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What is gloss paint and where do I use it?

Gloss paint has been used traditionally as the ‘go to’ paint for woodwork, doors and trims. But what is the difference between gloss paint and eggshell or satin? And what surfaces can gloss be used on? 

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  1. Gloss paint - what is it and where do I use it

    What is gloss paint and where do I use it?

    Gloss paint has been used traditionally as the ‘go to’ paint for woodwork, doors and trims. But what is the difference between gloss paint and eggshell or satin? And what surfaces can gloss be used on? 

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  2. Using a wax

    When do I need to use a protective topcoat like varnish or wax?

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  3. 1829 undercoat

    WHEN DO I NEED TO USE AN UNDERCOAT OR PRIMER WHEN PAINTING?

    People often confuse undercoats and primers, however they usually serve two quite different functions. Find out when to use a primer or an undercoat when painting. 

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  4. copper effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN COPPER AND COPPER PATINA

    Create the look of rich copper with Copper Effect. Find out how to apply Copper and Copper Patina 

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  5. stone effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN STONE EFFECT

    Create the natural look and texture of stone by using Stone Effect on interior walls and architectural features. Find out how to apply Stone Effect

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  6. How to apply pearl effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN PEARL EFFECT

    Pearl effect paint is ideal for interior feature walls such as hallways, bedrooms and living areas. Find out how to apply Pearl Effect paint

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  7. metallic paints

    HOW TO APPLY METALLIC AND GOLD EFFECT PAINTS

    Metallic and Gold Effect paints are ideal for interior feature walls such as hallways, bedrooms and living areas. Find out how to apply them for best effect

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  8. HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN RUST EFFECT

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN RUST EFFECT

    Create an industrial look with the Rust Effect system. Perfect for feature walls, garden ornaments and home accessories

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  9. HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN GRANITE EFFECT

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN GRANITE EFFECT

    Artisan Granite Effect is a fast drying, water based spray paint designed to create a unique granite  effect on projects inside the home. Read our blog post to find out how to prepare surfaces and apply Granite Effect. 

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  10. concrete effect

    HOW TO APPLY ARTISAN CONCRETE EFFECT

    Find out how to apply the modern, chic Concrete Effect paint from the Artisan Collection.

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  11. upcycling furniture

    WHAT DO I USE TO PAINT FURNITURE? AN UPCYCLING SPECIAL

    One of the biggest interior trends of the last few years is upcycling. Find out in our latest blog post which paints to use for transforming furniture and upcycling.

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  12. metallic paints

    WHERE CAN I USE METALLIC PAINTS?

    Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a touch of glamour to your home – from transforming a dressing table to creating a gold wall, you can use metallic paint to create the effect. Read our blog post to find out about the effects you can create, and which product is best for the surface you want to paint.

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  13. chalky emulsion

    WHAT IS CHALKY EMULSION AND WHERE CAN I USE IT?

    Traditionally matt paints are used on walls and ceilings as the matt finish tends to hide imperfections and can feel warmer than a paint with a sheen. But what is Chalky Emulsion and how how does it compare to other matt finishes?

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  14. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  15. eggshell

    WHAT IS ACRYLIC EGGSHELL AND WHERE CAN I USE IT?

    An eggshell finish has a soft subtle sheen – less that a satin or gloss and therefore is more understated and considered by some as more elegant than a gloss finish. Bit what surfaces is it suitable for and what are the advantages of using it?

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