Whether you decide to invest in a decorator - or dig deep into the wardrobe to find something you can redefine as your artistic smock - time and money (and inevitable exhaustion) will be spent in transforming a tired room into something brimming with life.
When it comes to choosing your paint though, you might be asking yourself what exactly is premium paint, and does it give you value for money?
We understand your concerns, but know our paints too - so we’ve got a couple reasons for why you should go premium:
Quality AND Quantity
Sorry to disappoint those who like to reel off old adages, but we believe that if you have a cake you should eat it!
The quality of our paint, acquired throughout our 250 year + history, will take you a long way in your home. A 5-litre tin of our Premium Paint will comfortably paint the walls of a decent sized living room. A smaller room - your kitchen or bathroom - might only require a 2.5-litre tin. Our premium paints go further and have greater hiding power – you’ll use less paint but still have perfect coverage. They're also tough - you can scrub our dead flat matt as much as you like and, as long as you've prepped the service well, they won't come off.
Understanding our Paint
The secret behind this is dumbfoundingly sensible: You get out what you put in. We manufacture our paint from scratch at our Yorkshire workshop so we know exactly what’s goes into each one. The better the quality of the ingredients - the raw materials: the pigment, the binders, the additives - the better the quality of the final product. Our Premium Paints contain raw materials exclusively manufactured in the EU. There are no nasty emissions, smells or powders that contain boulders (which leave a rough, chalky surface).
We appreciate the investment our customers make when buying our paint, and that quality is as important to them as it is to us. We strive to continually upgrade the performance of our products through raw material selection and independent testing of our paints.
We have such faith in our premium paints, that we believe they can save you time, stress and yes – their durability could even save you money. So what else do you need to know?
Our 64 colours (http://www.hicksandweatherburn.co.uk/color-range.html) are designed for the premium paint range. From the hand painted colour swatches, through our match pots, to the premium paint itself, the colours will not vary at all.
The colour you test with a sample pot, like and decide on is what you’ll end up with. Using tester pots is a great way to check the colours on location. How we see each colour varies tremendously depending on the lighting in the room. We advise you to use a tester pot to paint a large enough area on different walls to see the effect of the colour throughout the day and against your furnishings. It’s often good to leave it a day (if only to sleep on it before making a decision)!
We’ve got years of experience of actually manufacturing all sorts of paints, so we really know what we’re talking about and love to talk about it. Please give us a call or email to discuss your specific decorating project.
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