How to get the perfect look

1. Gather inspiration

What do you want the final result to look lie? Inspiration can come from anywhere. Try looking online and putting together a moodboard.

2. Select a colour scheme

Use colour schemes from your research, or chat to us for help. Then trial your scheme using Dulux sample pots and large colour swatches

3. Get painting

Calculate how much paint you will need, then take Dulux Weathershield and follow our painting guide before.


Backyard Living Fence

Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen

Dulux Weathershield has been specially designed to provide a tough, hardwearing finish that provides protection from all weather conditions. Click here to order online for delivery to your door.

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Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and large color swatches.

Time to paint

  1. Start by following these preparation steps for your surface.
  2. Cut in around the edges of the wall with a brush — these are the areas the
    roller cannot easily reach.
  3. Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Continue over the same section until
    the wall is evenly covered. Roll up to area of 1m2 size or paint wall in sections.
  5. Before paint starts to dry, using an unloaded roller, begin in the top left corner
    of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the base in a straight line with
    no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming.
    Repeat this action only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your
    roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
  6. Once the first coat is dry, repeat the total process again with a second coat.
Backyard Living Dog House

Design tip - Have fun with a pool room and create a statement by using a bright colour for the inside space. Team with neutral colours for maximum impact.


Order sample pots and large colour swatches

Selecting the right colour can be difficult, that's why we have made it possible to test colour in your home first.