If you’re considering painting the inside of your home, read our top 6 interior painting tips first and avoid messes, mistakes and potential mayhem.

Buy the best that you can afford

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Not all paints are created equal. Cheaper paints tend to have a lower spread-rate than better quality ones, so even if you spend less per litre, you’ll end up needing more paint than with a better quality product.  Always choose a washable, water-based paint with latex which will improve elasticity and hide imperfections.

Think Green

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Paint can have a terrible impact on the environment because of the high quantity of chemicals that it contains. Choose a paint with low VOC (volatile organic compound) which are solvents released into the air as paint dries. Not only is it better for the environment, but also for your respiratory system.

Know your Finishes

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Surface Preparation

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Damp and other issues

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If you have damp on a wall you will need to take care of that first before you paint. Otherwise the problem will just rise again and ruin your hard work. Stains can be caused by smoke damage or if a spot was missed during priming. Apply a stain blocker and repaint once it has dried.

 Rollers & Brushes

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