Category Archives: External Painting

Five Ways To Make Your Feature Wall Flourish

A feature wall can often end up being the cherry-on-top of a well-decorated home.

While it’s not for everyone, most people appreciate the power of an eye-catching showpiece in their home.

The problem is, that most of us don’t know how to make them really work.

And let’s be honest: a botched-up feature wall is embarrassing.

We’re big believers in being bold and confident though, and so we want to help as many people as possible create feature walls that flourish.

To do this, we’ve put together a five-step process for making it happen.

Choose your wall for a reason

It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people appear to put no thought into which wall they make a feature of or why.

Having a clear rationale as to why you’re choosing this wall will help guide the whole process.

The wall you choose needs to be of a reasonable size – a 10” feature seems pointless – and it needs to be in a position that naturally draws attention.

Don’t create a feature wall opposite the TV, otherwise, you’ll spend all your time facing away from it!

Make bold (complimentary) colour choices

You need to make sure the colours you choose go with the colours in the rest of the room.

However, most important is to make sure you choose striking, brave colours.

A feature wall needs to stand out, and using interestingly coloured paint, possibly even with special effects like glitter or chalk, is the best way to ensure it does.

Choose a room where you can focus on it

It’s important that your feature wall has pride-of-place in the room it’s in.

Otherwise, what’s the point?

Making sure you choose a room that isn’t overcrowded, where there is space and freedom is key to ensuring the feature wall has its full effect.

A living room is a great choice in this regard, as is a study.

Experiment with objects and texture

Lots of people fall into thinking that feature walls are simply big, colourful walls.

Instead, a feature wall is like a work of art.

In that sense, doing as much experimenting and thinking outside the box is paramount.

You can play with different textured wallpapers, objects or inserts which could create powerful effects.

Be strategic with furniture and context

Whilst making your actual wall stunning is the priority, you have to remember that it will be massively affected by the context you keep it in.

You can accentuate aspects of the wall by placing furniture strategically around the room.

You can also off-set and augment the feature’s colours with your choice of complimentary carpet or rug.

Ultimately, thinking of the feature wall as part of the room it’s in as opposed to a separate entity is the real key.


Why Choose a Professional Painter?

Any job, whether it’s a small paint job or decorating an entire house, can quickly turn into an entire project.

It is simple to excel at something you have done many times… However, when painting and decorating without prior experience, it is easy to overlook something.

So here are some reasons why you should consider hiring professional painters and decorators to assist you:


Painters and decorators know which details to keep in mind when it comes to the task of painting and decorating. They understand how to prepare walls for painting, how to choose colours and finishes, and how to test them. They know where to go to get the best products for each need, so even if you want to buy paint and materials yourself, they can advise you. Operating in your neighbourhood also allowed them to gain experience on likely requirements such as strict timeframes and a high level of customer satisfaction.

Work completed quicker

Even though painting and decorating take time, professional painters and decorators are used to working under tight deadlines to complete the job and thoroughly clean so you don’t have to. You can even live in your own house while the painting and decorating is being done, as it can be done while you’re at work and in stages.


Professional painters and decorators usually have health and safety insurance, so you won’t have to worry about paying any bills if something goes wrong in your home. This can provide you with some peace of mind because events can happen to even the best of us, and it helps you avoid risks for yourself. Many painters and decorators also offer a 6-month warranty because we believe in taking care of our customers even after the job is finished to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Handle the planning for you

The exciting part is deciding on a colour scheme for painting and decorating. However, the walls and materials must first be prepared. Professional painters and decorators will prepare the walls for you by scraping old paint and gently smoothing the surface with sand paper for best application. They will use primer for the best long-lasting results and will cover furniture with clean dust sheets to keep it clean and safe during the painting process. Typically, after assisting you in selecting the colours, the painter and decorator will go and provide the materials before the job begins.

Work to deadlines

With a lot of experience in this field, painters and decorators can more accurately predict how long it will take to complete a job, what to do to fit into those time frames, and how to respond if there are any unexpected events. If it is discovered that additional services are required, they are most likely to know where you can obtain these.

Already have the needed equipment

Even though this may seem like an obvious reason, hiring a professional painter and decorator will most likely save you money because it is a safe investment because they know what they are doing, and you will not have to buy the tools if you did the job yourself. Even if you buy the tools, you will need some knowledge, and if you only intend to use them for one job, it is worth hiring someone.

Job completion

If you’ve ever done your own painting and decorating, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of joy gradually fading into frustration at the prospect of having so much to do. Hiring professionals is a good alternative to doing things on your own and knowing the results will be satisfying if you have the urge to quit midway or avoid the rush to avoid rushed results.