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Wall and Ceiling Finishes FAQ

What is the best paint for walls?

This depends on if it is an interior or exterior wall. For masonry and brick walls we recommend Sandtex exterior masonry paints. For interior walls we have a range of Interior wall and ceiling paints.

How can I seal gaps between interior walls and window frames?

For gaps between interior walls, window and door frames we recommend Osmo Interior Gap Sealer or Bona Gap Master. These highly versatile gap fillers can be used on stone, concrete and brick walls to seal gaps between walls and fixtures.

What is the best way to remove green growth on a brick wall?

To remove green growth from concrete, stone and brick walls we recommend Barrettine Mould and Mildew Cleaner. For heavily soiled walls a second application may be required. We recommend that before treating, clean the wall with a scraper, stiff broom or brush to remove as much surface matter as possible prior to treating.

Is there an eco friendly paint I can use for bedroom walls and ceiling?

Earthborn Clay Paint is made from purely natural ingredients and is perfect for use on interior walls and ceilings. It is wipable and available in a wide range of attractive colours. It dries to a luxurious ultra-matt finish, can benefit allergy and asthma sufferers, is odourless and virtually V.O.C free.

How do I remove paint from a brick wall?

Removing paint from a brick wall with a conventional paint stripper such as Paint Panther Paint and Varnish Remover can be fiddly due to the nature of the textured surface of bricks and stone, and not easily being able to use a paint scraper. An alternative product that works well on brick, concrete and plaster walls, interior and exterior, is PeelAway. This is a poultice (paste like product) that is applied to the surface of the wall to be stripped, then covered with a plastic blanket (supplied) to prevent the paste from drying out too quickly. The poultice works by dissolving and absorbing the paint and pulling it away from the wall when the poultice is removed. It's perfect for removing paint from textured surfaces or surfaces with detailing. Our recommendation is to try the PeelAway 1 and 7 Sample Twin Pack to find out which remover is effective on the paint that is to be removed. It may be the case that PeelAway 7 is needed for the top coats and PeelAway 1 for deeper, older coats of paint.

The PeelAway paint removal system comes in 2 variations. PeelAway 1 Paint Remover is a caustic based paint stripper that is better on older paints from the 1970's and prior, that may contain Lead or other metal substances, PeelAway 7 Paint Remover is better on modern paint formulation from the mid 1970's onwards.

When removing paint from exterior walls we strongly recommend doing a test area before starting any project, to test product suitability and effectiveness.

Wall and Ceiling Paints

Disclaimer: Whilst every attempt has been made to provide product information that is as accurate as possible, it's important to clarify that trees and the wood that they produce can be affected by many factors. For example, the same species of tree grown in the same wood, even in close proximity, will be affected by age along with the amount of sunlight and water they receive. Other naturally occurring biological and environmental factors will also influence the density and grain of the wood as well as the moisture and oil content of the timber. No two trees are the same, meaning each piece of wood has the potential to look and react differently to the same wood finish. For example, product adhesion, colour variations, absorption rates and sheen levels. It is for this reason that we always strongly recommend carrying out test areas before starting any project