Monthly Archives: December 2018

  1. December 18, 2018

    Top Tips For Removing Artex And Other Textured Coatings

    Top tips for removing Artex and other textured coatings

    From woodchip wallpaper to Artex, textured coatings were a big trend in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Depending on the type of coating there are a number of options for removing or covering over the textured coating. In this article, we’ll look at some of the different options, techniques and tools that you’ll need to tackle the job.

    Identify the coating

    The first step to take is to identify the type of textured coating that has been used. Some cases will be obvious where woodchip wallpaper has been used while others may prove harder to identify. If you are not sure the best thing to do is use a DIY asbestos sample kit, this will tell you whether there is asbestos present. If the textured coating does not contain asbestos then it is completely safe to remove this yourself. There are a couple of ways that this can be done and these are:

    Wallpaper steamer

    For both woodchip wallpaper

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  2. December 10, 2018

    Winter warmers – Home Décor Tips to Keep Your Home Toasty

    If you’re looking to keep your home toasty and warm this winter without turning up the thermostat then these tips are for you. From a simple splash of colour to brighten up your rooms to the addition of rugs and curtains, in this blog we’ll look at some of the best ways to keep your home warm this winter without spending a fortune.

    Add some rugs

    There’s no doubt that hardwood, laminate and tile floors look amazing, but in the winter months, they can leave your home feeling cold. One of the easiest ways to warm up hard floors is to put down a rug, especially one which is thick and luxurious. Rugs are available in a huge amount of styles and patterns and can fit in with any home décor scheme.

    Replace blinds with curtains

    Blinds may look clean and modern but they are not as effective as curtains as keeping the warmth in your home. Curtains can work in addition to blinds and help insulate your home against draughty windows.

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