DECORATE DIY VIDEOS

These stylish painted mugs were finished in an afternoon, and they’re so easy to do that you can get the kids to help. For this project, Melissa used a set of plain white mugs, painter’s tape and newspaper, an easy surface preparation spray, a me...
A keen cook herself, Melissa wanted to create something that she knew would be fun to use in the kitchen, so was inspired to decorate a set of generic wooden utensils with individual hand-drawn designs. She used a pencil to sketch words and patte...
In this DIY video, we show you how to revamp a plain timber table to create a designer piece of furniture. First, measure the table and cut a piece of timber veneer or craft ply to size. Use a sharp new blade and a steel ruler as a guide. Spray the e...
The selection of paint, colour and technique that your door is painted with, can dramatically improve the entry of any space.    Here are a few tips that will help you create a lasting first impression in any room or home.    Firstly determ...
House exteriors are exposed to constant and differing weather conditions on a daily basis, so they require additional considerations than painting internal walls.  Preparing a wall for painting a wall should take half a day to a day, depending on whe...
Get a perfect finish everytime.  As a general rule, flat paint is used for ceilings, low sheen or matt used for walls and gloss is reserved for woodwork. The condition of your wall and sheen level of the paint you select will determine which brushes...
Make painting easier every step of the way.  Use a paint mixer to break up small pockets of pigment to ensure an even paint colour. A paint can opener wont make a mess or damage the paint tin when opening.  Try a disposable paint tray liner will save...
Set up right for your own safety, ensuring no young children or pregnant women are in the house and the room is well ventilated.  Proper preparation will save you time later with an easier clean up.  These easy hints and tips to painting trim will gi...
Overlap the cornice paint with the wall paint for a really clean join.  Start painting in the left hand corner if you're right handed, because that's the way your arm works.  For your safety, never step past the second top rung of your ladder.  Make...