Essential tools and gadgets for decorating

Make sure your decorating project is as easy as can be with this selection of tools and gadgets.

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Are you starting a new decorating project? Take a look at our selection of the latest handy tools and gadgets, great for making those DIY jobs a little bit easier.

Using paste-the-wall wallpaper for the first time? Get started with Harris Solvite Paste the Wall kit, including paste, tray, roller, sponge and scissors, £12.99, Homebase.

The Black & Decker KX3300 wallpaper stripper removes all types of wallpaper. It comes with ladder hook and plate storage, to rest it safely when in use, £39, Black & Decker.


Give your papered walls a professional touch by smoothing the joins with this hardwearing Hamilton Perfection wooden seam roller, £5.78, B&Q.

A solid table will make cutting or pasting easier. The Harris Premier Versa-table, £29.99 from Amazon, is made from recycled materials and features a measuring scale.


Use the Stanley Orbital wallpaper scorer, £14, Tesco Direct, to perforate and lift wallpaper before it is steamed off. This allows the steam to penetrate, making the job easier.