Combine vibrant trim paints with neutral greys for a striking effect. “Cloud Burst” and “City Break” Breatheasy Mid Sheen provide the back drop to burst of vibrant yellow “Tibetan Gold” Liquid Gloss on mix and match upcycled furniture. Tie everything together with the same bright yellow on windows or doors.
Tips: Transform old furniture into something unique. Use satin or gloss finish for a hardwearing finish. Always use an appropriate primer. Preparation can sound complicated or put us all off before we start. Just think about it logically and simply, what are you painting? If it’s dirty or greasy, clean it, if it’s shiny or flakey sand it or prime it. OK, it’s not always that simple but never be scared to ask for advice. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Utility rooms shouldn’t be neglected. Use a functional paint coating for protection and durability but keep the decorative aspect in mind. Using bright and citrus colours and white opens up the smallest space and where a window is present should be used to maximise light into adjoining rooms.
Tips: Use bright off whites with a hint of citrus to open up areas with little natural light, such as hallways. Many paint finishes are multi surface and can be applied to walls, wood and metal. Select ready mixed colours from Easyclean Matt or Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen or choose from thousands of colours in extra durable finishes such as Clean Extreme Scrubbable matt or Acrylic Eggshell at Crown Colour mixing stockists.
Uplifting citrus tones work best when framed by Pure Brilliant White. Using “Summer Season” Breatheasy Matt in a room with ample natural light, or adjacent to a garden view will create an illusion of open space as well as a feeling of spring freshness.
Tips: Use short pile rollers for smooth walls, long pile for rough surfaces, or smooth gloss rollers for trim and radiators. You might need roller extensions for stair wells or extended roller arms for getting down the back of radiators. Buy brushes of various sizes, to help you get in every corner, and give you a perfect finish. Use large brushes where the roller won’t go, then smaller brushes (such as the edging brush) for painting edges and corners neatly.
Nothing rivals Pure Brilliant White to give a sparking, fresh and clean look. Pure Brilliant White Easyclean, Ceiling Paint and Quick Dry Gloss achieve this look and give longer lasting whiteness.
Tips: Use bright off whites with a hint of citrus to open up areas with little natural light, such as hallways. Quick Dry trim paints let you finish DIY projects fast, are low odour and are not prone to yellowing over time like conventional solvent paints.
Make a statement to visitors the moment they enter your home using colours that express your personality. Functionality should still be a consideration for a hallway so we’ve used “Dream Boat” & “Silver Spoon” scrubbable Easyclean matt (suitable for walls, wood and metal) with hardwearing liquid gloss in “Oxford Blue” on the door.
Tips: Many paint finishes are multi surface and can be applied to walls, wood and metal. Select ready mixed colours from Easyclean Matt or Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen or choose from thousands of colours in extra durable finishes such as Clean Extreme Scrubbable matt or Acrylic Eggshell at Crown Colour mixing stockists. 39. Painting stairs is a great alternative to carpet or woodstains. Thoroughly clean and prepare the surface before priming with suitable primer then your choice of colour. Finish with Sadolin Extra Durable Floor Varnish to prevent damage to the paint. Paint alternative steps at a time to allow you to move up and down the stairs.