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MR
5.0
(44)

Greenford, London UB6

Package discounts

10 hires on Bidvine

Syeda A. said "Awesome home renovation company that also helps with any remodelling or painting decorating jobs you require. Our home has never looked better thanks to M&L Renovation Ltd. If you are looking for a skilled and trustworthy company to take care of your property, then you should definite

BM
5.0
(42)
Top Pro

Wanstead, London E10

82 hires on Bidvine

6 years in business

For your wall painting needs, hire Balazs Mechle. This professional is a quality interior designer who offers plumbing and electrical services as well.

DP
5.0
(37)
Top Pro

Newham, London E6

41 hires on Bidvine

11 years in business

Prabhat R. said "Daniel was exceptionally great person, professional and skill-full. Normally I don't write many reviews but Daniel painted few doors in my new flat and I was there and saw first hand how much hard work he put into, what I thought was a simple job. My flat looks exceptionally good wi

AJ
5.0
(30)

Croydon, London CR0

40 hires on Bidvine

Karen M. said "Very pleased with AJ Decorating Service. Andrew is very good st his trade, he’s tidy and professional. He has done a fantastic job on my hallway. I would definitely recommend him. Karen"

AF
5.0
(23)

Woolwich, London SE28

34 hires on Bidvine

Rod C. said "Adrian was very professional and kept me informed every step of the way. He has a direct, common sense approach which I appreciate and did exactly what he said he would. I would both recommend and use him on any future projects"

MI
5.0
(22)

Colindale, London NW9

41 hires on Bidvine

Jenny P. said "Mario did a great job at painting some walls in the house and redecorating the inside on our front door. very easy and responsive in terms of communication. extremely efficient and was helpful in terms of providing advice to other maintenance issues we have in the house. I would high

RA
5.0
(22)

Eltham, London SE9

36 hires on Bidvine

6 years in business

Paulette M. said "OMG I’m so glad I used this service and even more thankful to find Rudolph on here. What a kind, friendly soul. Professional, punctual and so quick at getting the work done and the quality of the work and attention to detail was outstanding. He also goes that extra mild to get i

JA
5.0
(21)

Wembley, London HA0

33 hires on Bidvine

Handyman and maintenance services.Travel to clients to carry out home improvement activities.Part of my job involves light removals and car maintenance services.

DC
5.0
(21)

Covent Garden, London W1D

24 hires on Bidvine

Michelle H. said "David has been working for me for over three years and is reliable, professional and patient. He has been extremely helpful when making decisions around colours and his advice has always been correct. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend David and have used him to decorate both venues

PI
5.0
(16)

Colindale, London NW4

5 hires on Bidvine

18 years in business

Davide V. said "Pauls quality of work is exceptional. Has an eye for detail. He prep and painted the kitchen and dining room to a high quality finish. Will definitely call him to finish off the rest of the house when the world gets back to normality due to Covid. He’s hardworking and willing to help

AM
5.0
(15)

Holborn, London WC1H

36 hires on Bidvine

40 years in business

On the lookout for a local Painter and Decorator? Check out BHL Company. This family-run business offers quality home improvement solutions.

AB
5.0
(15)

Muswell Hill, London N13

Discounts available

18 hires on Bidvine

Giulio C. said "Professional and tidy. He has done an excellent job."

RK
5.0
(14)

Covent Garden, London WC2H

5 hires on Bidvine

15 years in business

Sheila J. said "“We have had HML Painting & Decorating do some work for us three times now and have recommended him to several others. Rohimul and his team are friendly and courteous as well as neat and tidy! Until now I have mostly done the painting and decorating myself - it was so much nicer havi

JS
5.0
(13)

Battersea, London SW8

13 hires on Bidvine

Jacqueline M. said "Have used London decor twice now. The first time they refurbished the exterior of my property. This week they have painted my living room and upstairs hallway area. Really professional each time and they tidy up at the end of the day before they leave!!Will be having them back ag

AK
5.0
(13)

Muswell Hill, London N22

Package discounts

1 hire on Bidvine

Andrew B. said "Having had work done cheaper in the past, I can testify to the old adage that you get what you pay for. In fact, worse, you end up paying twice because it's not properly on the first place. Do yourself a favour and don't cut the corner, just get it done properly first time by A/K, yo

AH
5.0
(13)

Haringey, London N8

3 years in business

Anthony F. said "Alex delivered a top quality finish to my bedroom , the living room is looking great and so is the bathroom. More work coming to you guys. Anthony"

IP
5.0
(12)
Top Pro

Wembley, London HA9

20 hires on Bidvine

8 years in business

Has it been a while since you’ve last painted and your walls could do with a new fresh coat? ABC Mail, a professional Painter and Decorator you need. From wall painting to decoration, they can do it.

LH
5.0
(12)

Tottenham, London N15

18 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Jacqueline E. said "From the very first contact, I was impressed by the professionalism of Lyabomir in the way he dealt with customer service and his attention to detail when completing the jobs. I originally hired him to paint my flat and was so happy that I hired him shortly afterwards to lay new

CT
5.0
(12)
Top Pro

Edgware, London HA8

15 hires on Bidvine

Ciprian Torac specialises in all things home improvement. He offers a wide range of services and cand supply you with a Painter and Decorator for your project.

DH
5.0
(12)

West Hampstead, London NW2

11 hires on Bidvine

28 years in business

Miss B. said "I hired this company to save a room damaged by a dog’s scratching. The job was done quickly, to a very high standard, for a fair price. The room looks great now and most importantly you can’t tell the walls used to be scratched. I highly recommend them !"

AA
5.0
(12)
Top Pro

Mitcham, London CR4

11 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Do you want to have your home re-painted with a splash of new colours? At Edlin Homes, their skilled and friendly painter decorators are always available from wall painting to full decoration.

SP
5.0
(12)
Top Pro

Hammersmith and Fulham, London W14

10 hires on Bidvine

40 years in business

Caroline O. said "I cannot say enough good things about Steve, and his work. He is incredibly professional and trustworthy, and always goes above and beyond to make sure we’re 100% happy. He has been excellent at communicating with us despite us not being at the property, and also helped and advised

PG
5.0
(12)

West Hampstead, London NW6

16 years in business

Fabrizio G. S. said "Some hours after his first visit to the flat, Plinio gave me a reasonable quote, clear and well explained. As it was the first time that I had to carry out painting & decorating works, he kindly spent some time with me going through the different options to let me decide what wa

PT
5.0
(12)

Wanstead, London E11

Samara J. said "Job was done quick and clean! Recommend this professional painter! Thank you!"

CR
5.0
(11)

Catford, London SE6

2 hires on Bidvine

7 years in business

Taylor J. said "We are extremely happy with the work (living room, hallway and one bedroom) done by Christian and the team. Work was done promptly and without disturbance while the rooms were left tidy every day. Christian were easy to deal with, professional and very friendly. We will definitely u

NF
5.0
(10)

Waltham Forest, London E17

18 hires on Bidvine

12 years in business

For your wall painting needs, hire Dream Spaces UK Ltd. Their services also include roofing, landscaping, and more. Ask for their rates today.

SE
5.0
(10)

Islington, London N1

13 hires on Bidvine

8 years in business

Esther O. said "Mr Solomon painted my flat and I would say I was impressed at the end. This is because of his professionalism, work ethic, time management and care. He is also a very nice man if you happen to be at home whilst he is working be sure to have a nice conversation and a great time. He is

CA
5.0
(10)

Stanmore, London HA3

11 hires on Bidvine

In search for a Painter and Decorator? Check out C&R Painting and Decorating. With over 15 years of experience, they have the expertise to guarantee a perfect finish for your home.

SB
5.0
(10)

Twickenham, London TW1

8 hires on Bidvine

William D. said "Samuel came highly recommended from a friend and I'm pleased that she did. He was completely professional, kept me informed of any issues, polite and was a grafter. The entire job was finished to a top spec and within the time that Samuel estimated. I can say no more other than I wo

HE
5.0
(10)

Acton, London W5

3 hires on Bidvine

Prithvi R. said "Hassan just keep the focus and do well and focus on perfection and you would be a famous reasonable painter in north west London. I don’t mind recommending if you have clients and want to have references. Thanks for the job and you did an amazing job and went out of the way to make

TV
5.0
(9)

Hammersmith, London W6

23 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

I have been in construction (interior design and refurbishment) business for more than 10 years in Turkey and here in the UK. I am personally wallpaper hanger and have a team for both wallpaper installation and Marble Decoration. I like my job and detailed work. I use Paper and non-woven backed wal

DL
5.0
(9)

Mitcham, London CR4

10 hires on Bidvine

9 years in business

Nicole N. said "I am very happy with the work that Daniel completed for me. He has great attention to detail and works to the customers requests. He always goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied and I would definitely use his services again and recommend him to anyone that wants a good

DM
5.0
(9)

Acton, London W3

4 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Tomasz S. said "We have used Damian and his team for decoration project in our townhouse. The works involved preparation and painting to the walls, ceilings, woodwork and wallpapering to the feature walls. Everything was completed in agreed timescale, within the budget and what is most important in

VK
5.0
(9)

Covent Garden, London WC2H

1 hire on Bidvine

Alex M. said "Excellent service from Vol. Very quick response to my request, inspected the job within few hours of making contact and completed the work within the agreed time. Very professional service, competitive prices, would definitely recommend to anyone."

NA
5.0
(9)

Southwark, London SE11

16 years in business

Kate H. said "Nick was a pleasure to have employed. He responded promptly and fitted the work in at short notice. He was a tidy worker, polite and has left a super finish. I would be very happy to ask him to do further work for me. Thank you Nick"

ER
5.0
(8)

Finchley, London N12

24 hires on Bidvine

3 years in business

Elsony Waste Removal will beat any reasonable quote for you. Experienced and skilled Painter and Decorator that will help you with your wall painting tasks. Also available for removal van services.

SH
5.0
(8)

Waltham Forest, London E17

20 hires on Bidvine

1 year in business

Has it been a while since you’ve last painted and your walls could do with a new fresh coat? For a reliable and friendly painter decorator for your wall painting needs, contact HQ Paint now.

RS
5.0
(8)

Bethnal Green, London E2

8 hires on Bidvine

14 years in business

Gillian B. said "Rui was fantastic! Hired him to paint my whole flat and he gave me a very fair and reasonable price. His standard of work was very high, and he’s very knowledgeable about the industry and was able to give me tips and advice! Worked very quickly and was highly professional, all round

VB
5.0
(8)

Ilford, London E12

7 hires on Bidvine

16 years in business

Robin D. said "We employed Vilius to decorate the interior of our house in March 2019. He did a superb job. He was friendly, punctual, helpful and the work was of a very high quality. We also thought it was very competitively priced. Highly recommended!"

JO
5.0
(8)

Angel, London N1

5 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Ikenna O. said "I got his worker who is very hard working, nice and friendly to do that. All jobs were completed at the highest possible standard. My Inlaw visited and saw his job. He was so impressed and he has asked him to come and do his flat. Most importantly, Joshua is a very honest guy and he

EM
5.0
(8)

Wandsworth, London SW18

5 hires on Bidvine

Team B. said "Eugenio and his team were excellent, did a fantastic job painting almost our entire house meeting the set time and cost expectations. Would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to use them again for further work. Matthew , SE13"

LK
5.0
(8)

Holborn, London EC1N

3 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Audrey O. said "We have hired Laszlo to do a couple jobs and we have always been happy with the quality of the service and the quality of the job done. He has always been on time, given us an honest time frame and stuck to it with competitive price. I would definitely recommend him and hire him agai

UZ
5.0
(8)

Paddington, London W2

1 hire on Bidvine

18 years in business

Maggie N. said "I accidentally found Usef when recommended by another trades person. He stepped in to finish a job that had started. I’ve been using him since. He is a very friendly, reliable, competent decorator. To date he has done Paint Stripping Painting Wallpapering He is due to return t

EK
5.0
(7)
Top Pro

Lewisham, London SE13

12 hires on Bidvine

Andrew R. said "Great work by Edvinas and his team. Very high quality and at high standards better than expected. Great advice also, as I wasn't to sure what would look better and how it could make the rooms look impressive. Was very happy as he provided all the paint and tools for the job. Made my

GC
5.0
(7)

Peckham, London SE15

9 hires on Bidvine

3 years in business

At Golden House, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide customized cleaning services for a wide range of residential and commercial properties in the U.K. Our qualified, experienced and dedicated cleaners work with unmatched passion and determination to remove the toughest stains from all upho

AM
5.0
(7)

Tower Hamlets, London E3

4 hires on Bidvine

Lisa A. said "Akbar and his team did an excellent job with our paintwork, they’ve really transformed the house. They were extremely hard-working, cheerful and meticulous and also very straightforward to deal with – the quote they gave us was pretty much spot on in terms of cost and time. Can’t reco

SB
5.0
(7)

Enfield, London EN1

2 hires on Bidvine

Steve F. said "Stilyan did a fantastic job on my two bedroom cottage with the hassle of two small dogs in the house. He came on time every day and worked solidly throughout each day. He got the job done very efficiently, to a high standard and cleaned up every day. Would highly recommend and will de

AG
5.0
(7)

Colindale, London NW9

1 hire on Bidvine

5 years in business

Looking for a Painter and Decorator? Try A.G Handyman's painting services. Experts in wall painting, your place will be spruced up and will leave you more than satisfied. Book today!

NM
5.0
(7)

Angel, London EC1V

1 hire on Bidvine

12 years in business

Ali O. said "The workmen from Amaryllis were precise and thorough in their approach. From the initial first contact, they were transparent in their pricing and outlined fully what the job entailed and how long it would take. After they were completed, a representative visited to ensure that I was ha

KT
5.0
(7)

Newham, London E7

1 hire on Bidvine

Do you have some wall painting or decorating projects and you need a reliable, qualified and friendly painter decorator? Contact Kelner Projects now to discuss more about your needs and goals.

PL
5.0
(7)

Muswell Hill, London N11

Martin F. said "When I had an issue selling my house, due to an interior renovation needed, I found quality house painters local to my area, Peter was able to accommodate the rush. He was very professional finished the job properly and efficiently, nice job done on preps and finish was amazing. I

SB
5.0
(7)

Dulwich, London SE25

7 years in business

Billy R. said "Sorin did an incredible job redecorating the whole of my mothers house including flooring. His attention to detail was brilliant and he worked very hard and was very tidy and professional. Best tradesman I’ve ever used."

MN
5.0
(7)

Ilford, London E12

6 years in business

Alexandra R. said "Bearco represents not only excellent value for money and provides outstanding work quality, but also understands how to responsibly manage complex projects through professionalism, communication and solid expertise. Working with Bearco on a multitude of projects over several years

FL
5.0
(6)

Merton, London SM4

8 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

ABC London Construction Ltd has been providing wall painting services for over 15 years. In addition, they also do kitchen floorings, cabinetry, basement renovation, and more.

PC
5.0
(6)

Ealing, London W13

8 hires on Bidvine

19 years in business

Stefan M. said "Patryk is a highly professional contractor. He reviewed our paint project requirements quickly and thoroughly and then quoted a very reasonable price and timeframe to complete the works. On the day we arranged he arrived on time with all equipment needed and professionally covered ou

BP
5.0
(6)

Stratford, London E15

7 hires on Bidvine

Mahir R. said "Amazing work ethic combined with quality of work"

RM
5.0
(6)

Putney, London SW15

7 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Hello, We are a team of 10 builders and we have over 5 years experience of varied DIY/gardening & decorating jobs. We offer a polite and professional service and do any work to the same high standard we would to our 4n home. No job is too small, free estimates and many references available upon re

EL
5.0
(6)

Wembley, London NW10

6 hires on Bidvine

16 years in business

For your wall painting needs, hire Eglon Likolaj. This professional handyman has more than a decade of experience in providing quality carpentry services.

NN
5.0
(6)

Barking, London IG11

6 hires on Bidvine

Nicolae is qualified carpentry, handyman and Painter and Decorator available to help with your home improvement needs including wall painting, decorating and more.

GL
5.0
(6)

West Hampstead, London NW10

5 hires on Bidvine

5 years in business

Alaa H. said "I absolutely recommend this company , mohamad ali is very professional and friendly , he is simply amazing."

FA
5.0
(6)

Edmonton, London N21

2 hires on Bidvine

5 years in business

We are a well packed company , started from us , two brothers and then with other professionals which were added during the years. We have a wide experience covering all sorts of matters and services, starting from building, floors to roofing, decorations, plumbering, electrical problems. We have ex

PC
5.0
(6)

Mitcham, London SM3

2 hires on Bidvine

Team B. said "Phil has decorated two separate rooms for me - a bedroom and lounge. Both were wallpapered and painted to a high standard. He is punctual, polite and nothing is too much trouble depending on your requirements. Phil also clears up after himself every day. I have no hesitation in recomme

C&
5.0
(6)

Stanmore, London HA3

2 hires on Bidvine

9 years in business

Razvan H. said "Extremely polite, courteous and tidy - I connot recommend LAP highly enough. Excelent value and workmanship, they check any anomaly with me before proceeding, were careful and punctual with good availability. I have their card and definitely will use them again, as well as recommendi

RS
5.0
(6)

Tottenham, London N15

1 hire on Bidvine

20 years in business

Cristina M. said "It looks fabulous. They were on time each day and very professional and friendly. I moved everything to the center of each room but they were very understanding about the heavy furniture and they moved it for me. Radu really wanted to make sure I was happy with the work and finis

MG
5.0
(6)

Newham, London E13

1 hire on Bidvine

At MNG Carpentry, I have been providing my clients with high quality bespoke fitted furniture for over ten years. Made-to-measure carpentry and joinery can transform a room, providing sophisticated and stylish storage solutions and helping you make the best use of your space – whilst also adding val

CC
5.0
(6)

Angel, London WC1X

1 hire on Bidvine

6 years in business

A well-considered and captivating portrait can unveil hidden depths of a person and express a personality in a distinctive way. I am a professional freelance photographer with over 5 years of experience producing unique images. I work mainly with portraiture, reportage and event photography spannin

TK
5.0
(6)

Muswell Hill, London N11

1 hire on Bidvine

13 years in business

Sergo C. said "Tony and his team transformed our house and did an amazing job. They are reliable, clean and tidy, talented and are very knowledgeable. We needed a lot of painting and decorating done, including some wallpaper. they left the house tidy each night and cleaned everything up when they fi

CD
5.0
(6)

Redbridge, London IG5

4 years in business

Shirley B. said "Clairmont painted my town house from top to bottom. He brought another painter with him and they did an excellent job. As Clairmont had been recommended he was given a key and was able to let himself to paint. He worked well without supervision and importantly for me he was a ti

YA
5.0
(6)

West Hampstead, London NW2

5 years in business

Steve S. said "Yayra and her team from The Mode Interior did an excellent job painting our front room. From the moment she came to give us a quote, it was obvious she was very professional and took great pride in her work. The Mode Interior repaired some ugly water damage on the ceiling which also

EL
5.0
(6)

Bromley, London BR1

Edson D. said "Professional service with a smile! Euni is very easygoing and helpful, full of good ideas and happy to understand what you want and work with you suggesting best options in regards to quality and budget. Speedy, on-time delivery of service exceeding overall expectations. Can definitel

KC
5.0
(6)

Haringey, London N8

Sebastian M. said "These guys did a complete redecoration and set of repairs to a large open plan property that needed extensive work. I found them to be very professional, hard working and conscientious throughout the process. The job changed a number of times and new things were needed and they re

AC
5.0
(5)

Waltham Forest, London E4

8 hires on Bidvine

12 years in business

Alice G. said "Edi and his partner Genti were very professional. Reliable, punctual, trustworyhy and attentive to detail, they did a great job in our flat, which included reflooring (laminate), painting, lights installation, alarms installation, changing the fuse box, taking a wall down, plastering

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Hiring a Bidvine Painter and Decorator

Painting and decorating is a great way to refresh a room with an entirely new look while staying on budget. It’s a great choice whether you’re planning out a residential or commercial project for your business too!

When you are planning out what will be needed for your interior painting project there are a few key things to consider. 

Choose Paint to Suit Your Interior Surfaces

What is the best kitchen paint? Should you choose a waterproof bathroom paint? Are there different paints for floors or ceilings? To find out which paint is best for your projects begin by taking a look at the type of paint.

First, you should have a good idea of whether you’d like to use latex or oil paints - two of the most popular types of paints for painting walls. Oil based paints can be a very durable option yet if you choose this type of paint you’ll need to ensure there is good air flow while the paint dries as it can be strongly scented.

Then you’ll need to consider the finish of your paint. If you have uneven walls then a paint like egg-shell is a good option as gloss will highlight imperfections in the plasterwork.

Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the best paint for your interior surfaces:

  • Ceilings: Use thick paint for ceilings that is especially formulated as this can be more durable and drips less
  • Woodwork: For woodwork, latex or oil-based paints with a semi-gloss finish are often best as these are easy to keep clean.
  • Metal: If you need to paint metal then your painter will often use latex paint as this can be applied directly. In contrast, when painting metal, oil paints will need a primer first.
  • Concrete and Brick: Choose a paint for brick that is designed for masonry surfaces. This will be specified on the paint can.
  • Kitchens: The best kitchen paint usually has an eggshell or semi-gloss finish. This is the best kitchen paint because it cleans up easily and is durable.
  • Floors: Floors see a lot of foot traffic so they need to be durable! Choose a floor paint that will stand up to regular use and cleaning.
  • Bathrooms: Choosing a waterproof paint for bathrooms is one of the best bathroom paint options. These paints are made to withstand the high moisture in bathrooms and can help improve the durability of your painting project.
  • Shower Rooms: A shower room will need special paint as well. While the shower itself will usually be fitted with tiles, when planning a shower room design or shower room refurbishment, it is best to use waterproof paint while painting walls and trim close to the shower. These will be exposed to high levels of moisture beside the shower and waterproof paint will help to prevent peeling.

Compare Paint Samples For The Best Results

To make sure you buy the best paint, first start by looking around at popular paint colours for different rooms. Take a look at these guides on the best bathroom paint and best kitchen paint for ideas. Then if, you're looking for feature wall inspiration read this article.

Once you've settled on the shade you'd like you should pick up a few different paint samples from the shop first. You can even pick up some environmentally friendly paints so that you can look after the environment while painting and decorating. 

After purchasing your samples, you can then bring these home to test them for colour and finish so that you can rest assured you’ve chosen a paint you’ll love before you go ahead and complete the entire project. 

How to Effectively Prepare Your Interiors For Painting

Once you’ve selected your paint the next step will be deciding how to prep your walls for painting. Preparing walls for painting is an essential part of the process to ensure that the coat which is applied is both even and smooth. Often this process will also depend on the type of wall you have. How to prepare a wall for painting that has wallpaper will differ from plaster. Here are some general tips to get you started:

  • Step 1: Gather materials such as dust cloths, mask tape, paint rollers, and paintbrushes.
  • Step 2: Clear out furniture from your rooms, then cover remaining furniture and the floor with your dust cloths.
  • Step 3: Remove any items on the walls like art, paintings, mirrors, and decorations.
  • Step 4: Take care of any repairs that need fixing like cracks, scuffs, or peeling paint.
  • Step 5: Sand your ceiling or walls before painting to smooth out bumps caused by patching plaster
  • Step 6: Clean up the wall surfaces. If dirt, dust and oils have gathered on your walls it will prevent paint from adhering correctly. 
  • Step 7: Prime your walls, then start painting!

Looking for more information on how to prepare walls for painting from what plaster to put on walls before painting to what repairs are need for cracked walls or peeling paint? Visit our Interior Painting Price Guide for additional details.

Find a Top Interior Painter For Your Project

Ready to hire a local painter and decorator? Simply click above to submit a free request and get bids from top painting decorating professionals.

Looking to learn more about painting techniques first? Visit these articles to read more about preparing walls for painting, how to paint a room, and how to paint a ceiling.

Common Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about Interior Painting from the professionals that are using Bidvine.

What is the best paint for interior walls?

Painting walls in your house can give them a much-needed refresh. But there are so many different types of paint available. How do you know which is the best paint for walls? A good place to start is by making sure you have an interior paint in hand. Exterior and interior house paints are often sold closely together, yet they have very different textures. So be sure that you have an interior paint. Then consider the sheen of the paint. You’ll need to decide on whether matte, gloss, semi-gloss, or egg-shell is the best option based on the room you are painting. These options are described further below.

What is matte paint?

Matte paint is the most common type of paint to use on interior walls. It doesn’t have any shine to it so is better for rooms like bedrooms or the living room where you don’t want any light shining off the wall to distract you. It is also good to hide imperfections on the walls in older houses. Matte paint is easy to apply but also it marks easily, so it is not best for rooms like the kitchen where you want to be able to wipe down the walls.

What are gloss and semi-gloss paints?

Gloss and semi-gloss are also commonly used. They have a high shine, are durable and easy to clean. These paints highlight imperfections in the wall so make sure you prime your walls if you are going to use any kind of gloss paint. It is often better for skirting boards and doors.

What is eggshell paint?

Eggshell is a great paint for interior walls as it has a shine, but this is subtle. It’s easy to apply and can cover large surface areas. This paint is excellent for kitchens as it is easier to clean than matte paint. Eggshell paint is also one of the best paints for uneven walls and is a popular wall smoothing paint making it a great choice if there are subtle imperfections in your walls.

What paint colours make a small room look bigger?

Paint colour is essential to a great interior look and smaller rooms can be challenging to decorate. If you have a small room and you want it to look airy and bright, choosing the right paint colour is essential. It might seem like white would always be the best option to paint a room to get the maximum light reflection. However, in a north-facing room, this can make a room seem colder. Use white for small, south-facing rooms or rooms with lots of natural light. Colours like beige, off-white, and cream can help to off-set any coldness by giving warmth to your room, as well as make sure that your room still looks bright and spacious. The added bonus of colours like these is that they won’t clash with your furniture, allowing you the freedom to style your room how you want. Then light, pastel colours like sky blue can be peaceful in rooms like bedrooms and also great for making your room feel airier.

When is it best to choose dark colours for your interior paint?

Darker colours tend to absorb the light. This can close in the feeling of a particularly open room and create a cosy atmosphere. It’s best to avoid dark colours for small rooms though, as these can make a smaller room seem cramped. A great work around to add a splash of colour in a small space is to choose one wall for an accent wall. Paint this wall in a bold colour and then the other walls in light tones to keep things bright and spacious.

Should all rooms in a house be the same colour?

Having different colours for different rooms can influence your mood and also help to inspire you. Why not make your environment at home work for you by giving each room its own unique personality? The first thing to note if you are painting your rooms different colours is to check which rooms are visible from the others to make sure that the colours are complementary. For example, if you have a bold colour in your living room, you may wish to pick a more subtle colour for an adjoining dining room. There is no single answer to which colour you should paint your rooms. Think about what effect you are going for! For an inviting living room, vibrant colours like oranges and yellows can make a room feel welcoming. You could also make a statement with bolder colours like green, grey or dark blue. If you want to make your room feel bigger and more relaxing, opt for lighter, neutral colours. Dining rooms can look gorgeous in green, especially if you are overlooking a garden. Reds and oranges are lively colours and promote socialising – perfect for entertaining! Bedrooms are better with softer, pastel colours to help soothe and promote a great night’s sleep. Productivity is key in your home office. Choose colours that make you feel more productive, such as blues and greys, teal, off-white, pastel yellow, or purple. In your kitchen, you want to feel energised and productive. A warm colour such as yellow can help you feel bright and ready to start the day.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The average time to paint a room usually starts at around 6 hours and up. This is highly dependent on the size of the room, its current condition, and the number of coats of paint it will need to effectively cover the walls. The more work that needs to be done the longer it will take to paint a room in contrast, if the room is smaller in size and doesn't need much prep work it may take less time to paint. Another factor which can effect this timeline is whether you only plan to paint walls or the ceiling, trim, baseboard, and any window frames as well. Each of these additional areas can add to the time it takes to paint the room.

Should I hire a painter or DIY?

While there are plenty of DIY resources available online, the best way to paint a room is to hire a painter. They have years of experience learning top painting techniques to ensure every room has a smooth coat and looks amazing!

Can you paint over varnish?

If you have varnished wood trim along the base of your walls then you might find yourself wondering how to paint over varnished wood. Painting over varnish such as on wood trim can be a great way to match the aesthetic of your walls with your trim. As the surface of varnish is usually glossy though, this will simply require a few extra steps. First, the surface will need to be sanded or de-glossed and then primed in order to ensure that the paint adheres properly.

How do you paint a kitchen ceiling?

To paint a kitchen ceiling easily the best approach is to hire a professional painter and decorate. Painting ceilings can be a tricky process which requires skill and technique to ensure a smooth coat without unsightly drips. If you'd like to paint a kitchen ceiling simply specify this when you submit your free request for interior painting.

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