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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.


Our extensive paint selection enables you to transform your home from top to bottom. Let us help you find which type of paint is right for you to achieve long-lasting, vibrant results.


Emulsion paint

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Vinyl matt emulsion

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

Advantages

  • Ideal for general living areas
  • A wipe-clean, low sheen finish 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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Vinyl silk emulsion

Choosing 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, high sheen finish 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

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-traffic areas).

Advantages

  • Ideal for bathrooms
  • A scrub-resistant, mid sheen finish 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

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

Advantages

  • Ideal for kitchens and utility rooms
  • A scrub-resistant, low sheen finish with high moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L
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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 finish with high moisture-resistance
  • Touch dry in 1-2 hours
  • 1 litre covers 11-13m²
  • All colours available in 2.5L
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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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Interior wood & metal paint

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Eggshell

A subtle low sheen finish comparable to the surface of an egg. A hard-wearing finish with minimal reflection.

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One coat

Available in gloss and satin finishes. Easy to use and durable, with excellent opacity, requiring only one coat in most conditions.

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Non-drip

Available in gloss and satin finishes. Easy to use and durable, with drip-resistant properties, making application easier for the DIYer.

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Quick dry

Available in gloss and satin finishes. Water-based, low-odour formulation makes drying time quicker.

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Top tips

When painting new wood or metal, ensure a primer or undercoat are used; this will help ensure your finishing topcoat looks better and lasts longer.

When painting over existing paint, ensure the surface is clean and suitably smoothed for the best results. Undercoat is also advised.

When painting over contrasting colours, additional coats may be required.

Specialist paint

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Masonry & brick paint

Our masonry and brick paint is suitable for most exterior applications including roughcast, concrete, stock, facing bricks and pebble-dash (available in range of finishes and 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
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Metal paint

Our range of Metal Paint includes hammered finish metal paint that bonds tightly to metal surfaces to keep moisture out and reduce corrosion.

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
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Floor paint

Our range of floor paint includes quick drying, anti-clogging and concrete floor paint, in a range of colours. It's so tough you can even park your car on it.

Advantages

  • Hard wearing so it won't scratch or scuff
  • Ultimate paint protection with a slip resistant finish
  • Suitable for wood, stone or concrete
  • Three coats will give the best protection
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Tile paint

Tile paint will rejuvenate your kitchen or bathroom tiles. It's waterproof and mould-resistant, so you can update and protect your tiles at the same time.

Advantages

  • Highly durable and easy to clean
  • Leaves no brush marks
  • No primer needed
  • Suitable for bare or previously painted tiles
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Spray paint

Tackle painting jobs with ease. Our range of spray paints in a variety of finishes can be used for reviving tired furniture and also has practical applications such as on radiators.

Advantages

  • Interior and exterior use
  • Multi-purpose spray for use on virtually any surface
  • Protects the colour against bumps and scratches
  • UV-absorbent, water-resistant
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Furniture & cupboard paint

Transform and upcycle old and new interior wooden furniture. Furniture paint is washable and durable to ensure your furniture looks good for longer.

Advantages

  • Touch dry in 30 minutes
  • No need for a primer
  • Protects against wear and tear without rubbing off
  • Don't need to protect with a wax or lacquer
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