Tips & Advice

  1. May 26, 2022

    PaintWell Bredbury Strengthens our presence in the Manchester area

    PaintWell Bredbury Strengthens our presence in the Manchester area

    PaintWell have opened store number 21, expanded its presence in Manchester as they continue their rapid network expansion and reinforce the company’s reputation as the largest independent decorators’ merchant in the North.

    The stunning new store is conveniently located on Bredbury Park Industrial Estate and gives both trade and retail customers in the area access to all the major decorating brands under one roof, including Dulux, Armstead, Crown, Macpherson, Johnstone’s and Leyland as well as an extensive choice of decorating accessories. 

    The staff at our Bredbury store have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the paint and decorating industry, led by branch Manager Helen Cawsey, the team can offer expert advice and guidance to both trade and retail customers.

    PaintWell offer expert advice, free

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  2. May 12, 2022

    How to paint a front door, without removing it!

    How to paint your front door without removing it

    Tip: Leave your front door open to let the paint dry so make sure you pick a warm spring day with no rain forecast.

    Step 1. Remove the door hardware

    Unscrew all the fixtures on your door including the number and letterbox. It’s much easier to remove these completely than have to paint around them. Whatever you don’t remove cover with masking tape or decorator’s tape to protect it from paint.

    If you have glass panels, use decorator’s tape to stick newspaper over the top so you don’t accidentally get paint on them.

    Tip: tape the screws and fixtures together this will help you in the long run so your spending ages finding the right pairs when you have to reattach them.

    Step 2. Clean the door

    Use a diluted general purpose household cleaner to scrub your door. Remove any debris, grease and dirt and then rinse it

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  3. May 02, 2022

    Roll With It, Introducing our Range of Paint Rollers and Poles

    When it comes to getting paint on large surfaces at high speed, you can't beat a paint roller. And now, PaintWell is one of the few companies in the United Kingdom to stock 24" rollers – high-capacity paint rollers that were historically used to paint the sides of ships!

    So read on to find out more about our paint poles and rollers – you'll have your decoration project completed and ship-shape in no time!

    Paint Rollers

    From the very small to the extra-wide, we stock a huge selection of paint roller pads that are suitable for any project. We currently carry:

    Tiny Rollers – between two and 2.5 inches wide, these tiny paint rollers are suitable for applying paint to narrow surfaces such as sills and frames

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  4. March 18, 2022

    Zoe Drage Joins the PaintWell industrial paints division

    Welcome to the Industrial paints division - Zoe Drage

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Zoe Drage to our Industrial paints division. Zoe who joins the team after numerous sales roles within various industries will join Steve Kelsall and Gary Turgoose in our Industrial paints team who are here to help with your roofing, flooring and cladding projects, supplying brands such as Rustoleum, Zinsser, Tikkurilla, Coo-var and many more!

    We offer up to a 20 year warranty on cladding and roofing systems and 3 years on flooring and can help with certification of fire retardant specifications up to 120 minutes.

    Zoe said “I am thrilled to be a part of PaintWell’s journey, the expansion plans for the company are enormous. You can see the ambition with the formation of the industrial division along with the new branches we plan to open this year that these are very exciting times for PaintWell.”

    For more information on the industrial paints division conta

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  5. March 11, 2022

    How to paint skirting boards

    How to paint skirting boards

    Before you begin

    What colour should I paint my skirting boards?

    The first decision you will need to make is the which colour to paint your skirting boards.

    Darker skirting boards tend to look more modern and contemporary and dark colours easily hide any marks and dust and lighter skirting boards will make the room feel bigger. Whereas lighter colours can provide colour and brighten a natural dark room whilst providing a crisp and airy effect effect

    Gloss finishes are harder wearing than other finishes, so are well suited to skirting boards. If you don’t want the full gloss effect, satin finishes are subtler but can still cope with knocks and scratches.

    Tip

    You should paint your walls first and your skirting boards last. By painting a wall beforehand, you’ll avo

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  6. March 04, 2022

    How to paint a metal garage door - Using Hammerite

    How to paint a metal garage door - Using Hammerite

    Useful tip: We advise painting your metal garage door on a dry day with temperatures above 10 degrees. This ensures the paint will dry correctly and your endeavour won't be wasted. If you’re painting a brand new garage door, it may already have a powder or primer coat so you can skip ahead to step five.

    Step 1. Remove old paint Lay down a dust sheet and put on a mask and goggles to protect yourself from dust. To help you get the best finish on your door, you need to get rid of blistering, flaking or bubbling paint. Use a flat scraper to remove the old paint so the surface is smooth. For the rest of the door, use a piece of 180 grit sandpaper and quickly rub down the surface. Open the door and do the same to the edges.

    Step 2. Clean the door Use a sugar soap solution and sponge to clean the door and remove a

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  7. February 23, 2022

    How to paint over exterior mildew

    How to paint over exterior mildew

    You will need:

    Zinsser Mould Killer
    Zinsser Universal Cleaner & Degreaser
    B-I-N® Primer Sealer

    Zinsser Cover Stain

    • Zinsser AllCoat satin
     

    Steps
    1. Surface preparation
    The first step when painting over mould is ensuring all surfaces are clean, dry and free from anything that may cause interference with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Remove loose material by
    scrapin

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  8. February 04, 2022

    Nottingham PaintWell becomes the first store in the East Midlands

    Nottingham PaintWell becomes the first store in the East Midlands

    PaintWell (formerly Bromborough Paints) has opened its 20th store, branching out into the East Midlands as they continue their rapid network expansion and reinforce the company’s reputation as the largest independent decorators’ merchant in the North.

    The stunning 3,800sqft store is conveniently located on the new Teal trade park in Stoke Bardolph and will act as a hub for deliveries to decorators across Nottinghamshire and gives both trade and retail customers in the area access to all the major decorating brands under one roof, including Dulux, Armstead, Crown, Macpherson, Johnstone’s and Leyland as well as an extensive choice of decorating accessories. 

    The staff at our Nottingham store have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the paint and decorating industry and can offer expert advice and guida

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  9. December 16, 2021

    Christmas opening times

    PaintWell Christmas Deliveries

    Online orders

    To guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery please place your order before 3pm - 22nd December.

    We will still be processing web orders up to 3pm on 23rd December, after which our office will be closed for Christmas. 

    We will open for two days between Christmas and New Year (29th and 30th December) and will process any orders that have been received after the 23rd December deadline. We will then close again until start of business on January 4th 2022.

    Please be aware that our couriers are busy over the Christmas period and still impacted by Covid-19 which may cause delays.

     

    Store opening times

    Store opening

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  10. December 03, 2021

    PaintWell York - Store number 19 now open!

    PaintWell opens its first new branch in York!

    PaintWell (formerly Bromborough Paints and Trade1st) has opened its first of many new stores as they continue their rapid network expansion and reinforce the company’s reputation as the largest independent decorators’ merchant in the North.

    The new store in York, which is the company’s 19th, will act as a hub for deliveries and tradespeople across Yorkshire. The new store which is conveniently located on Clifton Moor industrial estate, Unit 4, 1 Kettlestring Lane, York, YO30 4XF (Next to Magnet kitchens) and gives both trade and retail customers in the area access to all the major decorating brands under one roof, including Dulux, Armstead, Crown, Macpherson, Johnstone’s and Leyland as well as an extensive choice of decorating accessories.

    PaintWell offer expert advice, free local delivery and the widest range of painting and decorating accessories. The new

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