Breathing New Life into Your Wooden Kitchen Worktops with Rustins Danish Oil

Posted by Graham Smith, on April 19, 2024. Tags: , , , , , , ,

oiling kitchen worktops

When we moved into our current home nearly three years ago, it was as if time had stood still since the 1950s. I can confidently say that it hadn’t seen an update since its original construction! Bringing it into the 21st century required a complete overhaul, starting from scratch.  Unfortunately, not a single room escaped […]

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Painting Kitchen Cabinet Doors Using Rust-Oleum Kitchen Cupboard Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on February 2, 2024. Tags: , , , , , , ,

We’re currently right in the middle of winter. It’s cold, raining, and in many parts of the country, there is a good layer of snow. This all means that any DIY jobs outside will have to be put off until later in the year when the weather is a lot warmer. Of course, that doesn’t […]

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Repairing and Repainting Damaged Wooden Doorframe  

Posted by Graham Smith, on December 24, 2023. Tags: , , , , , ,

DIY door frame

We recently had our bathroom renovated, which was a major renovation. Everything had to be completely ripped out so we could start all over again. In the process of removing all the major furniture, we did some damage to our doorframe, so this is my guide to show you how to repair and repaint damaged […]

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Painting UPVC with Bedec Multi Purpose Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 20, 2023. Tags: , ,

Over the last twenty years that I have been a painter and decorator there has been one question that is without a doubt the most popular question. Can you paint any type of surface such as wood, glass, wall tiles or UPVC? The simple answer is yes! Nowadays you can buy paint for any surface […]

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Painting A Wood-Stained Banister Rail Using Rustoleum Furniture Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 20, 2023. Tags: , , ,

There is no doubt that over the years, trends and fashions come and go. This is never more noticeable than in home decoration. Back in the 1950/60s, all wood in a home was stained with wood stain. Invariably, the colours chosen for this wood stain were quite dark, such as mahogany, teak or an oak […]

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Giving Your Boiler Cupboard A Makeover with Dulux Trade Paint

Posted by Graham Smith, on December 22, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

how to paint makeover boiler cupboard dulux

Every home has at least one cupboard which gets neglected. It becomes a dumping ground for just about everything – hoovers, DIY tools and maybe even unused kitchen appliances. Of course, we all just shut the door and work along the premise that if you can’t see the mess then it’s not a mess!  Our […]

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How to renovate a metal garage door

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

hammerite garage door

If you’re a homeowner, then I’m sure you’ll agree that the maintenance ‘to-do list’ never ceases to end.    But keeping up with the upkeep of your property is crucial, especially if you’re thinking of selling.   Regular and proper maintenance means you’re more likely to achieve the best possible price for your home and – of […]

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Spruce up your windows!

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , ,

window sill maintenance

by Victoria Fitz-Gerald of @fixing_up_58  Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terraced home alongside my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”), we consider ourselves highly experienced DIYers. I document our progress and publish step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I love antique and vintage features, and I […]

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Preparing your guttering for the winter  

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

guttering prepare

Over a period of time your guttering will begin to deteriorate. This is usually caused by a combination of hot sun during the summer and the cold winters we experience in the UK.  Guttering comes in a multitude of materials including aluminium, plastic and even cement if your home is an older property.  Unfortunately, as […]

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  • A step by step tutorial from an ex tradesman on how to keep your wooden sheds, fences and garage doors in good condition. A break down of all the equipment required along with info on regularity to maintain look. #diy #woodpaint #garagepainting #shedpainting #tradesecrets
  • I love to fill my home with a variety of natural woods wherever I can. Just recently, I came across an offcut of an oak block kitchen worktop waiting for its moment and since no-one else claimed it for their own, I did. In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how I put the oak to good use to create a totally bespoke and humble homemade cheeseboard. #homemadecheeseboard #howtomakeawoodencheeseboard #woodencheeseboard #craft #homemade
  • By regularly oiling wooden worktops, we can ensure they remain durable and vibrant, giving them a refreshed feel for years to come. Follow this step-b-step guide to breathe life into your Kitchen worktop.
  • By regularly oiling wooden worktops, we can ensure they remain durable and vibrant, giving them a refreshed feel for years to come. Follow this step-b-step guide to breathe life into your Kitchen worktop.
  • By regularly oiling wooden worktops, we can ensure they remain durable and vibrant, giving them a refreshed feel for years to come. Follow this step-b-step guide to breathe life into your Kitchen worktop.
  • By regularly oiling wooden worktops, we can ensure they remain durable and vibrant, giving them a refreshed feel for years to come. Follow this step-b-step guide to breathe life into your Kitchen worktop.