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Painting advice, what paint to choose?

Are you wishing to decorate but confused by all the different types of paints and finishes?

Selecting the right paint will transform the look of your home therefore it’s important to make sure that you consider different finishes.


🎨 Matt emulsion is smooth, velvety and helps to hide imperfections on less-than-perfect walls. Its great on the older properties which still have all their character without highlighting the imperfections too much.


🎨 Flat matt emulsion is even more velvety and because matt surfaces don't reflect light, they make all colours look as similar as they can be in very different light conditions. Flat matt works wonders on deeper shades too.


🎨 Satin and Silk are 'mid-sheen' finishes, which means they look like a slightly polished surface and reflect a bit of light. Silk is a finish associated with walls and satin for woodwork. You can clean marks from silk wall finishes easily which makes them practical but if you have less-than-perfect walls, all the lumps and bumps show up more and from different angles the paint job may not look as good as you would like. A satin finish on woodwork helps to hide imperfections and gives colour a softer appearance which is an over all more subtle.


🎨 Eggshell has less of a sheen than silk or satin and it does look like the surface of an eggshell (the clue's in the name). It sits somewhere between matt and a silk finish and gives a beautiful classic look to woodwork – and can also be used on walls when you want a heritage style look with a tough finish.


🎨Gloss is a shiny finish designed for woodwork and it reflects lots of light – so is perfect for paler colours. You have to have a great surface to make it look its best, but it is hugely practical and adds a lovely contrast to walls that are painted in a matt.


Once you have decided on which colour and type of paint you would like to use, why not give us a call and have a professional job done??

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