The free diy home improvement guide with answers to your questions on a wide range of do it yourself projects.

 

Staining and wood dye 2

Step by step guide showing how to colour wood using dye whilst keeping its natural beauty. Details for preparing the surface and applying the dye with a brush or cloth

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Stripping paint 1

There are two different ways of tackling this – either burning off, or using a chemical stripper.

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Stripping paint 2

Guide to using chemical strippers to remove old layers of paint before re painting. Details of technique and use of stripping knives and scrapers.

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Top 10 Painting Tips

Our top ten tips for painting are designed to help you get better results and make your decorating job easier. This DIY guide includes preparation and masking tips as well as advice on cutting in, masking stains and decorators caulk.

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Varnishing wood

Step by step guide showing how to varnish to protect wood and show its natural beauty. Details for preparing the surface and applying the varnish.

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Washing down old paint

How to wash down paint to clean thouroughly ready for painting and decorating. Details of cleaners and use of sugar soap to remove grease and dirt.

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