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Redecorating? Hints & tips week 1

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With the August Bank Holiday not too far away, some of us find the longer weekend a great opportunity to redecorate, so over the next three week’s I thought you might be interested in some handy hints and tips.

This week, it’s all about emulsion paint…

Do you know your soft sheen from your matt?

Matt emulsion: For use on walls. Creates a flat, non-shiny look. Best suited for: low traffic areas as it’s less washable than other types of emulsion.

Soft sheen or Satin emulsion: For use on walls. Creates a mid-shine appearance. Best suited for: medium traffic areas as it’s slightly more washable than matt.

Silk emulsion: For use on walls. Creates a shiny appearance. Best suited for: high traffic areas and/or darker rooms due to its wash-ability and light reflecting properties.

Kitchen & Bathroom emulsion: For use on walls. Creates a mid-sheen appearance. Best suited for: areas of high condensation/moisture (it usually carries an anti-fungicidal)

Solid emulsion: (sold in trays) are best for ceilings as they minimise spots and splashes.

– Sarah