How to DIY info leaflets

Need some help to get started with your DIY or decorating project? We’ve put together a series of handy information leaflets to help get you underway with your project. Learn how to use brushes and rollers, how to hang wallpaper and tips and tricks if you decide to get a professional in to help with your project. To view these leaflets you will need Acrobat Reader.

Paint calculator

How much paint do I need?

How to measure, cut and hang wallpaper
Hiring a professional painter

Time to hire a professional painter?
Hiring a professional architect or colour consultant

Time to hire a professional
architect, designer or colour consultant?
Getting started with paint brushes

Getting started with paintbrushes

Getting started with rollers
How to dispose of paint without polluting the environment

How to cleanup and dispose of paint
without polluting the environment
The Consumer Guarantees Act

The Consumer Guarantees Act


Over the years DIYers have also kindly sent in lots of tips and ideas to make decorating easier. A selection of these are below for your education, and in some cases, for your amusement. We hope you find these gems from fellow decorators useful. Click here to view decorating tips from other DIYers.

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