Best paint deals: make a saving on big brands

On the hunt for the best paint deals? From Dulux to Johnstone's and even Farrow & Ball, we've got deals to help you save money on your decorating project

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We have rounded up the best paint deals for anyone hoping to get stuck into some decorating projects this month. Spring is a great time to give your house a refresh, both inside and out – and as most of us are stuck at home right now, you might find your weekends are always free for some overdue DIY.

Exterior looking a bit shabby? There are great masonry paints on offer. Need to give your kitchen a new look? Find wipe-clean paints for less. Or maybe, you have taken up upcycling to pass the time and want to find some good quality furniture paint at bargain prices? Either way, we have scoured all the online offerings for the best paint deals right now. 

Scroll down to see al the latest sales on paint, then if you're after some decorating advice, head to our paint hub.

Best paint deals

Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint – Shortbread, 750ml | Was £20, now £14 on Argos

This toy-safe furniture paint can be used for a number of home makeover and upcycling projects. The neutral colour will work in any scheme and most surfaces should not need priming or sanding prior to application.View Deal

Ronseal Garden Paint – 2.5L | 2 for £28

Get two tins of Ronseal Garden Paint and give your garden wall, fence, shed or furniture an update this weekend. That could be two tins of one colour or mix and match for a colourful makeover.View Deal

Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint – Plymouth Grey, 10L | Was £38, now £30 on Wickes

Exterior in need of an update? Give it a fresh coat of paint with this high-quality masonry paint from Sandtex. There is plenty in stock with next day delivery available.View Deal

How to buy the best paint

For exterior jobs you need paint that can tolerate rain and colder conditions, and for fences and sheds you need a paint that works to preserve the wood. Inside you will mostly be using paint for walls or woodwork. Walls tend to be painted with emulsion paint – usually matt, although some people like a silk or paint with a slight sheen for high traffic areas of humid rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. Lots of companies produce paints that are designed to be more durable and can be wiped clean, great for kid's rooms and hallways. 

For wood you will need a specialist wood paint and these come in eggshell, satin and gloss. Eggshell is more popular these days, but some still prefer to use a higher gloss paint for areas that need wiping down. Chalk paints are very popular and can be used for walls or furniture. You can also get specialist paints for floors and cupboards.

Paints tend to be water based or oil based. Modern paints are far less toxic than the lead paints of the last century, but you should still look out for those that claim to be low VOC (volatile organic compound) as they emit lower levels of potentially harmful gasses. 

High quality paints tend to cost more as they have a lot of pigment, meaning a richer colour that is easy to work with. These can cost upwards of £25 a litre so we are always glad to see paint deals on these. 

CHEAP PAINT DEALS

Not found the paint deal you were looking for? Scroll for the best prices on all types of paint from kitchen paint to outdoor paint and primer.

Paint tool and accessory deals

For the best paint job you need to use the right tools. For painting walls and ceilings that means a roller. For intricate work (like cutting in) and painting woodwork, you usually use a brush, although kitchen cupboards will get a better finish with a small roller.

As well as tools to apply the paint, you need accessories to keep the space neat and protected, and maybe a stepladder or extendable roller to help you reach higher spaces. For very messy jobs, or those involving fumes (ie. stripping paint) you should wear gloves, a mask and also safety goggles.

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