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How to avoid potential DIY disasters!

By Louise Nelhams | 27th February 2016

We’ve been called in to rectify many DIY disasters in our time as professional painters and decorators, so this week we thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of our do’s and don’ts that will keep you safe in your home while you decorate. Some of these might seem obvious, […]

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A brief history of wallpaper

By Louise Nelhams | 3rd February 2016

It would be fair to say that most of us take wallpaper completely for granted, but here at Rushton & Company, we like to take a bit of a geeky interest in the origins of our work – so this week we’re going to share a brief history of wallpaper with you… Wallpaper – the […]

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How to choose the right paint brush

By Louise Nelhams | 23rd December 2015

Quality As professionals, we always recommend buying the best quality you can afford, but with the advances in manufacturing, it’s now possible to buy a high-quality mid-range brush that will do a great job for the DIYer. As a general rule, go for a less absorbent synthetic brush for water-based paints and a natural bristle […]

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Plasterwork restoration

By Louise Nelhams | 1st December 2015

Over the last thirty years or so it’s become more common for cornice, coving and ceiling rose work to be moulded from polystyrene, which is cheap and easy to fit. But period houses will probably still have traditional plasterwork, which is generally very hardwearing – after all, some of it will have been in place […]

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Decorating finishes – the final flourishes that bring professional results

By Louise Nelhams | 3rd November 2015

Most people feel that they have the skills to tackle a bit of home decorating. After all, how difficult can it be the throw up some wallpaper or splash a bit of paint over the walls and woodwork? There’s a difference, however, between doing a job and doing a great job! This week we’re going […]

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Lining Paper – choosing the right type for the job

By Louise Nelhams | 27th July 2015

Despite the revival of patterned wallpaper, many homeowners still prefer to paint their walls. It’s often felt that a simple lick of paint, rather than a busy wallpaper, provides a blank canvas which offers more creative design options – allowing them to change the feel of a room by adding curtains and cushions, for example, […]

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