Paint

Redecorating your home or taking on a new upcycling project is big business in the UK and growing each and every year. There are manufacturers bringing out new paints and colours to suit the needs of the consumers. Everyone has their own preference to how they want something to look and there are hundreds of thousands of paints available on the market.

Below you will be able to find all of our articles such as tutorials, product reviews and guide that relate to the painting industry.

How To Paint Skirting Boards

Before you begin painting your skirting boards, it’s important that you prepare it and choose the correct paint. Whether you’ve fitted MDF or wood skirting, we walk you through each stage of how to paint your skirting boards for the perfect finish.

How To Paint New Plaster

As soon as you’ve had a room plastered, you may be counting down the days until you can begin to paint it and add some colour. To ensure you achieve a professional finish, we wrote the below guide that walks you through how to paint new plaster with a mist coat.

How To Choose Paint Colours

Whether you are painting your living room, bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else, deciding upon a paint colour can be difficult and stressful. To help you choose paint colours for your home, we have written a detailed guide that covers everything.

How To Get Paint Out Of Carpet

Whether you have spilled emulsion, gloss or any type of paint upon your carpet, it may seem an impossible mission to remove it. However, below you can find our top tips on how to get paint out of carpet in a matter of minutes.

How To Get Rid Of Paint Smell?

After painting a room with a fresh coat of paint, the smell can linger for a few days, which many people find unpleasant. However, within this article we show you a number of ways in which you can get rid of the new paint smell with ease.

Matt or Silk Paint?

Matt or silk paint is by far the most popular type of finish when it comes to decorating your home but many people confuse the two. Whether you are painting your walls or ceiling, we explain both types of finishes in full detail below.

Best Paint Brushes

When it comes to paint brushes, you really do get what you pay for and it’s worthwhile spending time to find the best. Whether you are painting a door frame, ceiling or interior walls, we have a great list of recommendations that are suited to all budgets.

Best Paint Roller

Paint rollers have improved massively over the last decade and they’re available in a range of types and sizes. Whether you are painting a ceiling, wall, upcycling project or using different paints such as emulsion or gloss, we have a great selection of rollers.

Best Masking Tape

Masking tape allows you to effectively mask off most surfaces in order to achieve straight lines and a clean finish whilst painting. Within this article, we list some of the best low tack options that are available in a range of lengths, widths and colours.

Best Wall Filler

Repairing cracks or gaps upon walls or ceilings is far easier than you would expect when using a quality wall filler. Whether you use a ready mix or powder formula, both will permanently fill the defect in a single application and leave behind a smooth finish.

Best Decking Paint

Although not as widely used as a stain or oil, a quality decking paint is perfect for covering over an older colour and providing a thicker finish. Within this article, we list some of the best paints that can withstand weathering and plenty of foot traffic.

Best Glitter Paint For Walls

Glitter paint is an excellent way to jazz up an entire room or feature wall within your home. Whether you wish to mix your own glitter flakes into the paint or use a clear glaze, we have a great list of recommendations in this article.

Best Satinwood Paint

A satinwood paint is best used for achieving a durable mid-sheen finish to interior wood or metal surfaces. Unlike alternative paints, they are able to retain a durable non-yellowing finish for much longer and within this article, we list some of the best.

Best Bathroom Paint

Bathrooms are subject to excessive steam and moisture and it’s important that you use a paint that’s resistant to the damaging effects. Within this article, we list some of the best options that are suitable for application upon the bathroom ceiling and walls.

Best Paint For Front Door

Your front door is the “face” of your house and after many years, it can begin to look tired. However, using a high quality front door paint is an easy way to give it a new lease of life and help to protect it for many more years.

Best Paint For Plastic

Whether you need to paint plastic furniture, doors, toys or other items, there are many types of paint for plastic surfaces on the market. Within this article, we list some of the best options that can be applied by brush or directly from a spray can.

Best Paint For Skirting Boards

Using a high quality paint on your skirting boards can completely transform any room. Deciding upon the best is a matter of preference and within this article, we list satin, gloss, eggshell and stained paints that are suitable for all skirting boards.

Best Garage Door Paint

Garage doors are exposed to the elements all-year round and they can eventually begin to flake, peel and crack. However, you can easily freshen it up using a garage door paint that not only transforms its appearance but also protects it for many more years to come.

Best Fence Paint

Painting your fence not only provides it with a new lease of life but also helps to preserve and protect it. Fence paint is available in a range of colours and can be brushed or sprayed onto most smooth planed or rough sawn fences.

Best Radiator Paint

Compared to standard paints, a radiator paint is specifically designed to resist temperatures of up to 130°C. Within this article, we list some of the best options that can be applied to water-filled radiators and central heating pipes around your home.

Best Emulsion Paint

Emulsion paint is best used for painting interior walls and ceilings as it provides excellent coverage and opacity. Unlike other types of paint, emulsion doesn’t crack or fade in sunlight and within this article, we list some of the best on the market.

Best Gloss Paint

Gloss paint is the best type of paint to use to provide a shiny finish to interior or exterior surfaces. Unlike alternative paints, gloss requires far longer to dry and harden but there are many fast drying options available.

Best Paint Stripper For Wood & Metal

Although there are many ways to remove paint from wood, metal or other substrates, the most effective method is to use a paint stripper. They are available as pastes or gels that can be used to clear a variety of different paint types.

Best Tile Paint

Tile paint is a cost effective solution to transforming your bathroom or kitchen without the need to re-tile it completely. The paints are available in a variety of colours with many formulas not requiring any priming or sanding.

Best Kitchen Cupboard Paint UK

Kitchen cupboard paint is designed to be far more hard wearing than standard paints. It can withstand everyday usage, which may include scruffs or scratches and is suitable for most wood, melamine and MDF kitchen cabinets.

Best Chalk Paint UK

Chalk paint is the best type of paint for upcyling projects that involve painting furniture and other surfaces. As the name suggests, the inclusion of chalk within the formula makes it easier to use and achieve attractive results.

Best Garage Floor Paint UK

Garage floor paint is designed to be far more durable than standard paints and allow you to add some colour to dull concrete floors. There is a vast amount of paints on the market that are available in a range of colours to best suit your requirements.

Best Anti Mould Paint

After rectifying the cause of damp, it’s highly advised that you use an anti mould paint upon the treated area. They are formulated to provide the best form of protection against mould growth and staining whilst still allowing the moisture to escape.

Best Masonry Paint

Masonry paint is designed to be used to freshen up exterior surfaces of your property as well as protect against weathering, dirt and pollution. Most brands also offer a great selection of colours that can completely transform your home.

Best Exterior Wood Paint

Exterior wood paint that’s cracked, peeled or blistered can ruin the look and feel of your outdoor space. The best way to fix the defective paint is to rub down the surface and apply a paint that provides long lasting weather protection.