How To's & Inspiration

5 Garden Design Ideas for a Well-Groomed Garden

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5 Garden Design Ideas for a Well-Groomed Garden

1. Bring Your Garden to Life with a Lick of Paint There was a time when the most exciting colour you would see in an Irish garden was a pair of particularly flashy jocks hanging on a clothes-line. Then Ronseal Garden Paint came along and changed the game. Walking into some gardens in Kilkenny these days, is like stumbling into a work by the artist Banksy. Ronseal have introduced a range of paints for garden wood that really add vibrancy to your garden. You could paint your fence a smooth Cornflour Blue, your shed a quirky Lime Zest and to...

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Homevalue’s DIY Guide: How To Mix Cement & Other Key Facts

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Homevalue’s DIY Guide: How To Mix Cement & Other Key Facts

  Homevalue’s DIY Guide: How To Mix Cement & Other Key Facts We often get this questions from people doing DIY home renovations.So we thought we would put some of the key points into one of our blogs.   Step 1 - Should I Mix Cement By Hand or Invest In A Cement Mixer? Deciding whether you want to use a cement mixer or you want to be brave and do it by hand is an easy choice. We would recommend using a mixer, either electrical or petrol powered. If you are just doing a once off project then a shovel and elbow grease...

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Homevalue’s Top 4 Exterior Painting Tips

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Homevalue’s Top 4 Exterior Painting Tips

  1. Weather – Consider Mother Nature What better way to not succeed with painting the exterior of your home than running a foul of the infamous Irish weather (even in sunny Kilkenny). The last thing you want to have to do after buying your exterior paint is to have to take a rain check. So it is important to select a dry time of the year when there is little rain. This is easier said than done here in Ireland. The Homevalue Exterior Painting Guide - Top Tip - Accu weather app is very useful as it updates the weather in real...

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