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Paint for Interior Wood

Refresh your interior wood surfaces with our wide selection of interior wood paint. Refresh your interior trim such as skirting boards and windowsills with a lick of Dulux Once or paint your banister in a luxe matt finish wood paint for a contemporary look, whatever you’re painting, The Paint Shed is here to help.

We stock a huge range of renowned trade paint brands such as Jotun, Dulux Trade and Johnstone’s Trade, all offering quality wood paint and stain at brilliant prices.

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What paint do I need to use on interior wood?

If you haven’t worked with wood before, it can be a little daunting attempting to figure out which interior wood paint to use. With so much choice, what do you need?  

Here are the main types of interior wood paint, and some information on how they’re used.

Specialist Primer

When working with wood for the first time, it is best to use a specialist primer. Not only will it help create an all-important barrier to prevent bleeding, but it will allow your paint or opaque stain to cling on more easily. Unlike undercoats, specialist primers tend to be reserved for “problem” surfaces.


If you’re working on bare wood or wood which you have sanded, a good undercoat will be your best friend in helping you create a dependable layer. Don’t forget knotting solution if needed.


Now becoming more popular in homes and gardens across the UK, a matt wood paint (even the Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat Matt) gives a clean finish with no gloss.


Typically reserved for furniture and cabinets, a quality eggshell wood paint will look great, as long as you have a coat of primer on the wood first.


Probably the most popular type of interior wood paint, Satin is a mid sheen finish which works best on skirting boards and trim.


When you want to have wooden features and fittings stand out with a high sheen, gloss wood paint would be your go-to. Typically reserved for small areas, the likes of Dulux Once Gloss provides a no-fuss solution or if painting a larger surface with gloss 

What paint works best on cabinets?

A lot of customers ask us which paints are best to use when painting cabinets in the home. If you’re looking to breathe new life into kitchen cabinets, a satin , eggshell or even gloss if you require a high sheen finish wood paint would be a good option.

If you were looking to paint bathroom cabinets, you’d need to take a little more care. We recommend getting a high-gloss wood paint which won’t cause problems with all the moisture in the air. 

For those who want maximum protection but don’t want a high-gloss, the likes of acrylic eggshell is your best option.

Priming interior wood

We can’t overstate the importance of getting surfaces fully prepped before applying paint or stain. Wood can be a tricky thing to work with, which is why you should get some primer & undercoat first. Some notable brands which do great primer for interior wood include Crown Trade, Zinsser, and Farrow & Ball.

Not sure what you need? Talk to The Paint Shed

If you need help figuring out which wood paint you need for the job, call us on 033 3320 2369. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our paints and which wood paint is best suited to your situation.