Paint Your Walls Like A Pro

Are your walls in need of a refresh? We’re here to help you brighten up your walls like a pro. No more looking at faded paint and flaking walls because with our helpful guide you can give your room a much needed freshen up.

1. Plan Your Approach

Before you even start, you need to think about what you want your room to look like when it is finished.

Even a fresh coat of white paint can transform the look of a room. Don’t forget to look up and see if the ceiling could do with a refresh.

Top Tip: Pinterest is the best place to start. Check out our board dedicated to walls.

2. Find The Right Paint

At Polar we offer two different types of paint, Contract Matt and Heavy Duty Matt Emulsion. Check out both to find the one that suits you best

Contract Matt Emulsion - £34.23

Fast Drying

Low Odour

Two Coats

Coverage: 14m²/Litre

Touch Dry: 2 hours

Heavy Duty Matt Emulsion - £45.19

High Performance

Durable

One Coat

Coverage: 8m²/Litre

Touch Dry: 1-2 hours

3. Make Sure You Order Enough

When buying paint the most important step is making sure you have enough and making sure that the batch numbers are the same.

Top Tip: Use our Coverage Calculator to find out how much paint you need.

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4. Prep The Room

Make sure you don’t damage any furniture or ornaments in the room you are painting by following the below steps.

  • Move all furniture to the centre of the room and cover with a dustsheet, old bedding, etc.
  • Make sure to put sheets on the floor to protect your carpet & flooring
  • Cover all electrical sockets, doorframes & skirting boards with decorators tape/masking tape, make sure the tape is completely flat and secure to avoid bleeding

5. Prep The Walls

To ensure a smooth professional finish you need to make sure that you have a good base for the paint. To do this go around the room and fill in any holes & cracks with filler. To remove any flaking paint use a scraper. Once the filler is dry, go over the walls with sanding paper in circular motions to get a smooth finish.

6. Mix The Paint

When you are ready to start painting and you open your tin of paint, you need to make sure to mix the paint thoroughly. Make sure to mix your paint throughout so there is no settlement

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7. Start Painting

Once you have chosen your application method you can start painting. We recommend doing the edges first with a paint brush and using a roller in a W or M pattern when painting the rest of the wall.

Top Tip: Don’t forget ventilation, make sure your room is well ventilated with fresh air while you are painting and while the paint is drying. Note – If it is a damp day this may impact on drying times.

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8. Sit Back & Let It Dry

Now it’s time to make a brew and put your feet up while you let the paint dry. Make sure you read the label/instructions on the tin to know how long to leave between coats.

9. Second Coat

You may need to do a second coat of paint depending on which product you ordered. Before you apply the second coat make sure the first layer is dry and then repeat step 7.

10. Time To Pack Up

Now you have finished painting it is time to pack up your tools. Use warm soapy water to rinse and clean your tools and around the outside of your tins of paint.

Once your walls are dry to the touch you can now start removing any masking tape and dustsheets . We do not recommend moving furniture and ornaments back into place until the walls are completely dry. This will allow the air to circulate around the room and avoid any paint transferring onto any furnishing

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11. Show Your Project Off To The World

We love to see what you have done with our products so make sure you take a photo, share it on social media and tag us in it using @polarcoatings or #DIYwithPolar

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Decorating & DIY Jobs To Do During Lockdown

Enforced lockdown and social distancing measures mean that a lot of us are now spending most of our time at home. This has led to an increase in DIY projects across the country.

We have come up with a list of projects that can easily be done at home and will save you money by doing it yourself.

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Freshen Up Your Walls

Remodelista

When was the last time you painted your walls? Why not give you house a fresh coat of paint to freshen up your interior walls.

Our White Contract Matt is the perfect paint to give your walls a brilliant white finish to brighten up any room in your house.

Why Use Our Contract Matt Emulsion?

  • Low Odour so you don’t have the smell of paint in your home for long after
  • It’s water-based so it’s kinder to the environment
  • Fast drying and can be repainted over after 4 hours
  • All our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Free next-day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm

"Taking on the challenge of restoring and decorating a 16th-century cottage I had tried various well-known paint companies including the ones specializing in period colours. All had their problems in achieving the finish I was after and many hours were spent painting and repainting over walls and ceilings. After reading the reviews of the Polar brand I gave it a try. Absolutely fantastic! It was a joy to use, a perfect flat matt white finish which I was after, even straight onto newly plastered walls, the appearance was fantastic. I thoroughly recommend this product, I just wish I had found it sooner and not wasted my money with the other brands." - Kevin

Paint Your Floors

Architectural Digest

Floors aren’t the first thing people think of to paint but we think painting a concrete floor will completely change the look of a room. Especially when it is an on-trend colour.

Our Floor & Garage Paint is perfect for painting interior concrete or stone floors. It is perfect for rooms with regular footfall and even being driven on in a garage setting. With a high chemical resistance and a mid-sheen finish, our Floor & Garage paint is perfect for garages, utility rooms & corridors.

Why Use Our Floor & Garage Paint?

  • Hard-wearing formula perfect for heavy footfall areas and can be driven on
  • An attractive mid-sheen finish
  • Resistant to many industrial chemicals so it can be cleaned easily and used in workshop/garage settings
  • All our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Free next-day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm

"This paint is great, not only was it £10 cheaper (for a much bigger tin) than the big DIY chain store equivalent, but it did the job perfectly despite the floor being old and in a poor state. The seller was quick and the whole thing was hassle-free. Many thanks" - Lenny
"Very good product covers well. Applied by brush due to the floor being very old and rough. Obtained about 14m2 per litre so you should consider this when ordering. Have another 5litres on order for the second coat." - Clare

Cover & Seal Rusty Outdoor Furniture

Qubox

Have you got garden furniture that has been sat out all through winter that is now going rusty? We have the perfect solution for you.

Our Direct to Rust Metal Paint can be applied directly to rust to cover and prevent further corrosion. With a black satin hammer finish, it is perfect for outdoor furniture.

Why Use Our Direct To Rust Metal Paint?

  • You can apply directly to rust without needing to use a primer
  • Use this to repair instead of having to buy new
  • An attractive black satin hammer finish
  • All our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Free next-day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm

Protect From Damp

Polar Coatings

During the wetter winter months of the year, many homes suffer from damp getting in and ruining their walls. Now that the weather is getting dryer it is the perfect time to block and prevent damp from being a permanent visual and health problem in your home. Damp & mould are known to cause health issues such as asthma, allergies and raspatory infections so if it is in your home it is best to get it fixed.

DampSeal is the perfect paint to tackle this. Our unique formula seals damp patches and prevents penetrating damp from pushing through and spoiling your decor in just one coat.

Why Use Our DampSeal?

  • Just one coat instantly blocks penetrating damp
  • Can be used as a primer or topcoat so you don’t need to buy multiple types of paint
  • Has a superb matt finish in either white or magnolia to match any colour scheme
  • All our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Free next-day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm

"Excellent coverage of water leak. Doesn’t have a strong smell, easy to apply. Quite thick so could use white spirit to dilute. Magnolia colour is quite rich, didn’t fully match the previous magnolia paint job, which was a lighter shade, so you may need to buy more and paint a bigger area if you were hoping for just a quick touch up. Good customer service would recommend." - Nick
"Had some trouble re damp that just wouldn’t dry out, applied this and found the damp reduced to reasonable levels on damp meter, we were then able to overcoat this and have been fine since. (3 months). Very good product." - J. Allen

Clean Your Patio

Turnbull

Now the weather is warming up and the sun is out, more people are spending time in their garden. Make sure your garden is a pleasurable place to spend your time by cleaning your patio from moss.

Our Moss Remover is the perfect product to complete this task, with a powerful and fast-acting formula the moss will be gone in no time and a little bit goes a long way.

Why Use Out Moss Remover?

  • Quick & easy treatment of fungal and algae growth
  • Powerful & fast-acting formula to get the job done quicker
  • Provides a safer area to prevent slipping on moss when wet
  • All our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Free next-day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm
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Undamaged Guarantee

At Polar we are dedicated to making sure that all of our parcels are delivered safely and undamaged because nothing is nothing is worse than ordering paint and receiving damaged good. Which is why we care about how you receive your paint!

Gone are the days of receiving damaged and leaking tins as we make the effort to ensure that your order reaches you on time and as if it’s just come from the factory floor.

Our key to this is making sure that all boxes are securely packed.

We implement the latest boxing technology by using double corrugated boxes and compacted tin inserts that are 100% recyclable and compostable.

Our boxes have been rigorously tested and are capable of suffering 17 drops without your paint being affected.

Save yourself a trip to your local merchant & take advantage of our no damage guarantee, or your money back!

Once you've received your parcel don't forget to recycle the packaging and let us know what you think of our products and service.

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