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Author Name: Jan fletcher
Advantages: Save time and money
Disadvantages: Having to stick to the big boys
I do a lot of decorating being a property developer and here are a few useful things I have found.
B and Q Paint Everywhere Satin for wood work. Beautiful. Much nicer finish than gloss and piece of cake to apply. Also startlingly white. So fresh.
Most testers will come out way different than you imagine.
Buy a tin of the paint you think you want. Buy a bucket of Dulux Matt pure brilliant white. Mix until you get the desired shade.
Dulux Light and Space. Great for contrasting walls if you have a darker feature wall. Makes everything "ping"
Crown cupboard paint. Awesome. I transformed a desperate kitchen with this. Looked completely new. apply with mini roller not brush.
Radiator rollers. Great for edging ceilings, rolling along skirting, touching up."
Stain Stop" as an undercoat for nicotine, leaks, weird brown patches. Like painting with concrete but does the job.
Forget your crack filling, bump reducing flaw disguising specialist paint. Sandtex Masonry paint for ceilings in Brilliant white. OMG. Covers a multitude of horrors!
If you mix your own paint always mix 2.5 litres more than you think you need. Nothing worse than running short.
Got to say. You can't go wrong with Dulux and Crown. B and Q Paints everywhere good. Homebase good. Wickes? More coverage pissing up the wall. Never buy cheap paint. Pointless, pointless, pointless!!
Summary: A helpful guide