What’s The Fuss With Vinyl Flooring?

I’ll bet your mind jumped back to the 1960s when you read the words ‘vinyl flooring,’ but things are a little different nowadays. Vinyl flooring is no longer the tacky-looking tiles we all remember from our childhoods. Vinyl flooring is now available in gorgeous designs, mimicking both tiles and … [Read more...]

Sparkle or Glitter Paint

Sparkle or glitter Paint is a wonderful special effect paint to use if you are looking to really brighten up a room. All that you need is a fairy godmother-like flick of your magical paintbrush and you will have a fun, sparkly effect right at your fingertips. What is Sparkle Paint? Sparkle paint … [Read more...]

Jack’s Got More Decorative Painting Advice and Ideas

As always, Jack’s Paint has been hard at work sourcing some popular decorative painting ideas that you may want to try out in your home or office. So, if you’re feeling creative, draw some inspiration from these Jack’s Decorative Painting Techniques:     Stippling Stippling is … [Read more...]

Breathe New Life into your old Treasures

Jack’s Refurbishing and Reupholstering Tips There is no right or wrong time to reupholster or refurbish your favourite piece of furniture. Many of us live with furniture that shows the wear and tear of daily living and, as it gets older, we wonder whether to repair or simply replace it. Why … [Read more...]

Clever Projects for Leftover Paint

Paint is easily one of the best ways in which to give a room or piece of furniture a dramatic makeover - a simple lick of new colour and you have a whole new look! So maybe you’ve found that perfect colour, got your tins at your local paint and hardware store and have finished your project. Now you … [Read more...]

Prettifying Front Doorways

Remember that house on your street with the cute red door? Of course you do! There’s nothing more memorable than a prettified front door. After all, it can often be the only distinguishing factor between your house and all of the other ones that look just like it. Breathe some new life into your … [Read more...]

Two DIY Projects for Hanging Stuff

If you like rolling up your sleeves and tackling DIY projects, you may as well put all of that left over hardware and paint to good use! DIY projects needn’t be restricted to painting an old bookcase or hanging pictures on the wall, you can also get really creative with some of these fun and unique … [Read more...]

Just an Old Bookshelf? Think Again

  At some point or another you may have had a sturdy bookshelf somewhere in your home. Perhaps at one point in your life it was filled up with books, sometimes assorted knick knacks. Before you decide to toss it out for a newer version or some floating shelves, think again. With some … [Read more...]

Helping You Understand the Meanings of Different Decorating Terms and Painting Techniques

After reading the brief explanations below you will have a clearer understanding of what these commonly used decorating terms mean when you next page through a DIY magazine looking for inspiration.     Colour washing - this painting technique uses diluted paint, resulting in a … [Read more...]

Painting Advice: Colour and Design Principles

Giving your house a new coat of paint will lift your spirits. It’ll feel like you’ve been given a new lease on life. Not only that, but painting a house can add immense value to it (think of the property market). So it is definitely a good idea to paint your place before putting it on the market. … [Read more...]