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DIY Interior Painting Guide

Keen to paint the interior of your home but not sure how to go about it? In the Interior DIY Painting Guide we give you all the information you need to achieve a professional finish. At Pascol, we see what you see.

You can work through the steps within this guide by using the navigation on the left, but before we do that, let's start with some colour selection tips. More detailed colour information and schemes can be found in our paint colour schemes section.

Useful Tips

Painting the interior

Colours will be influenced by other colours around them. View your colours in the environment in which they will be used, rather than on a colour chart.

Try painting your colour on a large piece of cardboard (1m x 2m). Move the board around the room and see how the colour looks in different areas, and in different lighting conditions, including against your flooring, drapes and furnishings.

Try not to use more than 3 colours in your scheme. More colours will make your room appear busy and cluttered.

Wet paint will appear lighter, so wait until your paint is dry and then you will see the true lasting colour.

To achieve the best opacity and colour accuracy with dark or bright colours, use a tinted undercoat when directed.

Let's go...

Step 1: How much paint do I need?

Step 2: Which sheen should I use?

Step 3: Choosing the right Prep Coat

Step 4: Prepare the surface

Step 5: Let's paint Ceilings and Walls

Step 6: Let's paint Trims and Woodwork

Step 7: Which tools do I need?

Step 8: Clean-up, storage & disposal

Guide Download

Download a PDF of our DIY Interior Painting Guide

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