Purchasers would be well advised to take care over the paint they choose to decorate their new home, with people very often making the wrong decision.

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  • First time buyers keen to add a lick of paint to their new homes have been urged to consider the finish by using a DIY product price comparison site.

    Many homeowners end up using the wrong type of paint, brushes and rollers when decorating their homes, according to

    Speaking on behalf of the company, celebrity DIY expert Tommy Walsh explained that most problems are to do with having the wrong equipment for a particular surface or environment.

    First time buyers with children are urged to use a satin paint, as its soft sheen finish is perfect for wiping off grubby finger marks.

    Vinyl silk or satin also reflects the light and shows up imperfections, which could be problematic for first time buyers that have made a property investment in an older home.

    Walsh explained: "Many people think that emulsion is for walls and gloss paint should be used on wood surfaces, such as door frames, but there is a bit more to think about including practicalities of the room and personal preference on the finish."

    Taylor Wimpey's Watermill Grange development in Maidstone, Kent, is expected to be a popular draw for interior design fans.

    The developer's south east sales and marketing director Jason Stokes noted that the homes' appeal for decoration is one of their most endearing characteristics.

    Some information contained herein may have changed since it was first published. SmartNewHomes strongly advises you to seek current legal and/or financial advice from a qualified professional.


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