According to research nearly 1.2 million litres of white emulsion paint will be sold over the Easter weekend, enough to repaint The White House 452 times. To ensure you don’t fall in to the same rut, EASIpanel has suggested some fresh decorating ideas to transform your home.
EASIpanel makes a simple, inexpensive and satisfying project and can be used to cover uneven walls and outdated woodchip with minimum fuss. Available in two decorative finishes, tongue & groove or raised & fielded, simply cut the high quality, embossed mdf panels to size and attach over existing surfaces using a liquid nails type adhesive.
- Paint effects – add character to a room by enhancing the panel’s woodgrain effects. Paint the panels with oil-based gloss and use a gilt cream to enhance the woodgrain texture for a decorative finish. Alternatively, paint with a neutral or pastel shade and rub with fine sandpaper until the desirer ‘shabby chic’ look is achieved.
- Beautiful bathrooms – transform your bathroom by painting the panels with an on trend colour such as turquoise, named as the 2010 colour of the year. Team the vibrant panels with flamboyant wallpaper and create a look of continuity by cutting the panels to size and boxing in the bath and unsightly pipe work.
- Hardwearing hallways – use the panelling to create a tough kid-proof finish in the hallway. For a classic fresh look use a neutral toned eggshell paint and team with natural textures and complete the look with dado moulding.
The EASipanel website is full of ideas for ways to use the product to improve your home, visit www.easipanel.co.uk for inspiration. EASipanel starts at £7.99 per panel and is available from Homebase stores nationwide (tel: 0870 900 8098) and independent retailers (tel: 0115 911 3500) or see www.easipanel.co.uk