Help & How To

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  4. 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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  5. colour and mood

    CAN COLOUR AFFECT MOOD?

    Colour theory is very well established – whether colours are complimentary or clashing, whether they are warm or cold. But can colour affect the way that you feel and can your surroundings change your mood?

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  6. choosing and sampling

    Choosing and sampling paint colours

    Choosing the right colour can be a nervewracking process. Have you ever narrowed down your choice in-store, brought a few sample pots home to dab some paint on the walls, only to realise that the shades look nothing like you thought they would on your walls?

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  7. APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    One of the most important tools that a designer uses to gather all of the information they need about the scope of the project is the client brief. If you are thinking about redecorating yourself, this is a great process to go through to clarify your needs and bring some direction to the project.

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  8. clean up

    HOW DO I CLEAN UP AFTER PAINTING AND WHAT DO I DO WITH LEFTOVER PAINT?

    Traditionally, cleaning up after painting was a bit of a specialist process. Nowadays, more and more interior paints are water-based, which means that clean up much more straightforward!

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  9. light neutrals

    DECORATING WITH LIGHT, NEUTRAL COLOURS

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  10. paint and wallpaper

    PAINT VS WALLPAPER – WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

    The single most effective thing you can do to transform the look of a room is to change the colour on your walls. Aside from choosing colour, one of the biggest decorating decisions to make is whether you use paint or wallpaper to create the look.

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  11. THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    Many professionals work with colour and design on a daily basis. As well as having natural creative flair for these jobs, they have also studied colour theory and understand the base rules for creating different moods using colour. If you would like to give your space a new look but aren’t sure where to start, understanding the basics of colour theory can give you a great background and help you to choose your approach to a colour scheme.

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  12. WHAT TYPE OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?

    WHAT TYPE OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?

    So you’ve decided to redecorate. You have a colour scheme in mind, but do you know your eggshell from your chalky matt and your metallic from your gloss?

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  13. preparing to decorate

    PREPARING TO DECORATE

    Preparation is everything, and that saying is definitely true when it comes to decorating. Luckily, preparing a room to decorate is straightforward if you know what you're doing, and paying attention to the small details beforehand will help ensure the finished results speak for themselves.

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  14. Upcycling furniture

    UPCYCLING FURNITURE – GIVING AN OLD FAVOURITE A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

    Upcycling – the new buzzword. In recent years we have seen the trend towards make do and mend,towards individualism and creating something unique, whilst reducing waste by recycling old pieces.This winning combination of saving money while pouring your own personality in to your homeseems to have captured the imagination of the nation. So what do you need to know if you are considering your own project?

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  15. how much paint do i need

    HOW MUCH PAINT DO I NEED FOR MY PROJECT?

     You’ve put together a mood board to transform your living room. You’ve picked the perfect colour for the walls and a coordinating colour for the woodwork. But how do you know how much paint you will need?

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