Paint types

Due to its ability to instantly transform a room, paint is the interior designer’s best friend. Find out about the different types to make it yours…

In this article, we cover:

  • Types of paint for different applications
  • Interior paints and how to use them
  • Wood paints and how to use them
  • Troubleshooting paint that doesn’t stick
  • Stripping down existing paint: how to do it and what products to use
  • How to deal with lead paint
  • How to tackle older homes
  • Dealing with damp walls


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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