V&A PAINT

08450949030

The Victoria Mill

Firwood Paints 

Oakenbottom Road

Bolton

BL2 6DP

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HOW MUCH PAINT TO BUY?

MORE ABOUT OUR PAINTS

All our paints are water based, low odour and exceptionally low in VOC's (less than 1g per litre)

 

MATT EMULSION

Coverage is 14 square metres per litre so you’ll need a litre of paint for every 14 square metres of wall area you plan to paint.

 

EGGSHELL

Coverage is 10 square metres per litre so you’ll need a litre of paint for every 10 square metres of woodwork or metalwork you plan to paint. Quick tip – one side of a door is 2 square metres, and both sides of a door will be 4 square metres.

 

CHALK

Coverage is 10 square metres per litre so you’ll need a litre of paint for every 10 square metres of woodwork or metalwork you plan to paint. Quick tip – one side of a door is 2 square metres, and both sides of a door will be 4 square metres.

 

MASONRY

Coverage is 7 square metres per litre so you’ll need a litre of paint for every 7 square metres of outside wall area you plan to paint. Quick tip – external brick or concrete that hasn’t been painted before can be quite porous, so allow for more paint if this is the first time the wall has been painted.

 

PRIMER UNDERCOAT

Coverage is 15 square metres per litre so you’ll need a litre of paint for every 15 square metres of wood you plan to paint.

WHICH PAINT GOES WHERE?

MATT EMULSION

Use on internal walls and ceilings. As this paint will provide a coating for the largest surface in your room, the colour you choose will have a big impact on how the room looks after decoration.

EGGSHELL

Use on internal or external woodwork or metalwork. Designed for front doors, window frames and wooden trim; and also great for architraves, skirting boards and any wooden furniture.

CHALK

Use on wooden furniture, and any other wooden elements in the room. This paint offers the fastest way to change wood surface colour as it requires no undercoat and only minimal surface preparation.
Internal use only.

MASONRY

Use on external brick, concrete, Cobb, render or block built walls; can be used over surfaces that have already been painted.

Will actively repel dirt and traffic grime and protect the surface of the wall, delaying deterioration in concrete and render.

Classic Collection masonry dries to a flexible and highly breathable coating which is perfect for older or damp prone walls in period or historic buildings.

 

PRIMER UNDERCOAT

The perfect way to ensure a superior finish for internal and external wood and metal surfaces; Classic Collection Primer Undercoat prepares surfaces for further treatments, ensuring total adhesion and obliteration of marks.

 

FAQs

 

How to select the right colour?

The Paint Makers' colours are curated into easy to use families of colour. A great way to layer colours within a room or a whole house is to choose colours from the same page in the colour card, which have been grouped together to complement one another. Alternatively, contact The Paintmakers to arrange a colour consultation.

Are all your paints water based?

Yes, all of our paints are water based and low odour.

The paint looks a bit thick – can I thin it down?

Our paint can be thinned if required using up to 10% clean, cold water.

 

Can I use interior paint outside?

Interior paint finishes are not recommended for use outside – even in sheltered areas.

What should I use to paint furniture I want to restore?

Chalk paint is perfect to restore and refresh new, vintage or period wooden furniture because it requires very little surface preparation. Simply clean the item you are planning to paint, brush away any loose flakes and you are ready to go. 

 

What should I use to paint my bedroom?

Paint bedroom walls and ceilings in Emulsion. Doors, architraves, skirting boards and window frames can be painted in Eggshell or Chalk and wooden or painted furniture can be painted in Chalk or Eggshell.

What should I use to paint my kitchen?

Paint kitchen walls and ceilings in Emulsion. Doors, architraves, skirting boards and window frames can be painted in Eggshell and wooden or painted furniture can be painted in Eggshell or Chalk. Any kitchen cabinetry should be painted in Eggshell finish.

What should I paint my bathroom with?

Paint bathroom walls and ceilings in Emulsion. Doors, architraves, skirting boards and window frames can be painted in Eggshell and wooden or painted furniture can be painted in Chalk or Eggshell.

Can I use the eggshell outside?

Yes, our Eggshell is designed for use outside as well as inside, all from the same tin.

I’ve got a damp room in the house – should I use your masonry?

Never use external Masonry paint inside, far better to use our Emulsion on all internal walls.

 

What do you recommend for hallways?

Our Emulsion is tough and strong enough for high traffic areas and will be perfect for use in a hallway.

PREPARATION & APPLICATION

All of our paint finishes can be applied with a brush, roller, pad or spray. Follow the spray manufacturer’s instructions when spraying paint.

If you need to thin the paint, up to 10% percent clean, cold water can be added.

Before painting, ensure the surface you plan to decorate is clean, dry and free from any loose or flaking material.

 

If using a brush, ensure you have acrylic bristles.

On new plaster, thin the first coat by 30% with clean, cold water and apply as usual.

Two coats of paint are usually sufficient to cover and obliterate any under-colours.

CLEANING UP

Clean brushes and cloths with detergent (washing up liquid is fine) and water. When cleaning, ensure the water runs clear to fully remove paint from the brush.