Month: June 2009

Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

How to paint a ceilingWhen starting a paint job, always begin with the ceiling before you get stuck into the walls or skirting boards. This avoids paint splashes on areas that you have already painted.

Preparation is key.

  • Cover all furniture and flooring.
  • Use a step ladder and a roller to get maximum paint coverage in the quickest time.
  • Using an extension handle on the …
Spain hopes for amnesty for illegal properties

Spain hopes for amnesty for illegal properties

Malaga Beach FrontMany investors and owners of Spanish property who have been affected by the crackdown on illegal planning are breathing a sigh of relief today. Reports from Spain yesterday point to the possibility of amnesty to be declared for illegally built properties.

During the property boom era, Spain witnessed (similar to other countries, but on a larger scale) a mass amount of corruption in …

Fixer upper of the week: €55,000 Ballina, Co. Mayo

Fixer upper of the week: €55,000 Ballina, Co. Mayo

St. Muredachs Terrace, Ballina Co. Mayo As in it says in the property description this is ‘an ideal renovation project’. This 2 bed end of terrace property is on the market for a song at €55,000. The low price allows you to spend your remaining dosh on the overhaul & repair of the house. The property is located just minutes walk from Ballina town …

Dream Project of the Week: Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Dream Project of the Week: Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Dream Project: 3 bed property, Bree, Co. Wexford In county Wexford, less then 2 miles from the villages of Bree and Galbally and nestled under the shadow of Raheenahone Hill you can buy this 3 bed house with a couple of acres for €100,000!

The house has been unoccupied for a few years but is not complete disrepair and nothing that hard work wouldn”t fix. The property …

How to clean paint brushes

How to clean paint brushes

Paintbrushes

So you have decided to do a paint job and have rooted out those old paint brushes that you neglected to clean the last time you had a surge of painting enthusiasm. So what to do? Can these brushes be saved? Well, fear not. All is not lost.

Obviously, cleaning brushes immediately after use is the best option. If the brush has …

Rent-to-buy scheme: A risky option?

Rent-to-buy scheme: A risky option?

Rent to buy - Is it a risky option? Rent-to-buy is bascially where you make an agreement to buy the property at current prices. The catch with this is that property prices may drop further within the next three years and you are stuck with a fixed price agreement and Banks will also only give you a mortgage on current property values. It”s a risk …

Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Dirty BBQ and home cleaning mixture to help remove the grim

Its looks like its shaping up to be another great weekend! I”m one for cautious optimism but Met Eireann is forecasting “a good deal of dry weather, and with some good sunny spells developing” and I think it’s time to finally break out the BBQ. I haven’t lifted …

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