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Help & How To

  1. Create a glittery effect with Artisan Diamond Effect Spray Paint

    Create a glittery effect with Artisan Diamond Effect Spray Paint

    Craig & Rose Artisan Diamond Effect can be sprayed over any Craig & Rose Artisan Enamel colour to give a brilliant glittery finish. This sparkle effect is perfect for any object requiring a little more glitz!

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  2. How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    Our Craig & Rose Artisan Marble Effect paint gives you an elegant black or white marble look. This eye catching effect can easily be applied to give new life to items throughout the home.

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  3. Summer Brights: Using Spray Paint Outdoors

    Summer Brights: Using Spray Paint Outdoors

    Craig & Rose Artisan High Performance Enamel can be used both inside and outside the home and is the perfect way to personalise your next DIY project. High Performance Enamel is available in 13 colours, so you can mix and match your own favourites. 

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  4. What do you need to think about when preparing for a painting project?

    What do you need to think about when preparing for a painting project?

    Josh is the Assistant Manager in our Stockbridge showroom, and a resident expert on ensuring you get the perfect finish for your project.  We asked Josh for some tips on about preparing for your project.

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  5. Gloss paint - what is it and where do I use it

    What is gloss paint and where do I use it?

    Gloss paint has been used traditionally as the ‘go to’ paint for woodwork, doors and trims. But what is the difference between gloss paint and eggshell or satin? And what surfaces can gloss be used on? 

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  6. Using a wax

    When do I need to use a protective topcoat like varnish or wax?

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  7. stone effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN STONE EFFECT

    Create the natural look and texture of stone by using Stone Effect on interior walls and architectural features. Find out how to apply Stone Effect

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  8. How to apply pearl effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN PEARL EFFECT

    Pearl effect paint is ideal for interior feature walls such as hallways, bedrooms and living areas. Find out how to apply Pearl Effect paint

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  9. HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN GRANITE EFFECT

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN GRANITE EFFECT

    Artisan Granite Effect is a fast drying, water based spray paint designed to create a unique granite  effect on projects inside the home. Read our blog post to find out how to prepare surfaces and apply Granite Effect. 

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  10. upcycling furniture

    WHAT DO I USE TO PAINT FURNITURE? AN UPCYCLING SPECIAL

    One of the biggest interior trends of the last few years is upcycling. Find out in our latest blog post which paints to use for transforming furniture and upcycling.

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  11. eggshell

    WHAT IS ACRYLIC EGGSHELL AND WHERE CAN I USE IT?

    An eggshell finish has a soft subtle sheen – less that a satin or gloss and therefore is more understated and considered by some as more elegant than a gloss finish. Bit what surfaces is it suitable for and what are the advantages of using it?

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  12. choosing and sampling

    Choosing and sampling paint colours

    Choosing the right colour can be a nervewracking process. Have you ever narrowed down your choice in-store, brought a few sample pots home to dab some paint on the walls, only to realise that the shades look nothing like you thought they would on your walls?

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  13. clean up

    HOW DO I CLEAN UP AFTER PAINTING AND WHAT DO I DO WITH LEFTOVER PAINT?

    Traditionally, cleaning up after painting was a bit of a specialist process. Nowadays, more and more interior paints are water-based, which means that clean up much more straightforward!

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  14. paint and wallpaper

    PAINT VS WALLPAPER – WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

    The single most effective thing you can do to transform the look of a room is to change the colour on your walls. Aside from choosing colour, one of the biggest decorating decisions to make is whether you use paint or wallpaper to create the look.

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  15. THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    Many professionals work with colour and design on a daily basis. As well as having natural creative flair for these jobs, they have also studied colour theory and understand the base rules for creating different moods using colour. If you would like to give your space a new look but aren’t sure where to start, understanding the basics of colour theory can give you a great background and help you to choose your approach to a colour scheme.

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