This section contains videos about DIY painting.
Painting can be difficult, especially if you do not know which paints should be used on which materials. Here we have videos showing how to paint common DIY materials such as tiles, metal and MDF.
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When painting new plaster it is important to leave the plaster as long as possible to dry before applying the paint. You also need to use the correct paint! It is also a good idea to paint over any angle beading using a suitable primer such as Zinsser 123
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Here we paint a previously painted MDF bath panel using Zinsser B.I.N
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Paint brushes and rollers can often be wrapped in cling film to prevent the paint from hardening, this is much easier and quicker than cleaning the brush each time.
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Render walls can be painted with a suitable masonry paint, however it is essential that the render is stabilised first.
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Here some old tiles are cleaned and then primed with Zinsser 123 plus, then 2 coats of Zinsser Perma-White
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Painting rust metal used to be a difficult and time consuming job. Now it has been made much easier with special primers such as Rustoleum's Rust reformer. Simply brush off any loose rust using a wire brush, wipe clean with methylated spirits and then pai
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Plastering a wall with a skim coat of plaster should always be a last resort as it can add days to a job by the time the plaster has dried enough to be painted. This video shows how to prepare a badly damaged wall and make it look like brand new.Firstly tFeatured
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This video shows how to paint a radiator using Zinsser perma white. There are three separate radiators in this video, one is in a bathroom, which is rusty at the bottom. This radiator is sanded to remove the rust, then treated with a rust convertor beforeFeatured
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When painting metal you can acheive the best results by cleaning the metal before applying the primer and then the top coat. This video shows how to get good results using Rustoleum spray paint.
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A rusty corner bead or a rusty angle bead can be a real problem to fix and must be done correctly because if you try to paint or paper over it without fixing the rusty bead first the rust will eventually come through the paint or paper. This video shows hFeatured
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Gyproc Easi-fill was originally made for filling the joints between sheets of plasterboard or drywall once they had been fixed to the wall using the direct bond method. I know decorators that have been using it as a filler for years and now Gyproc have reFeatured
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Cracks can often appear in plastered or drywall walls due to settlement or slight movement. In most cases the cracks are nothing to worry about and are only cosmetic. These cracks in the plaster or cracks in the drywall can easily be fixed using a suitabl
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The Mirka Deros is much better at sanding than traditional sanding machines. This machine is much quitter and easier to use than most other orbital sanders. The Mirka Deros can also be used with either the 125mm pad or the 150mm backing pad making this maFeatured
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Zinsser ALLCOAT is a unique paint that is a primer and top coat combined. Simply apply the first coat (which acts as a primer) then apply a second coat which becomes the top coat. Zinsser ALLCOAT is water based and very quick drying and can be recoated inFeatured
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Rustoleum Frosted glass is a quick way to add privacy to a plain glass window
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When painting a kitchen ceiling it is critical to choose the correct type of paint or else you might find that it needs repainting much sooner than you thought. In this video I clean a dirty, yellowed ceiling and then paint it with some Zinsser cover staiFeatured