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  1. Paint colours proven to boost your mood

    In times of uncertainty your home should be your haven. When curated to your taste, mood and mental wellbeing, your living space can be an escape from the rest of the world. Paint colour plays a significant part in creating...

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  2. How to choose a front door colour to suit your home

    Creating an enviable exterior home starts with a well painted entrance. Doors are an introduction to a home, so care should be given to creating an incredible first impression. All it takes is a quick lick of paint, and what...

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  3. Easy Ways To Generate Painting Leads on Social Media

    Whether you’re just starting out or simply going through a quiet period, social media can be a great tool for marketing your services and bringing in more business. Social media marketing is the key to building a loyal, engaged customer...

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  4. Creating Your Dream Home Office

    The way we work is changing, with 1.7 million people in the UK working remotely and rising numbers due to self isolation, the home office has become our new normal. The displacement will take time to get used to, but...

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  5. A Guide To Osmo's Top Ten Products

    Osmo is a renowned wood product specialist, that provide everything you need to keep your home and garden protected. As one of our most popular woodcare providers, we have put together a guide to their best selling products. With a...

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  6. When To Use a Primer or Undercoat

    Using primer and/or undercoat are necessary during the painting process. Priming helps correct the porosity of a surface, ensuring maximum adhesion, so that you get a perfect paint job. In this blog we will guide you through the differences between...

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  7. Oil Vs Water-Based Paints

    Oil or water-based paints, which is better? As a decorator you probably get asked this a lot, with the answer often being 'it depends...' Nowadays, there's a paint for every occasion, but when it comes to oil vs water-based paints...

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  8. New Year’s Resolutions For Home Improvement

    January is a time for grand resolutions, some of which never last; fad diets, new gym memberships, while others persist. The commitment to upgrade your living space for instance, is a resolution worth sticking to because it sets you up...

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  9. The Best Paint For Your Home

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  10. Trade Event - 21 May 2018

    The Paint Shed is hosting a free TRADE EVENT at our Bathgate store on Tuesday 21 May from 10am -2pm. Specialists from Dulux Trade, Crown Trade, Johnstone's Trade, Farrow & Ball, Wagner, Rust-Oleum, Timbabuild and Axus Décor will be on...

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  11. Painting Tips For Gardens

    Whatever the weather we all love enjoying our gardens but Summer is perhaps the only season in Scotland when you get to enjoy your garden to the full, whether it’s lying back and catching some rays or enjoying a glass...

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  12. How to Paint Fascias, Soffits and Bargeboards

    Fascias and soffits boards are parts of a building that often tend to get neglected in terms of maintenance. The fascia and soffit is the part that the guttering is attached to. The underside of this is known as a...

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  13. How To Repaint Exterior Brickwork

    External painting season is quickly approaching, with warmer drier weather becoming the norm we would like to share our technical expertise in getting your external brickwork looking as good as new. There are numerous factors to consider when starting any...

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  14. How To Paint A Concrete Patio

    If you want to inject a little colour and life into your drab, washed out concrete patio, spruce it up with paint. With our range of concrete paint you can paint the patio to compliment your home or to provide...

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  15. How To Paint Garden Furniture

      The summer is fast approaching, and there will be plenty of days ahead where sitting in the garden is at the forefront of your mind. To get warm weather ready, now is the time to give a little lift...

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  16. How To Paint Exterior Woodwork and Metal

      Preparing the woodwork Now’s the time repair any soft or rotten woodwork before repainting. Use a mallet and chisel, or a saw for the larger areas, to remove wood. Then patch these sections with new wood. This new wood...

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  17. How To Paint Sash Windows

    Preparation Start with removing all ironmongery (locks and handles etc.) from the window frame. Preparation is key to a good finish, so spend a bit of time getting this right. Sash windows fit tightly together and with more paint they...

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  18. How To Paint A Metal Garage Door

    A tired and worn-looking metal garage door can bring down the whole exterior appearance of your home. Painting it could add that extra finish your house needs to make it crisp and clean looking. And before the temperatures begin to...

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  19. How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Choose your paint For ease of wiping the cupboards down with a cloth, a paint with a semi-gloss is recommended. Any flatter then it will have a chalky feel when you wipe it down. Using high-gloss paint will highlight every...

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  20. How To Paint Bathroom Cabinets Or Vanity

      Painting bathroom furniture, whether it's cabinets or a vanity, is easy to do and is an affordable way to give them a makeover. Preparation To avoid spilling paint on floors, it’s wise to place a drop cloth or plastic...

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  21. How To Paint Skirting Boards

    Preparation To give you plenty of space to work, move all furniture into the centre of the room and cover with a dust sheet. Sand the skirting to remove any flaking paint and roughen the old paint or stain a...

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  22. How To Paint Aluminium Window Frames

      Painting aluminum window frames could add that welcome splash of colour to make it look crisp and clean. Now is just the right time of year to do the job – before the temperatures begin to drop and the...

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  23. How To Protect Your Exterior Wood

      One of highest quality brands for wood treatments we offer at The Paint Shed is Demidekk. It offers super protection, provides a beautiful finish and it’s easy to apply. In addition, the colour range of the stains is very...

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  24. Tips and Advice

    We're here to offer expert advice and answer your questions about our products, helping you get the job done right first time. Check out our how-to and products guides below, for hints and tips on everything from selecting the right paint...

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  1. Paint colours proven to boost your mood

    In times of uncertainty your home should be your haven. When curated to your taste, mood and mental wellbeing, your living space can be an escape from the rest of the world. Paint colour plays a significant part in creating...

    Read More

  2. How to choose a front door colour to suit your home

    Creating an enviable exterior home starts with a well painted entrance. Doors are an introduction to a home, so care should be given to creating an incredible first impression. All it takes is a quick lick of paint, and what...

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