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  • Dulux® Wash&Wear® Low Sheen in your chosen colour
  • Dulux Design Effects in your chosen colour
  • Dulux Aquanamel Semi Gloss in your chosen colour
  • Dulux Duramax® in your chosen sheen and colours
  • Undercoat/stain blocker (if required)
  • Medium nap (10-18mm) synthetic roller for walls
  • Short nap (5-10mm) synthetic roller for toy box
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth

What to consider before you start



  1. Follow the preparation steps.
  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.

  3. Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.

  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.

  5. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.

  6. Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.

  7. Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
tween room walls

Wall colour: White Cloak Quarter
Bedhead colour: Old Navy

Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen

Dulux Wash&Wear 101 Barrier Technology creates a hard wearing acrylic finish that allows you to wipe away most common marks, scuffs and stains with a wet cloth.

Bedside Drawers

tweenroom bedside drawer

Bedside Drawer: Dusk Pearl

  1. Follow the preparation steps.

  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the furniture piece with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.

  3. Apply the first coat with the roller.

  4. Allow drying time as specified on the label.

  5. For an even one dimensional finish apply a second coat with the roller and lay off lightly to prevent the formation of roller marks.

  6. For a flat finish your project is complete. For a more textured finish, work while the paint is still wet. Use a wide brush, dry roller or muslin and drag the paint in a random, overlapping pattern. For a brushed finish, lay off lightly with a brush.

Dulux Design Pearl Effect

Add a pearly satin finish to your walls


  1. Follow the preparation steps.

  2. Apply Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish Effect in multiple light, mist coats to build up the velvety, ultra matt finish.

  3. Finally, to add long term protection against moisture, chipping, cracking and common household cleaners apply Dulux Duramax Wax Finish. This is a fast drying protective matt clear spray that can be buffed to a satin finish.

  4. Follow after spraying instructions on this guide.

  5. Now, admire your transformation! Great job!

Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish Classic Duck Egg

Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish will deliver an ultra matt finish for special projects inside the home.

tween room bedhead

Bedhead: Old Navy

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Playroom Project

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Hallway Project

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Reading Nook Project

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Study Project

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