Tips & Advice

  1. PaintWell Reading
    December 01, 2023

    PaintWell Reading now open! For all your Paint and Decorating Supplies needs in the Reading Area,

    PaintWell are delighted to announce the opening of our latest store PaintWell Reading!

    Opening December 4th, the new store is conveniently located on Reading trade centre, our newest store has all the major paint brands and accessories under one roof.

    Whether you are a trade or retail customer, PaintWell Reading will offer a wide range of major decorating brands all in one location. At PaintWell, you'll find a wide selection of trade paints, including Tikkurilla, Zinsser, Armstead, Macpherson, Sandtex, Johnstone's, and Leyland Trade. Additionally, we offer an impressive variety of designer paints, such as Little Greene, Farrow & Ball, Dulux Heritage, and Earthborn, alongside a comprehensive range of brushes, rollers, and decorating accessories that every tradesperson needs.

    Our friendly team will offer expert advice and guidance whether you are a novice working on a DIY project or experienced in the trade. We also offer free delivery in the local

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  2. Women in Trade
    October 18, 2023

    Women in Trade - A Perspective from an Established Female Painter & Decorator

    Demand for female painters is up: The number of people looking for female painters is up for 125% this year so far

    The trades sector has traditionally been dominated by men, but it looks like things are beginning to change. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of female painters as well as the number of homeowners searching for female painters.

    This year so far, the number of homeowners searching for ‘lady painter & decorator near me’ has increased by 125%.

    Katie Kibble, who runs Katie Kibble Decorating in Derby, entered the industry in 1983 and was one of the first women to be seen painting & decorating. She talked to

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  3. How to Paint Skirting Boards: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Paints and Techniques
    October 18, 2023

    How to Paint Skirting Boards: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Paints and Techniques


    Painting skirting boards may seem like a small detail, but it's one that can significantly refresh and transform a room. Whether you're renovating your home or simply looking to update a space, the skirting boards often serve as the finishing touch that ties everything together. In this tutorial, we'll explore the best way to paint skirting boards, from choosing the right paint to mastering the technique for a flawless finish.

    Why Skirting Boards Matter

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  4. PaintWell Telford
    September 18, 2023

    PaintWell Telford becomes store 51! For all your Paint and Decorating Supplies needs in the Shropshire Area.

    We are thrilled to announce the opening of our latest store, PaintWell Telford Conveniently located on Stafford Park. This store will strengthen our presence in the area in addition to our existing Shrewsbury store. 

    Whether you are a trade or retail customer PaintWell Stafford will offer a wide range of major decorating brands all in one location. At PaintWell Stafford, you'll find a wide selection of trade paints, including Tikkurilla, Zinsser, Armstead, Macpherson,

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  5. Guide to Painting Your Kids Bedroom
    August 15, 2023

    Back to School: The Ultimate Guide to Painting Your Kids' Bedroom with Dulux Easycare

    The arrival of the back-to-school season carries a unique energy: the rustling of new uniforms, the crispness of unused notebooks, and the anticipation of reuniting with classmates. It's a transitional phase, not just in terms of academics but also in terms of personal growth. As summer fades, many parents consider this the ideal time to offer their kids a fresh start, and what better way to do that than with a bedroom makeover? After all, this isn't just where they sleep – it's where they dream, play, and increasingly, study. Therefore, creating a conducive, vibrant space that mirrors their aspirations and personalities is crucial.

    I. Understanding the Basics: Painting a Kids'

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  6. Zinsser Paints Primers
    August 09, 2023

    Perfecting Wall Prep & Painting: Why Zinsser Primers and Paints are Essential for Impeccable Results.

    In the vast world of the paint industry, certain names stand out for their history and unmatched quality. Zinsser is one such name that both professionals and enthusiasts vouch for. Since its inception in 1849, Zinsser has consistently delivered cutting-edge products that cater to the diverse needs of painters globally. Understanding why quality paints and primers, like those from Zinsser, are essential for any painting project can be quite enlightening. 

    I. Spotlight on Zinsser Primers

    Every painting professional knows that a perfect finish isn’t just about the paint but what goes underneath it. Zinsser primers are designed to perfect, protect, and enhance the paint that follows.

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  7. Mastering Painting Tools Paint Brushes and Rollers
    August 01, 2023

    Mastering Painting Tools: A Deep Dive into Paint Brushes and Rollers

    Painting can be a transformative and rewarding task. However, the success of your project largely depends on your choice of tools. In this comprehensive guide, we will focus on two of the most indispensable tools in painting: paint brushes and paint rollers. We will delve into what makes a good brush or roller, exploring top brands and products to help you achieve professional-looking results on your next painting endeavour.

    1. Understanding Paint Rollers

    There's a wide array of paint rollers available, each designed to fulfil a specific painting requirement. Choosing the right roller can make a significant difference to your painting project.

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  8. Mastering Door Painting
    July 27, 2023

    Mastering Door Painting: The Ultimate Guide to Painting Interior Doors

    Whether you're revamping your interiors or freshening up your exterior doors, painting a door can transform the look of your space. But it's not always a straightforward task. The surface type, choosing the right paint, and the painting technique are just some of the factors that can make painting doors a bit daunting. However, with the right information, you can achieve a professional finish that boosts the aesthetic appeal of your entire space.

    1. Choosing the Right Paint for Doors

    Choosing the right paint is key to a successful door painting project. Different door types require specific paint types for the best results.

    • What kind of paint do you use on doors? There are various types of paint you can use on doors. The choice largely depends on the material of the door. For instance, wood doors require a different paint type compared
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  9. Osmo Woodcare Review and Guide: Quality, Application, and Maintenance
    July 18, 2023

    Shining the Spotlight on Osmo Woodcare: An All-Inclusive Exploration

    In the realm of woodcare, few brands garner as much respect and acclaim as Osmo. The company's innovative solutions, built on a solid foundation of expertise, craftsmanship, and a profound understanding of wood as a material, have positioned it as a frontrunner in the industry.

    1. Brand Spotlight: Osmo Woodcare

    Hailing from Germany, Osmo has shaped the woodcare industry with its unique products and approaches. But is Osmo any good? In a word, absolutely. Osmo has solidified its stellar reputation by delivering high-quality,

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  10. Painting Tips & Mistakes to Avoid
    July 10, 2023

    Master the Art of Painting: Essential Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Welcome to the beautiful world of painting—a delightful fusion of art and science. As we traverse through this fascinating journey of colours and creativity, we'll explore the brilliance of prominent brands such as Tikkurila, Dulux, Johnstones Trade, and Zinsser. Each has carved its niche in the painting industry, providing tools and supplies to turn our plain surfaces into canvases of expression.

    Painting Basics: The Right and Wrong Way to Paint a Wall

    Just as every art form has its technique, so does painting walls. The key to a seamless paint job is knowing what to do—and

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