HOW TO

Welcome to the Graham & Brown How To page. Here you will find a mix of how to guides, from the practical jobs such as hanging wallpaper, through to the more creative challenges to create a certain look.

  1. How To Paint a Geometric Wall

    Check out our step by step guide on how to create a stunning geometric wall with paint.

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  2. How To Measure For Curtains

    When it comes to measuring your windows for curtains, there are a few things to bear in mind. A lot of it is down to the style of curtain you'd like and what you'll be using to hang them.

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  3. How To Hang Curtains

    Once you've taken the measurements for your curtains and installed your curtain pole or curtain track, you'll be ready to start hanging them up.

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  4. How To Measure Blinds

    Window blinds can be an excellent alternative to curtains, especially in rooms where you want to be able to control the light. Roman blinds are great for privacy and can be the ideal choice for bedroom and living room windows.

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  5. How To Brighten Up A Dark Room

    Turn a dark and dingy room into a bright, airy and calm haven with these tips from Graham & Brown.

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  6. How To Clean Roller Blinds

    Find out exactly how to clean roller blinds with Graham & Brown complete guide, covering deep cleans, general maintenance and spot cleaning fabric blinds.

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  7. HOW AND WHY YOU SHOULD USE LINING PAPER

    Find out how and why to use our Lining Paper, all Graham & Brown wallpapers are easy to handle and install and will cover minor imperfections in the wall.

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  8. HOW TO FIT BLINDS

    Fitting window blinds might seem like a difficult task, but it really doesn't have to be. We will take you through the process step-by-step, so you can professionally install roller and roman blinds.

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  9. HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PAINT

    Subtle teal or bold pink? A silky soft eggshell or the deepest matt? Our guide on how to choose the best paint colours will help you navigate your way through the options.

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  10. HOW TO CREATE A MONOCHROME LIVING ROOM

    Find out how to use black and white decor to create a stylish monochrome colour scheme in your home. Discover interior design with Graham & Brown.

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  11. HOW TO DECORATE A SMALL ROOM

    Don't let having a small bedroom get in the way of your big decorating ideas! Take a look at Graham & browns favourite ways to decorate a small bedroom.

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  12. HOW TO PAINT A FIREPLACE

    Add spark to your interior decor by finding out how to paint a fireplace. Visit Graham & Brown for more paint tutorials and inspiration.

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  13. HOW TO DECORATE USING MUSTARD YELLOW

    If you're curious about why mustard yellow is so popular or you want to use it in your home, check out our guide and mustard yellow interior design tips.

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  14. HOW TO DECORATE USING MUSTARD YELLOW

    If you're curious about why mustard yellow is so popular or you want to use it in your home, check out our guide and mustard yellow interior design tips.

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  15. HOW TO PAINT A GARAGE DOOR

    If you're thinking of redecorating, why not start outside? Take a look at Graham & Brown's guide to repainting a garage door using our range of exterior paints.

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  16. HOW TO WALLPAPER AROUND A WINDOW

    Wallpapering around a window is not as daunting as it sounds, check out our guide here to walk you through the steps.

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  17. HOW TO PREPARE YOUR WALLS FOR PAINTING

    Read on to find out how best to prepare your walls which will ensure you achieve that professional result.

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  18. HOW TO PAINT A FRONT DOOR

    Create the best first impression possible of your home by learning how to paint your front door with Graham & Brown’s exterior wood paint.

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  19. HOW TO PAINT INTERIOR DOORS

    Find out how to use our interior wood paint to redecorate the doors inside your home. Learning how to paint interior doors is easy with Graham & Brown.

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  20. HOW TO PAINT BEHIND A RADIATOR

    Learn how to remove your radiator in order to finish a paint job, or how to paint behind a radiator without removing it, with help from Graham & Brown.

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  21. HOW TO PAINT A CEILING

    Wondering how to paint your ceiling to finish off your room? Read our handy guide to give you all the top tips.

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  22. HOW TO PAINT A RADIATOR

    Looking to give your radiator a refresh with a lick of paint? Then check out our step by step guide to ensure the perfect finish.

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  23. GETTING THE RIGHT COLOUR

    Paint sales online continue to grow, but how can you be sure what colour you are going to get?

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  24. HOW TO CLEAN PAINTED WALLS

    Find out how to clean painted walls, whether you used eggshell finish, latex or oil-based paints. Keep your walls looking good as new with Graham & Brown.

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  25. HOW TO PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS

    Want to bring your kitchen to life without splashing out on an expensive refit? Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets for a bold and creative solution.

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  26. HOW TO HANG WALLPAPER

    Watch our step by video and guide on how to hang wallpaper here. All our wallpapers are paste the wall to make for easy application and removal.

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  27. HOW TO PAINT SKIRTING BOARDS

    View our step by step guide on how to paint your skirting boards for the perfect way to finish off a room, or create a seamless transition throughout your home.

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  28. HOW TO REMOVE WALLPAPER

    View our handy guide on the best methods for removing traditional wallpaper and how we would recommend our paste the wall paper for any future projects, as this can be peeled off the wall in full strips!

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  29. HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE

    Upcycling your furniture is sustainable, cost-effective and a perfect way of injecting some newness into your home! There are really no limits to what you can create and one of the most straightforward techniques for this is a fresh lick of paint.

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  30. HOW TO DECORATE YOUR LIVING ROOM

    The first and most key element to consider when decorating your living room is the atmosphere you want to create; this is a good grounding point to start with and will help you build your desired living room.

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  31. HOW TO HANG A WALL MURAL

    Watch our step by step video on how to hang a wall mural for the perfect statement feature wall in your home.

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  32. HOW TO PAINT STRIPES ON YOUR WALL

    Follow our step by step guide on how to successfully achieve painted stripes on your wall.

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  33. HOW TO MEASURE FOR WALLPAPER

    View our guide which offers advice on how to measure your room correctly for decorating and what handy tools we have on the product pages to automatically calculate how many rolls of wallpaper or tins of paint you will need.

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  34. WHY USE LINING PAPER?

    In this article we will talk you through the numerous benefits of using lining paper to create a flawless finish to your decorating project.

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  35. HOW TO PAINT A ROOM

    Simply watch our step by step video and read through our simple tips for making painting easy, from preparation to the finishing touches!

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  36. HOW TO CLEAN WALLPAPER

    Follow our handy guide on how you can quickly and safely clean your wallpaper in case of any accidental spills or general dust/dirt.

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  37. CAN YOU HANG WALLPAPER IN DAMP AREAS?

    Damp is a common household problem, but it shouldn’t throw a spanner in your interior design plans.

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  38. HOW TO ORDER PAINT

    View our top tips for helping to choose your perfect paint from our paint colour card, through to ordering sample pots.

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  39. HOW TO REMOVE WOODCHIP WALLPAPER

    Thinking your home needs a makeover? Start by finding out how to remove woodchip wallpaper in five simple steps. Learn more about home decor at Graham & Brown.

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  40. HOW TO USE A WALLPAPER STEAMER

    Speed up the process of stripping wallpaper by learning how to use a wallpaper steamer with Graham & Brown’s comprehensive guide.

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  41. HOW TO LINE UP YOUR WALLPAPER

    At Graham & Brown, we want DIY to be accessible to all, so we've compiled a cheat sheet to ensure your wallpaper adorns your walls in exactly the way it was designed to.

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  42. HOW TO WALLPAPER A FEATURE WALL

    Want to make the most of a feature wall in your room? Read our guide to gaining the most impact with your wallpaper.

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  43. HOW TO WALLPAPER NEWLY PLASTERED WALLS

    Giving your home a brand new look is exciting, but in your haste have you considered whether or not your plaster is ready to accommodate your wallpaper?

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  44. HOW TO PAINT AN OMBRE WALL

    Here we'll explain how to use different tones of paint to create your own fabulous ombre effect wall so you too can create this dreamy colour melt.

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