A Luxurious Décor All Done By You

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There are plenty of excellent, high quality builders merchants in Denbighshire available to help you transform your home into a luxurious abode all by yourself.

If you are on a budget decorating yourself can save you a bundle but you may be concerned that your skills are not up to the challenge. Creating the luxury quality in your home can be tricky if you are low on cash. It can also be difficult to get the luxury home interior treatment if you live in a rural area but in you are local to Denbighshire you are in luck because your local builder’s merchants North Wales have branches in St Asaph that have fantastic building supplies Denbighshire at very reasonable prices.

If you have access to plenty of decorating equipment just follow these simple steps to decorating your home and it will help give your rooms a brand new look and a fresh feel. 

When it comes to DIY jobs there is one decorating skill that can make the difference between a gorgeous new room and a disaster. 

Wallpaper is difficult to remove and puts many in a bad temper. Applying new wallpaper can be equally as bad, especially if you need it to go around corners smoothly. This is the task that often makes your new decorating look ham fisted rather than luxurious. With a bit of practice and following this decorating DIY advice you can soon get the hang of doing your own beautiful wallpaper application.  

Firstly never start stripping wallpaper without first protecting your floor. Thin sheets will not be enough to stop water and wallpaper paste soaking through to your carpet so polythene dust sheets are the best option.

Dampening the wallpaper is the best to get it ready for stripping easily. To help with this process you can score the wallpaper first to help the water soak into the paper better. A craft knife makes an excellent tool for scoring wallpaper. If you score the paper before stripping be sure to do it lightly so as not to damage the wall, particularly if you are planning to paint the wall after rather than add new wallpaper.

Hot water and a very small amount of washing up liquid are the best was to moisten the wallpaper. Leave the wallpaper to properly soak in for a few minutes before you begin stripping with a stripping knife. This will make the task much easier for you. The scoring you did earlier will help you slide the knife between the wall and paper to effectively remove large amounts at once rather than digging at the wall and potentially causing marks.

Now that the easy part is over the more difficult part arrives: applying new wallpaper. Be sure amount the measurements you need before you begin cutting your wallpaper to size. Always allow a little extra paper because it much easier to remove too much paper than add on paper. Do not add too much wallpaper paste as this can make the paper too damp as easily tear or fall down. When applying large strips, try folding the paper inwards while you carry it to the so that no paste gets on the design side. As you apply your paper lightly press from the top down so there are no air bubbles. Continue this process.

Now that you have got the hang of wallpapering it can still be difficult to make nice clean strips of paper go effectively and smoothly around corners. Do not begin a strip right before the curve in the wall. The divide between the previous strip and the new strip will be made more apparent by the corner but if you use a very long strip it is easier to crease so a medium length before the wall will make your job easier. You must get your measurement very precise for the corner. If you overlap two pieces at the corner to create a clean effect be sure to smooth out any air bubbles or creases.
Be careful to note that if your wallpaper is patterned make sure each new piece flows in the correct pattern.  

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If this is all a bit much painting your walls is another alternative. This gives you more choice of the effect of your walls. Bright colours are very popular right now and painting rather than using wallpaper lets you mix your owns colours. If you mix your own colours be sure that the paints are all the same kind. This means it is probably not a good idea to mix mattes and glosses or satin finishes together. If you test with small amounts of mixing you can be sure about the colour before you waste a lot of expensive paints. Your local builder’s merchants will have a wide range of paints and plenty of experience with using them so do not be afraid to ask which finish is the best for the effect you are trying to achieve.

Writing down what colours you have added and the ratios will help you keep a consistent colour throughout the room. There is nothing worse than forgetting, trying to make it up again and ending up with a room full of mashed shades. Remember that colours look different on different surfaces so test the colour on a bit of paper if you think you are satisfied. Letting it dry gives you a better idea of the shade since colour can also change slightly with drying. Once you have recreated it in mass quantity you are ready to get painting and cut out all the mess that comes with wallpapering.

Our top tips for painting are:

Ventilation – Even if it is cold out you need excellent ventilation due to the paint fumes so it is probably best to start your work on a fairly warm day.

Take Care of the Paint – Reseal the paint when not in use and leave in a cool, safe place, always wash your brushes between uses.

Gloves – Be sure to wear protective gloves when painting, particularly if you have sensitive skin as some paint chemicals can cause irritation.

Best Quality Products – Be sure to buy the best paints and brushes if you want the best results. There are painting and building supplies Denbighshire available local to you from the most reputable brands. Delivery is also available from your local builder’s merchants if you are in North Wales.


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