Frenchic Paint Review

Ever since that handsome fella from Big Brother became a brand ambassador for them, Frenchic paint has become a DIY phenomenon and you’ll do well to avoid walking into a home that doesn’t have furniture painted in their eye-catching colours. But is Frenchic paint just a fad? A well-marketed paint that doesn’t actually provide much … Read more

Best Washable and Scrubbable Matt Paint

What is the best washable and scrubbable matt paint? Questions like these can be subjective. After all, it depends on which quality you put more emphasis on. Some might think the best is the one that is the most durable whereas others might think the best is a paint that CAN be washed but ultimately … Read more

Best Paint for MDF

Finding the best paint for MDF is the difference between a beautifully smooth finish or something that will result in hideous defects such as an orange peel effect or brush marks that even the best brushes or rollers can’t stop. As MDF is such a smooth surface, I would shy away from choosing cheap retail … Read more

Best Paint for Stairs

Buying the best paint for stairs means finding something that is durable, slip resistant and of course, aesthetically pleasing. If you make the wrong choice, you could end up with something that chips when walked over or cracks during the natural movement of the wooden substrate. So how do you know which one to choose? … Read more

Best Paint for UPVC Doors and Windows

Over time, whether through sun damage or neglect, uPVC doors and windows can lose their clean, eye-catching look. Whilst you may be tempted to replace the uPVC entirely, oftentimes painting your tired-looking uPVC can give it a new lease of life. Not only will painting them restore your exterior to its previous glory, but the … Read more

6 Best Paints for Kitchen Walls

Choosing the best paint for your kitchen walls isn’t as simple as popping to B&Q and picking up a couple of tins of emulsion paint like you would if you were to paint, say, your living room walls. Your kitchen, full of grease, food and moisture, is a unique environment in your home and as … Read more

Valspar Paint Review (Matt, Eggshell, Satin and Gloss)

I’m going to review a variety of Valspar paints including their tough matt, eggshell, satinwood and gloss ranges so if you’ve just discovered Valspar and are curious what to expect should you buy their paint, this is the guide for you! So why am I reviewing Valspar in particular? Well, as one of the relatively … Read more

Best Paint for Wooden Gates

Finding the best paint for wooden gates can be a bit of a head-scratcher for many. Exterior wood paint is notorious for only lasting a couple of years and with the way the British weather is, it’s easy to see why. So whilst you might be tempted to choose any old paint to freshen up … Read more

Best Paint to Cover and Block Stains

EIf you’re looking for the best paint to cover and block stains, you’ve come to the right place. As a professional decorator, I’ve worked on many properties that have been plagued with unsightly-looking stains. Whether your stain is caused by nicotine, water damage, or fire damage, there are plenty of products currently on the market … Read more

Best Paint for a Bathroom Ceiling

Finding the best paint for a bathroom ceiling is a much more difficult task than you’d think! With a variety of ceiling paints on the market, all with different uses, researching can seem like a bit of a minefield. Fortunately, we’ve used our years of experience using multiple products to give you our top recommendations, … Read more