Ask The Experts 2017-09-06T12:05:16+00:00

Ask The Experts

Whether you’re a seasoned painter or just starting out, there is always something new to learn! Here Pat McDonnell Paints, our customers often ask us for our advice on paint, DIY and home decor. In our Ask The Experts section, we have created lots of helpful guides to answer some of the most common (and some not-so-common) questions that we have received. If you have a DIY questions, please feel free to get in touch or leave a comment under any of the below blog posts – we will answer them ASAP.

Blistering Paint: What is it & How To Fix it Pat McDonnell Paints

Paint Blistering: What It Is & How to Solve It

My walls are full of blisters even after I’ve painted them, what’s causing this and how can I fix it?

Wallpaper Guide: Everything You Need To Know Pat McDonnell Paints

Your Ultimate Guide To Wallpaper

Need advice on wallpaper? From lining to pasting, this in depth guide covers all of the tricky areas of wallpapering.

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Kitchen Table and Chair Paint: Update Your Kitchen with Pat McDonnell Paints

Painting Your Kitchen Table and Chairs

I wish to seek your advice on painting my old pine table and chairs. What preparation do I need to do and which paint products are best to use?

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How to paint your tiles: Pat McDonnell Paints How To Guide

How To Paint Your Tiles

Can I paint over the ceramic tile in my bathroom? And if so, how do I go about it?


How Can I Choose Colour Schemes for My New House?

I need help deciding on a colour scheme for my new house, my time is limited and it’s an expensive process. Any advice you have would be great cheers!

How To Paint Your Ceiling - Pat McDonnell Paints Have Some Ceiling Painting Tips For You

How Do I Paint My Ceilings?

I want to paint my ceilings but not sure how to go about it, can you give me any advice? Thank you!

How to remove mildew from ceiling pat mcdonnell paints

How To Get Rid of Mildew on Your Bathroom Ceiling

My bathroom ceiling has got mildew on it, when i wash it off it reoccurs a month or two later. Which paint product is best to solve this problem?


Can I Paint My PVC Windows A Different Colour?

We recently bought a house and we don’t like the exterior dark brown pvc windows, is it possible to paint them white?

How To Clean Your Brushes: Pat McDonnell Paints

How To Clean & Store Your Brushes

Finished painting? Follow our guide to cleaning and storing paintbrushes – the environmentally friendly way!

Painted Gates & Railings: How to Guide @ Pat McDonnell Paints

Whats The Best Way To Paint My Rusty Gates?

I have old rusty exterior gates and railings that need painting. Can you please give me the heads up on prep & a durable product?