Escape to the Chateau star Angel Adoree shares her ‘secret weapon’ for painting rooms

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Angel Adoree shares her tips for painting walls

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Escape to the Chateau stars, and husband and wife team, Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree, have shared how to “completely transform” a room using paint. Angel shared her tips in a video for Homebase called “Dick & Angel’s Simple Ideas, Big Difference – Painting Transformation”. In the video, Angel was giving their utility room a “refresh” with a new lick of paint.

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The room was scuffed and chipped and had seen better days.

The first thing Angel did was prepare the room for painting.

She said: “I need to clear everything out get everything protected and get the walls ready.

“Whatever you do, protect the things that you love.

“Having a couple of scrapers around is essential.

“You’re going to want to scrape some old flaky stuff off of your walls.

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“You may need to fill some holes. I’ve got my filler. I can already see a couple of places I need to fill.”

When filling in holes, Angel suggested filling them and then leaving them an hour or so to dry.

Then, sand the filler down so there’s a smooth surface to apply the paint.

Angel revealed that she does have a “secret weapon” that she uses when painting a room.

She said: “A good masking tape is your secret weapon to making sure you’ve got lovely, crisp professional lines.”

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Next, she wiped the walls down to remove dust build up.

The DIYer claimed this part is “so important”.

Once the prep is done, Angel started on the “easy part” which is painting the room.

Homeowners will need paint, a roller and paint brushes.

For her utility room, Angel chose a flintstone grey colour from Homebase.

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She then planned to “layer it up” with lots of green foliage.

When painting a room, Angel suggested starting by cutting in which means painting around any tiling, skirting, windows, sockets or in any corners.

If it’s your first time painting, Angel suggested choosing a roller that has a long pile and is quite big.

The bigger the roller, the quicker the job will get done.

She added: “If you roll up evenly and slowly and then you give it a roll and it spins it means it’s gone on evenly.”

She also advised fellow DIYers to paint in diagonals to create a “W” shape.

Once the areas is painted, take the roller and go up and down with no pressure.

Allow the roller to lie down all the way along.

Angel described the room as a “complete transformation”.

She concluded: “It was a day of a little bit of elbow grease but I tell you what it feels fresh and clean and new and it just makes me smile. What a difference a day makes.”

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