Interior and Exterior Painting
Our decorators are equipped with the tools to ensure that your paint is smoothly and evenly distributed on all surfaces and it’s generally true that it’s the quality of the preparatory work that has the biggest influence on the lasting quality of the end results.
With wall paint: the options are literally endless. Find yourself sticking to one small section of the colour test card? Need wall paint colour ideas for your space? It’s time to broaden your horizons; there’s a world of paint colours out there from gorgeously rich blues and fresh apple greens, to modern pinks and soft lilacs. So whether you need feature wall paint colour ideas, or need something for a certain room? Let Ideal Decorating take care of the hands on work to turn your decorating ideas into reality.
Choose your colours and put them next to the colours you want to combine them with – those for skirting boards, window frames and the neighbouring rooms – and see how they work.
Colours can sometimes look a little different from the colour chart. They mostly look stronger on a wall because they are on a larger area but when the curtains, pictures on the walls, sofas, furniture, people and all the associated fittings are in place the walls no longer hold centre stage.
There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be.
Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do.
Most people use matt emulsion on the walls, but it scuffs very easily and sometimes oil-based eggshell is preferred in places such as staircases which have traffic like vacuum cleaners, suitcases and smudgy fingers which are all enemies of matt emulsion.