Ordering Colours Online

When ordering colours online you must remember that the colours on screen are a guide only. As monitor settings vary, the colours on your monitor are unlikely to match the true colour of the paint. We strongly recommend choosing your colour from a colour card (order below) or buying a tester pot so you can make the best decision.

When we mix your colour, we’ll include your swatch from the colour card with your mixed colour dabbed next to it. We guarantee the colours to be within 5% of the colour card – a maximum possible variation due to minute differences between all mixing machines.

We cannot accept returns on colours.

 

Trying to match a colour? What to look out for:

Old paint

Paint colour changes over time, even after a couple of months – so fresh paint will always be slightly different. We would recommend that conspicuous areas be completely repainted, whereas you may re-do small areas depending on their impact.

Different types of paint

Paints with different underlying bases will differ slightly when colour is mixed into them. An oil-based paint could have a variance with an emulsion of the same colour for example.

Tester pots

Because of their small size, all mixed tester pots can have a very slight colour variance. Though this is mostly not noticeable, only 1-2%, we can guarantee an almost perfect match if we have mixed the tester pots ourselves as we replicate it on the original machine.

Tester pots are always a matt finish – so you will see a difference between mid-sheen and vinyl paints for example.

 

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Choosing your paint

View specifications below for our range of finishes.

Covaplus Vinyl Matt

Interior walls and ceilings. Low traffic

Johnstones Trade Covaplus Vinyl Matt Finish A fantastic general purpose matt emulsion for most walls and ceilings. Contains a small amount of vinyl which makes it more durable than normal emulsion and makes it one of our most popular paints. Recommended for walls and ceilings in low traffic areas such as bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms.

View main product page. Available in white and magnolia

Flat Matt

Interior walls and ceilings. Low Traffic

Johnstones Trade Flat Matt Finish Has the flattest finish available, giving it a contemporary, heritage feel. It is wipeable and ideal for walls and ceilings in low traffic areas.

View main product page. Available in white and magnolia

Durable Matt

Interior walls and ceilings. High Traffic

Johnstones Trade Acrylic Durable Matt Finish An extremely durable acrylic-based paint with a dead flat finish. Durable matt is scrub resistant and resistant to humidity making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, high traffic areas such as hallways and stairwells and areas that may become marked such as kids’ playrooms.

View main product page. Available in white

Soft Sheen

Interior walls and ceilings. Medium traffic

Johnstones Trade Vinyl Soft Sheen Finish A soft, mid-sheen finish, suitable for interior walls and ceilings including kitchens and bathrooms that encounter normal amounts of humidity. Great in medium traffic areas such as halls, stairs and school classrooms.

View main product page. Available in white and magnolia

Vinyl Silk

Interior walls and ceilings. Medium to high traffic

Johnstones Trade Vinyl Silk Finish An extremely high sheen finish which is wipeable and condensation resistant. Great for interior walls and ceilings including those in kitchens and bathrooms with normal amounts of humidity. Also an ideal solution for painting embossed wallpaper. Recommended for medium to high traffic areas.

View main product page. Available in white and magnolia

Acrylic Eggshell

Interior walls, ceilings & trim. High traffic

Johnstones Trade Acrylic Eggshell Finish Highly durable multi-purpose paint suitable for all surfaces from wood to walls. Quick drying with a flat, low-sheen finish. Recommended for medium to high traffic areas from domestic halls and stairways to commercial areas. It is also ideal for kitchens and bathrooms where humidity is problematic and has greater durability than the vinyl silk or softsheen in these environments. (If using a roller to apply this paint we strongly recommend a short pile).

View main product page. Available in white

Oil Based Eggshell

Interior trim. High traffic

Johnstones Trade Oil-based Eggshell Finish Highly durable, washable and resistant to humidity. It dries with a flat, low-sheen finish that is ideal for primed wood and metal. Recommended for interior trim areas.

View main product page. Available in white, magnolia and black

Acrylic Satin

Interior and exterior trim. High traffic

Johnstones Trade Acrylic Satin Finish Highly durable, mid-sheen finish suitable for interior and exterior woodwork and suitably primed metal surfaces. It is quick drying and non-yellowing.

View main product page: Available in white.

Oil-based Satin

Interior trim. High traffic

Johnstones Trade oil-based Satin Finish The Oil-based Satin is formulated for interior wood and metalwork, providing a tough, washable mid-sheen finish.

View main product page. Available in white.

Professional Gloss

Interior and exterior trim. High traffic

Johnstones Trade Professional Gloss Finish High opacity, high sheen finish that gives you the professional gloss look on interior and exterior wood and metal.

View main product page. Available in white, magnolia and black.