How to use renovation paint

Learn how to use specialist paint to give life to tired items in your home

Like our walls, even our furniture, cupboards and wardrobes need a tidy up every so often. So, how do we make sure that the work we put into our upcycling projects is up to scratch? Take a read through our helpful guide below to find out how to get that professional looking finish.

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Choose the right renovation paint for your surface

Do you have a particular item in mind that you’ve been desperate to get your hands on or are you going all out with more than one surface? Choose from our specific project paints or our multi-surface pot that does the lot. Our GoodHome renovation paint buying guide talks through all the basics you need to know to choose the right paint for your project.

Remember to prep

If you fail to prep once, you’ll never forget again. Getting those tedious tasks done before you apply your paint paves the way for how your paint finish will look. Smooth any rough bits, remove any handles, and lay a protective sheet down too - unless you’re painting the floors then it won’t matter where you splash paint.

What to paint?

You can really get creative with paints for any kind of renovation project. Start with your cabinets and wardrobes, then get more adventurous with your radiators (make sure they’re cool first), tiles, appliances, and flooring. And you don’t have to stop there, give melamine, ceramic, stone or even glass a fresh new look.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, get lost in our furniture upcycling ideas and follow our helpful how to articles to get started.

Everything you need to paint your furniture