You have the job in mind, and now it’s time to pick the paint. Although this might seem like the easy part, the decision can really make an impact on your work. There are many options out there, from coverage, to finish and even picking the brand!
You may actually be feeling a little overwhelmed by the variety of choices out there, so we have put together a short guide to help you when it comes to picking the best paint for the job.
First of all, you need to decipher between consumer paint and trade paint.
Trade paint is a premium mixture that provides a long-lasting paint with better coverage than your average consumer paint. It’s also an easy application paint so there’s no need to worry if you’re not a professional decorator.
Although the premium
quality of trade paint may make it seem like this would be an expensive option,
retailers like The Paint Shed don’t believe in overcharging customers for high
quality paint. Why should people have to pay more for a premium brand? They
We strongly believe that trade paint is the best for any job! It seems like there is little competition between the two. Don’t let the word trade put you off.
Now it’s time to decide the finish you are after. Trade paints range from gloss finishes to smooth, velvet textures. Depending on whether you’re wanting a matte like finish or a high shine, there will be an option out there for you.
You can also opt for a primer and undercoat to prep any surface. This helps your paint last even longer and doesn’t impact the overall finish.
There are also better paints for certain surfaces. For example, using a satin paint for an uneven area would be a great option as the velvety texture means that it is able to cover imperfect surfaces.
Maybe you are painting a hard surface like masonry - that is where you would, unsurprisingly, choose a masonry paint.
If you are painting the the likes of wood or metal, be sure to look out for these specialist paints also, don't just think that what you use on your living room walls will work just as well painting your garage door!
There are many brands out there. From Dulux, to Crown to Armstead. Of course, you can get these as consumer paints but by switich to the trade version, which is highly recommended, you will be opting for an easier job with a better, premium finish.
You might have your ideal brand in mind which is great! However, if you’re not sure, having a browse between each trade brand is a great way to start. You can also order samples to see which one is better suited to you. This is also a great way to decipher a colour!
I hope you found this short post useful to give you a little insight and good luck on your next painting project.