At Promain we offer a number of types of interior wall paints, and the more knowledge you have about the surfaces you are painting, the easier it is to make the right choice. It’s also possible to mix different types of interior wall paint within a room, but you should know what you’re doing.
Matte color is the most common of interior wall paints. There’s no shine or sheen to the finish, making it ideal for walls and ceilings where you don't want any visual distractions. It’s easy to apply, although it can often take more than a single coat to create a good solid color. Matte paint can be applied with a brush or roller and works well for covering imperfections on your walls.
Satin finish is one of the types of interior wall paint that many people know of, but few really understand. The finish is somewhere between matte and gloss and produces a low, soft sheen.
An eggshell finish has a shine that’s extremely subtle but without the same smoothness as a satin finish. Therefore, it doesn’t highlight imperfections quite as much, making it a much more suitable interior wall paint.
Semi-gloss is another common interior paint, although it’s more commonly used on trim rather than walls. It offers a hard finish, is suitable for heavy use and is easy to clean with just soap and water.
Besides matte paint, gloss paint is the most common interior wall paint. It’s one you can use on most walls, although some people use it sparingly on these surfaces and prefer to use it on woodwork because of its high shine.
Preparation is key! The first job is to ensure that the ceiling is clean and dry. Make sure the floor is covered with a dust sheet and then wash the ceiling to remove any dust or cobwebs etc. Once the ceiling is dry, use some painters tape to mask around any lighting, cornicing or tricky areas. It is also a good idea to mask the area where the wall and ceiling meet. With the preparation and repairs all done and dried, you can now begin applying the topcoat. Starting with a small paintbrush, begin cutting in around any light fittings or cornicing etc. With the cutting in done you can now paint the remainder of the ceiling with a roller. The area that you have cut in does not need to be dry before you begin painting the rest of the ceiling, in fact it is better for this to still be wet as it will help it to blend in.
Adding Owatrol Floetrol to your water based ceiling paint will help keep a wet edge on the paint for longer. This reduces the tram lines left by the roller leaving you with a more even finish.
Tip some paint into your paint tray and load the roller – take care not to overload the roller as this will result in dripping and a lot of mess! Apply the paint in a ‘W’ or zig-zag shape across the ceiling as this will help to prevent lines.
If you have used a primer then a second coat is not necessary, but if you did not use a primer first, then wait for the ceiling to dry before applying a second coat.
When you are buying wall interior paints be sure to buy from Promain Paint, the UK’s leading interior paint supplier. Our team has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all types of ceiling and wall paints, whether you are looking for emulsion, surface paint or satin paint, you can rest assured that we have your needs covered. What’s more when you choose to buy interior paints from Promian you can trust all of our products are available at great prices.
At Promain we offer a range of interior wall paints and ceiling paints that are suitable for your living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and other interior spaces, our wide variety of wall and ceiling products and solutions are all of the highest standards. Should you be in need of wall interior paint or ceiling paint, Promain has everything that you need. We only provide our customers with the very best products and all of our interior wall paint has been sourced to the best quality. We only ensure brilliant products for our customers that are from leading manufacturers and industry brands, when you choose Promain as your interior paint supplier, there’s really no need to consider other stockists, we’ll ensure value for money products for your interior project. Should you require any further information or have any questions simply get in touch with the Promain technical team today. We can offer advice and guidance on all of our products, please get in touch with us as we would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Should I paint my wall or ceiling first?
If you're painting an entire room, first paint the ceiling, then the walls. It's also usually better to paint large areas like walls before repainting the trim; because you'll work more quickly when covering open areas, this can result in roller spatters, overspray and occasional errant brushstrokes.
Can you use emulsion paint on ceilings?
If you're using emulsion use one of the specially designed base coats. You can also use emulsion over most wallpapers, so long as they are in good condition and firmly stuck down – but bear in mind if it's a textured paper then the texture will show through the paint.
Where can I buy wall & interior paints?
Promain of course, if you are looking to purchase wall & interior paints, you have come to the right place, Promain has more than got you covered. We supply a large range of wall & interior paints, all of which are of the highest standards and produced to the best quality. What’s more is our range of wall & interior paints has come from leading brands in the industry. At Promain, we only provide the best products that are available on the market, and our professional experts can always be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding our interior wall paints. When you choose our company for your wall & interior paints, trust that you’ll receive the very best products and technical advice as well as complete customer satisfaction.
Why should I choose Promain?
When it comes to buying wall & interior paints, there’s no need to look any further, Promain has got you covered. We stock a large range of wall interior paints, all of which are to the highest standards and are from leading manufacturers in the industry. What’s more is at Promain, we only provide the best products available on the market, and our professional team can always be on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have regarding your interior space. When you choose our company for your wall & interior paints, trust that you’ll receive the very best products and technical advice as well as complete customer satisfaction.