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Your shopping list

  • Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen in your chosen colour
  • Dulux Aquanamel Gloss in your chosen colour
  • Dulux 1Step Prep
  • Dulux Ceiling White
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • For walls use a 9mm or 12mm nap synthetic roller
  • For trims use a 5-9mm nap synthetic roller
  • For the ceiling use a 11mm nap synthetic roller
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth
  • 400 grit sandpaper

 


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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 Colour Swatches.


Time to paint!

Walls with Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen

  1. Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can. Dulux® 1Step® Prep can be used for a prep coat.
  2. Using Wash&Wear Low Sheen, start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush. These are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
  3. Using a 9mm or 12mm nap synthetic roller, load roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.
  5. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards 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. Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
  7. Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
     

Door with Aquanamel Gloss

  1. Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can.
  2. If your door has already been painted with enamel, give it a light sand until the shine has become dull. Wipe off the dust.
  3. Use Dulux 1Step® Prep to prime the door before applying a topcoat.
  4. Then, using Aquanamel Gloss and a high quality synthetic brush, start painting the front panels of the door. Then, fill in the vertical sections between the panels. Followed by the horizontal sections at the top, middle and bottom. And finally, the outside panels.
  5. Once you’ve completed an area, while paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this, a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  6. Allow 2 hours to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper.
  7. Repeat above steps for second coat.

 

Dulux Aquanamel Gloss

Dulux Aquanamel can be used in place of traditional oil based enamels, which not only saves time, but has the added benefit of paintwork not turning yellow with time.

Trim with Aquanamel Gloss

  1. Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can.
  2. Begin by taping around the fireplace, window or trim with painter’s masking tape.
  3. Using Aquanamel Gloss, start by cutting in using a high quality synthetic brush at the top and bottom of the edges of the trim, then finish off the middle.
  4. Apply paint to the trim using short, horizontal brush strokes. Repeat the motion for about a metre.
  5. Smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. Do not reload the brush when you do this. Don’t brush it too much – a few strokes should be enough to smooth the surface.
  6. Repeat this process until complete. Allow to dry, then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper and repeat for a second coat.

Note: With windows it is recommended to paint the inner window sections first then move to the outer trim. And remember, always keep windows open as they dry and ensure to move them constantly to prevent them from sticking together.

Dulux Aquanamel Gloss

Dulux Aquanamel can be used in place of traditional oil based enamels, which not only saves time, but has the added benefit of paintwork not turning yellow with time.

Ceiling with Dulux Ceiling White

  1. Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can.
  2. Begin by cleaning your ceiling. Remove cobwebs with a clean broom and wash the area with Selleys® Sugar Soap.
  3. Tape around cornices, edges and any down lights.
  4. Using Dulux Ceiling White and a 11mm nap synthetic roller, paint just like a vertical wall, begin by cutting-in where the roller won’t reach. Using a paint brush, paint around down lights and edges to create a border.
  5. Once you’ve loaded your roller evenly, begin in one corner and move fluidly in a parallel motion. For best results, work in 1 metre sections painting across and then down. Roll as far into the previously brushed sections as possible.
  6. While the paint is still damp, begin laying off the paint. This is a crucial step in achieving a smooth and consistent finish. To lay off: Using an unloaded roller, begin in the top left corner of your ceiling and gently pull towards you in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action and slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke.
  7. If your ceiling requires two coats, wait two hours for it to dry and then repeat steps 4--6.

 

Dulux Ceiling White

An easy to apply, flat finish ceiling white with excellent hiding power and a 5 year guarantee against mould growth. Click here to order online for delivery to your door.


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