The big masking tape no-no – and 9 more painting mistakes to avoid

Painting mistakes have the potential to cost you money and will let down the finish of your room. Here’s what to avoid and why.

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How to clean paint rollers to keep and reuse – with tips from decorating experts

Follow our top expert tips for how to clean paint rollers after you've used them – removing water-based and oil-based paints

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Are you painting in the wrong order? Check our guide to getting it right

Want to paint a room like a pro? Our expert guide reveals what order you should paint a room to get the prefect finish.

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How I fixed peeling paint – and the tools I used to do it

How to fix peeling paint is one DIY job worth knowing. Here are the steps you can take and the tools you can use for the job

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12 genius ways to keep a house cool – including a clever fan hack

One minute you’re trying to keep your home warm and the next you’re sweltering in the heat. So, how do you even out the temperature and keep a house cool in the summer?

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10 easy DIY projects to try this weekend

Taking on easy DIY projects is a great way to pass a weekend. Our top 10 picks include a staircase transformation and a wall mural.

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Looking for pallet furniture ideas? Here are 10 projects to get you started

Dig out your toolkit and set to work creating new treasures for almost nothing with our 10 pallet furniture ideas


Painting new plaster? Here’s how to apply a mist coat

How to mix a mist coat for freshly plastered walls is an overlooked DIY task that can cost homeowners big. Learn the steps to painting and applying a mist coat from your Exceptional Homes Team.

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What are the easiest shelves to install for beginners?

Are you keen to put up a shelf in your home but lack DIY confidence? Discover our easy shelves to install for beginners, and start your journey to putting up a shelf like a DIY master.

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How to put up a shelf for display using fixings or brackets

Discover how to put up a shelf: either the floating variety or one with brackets. If you've not done it before, our step by step makes it easy