We carry a wide range of products including durable Dulux and Johnstone emulsions for walls and ceilings, their latest water-based coatings for woodwork and a comprehensive selection of speciality coatings. We also stock designer paints by Colortrend and Autentico.
The different types of paint
Depending on the finish you are looking for paint is a good option for areas that need to have an inexpensive and easy application. Satins, eggshells, semi-gloss to high gloss paints are durable and are usually reserved for trims such as skirting boards, exterior doors, etc. Emulsions which come in a variety of finishes from flat to silk finish are used for walls and ceilings.
Paints to suit different locations
We have paints to suit every need whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, living room, newly installed window, rusty gate or outside wall! All have different demands and so making the correct choice is vital if you are going to have success. We can advise you on this.
Visualise your paint colours
We stock free colour cards for all our paint ranges which you can take home but it’s not always easy to make a decision solely based on those. To help further we have small sample pots where you can test your favourites in the room you are planning to paint. This is especially useful if you are looking to have two different colours next to each other say on a door and wall or if you have decided on a feature wall.
Another tip I advise customers to do is a Google image search for potential colours. Then you’ll see your chosen colour in a wide variety of locations. There’s also Dulux Visualiser which you may find helpful.
Paint versus Wallpaper
When walls are damaged, scraped or hit, paint can chip and repairing and repainting will be necessary so for a high traffic area wallpaper, which is more durable, may be a better choice. A patterned wallpaper can also hide marks better than a plain wall. Wallpaper is applied with a paste and in damp areas such as bathrooms and kitchens you may be better choosing paint as wallpapers can begin to peel away over time.
Of course painting can be a great deal quicker than wallpapering and you may feel you don’t have the skill required to wallpaper a room. Don’t underestimate however the preparation time that may be necessary to fill and sand holes in walls in order to get the quality finish you are looking for.
Cost is of course an important factor and generally paint is the less expensive option.
Perhaps the best solution in many cases is a combination of both paint and wallpaper with textured papers that can be painted.
Whatever you decide we have the right paint for your needs so do pop in and see what we have to offer. With our colour mixing service you have thousands of colours to choose from so you really are spoilt for choice.