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Help & Advice
Help and Advice on any part of your painting project,from choosing the correct type of paint to calculating the quantities you will need.
Primer stops residue from seeping out of a substrate, thus preventing discolouration once the topcoat has been applied. Undercoat helps level the surface of the substrate and also helps block out strong colours before application of the topcoat.
Priming a surface blocks out stains, provides a good base for a topcoat and ensures maximum adhesion to the surface being painted.
In general, priming is essential when:
Yes, just like Wickes Bathroom, Wickes Durable Matt is fully scrubbable and moisture resistant and can therefore be used in ANY interior room. The key difference is on the finish – Wickes Bathroom has a soft sheen whilst Wickes Durable Matt has a matt finish.
No. For radiators we would recommend using Wickes Radiator Enamel which has been specially formulated to withstand extreme temperature changes.
As long as Universal Primer is applied first to provide a good adhesive base, then any solvent-based Wickes Gloss or Satin can be used to paint plastic material.
Paint shades can vary depending on the material being painted and the amount of light in a room so it's always best to try some of the paint first so you can see exactly how the wall or ceiling will look. Tester pots are available for all Wickes Emulsions (excluding Trade).
Firstly you will need to prepare the surface with Wickes Smooth Skim, which uses advanced lightweight polymer sphere technology to help conceal cracks, creating a smoother surface to paint on. When selecting your topcoat, avoid shiny finishes - opt for a matt finish as it is less reflective and will absorb light to help hide imperfections. Try Wickes Vinyl Matt or for an ultra flat matt look choose Wickes Chalky Flat Matt.
Painting white over white is always a little tricky – however, it doesn't need to be difficult. Those in the know use indicator paint - a handy emulsion that is pink when wet and dries to a Brilliant White, so you can always see where you've painted! We recommend Wickes Pink to White for an even coverage, with no mistakes.
Wickes Bathroom has been specially formulated for high condensation areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. It resists the damaging effects of moisture to provide a durable finish that lasts longer. The finish is also fully scrubbable making it extremely hard-wearing. This practical paint is available in 20 colours, so you won't have to compromise on style!
You don't have to sacrifice a fashionable colour palette for practicality. Wickes Durable Matt is available in 30 stylish colours and is specifically built to last. Extremely tough and hard-wearing, this paint is fully scrubbable, allowing marks to be scrubbed away without spoiling the finish or causing the colour to fade.
Stains should always be treated as part of the preparation process. Wickes Interior Stain Cover is formulated to cover and lock unsightly stains caused by nicotine, smoke, marker pen, wax crayon and graffiti. Once the stain has been treated you can apply a topcoat without fear of the stain showing through. For a fast solution on isolated stains, try Wickes Quick Drying Stain Cover Spray.
Wickes Trade Matt Paint for New Plaster has been specifically designed for effective cover of new plaster, concrete, brick and plasterboard. This high quality matt emulsion is based on a blend of polymers which allow the substrate to breathe so that the drying process may continue after the paint has been applied.
Wickes Mould Resistant Tile Paint offers a quick way to create a new look for your kitchen and bathroom without the need to retile. This advanced formulation can be applied directly to glazed ceramic tiles, and does not require a separate primer or undercoat. For a fast, easy-to-use solution, try Wickes Quick Drying Tile Spray Paint.
Wickes Hardwearing Cupboard Paint is a quick and easy way to transform tired melamine and mdf cupboards. This advanced formulation dries to a tough sheen finish and can be applied directly onto cupboard surfaces without the need for a separate primer or undercoat. For added convenience try Wickes Quick Drying Cupboard Spray Paint.
Normal house paints are prone to discolouration when introduced to heat, so when painting your radiator it's essential that you use a heat resistant paint to avoid yellowing. Wickes Radiator Enamel provides a finish that's heat resistant up to +120°C and contains non-yellowing resins to ensure it retains its original bright finish. It's also available in a choice of gloss or satin finishes.