Not many people are in a position to remodel their entire kitchen when they get a little bored with the look of this vital room. And it’s the most instant-impact DIY project you can attempt, so here are a few shortcuts and tricks to make it a bit easier.

This can prove to me a daunting task to do at the end of a hard day painting, so in between coats, put your paintbrush in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. The cold temperature keeps the bristles soft, even for several days. And it also means you’ll only have to clean the brush once at the end of the project.


As they say, rubbish in, rubbish out. Cheap paint is cheap for a reason. Buy quality paint and brushes. They cover beautifully and don’t leave streaks or brush marks.


It happens to the best of us. Impatience can kick in after a few hours of monotonous painting, so you may be tempted to take short cuts to get the walls covered as quickly as possible. For the best results, you should apply several thin layers of paint. It takes a bit longer, but the end result will mean no puddles of paint in crevices, and less brush marks in the end.


It might seem like a waste of time to wash your walls prior to painting, but it is probably one of the most important steps. Your walls need to be free of oils and dust for primer and paint to adhere properly, so don’t skip it.


If you are too impatient to tape off the trim in the room you are painting, simply keep a wet rag on hand at all times and wipe the wet paint as needed.

Some people change the paint in their homes twice a year to reflect the seasons. Consider rich, dark colours in winter and bright, cheery colours in the summer. And of course, if you are looking to invest in a total refurb of your countertop, Grantech can help. Stop in to browse through our beautiful showroom and ask for expert advise.