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Gloss Paint

Here at Painters World we have a wide range of trade gloss paints from leading brands like Dulux & Crown.

What is gloss paint? Gloss paint is a hard-wearing paint finish, making it perfect for doors, bannisters, skirting boards & other trim around the house. It is a high sheen finish, which means it reflects a large amount of light, while matt paint is a low sheen finish, which creates a 'flat' finish.

A large number of gloss paints are available for colour mixing! Either find the right shade for you by scrolling through our RAL & British Standard colour charts or simply type the shade you are looking for in the text box on each product page and the team will mix an equivalent shade just for you.

If you require any help with our paint mixing service, get in touch by emailing

Shop the full gloss paint range below & get FREE next working day delivery on all orders over £50.

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What Is Gloss Paint?

Paint comes in a range of finishes that vary in terms of level of sheen. These finishes include, matt, eggshell, satin and gloss, with matt having the lowest level of sheen, and gloss having the most amount of sheen. The more sheen a paint finish has, the more light it reflects. Another distinguishing factor between paint finishes and their level of sheen is the durability sheen provides. The more sheen a paint finish has, the more durability it has.

Gloss paint is high-sheen finish, which is why it is most commonly used on interior and exterior wood and metal, such as skirting boards, pipes, doors and furniture. While gloss is gone out of fashion in recent years, it can create a beautiful finish, especially when used in black and other modern tones.

How Many Coats of Gloss Paint Is Required?

Like the majority of paints, gloss paint usually requires two-coats and a primer, if the surface that is being treated is bare. The first coat is called an undercoat, with the gloss paint then used on the top of this to create the finish.

Is Gloss Paint Washable?

Gloss paint as a high-sheen emulsion is washable yes. Not only is it washable but it offer excellent durability from scuffs and scratches due to it's sheen.

Is Gloss Paint Water-Based or Oil-Based?

Gloss paint comes in both water-based and oil-based forms, which gives you the flexibility to use the emulsion that you prefer. It is important to note that water-based and oil-based paints vary in terms of there pro's and con's, with water-based gloss paints drying much quicker and being non-yellowing, while oil-based paints flor better on the brush and are generally more durable.

Read our full guide to oil-based vs water-based paint.

Is Gloss Paint Waterproof?

Yes, high gloss paint is water resistant to any extent, which is why it can be used on both interior and exterior wood and metal.

Gloss Paint Colours

Looking for coloured gloss paint? Gloss paint is available from all of the major paint manufacturers in a range of base colours such as white, black and grey, while they also all offer a tinted colours version that can be mixed in almost any colour with the paint mixing service here at Painters World. Simply type the name of the shade you would like (even designer shades) and we will mix your gloss paint in the perfect colour for you.

Where To Buy Gloss Paint

Here at Painters World we have a large range of gloss paint to suit exactly what you are looking for. We also stock a huge number of paint brushes, rollers & decorating supplies, so you can get everything you need in one place.

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