Welcome to KCS Decorating
In this section you’ll discover answers to any questions which arise from all aspects of decorating.
A British Obsession
Decorating is a national obsession. Decorating enthusiasts pack into the DIY shops on Bank Holiday weekends, leaving them more crowded than beaches. But how many of us actually know how to decorate well enough to get a professional looking finish.
We get carried away watching TV programmes in which whole houses are transformed in a day on what appear to be miraculously small budgets for decorating materials. We forget that there’s a team of interior designers (albeit of dubious skill, let alone taste), and a small army of tradesmen doing the work. The presenters and even the cameramen chip in to help finish the job on time. But none of their wages are included in the stated costs. And who pays for the decorating tools, We’re left with the impression that we can perform decorating miracles with a few sheets of MDF, tins of cheap paint and some pieces of laminate flooring. Decorating professionals will tell you that a good part of their work consists of putting right decorating disasters caused by DIY enthusiasts who have no idea how to decorate.
If you’re a novice our articles will help ensure that you choose something you can manage to finish properly and tell you how to achieve it. But if you already know how to decorate to a competent standard we’ll help you to move to the next rung of the ladder. In both cases we’ll tell you where to look for answers to the specific challenges your plans provoke and save you wasting time and money on projects you have no hope of completing yourself. If you choose something your capable of finishing it will be a rewarding experience.
How to Decorate
Before you start decorating your room, you have to work out what you expect to achieve. That may seem obvious, but it’s no small challenge. You might have something in mind which is totally inappropriate for the dimensions of your room, or the position of the doors, windows and fireplace. And that’s just the start. You then need to discover the technicalities of how to decorate the space to achieve the outcome you want.
We’ll be featuring articles on both of these main stages in the process. Our features will also help you choose the right decorating materials for your budget and tell you how to buy them at the best prices. And if what you have in mind is too expensive we’ll advise you how to decorate your space at a more affordable price and still be happy with the outcome.
Whenever we can we’ll always promote the use of sustainable and renewable decorating materials. Natural materials are fashionable in any case. But we’ll be featuring articles on how to decorate using them.
Advice and answers.
As with everything we highlight we can answer any queries you raise on the subject or on any we haven’t already featured. So if you have any questions on how to decorate or about anything else to do with decorating contact us and we’ll either feature it in an article shortly afterwards or answer you direct.