Painting and Decorating Tips

To get the best out of Earthborn paints, and for ideas on how to choose the right paints and colours for your project, read our top tips below.

 
What paint should I use for my decorating project?

When decorating, you want your efforts to achieve the highest quality finish as well as longevity, however in order for this to happen you need to ensure that you have chosen the appropriate product. We have done the hard work for you and produced an infographic that explores the product you should use depending on […]

How to paint onto new and bare plaster

Claypaint and Lifestyle Emulsion are both highly suitable for painting onto new plaster. From the Ecopro range of interior paints, our Matt & Lo Sheen Emulsions are also suitable for painting onto new plaster.   However, we’re often asked if new plaster needs any special treatment before painting. The short answer is no, there’s no […]

allergies & eco-friendly paints
Allergies and using Earthborn paints – what are the benefits?

Whilst it is not possible to say with certainty that someone will not have an adverse reaction to a product or ingredient, there are certain steps that the expert paint makers at Earthborn have taken to benefit those that suffer with asthma and allergies.   What does an allergic reaction to paint mean?   Typical […]

Top painting tips to follow when decorating any room

For the painting aficionados out there, they will know instinctively what to do when painting a room in their house. However, for first-timers or those picking up a paint brush who haven’t painted in a while, we have compiled a few tips to help ensure that your decorating efforts are successful.   Choosing the right […]

How to paint MDF, melamine & laminated kitchen cabinets and furniture

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to add a totally new look to kitchen cupboards, furniture and interior trims. Our Eggshell and Eco Chic are perfect for painting interior woodwork and wooden furniture, but surfaces like melamine and MDF require a little more preparation.   It’s worth bearing in mind that […]

Five quick and easy projects with paint sample pots

If you’ve undertaken a decorating project, chances are you’ll have bought some paint sample pots to test out colours before diving in with your chosen scheme. But once you’ve decided on a colour, what do you do with those left over paint sample pots?   Before consigning them to the back of the cupboard, or […]

Paint colour ideas for woodwork, plasterwork and interior trims

After pouring over colour cards and testing out sample pots, you’ve finally decided on the main paint colour for your room. But how do you pick the complementary shades to go with it? Doors, skirting boards, cornicing and other architectural features often benefit from a multi-layered approach to create depth and interest. We’ve put together […]

5 of the best decorating websites, apps and colour selection tools

Redecorating a room or starting a new project from scratch can be an exciting prospect, but might also feel a little overwhelming! Even though painting a room is one the easiest ways to transform the look and feel of your space (not to mention one of the most cost effective ways of updating your décor), […]

Interior design tips: inspiration from five of the best professional stylists

You don’t need to be a professional to create a stylish home. In fact, the stylists who create the dream looks seen in our favourite glossy magazines may have years of experience, but they also employ a few tricks of the trade to produce these swoon-worthy spaces. Here’s our pick of five favourite professional stylists, […]

Paint and pregnancy

At Earthborn we get lots of enquiries about all things paint, but one of the most common decorating questions we’re asked about, which might surprise some, is to do with paint and pregnancy.   Paint and pregnancy can be a complex topic, as there are not only health considerations to think about (should you even […]

Choosing exterior paint colours for your property

As well as choosing the right type of exterior masonry paint for your project, it can be difficult choosing which masonry paint colour to go for. We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to choose the right masonry paint colour for your project.

Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint colours and samples now available

We’re pleased as punch to announce our brand new Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint colour card and sample pots are now available to order.