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When it comes to paints, there are two key decisions you need to make; what type of paint finish do you want, and what colour should you go for? To help make your decision a little easier, we've put together this quick guide on types of paint and popular colours.


Types of Paint

There are two main types of paint technology available - water-based and oil-based. Water-based paint has low odour levels and dries quickly, making it ideal for areas that need to be used soon after being painted. Oil-based paint takes longer to dry but provides a harder wearing finish that is perfect for high traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. 


Types of Paint Finish


Once you've decided on the type of paint technology you want, you need to choose a finish. The three most popular types of finish are Matt, Silk and Gloss. 


Matt paint has a beautiful velvety finish that is perfect for hiding imperfections in walls. Silk paint is similar to matt but has a slightly raised sheen that adds a touch of luxury to a room. Gloss paint is hardwearing and easy to clean, making it ideal for high traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. It's also perfect for adding a touch of glamour to a room. 

Popular Colours 

Neutral colours such as white, cream and grey are always popular choices as they maintain their appeal year after year. If you're looking for something with a little more wow factor, then statement colours such as yellow, green and pink are perfect for making a bold style statement in your home. Blue is also a popular choice as it evokes feelings of calmness and serenity. 


We hope this guide has been helpful in deciding what type of paint technology and finish you would like in your home. Once you've made your decision, browse our website where you'll find a wide range of both water-based and oil-based paints in all the popular finishes. And if you're still undecided on which colour to choose, then we have an extensive range of both neutral and statement colours sure to suit every taste.


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