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Paint Buying Guide

Paint Buying Guide

Choosing the right paint can seem like a daunting task. Whether you have a small or large room, this guide will help you arrive at the most appropriate choice for you.

Emulsion Paint

Vinyl Matt Emulsion

Vinyl Matt Emulsion


Vinyl matt offers added durability for your interior walls and gives you a more contemporary matt finish. Great for us on all interior walls and ceilings (low traffic areas).

Advantages

  • Ideal for general living areas
  • A wipe-clean, low sheen with low moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L, selected colours available in 5L
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Silk Emulsion

Silk Emulsion


Choosing a vinyl silk will give your room a high sheen that's easy to wipe clean. The vinyl formulation has extra durability. Great for humid and high traffic living areas (excluding Bathrooms).

Advantages

  • Ideal for general living areas
  • A wipe-clean, low sheen with low moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L, selected colours available in 5L
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Durable Emulsion

Durable Emulsion


For a tough finish in high-traffic areas of the home. Durable emulsion will let you wipe away marks without spoiling the finish of the paint (great for hallways, play and high trafic areas).

Advantages

  • Ideal for bathrooms
  • A scrub-resistant, mid sheen with high moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L, selected colours available in 5L
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Kitchen Emulsion

Kitchen Emulsion


Formulated for the busiest room in the house, kitchen emulsion is perfect for areas susceptible to stains and everyday marks (great for kitchen & utility walls and ceilings).

Advantages

  • Ideal for kitchens and utility rooms
  • A scrub-resistant, low sheen with high moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L, selected colours available in 5L
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Bathroom Emulsion

Bathroom Emulsion


This soft sheen finish is guaranteed to withstand moisture and mould. When your bathroom gets steamy, simply wipe the walls dry (great for bathroom walls and ceilings).

Advantages

  • Ideal for bathrooms
  • A scrub-resistant, mid sheen with high moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L, selected colours available in 5L
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Trade Emulsion

Trade Emulsion


Trade emulsion has a higher pigment, so it will require fewer coats than standard paint. Available in a variety of finishes (great for large-scale projects and trade professionals).

Advantages

  • Ideal for large scale projects and trade professionals
  • Requires fewer coats, saving you time and money
  • High quality paint
  • Smooth, even finish
  • Even better value if you are a Tradepro member
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Wood Paint

Liquid Gloss

Liquid Gloss


Liquid gloss is ideal for a high sheen finish and can be used as a top coat on interior and exterior wood and metal.

Advantages

  • Immaculate high sheen finish
  • Interior & exterior use
  • Ideal for wood and metal surfaces
  • Can be used as a top coat
  • Available in Standard, Trade & Truewhite formulation
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One Coat Gloss

One Coat Gloss


One coat gloss is a durable top coat. Its formulated for convenience and can be applied in just one coat.

Advantages

  • Excellent opacity covering surfaces in one coat
  • Immaculate high sheen finish
  • Tough & durable solvent which is washable & hard wearing
  • Interior & exterior use
  • Ideal for wood and metal surfaces
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One Coat Satinwood

One Coat Satinwood


One coat satinwood provides a mid sheen finish. It's formulation allows you to paint wood and metal in just one coat.

Advantages

  • Excellent opacity covering surfaces in one coat
  • Professional mid-sheen satin finish
  • A subtle, attractive alternative to gloss
  • Tough & durable solvent which is washable & hard wearing
  • Ideal for wood, metal surfaces
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Truewhite

Truewhite


It is suitable for interior and exterior wood and metal. Avaliable as an undercoat, liquid gloss or satinwood. Use as part of a two coat system.

Advantages

  • Formulation based on a new resin that never goes yellow
  • Water based formulation which doesn't overspread
  • Available as undercoat, basecoat, liquid gloss or satinwood
  • Interior & exterior use
  • Ideal for wood, metal surfaces
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Quick Dry Satinwood


Quick dry satinwood provides a beautiful mid sheen finish that is suitable for interior use on wood and metal.

Advantages

  • Touch dry in just 1-2 hours
  • Professional mid-sheen satin finish
  • A subtle, attractive alternative to gloss
  • Self-undercoating, wipeable and non-yellowing formulation
  • Ideal for wood, metal surfaces including radiators

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Undercoat

Provides excellent opacity and its high sheen level contributes to exceptional gloss retention. Suitable for use on correctly prepared and primed interior and exterior wood and metal surfaces.

Specialist Paint

Masonry & Brick Paint

Masonry & Brick Paint


Our Masonry & Brick Paint is suitable for most exterior applications including roughcast, concrete, stock, facing bricks and pebble-dash (avaliable in range of finishes & types).

Advantages

  • High quality, extra durable, smooth masonry paint
  • Waterproof and dirt-resistant
  • Formulated for easy application and maximum coverage
  • Contains a fungicide to inhibit mould growth*
  • Available in Dulux, Sandtex and Wickes brands
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Metal Paint

Metal Paint


Floor Paint is a durable paint that is an ideal choice for stone and concrete. It's so tough you can even park your car on it. (Available in Gloss, Satin, Matt and Eggshell finish. Ideal for metal surfaces).

Advantages

  • Performs as primer, undercoat and topcoat in one
  • Formulation that can be applied direct to rust
  • Up to 8 years corrosion and rust protection
  • Ultra tough - excellent weather resistance
  • More affordable than engineered or solid wood
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Floor Paint

Floor Paint


The drip resistant formulation on non-drip top coat is convenient and easy to apply. It provides an immaculate high-sheen finish (available in Satin finish. Ideal for concrete or stone floors).

Advantages

  • Hard wearing so it won't scratch or scuff
  • Ultimate paint protection with a slip resistant finish
  • Suitable for wood, stone or concrete
  • 3 coats will give the best protection
  • Available in Ronseal and Wickes brand
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Tile Paint

Tile Paint


Quick dry satinwood provides a beautiful mid sheen finish that is suitable for interior use on wood and metal. (available in Gloss, Satin or Matt finish).

Advantages

  • In one coat, it quickly transforms and protects interior tiles
  • Durable, long-lasting finish
  • Covers up patterned tiles and strong colours
  • Mould resistant
  • Available in Ronseal and Wickes brand
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Spray Paint

Spray Paint


One coat satinwood provides a mid sheen finish. It's formulation allows you to paint wood and metal in just one coat ( Ideal for Interior wood furniture, cupboards & doors).

Advantages

  • Indoor & outdoor use
  • Multi-purpose spray for use on virtually any surface
  • Protects the colour against bumps and scratches
  • UV-absorbent, water resistant
  • Plastikote trusted brand
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Furniture and Cupboard Paint

Furniture and Cupboard Paint


It is suitable for interior and exterior wood and metal. Avaliable as an undercoat, liquid gloss or satinwood. Use as part of a two coat system. (Ideal for interior wood, furniture, cupboards and doors).

Advantages

  • Touch dry in 30 minutes
  • No need for a primer
  • Protect against wear and tear without rubbing off
  • Don't need to protect with a wax or lacquer
  • Available in Ronseal and Wickes brand
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Choose the right sheen for your job

Gloss

Gloss


Ultra shiny, tough and reflective ideal for woodwork

Great for:

  • Doors
  • Trims
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Satin

Satin


Delicate mid-sheen finish ideal for woodwork.

Great for:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Hallways
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Silk/Easycare

Silk/Easycare


Mid-sheen finish reflecting a bit of light similar to polished surface.

Great for:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Kids Rooms
  • Hallways
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Eggshell

Eggshell


Looks like the surface of an eggshell and gives a heritage finish.

Great for:

  • Bedrooms
  • Kids rooms
  • Hallways
  • Livingrooms
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Matt


Great for:

  • Living rooms
  • Dining rooms
  • Bedrooms

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