Painting ideas and advice from the manufacturers
Although not independent, there are some helpful hints and advice here.
Mousepainter enables you to upload a room and paint it to envisage what your own room would look like.
Crown Paints also have an advice resource.
Expert wallpapering advice can be found here
A good step by step guide to wallpapering
Expert paint related advice can be found here
A fairly comprehensive paint advice and information resource.
Q&A facility and professional forums
A useful painting advice forums resource.
Another useful forum site.
A general website that covers most projects
A good advice resource about decorating.
The same website but a link to the most important aspect of painting walls - making sure they are flat.
General advice can be found here
Written as a list of projects, this covers most painting jobs.
General advice forums and blogs
Useful Q&A resource.
1 Preparing the walls before painting and decorating is not a job to be taken lightly. Any old pot of filler and a quick sand may do the job, but not in every case. It is well worth reading advice and looking at tips and tricks before selecting and using your filler.
2 Caulking is the often overlooked aspect of decorating. A bead of caulk above every skirting board and around every door and window, gets rid of holes, cracks and blemishes. It blurs the visible image between edges and smooths out untidy connections between hard surfaces.
3 A pack of five paint brushes for a fiver may sound like a good deal. If you don't want tiny hairs left on walls and doors, and you do want a smooth finish, buy a good brush - and clean it afterwards.