Learn to paint like a pro. Useful tips on everything from preparation to painting techniques.

Preparation

Here Barry gives an introduction to his professional painting & decorating programme that will allow you to paint like a pro and create a beautiful home.

Barry shows you how to protect your surfaces and sheet up like a professional.

Barry shows you how to pre-prepare new plaster before painting.

Barry shows you how to prepare the emulsion for the first coat on bare plaster.

Barry shows you all of the tips on using a roller.

Barry shows you how to ensure you get the perfect crisp painted line between your carpet and skirting boards.

Barry shows you why and how you must treat resinous knots in softwoods such as pine to ensure a blemish free paint finish.

Barry shows you how to ensure that the all important primer coat is applied to bare timber skirtings to ensure a long lasting finish can be achieved

Barry shows you how to sand down properly by hand.

Barry shows you how to use a pole sander correctly to ensure a perfectly prepared surface ready to receive paint.

Barry shows you how to properly mix fillers to carry out the all important preparation work.

Barry shows you how to prepare a tube of decorator's caulk and how to use a caulking gun correctly.

Barry shows you how to properly fill holes and indentations to ensure a perfectly prepared surface.

Caulking gaps between painted surfaces is a key part of the preparation process. Here Barry shows you the professional method of applying flexible decorators filler. Whether you are looking to improve your existing DIY house painting skills on a budget or just looking to refresh an interior room.

Decorating around a fireplace can be a nightmare for some people. Barry demonstrates some really useful tips on how to make this a decorating dream in this preparation guide.

Ceilings

Barry shows you how to cut in the first coat of paint to a bare plaster ceiling and get a neat finish around your light fittings.

Barry shows you how to roll the first coat of emulsion onto a bare plaster to get a great finish.

Walls

Barry shows you how to roll walls and ensure a perfect and even finish, free from defects including heavy orange peel texture and tramlines

Barry shows you how to cut in between the skirting and the wall.

Pro Techniques

Painting hack - Barry shows you how to practice your cutting in skills to get that perfect, crisp painted line.

Barry shows you how to cut in a perfect line against the ceiling.

Cleaning/Storing

Barry shows you how to professionally clean up your painting tools so that the last and provide you with a great result time and time again.

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