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? Hi Inspirations, we have repainted the bathroom a few weeks ago, and have noticed that there are streak marks appearing on the walls after someone uses the shower. I have tried to wipe the marks away but having no luck. Are you able to offer any help? Thanks.
 
Drop Sheets: A DIY Project’s Best Friend

May 29, 2018 by Inspirations Paint Comments

Drop sheets are such an important part of a home DIY project!  We recommend always using drop sheets during your projects to keep the rest of your home and furniture free from paint and dust.  We’re here to give you a rundown of the two most common types of drop cloths - canvas and plastic - and when to use each one.

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Paint Preparation

Nov 10, 2017 by Inspirations Paint Comments

Here’s three handy tips you probably didn’t know about paint preparation. If you’re going to start a paint project, this is what you need to know.

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5 things to think about before starting a paint project

Aug 21, 2017 by Inspirations Paint Comments

Thinking about starting a D.I.Y project? Here's 5 things to think about before you start!

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Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to purchase 4L White paint for painting the exteriors. 1. The surface is metal (gate) and there are some rusts on it. I need to clean up the rusts and then paint it. a. What paint do you recommend? b. Can I apply the paint directly on the metal gate after the purchase or do I need to mix with other solutions? c. What is your quote? 2. The surface is exterior wall. Again, I need to clean up the moulds and then paint it. a. What paint do you recommend? b. Can I apply the paint directly on the exterior wall after the purchase or do I need to mix with other solutions? c. What is your quote? Please advise, Regards Malai,

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I am going to paint internal brick walls which have bagged render on them. How do I best clean and prepare the surface to paint, they are highly textured and rough. Thanks

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How do I remove mould on an interior brick wall that has not been painted? We are going to paint it after that.

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Polished hardwood floors. I want to paint them white. Do I have to sand them back to bare first? What paint do I paint with?

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Our white trims look more yellow than anything after just a few years. What do I need to do to stop them from yellowing again when I repaint? 

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