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A winter weekend is the perfect opportunity to tackle a DIY project, allowing you to stay cosy at home and update your space. To help you decide which project to tackle first, we’ve compiled a list of three easy DIY projects that can be completed in just 48 hours.
Adding A Feature Wall
Feature walls deliver instant style and impact to a space. They’re quick and easy to complete and a great way to start building up confidence in your painting skills.
Before you start painting move all your furniture away from the wall, lay a drop sheet to protect your flooring and mask up any skirting boards or electrical switches.
Next, clean your surface with sugar soap, and if painting over a dark surface consider adding an undercoat like using British Paints Prep 4in1 Water Based. Now, it’s time to start painting using British Paints Clean&ProtectTM and a paint roller.
We’ve complied a guide to painting a feature wall, check it out here.
Painting Your Front Door
A fresh coat of paint on your front door can instantly transform the look and feel of your home. It’s an easy project to complete in a day so the perfect one to get started on this weekend!
Start by prepping your surface. First by sanding then by wiping down with a damp cloth. If you’re painting over a dark colour, British Paints Paint & Prime Doors, Windows & Trim is a great choice. Only 2 coats are needed for full coverage and you can paint over a water or oil-based paint, so you don’t need to worry if you don’t know what type of paint you’re painting over.
For more tips on painting doors, then check out our blog.
Upcycling A Piece of Furniture
Transforming an entire piece of furniture might seem a little daunting but with the right paint and equipment it can be done in just a few days.
Start by removing any hardware and giving your piece a good sand. Next wipe down the surface with a damp cloth then apply an undercoat like British Paints Prep 4in1 Water Based.
Once your undercoat is dry, give your piece of furniture another light sand before adding your topcoat, British Paints H20 Enamel Gloss. You’ll need to add two coats but wait until the first is fully dry before adding the second. Now, all that’s left to do is reattach your hardware and your freshly painted piece is ready to enjoy!
For a detailed guide to upcycling check out our blog.