with a smooth stroke guide it around the edges where you taped off. Make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush. The biggest mistake people make is trying to stretch the paint too far. Keep drips cleaned up as you go with a small rag. Remember you will be rolling up to the edge of your cut, so don't worry about that, just make sure you cover the edges well.

Start on the edges of your walls and work your way toward the middle. Most people don't do this and problems can result. If you start and new can of paint in the middle of the wall and there is any difference in the color at all, it will show up there more than it would on the edges. So with each new can of paint you open, start at the edges first.

Dip your roller in water (for Latex) or solvent (for oil-based paint), before you start. Whether you use a pan or a 5-gallon bucket with a screen, make sure you roll it out a little to make sure it isn't dripping. You don't need to go all the way from the top to the bottom as you paint. Do what you can reach.

Apply the paint in a Y or an N pattern, then apply paint in columns up and down smoothing out all the edges or ridges as you go. Again don't try to stretch the paint out, make sure you have enough paint on your roller to give it a good coat. If you are applying more than one coat, make sure the first coat is completely dry before applying a new coat of paint.
Corners are a difficult part to learn to paint. If you aren't careful, this is where you will see paint drips later. Get as close to corners as you can, but don't scrape the roller against the corner. That will cause drips. If you are unsure, have a paintbrush handy to smooth out drips. That is also a good idea overall. Keep a paintbrush ready for taking care of any drips or ridges you leave behind. Doing this as you go is much easier than trying to fix it after it's dry or partially dry.

Using tray liners for your paint trays will save you a lot of time at cleanup. Soak your brushes when done for awhile and they will also be easier to clean. For water based paint, soak in water and for oil based paint soak them in solvent.

I hope some of these tips have been helpful to you. Have confidence that you can do this job yourself. You will appreciate and enjoy it much more knowing that you or you and your family completed the job rather than hiring someone else to do it.


 

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Accessories are the highlights of any interior design and could help pull your 1930’s style decorating theme together. Using nostalgic style accessories will help accentuate the nostalgic and interesting allure of your room décor, making it have the appeal of nostalgic style. Your 1930’s décor will really pop when you add specific coordinating knick-knacks, pillows and wall art for any house in Bolton

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In contrast to the smaller living rooms that many of us grew up with, great rooms are perhaps one of the most exciting innovations in modern home design. Their open floor plans not only offer flexibility, but also a more efficient use of space.

They also come with a few interior decorating challenges. Many great rooms, particularly those in larger homes, feel more like an empty warehouse than an alternative to the traditional living room.

While too much space is never a problem, filling that space can be a real challenge. The proportions of the room can be overwhelming and furnishings that look right at home in an apartment or smaller home can look minuscule in a great room.

Some clever decorating tricks can help you warm up these larger rooms. Here are the top 5 tips on how to decorate a larger living space.

1. Settle on what the room is for, and then create living spaces around this.

Doing this will help you create either one space, or a 'series' of spaces to allow the room to fulfill this role. For example, if the room is to entertain, you can to create one or a few furniture groupings so guests can choose which setting to be in. If on the other hand, your room is for more than one function, you may want to create a space for each purpose. For instance, you may want to add a sofa and armchair grouping around a large screen television on one area of the room use the other area for more intimate gatherings.

2. Use large wall art to create a sense of atmosphere.

Large pieces of art such as paintings or wall art tapestries, are a unique way of creating a presence in any room including that large room. You feel as if you have walked into another world when surrounded by great works of art, as the wall art gives a focal point for the room and draws you into the picture. The entire feel and atmosphere of a room can be influenced by the use of large wall art.

3. Use pieces of furniture that will enhance a large room.

Great rooms will often require larger pieces of furniture than smaller living rooms. Use larger or wider sofas and armchairs, and coffee tables to fill the space. You can also use other 'feature' pieces of furniture such as a chest of drawers to fill an area next to a wall that require decorating. See which space needs filling in and then see which piece of furniture would suit that particular space.

4. You can be bold in your decorating ideas and scale.

Great rooms can benefit from expanses of color to make the space appear more intimate. You can compliment these with patterned curtains and soft furnishings to create a visual connection. You can use larger pieces of artwork, pottery or furniture than you would be able to, in a smaller area.

5. Try different arrangements of furniture.

When you have the space, try to arrange the decor and furniture in different ways. For example, try keeping the furniture away from the walls to create an intimate space in the center. You can experiment and arrange furniture in different positions to achieve both coziness and the freedom of enough open space, at the same time.

So there you go.

You now know the top 5 interior decor tips when it comes to decorating a large living space. By following these simple guidelines, you can create a great room that has the right balance of intimacy and open space for you. Take your time and use your imagination, and you'll achieve the interior decor feel that you're looking for.


 

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Online when you click on the word plastering on the search engine, you will be flooded with millions of results. Endless tips on plastering, how to plaster and so on will bombard you and probably even give you information overload. Indeed, there are so many resources to use concerning plastering. But what do you do if the repair job you did is the one that now needs repairing? What are the tips on how to repair the plastering that you did? This article will answer those questions.

Many homes have been plastered in one point of their existence. Plaster, which is a durable and good-looking material, is a very practical step towards home improvement and beautification. Where there are holes or marks on your wall, there is nothing a good amount of plaster can fix. However, there is just one downside to this: plaster can develop cracks in time.

There are those who use latex paint to conceal little plaster cracks, which is fine. But this is only a temporary solution, as it will only last a few weeks or months before the cracks annoyingly start showing up again. And when they do, you would probably want to scratch your head in dismay. The trick here is actually to enlarge the crack and fix it properly all together. It may seem like a strange idea to worsen the damage but the truth is fixing a larger crack is easier than fixing many small ones.

Here are some useful steps on how to repair major cracks in plaster:

Step 1: First, you have to gather the things you will need. Just like with any procedure, it is important to have a complete set of equipment to do the job efficiently. Some of the things you will need to repair a cracked plaster includes utility knife, vacuum cleaner, plaster of paris or premixed plaster repair compound, paintbrushes, scraper or trowel, wood block, medium- or fine-grade sandpaper, primer and paint.

Step 2: Remove loose plaster using the utility knife. Turn the knife to make the gap larger and cleaner. Get rid of any debris but make sure you maintain the structure of the surface around it. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean loose plaster.

Step 3: Combine a thick amount of plaster with water. Use a paintbrush dipped in water to wet the crack thoroughly. Apply plaster of paris or other repair compound of your choice into the wet crack, filling it completely. Smooth the surface with a trowel. Allow it to dry for a least one whole day.

Step 4: Once completely dried, gently sand patch using medium-or fine-grade sandpaper. To make this easier, wrap the sandpaper around the wood block. For very wide cracks, repeat the process to make the surface smoother. Wait for the area to dry for a whole day.

Step 5: Rub with sandpaper again and then apply a thin coat of paint or primer on the area. After it has dried, you can begin painting the entire wall. To recap, get rid of loose plaster, wet the crack, pack it with plaster of paris, smooth the surface and then let it dry before rubbing with sandpaper. Repairing cracks in plaster is not that hard. With the right skills and a good amount of patience, you can restore your wall's beauty and splendour.


 

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Here are the tips you need to turn the house you have into the home you want. With these suggestions you will soon have the inspiration you need to confidently take on your redecoration dreams.

Colours

Look around. Ask yourself why you like what you like. Look for ideas in other people's homes, magazines, and shops. Begin with any elements you don't wish to change, such as the furnishing, fabrics. For exteriors consider how your home fits in with the surrounding homes, and how will blend in with the rest of your street. Will you be complementing your garden colours or blending in with them. Take into account the colours of plants and flowers, and use these as a springboard. Painting your home either dark or light will dramatically alter its perceived size and shape. A house will appear smaller painted in dark. A house that has a dark roof and light walls will appear to be shorter. Your roof is an important consideration, because of its size. When painting the walls and exterior trim, such as doors, windows, columns and other components, choose a scheme that will complement the colour you have picked for the roof. Finally if you live in a mainly hot area, consider using light colours for your roof to reflect heat. Then use paint retailer Colour Chips to help you choose colours and shades. Remember, colours appear lighter in small patches. The sunlight will make the colour range appear lighter than colour card. Ask your paint retailer for advice in selecting the best paint for your project.

Preparation

Preparation is first step, so take your time. The effort you put into preparing surfaces will result in a better finish. So correct preparation is as essential as choosing the right product. Sanding of previously painted surfaces (particularly enamels) before you start painting will ensure the topcoats have better adhesion and last longer. Different grades of sandpaper will give a different finish. Start with a coarse sandpaper and finish with a finer grade. Paint will not adhere well to powdery and greasy surfaces so give a good wash down with Liquid Sugar Soap in warm water. Surfaces must be clean and dry before painting.

Painting

Before painting please read what it says on the can simple instruction are contained on the labels. Most mistakes are made by not reading the instructions. Good quality tools save time and give a better more professional result. Don't buy cheap brushes. A quality new brush with good bristles holds more paint. This reduces spattering, which ensures better finish Old rollers are a waste of time If you are using a roller: Don't put to much paint on it. Don't roll to quickly or the paint will flick off. Good brushwork requires a crossing stroke. Hold the brush near the base applying light pressure. Dip only one third the length into the paint, and tap the brush against both sides of the can. Don't wipe it across the top of the can. Water based paint is easier to apply if you soak the brush with water before you dip it in the paint. On hot or windy days you should work with two brushes, always leaving one to soak in water and changing brushes every thirty minutes.

Cleaning and disposal

Store all paints and tools out of reach of children Do not pour paints, strippers and other chemicals products down drains, or into gardens. Water based paints can be disposed of with household rubbish if they are dry. Check with your local council regarding collections.


 

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