Leon Guthrie

Best Emulsion Paint Reviewed 2021

Emulsion can be a slightly confusing blanket term in the context of paints, because it does actually cover a lot of bases and paint types. Scientifically speaking, an emulsion is the combination of something like oil and water – together they aren’t soluble, but can be mixed together. In painting terms, it’s the mix of … Read More

Best Ceiling Paint Reviewed 2021

How many walls are there in the average room? Obviously the answer is four. But, if we stretch the definition of wall a little bit, we could make an argument for five, because there’s always the ceiling to consider. It doesn’t always have to match the vertical walls, granted, but it still has a very … Read More

Best Decking Paint Reviewed 2021

If you’re fortunate enough to have room in your garden for a decking area, then what are you waiting for? With a gorgeous summer beckoning for the UK and a relaxing of the lockdown guidelines to allow for outdoor gatherings, you’d be amiss not to immediately get thinking about back garden barbecues! There’s really never … Read More

Best Paint Sprayers Reviewed 2021

Do you ever get bored with just using a paintbrush or a roller? DIY and decorating is a thoroughly satisfying task, especially when it’s finished, but it is fair to say that the act of painting can err towards the laborious instead of the fun. Obviously, a paint sprayer exists for more reasons than just … Read More

Best Paintbrushes Reviewed 2021

When it comes to DIY and decorating around the home, the first and most straightforward thing that comes to mind (unless you live in a rental property, or have very lenient landlords) is a splash of paint. You could, theoretically, spend hours picking out the perfect colour schemes, specific paints, statement walls, choose between different … Read More

Best Paint Stripper for Wood Reviewed 2021

When we think about home decoration and renovations, one of the first things you might start thinking about and researching is what colour or finish you’re going to get. We’ve all been there, planning out our dream home aesthetics (after all, isn’t that what The Sims is for?). However, just remember that home decorating is … Read More

Best Undercoat Paint Reviewed 2021

When it’s time to spruce something up in your home with a fresh coat of paint, the temptation is always going to be there to jump right in and splash that bold colour on the walls, ceiling, skirting boards. But, hold your horses, because to make sure your colours are going to stand out and … Read More

Best Stove Paint Reviewed 2021

It’s been a peculiar summer, without a doubt, but the nights are once again drawing in. This being the UK, that means that sooner or later temperatures are sure to start dropping like nobody’s business, and it may well be time to start thinking about cranking up the heating. If you’re someone who owns the … Read More

Best Masonry Paint Reviewed 2021

For many, a home can be one of the most important and valuable assets you ever own. Of course, that’s where the relevance and utility of DIY, decoration and renovation comes in – for one, you want to ensure that the house you live in is a pleasant place to be, but secondly there may … Read More

Best MDF Paint Reviewed 2021

Medium Density Fibreboard, more frequently referred to as MDF (because the full name is a bit of a mouthful, if we’re honest), is a cheap and wonderfully versatile composite for a wide range of woodworking applications. At its core, it’s a very simple thing – wood fibres are mixed with resin before being heated and … Read More