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Where to buy paint online

·8-min read
Photo credit: Benjamin Moore
Photo credit: Benjamin Moore

Planning to update your space and embark on some painting and decorating projects for 2022?

If you're looking for the best places to buy paint online, whether it's interior paint for walls and ceilings, kitchen or bathroom paint, masonry paints for exteriors, or garden fence paint, here's a guide to reliable suppliers and some notable paint ranges worth investing in.

Designer Paint

Designer Paint offers the widest choice of paints online based on colour, finish and surface. Brands include Dulux Heritage, Rust-Oleum, Little Greene, Graham & Brown, Farrow & Ball and many more. You can also buy decorating essentials, such as brushes and rollers. For more information, explore its 'know how' decorating tips on quantities to buy, tools for the job and how to clean up afterwards.

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Homebase

Head to Homebase for a great selection of paints. You can choose from Homebase's own-brand emulsion paint, as well as Crown, Farrow & Ball and Dulux, and the newly-launched House Beautiful paint collection, comprising 30 on-trend colours perfect for interior walls, ceilings and wood.

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Photo credit: House Beautiful

Dulux

Head to Dulux to choose from over 1,200 colours to transform your walls. Filter by location, surface and finish to find the perfect paint for your job. Also, for fuss-free decorating, take a look at the new Simply Refresh range – it will transform your home with a single lick of paint.

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Photo credit: Dulux

John Lewis & Partners

You can also buy paint from John Lewis. The retailer stocks three paint brands – The Little Greene Paint Company, Sanderson, and Designers Guild – with testers and full pots available to buy.

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Farrow & Ball

From Ammonite to Hague Blue, peruse Farrow & Ball's extensive collection of interior and exterior paint. Give concrete or wooden floors a makeover with the tough and ultra-durable modern eggshell range. Water-based, quick-drying and low-odour, it's perfect for quickly revamping hardworking surfaces.

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Photo credit: Farrow & Ball
Photo credit: Farrow & Ball

Frenchic Furniture Paint

With over 60 shades, Frenchic Paint has everything you need to transform your doors, walls and furniture, both indoors and outdoors. The eco-friendly chalk and mineral paint brand is ideal for all upcycling projects.

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Photo credit: Frenchic

Very

If you're undertaking upcycling projects and looking for some Rust-Oleum furniture paint, spray paint, and glitter/shimmer, then Very has a good range in stock online, all available for home delivery.

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Cox & Cox

Stylish home decor isn't the only thing you can buy at Cox & Cox – you can shop a range of timeless paint shades too, available in two premium finishes. If you're stuck for inspiration, buy a sample collection which offers you four sample pots within an edited colour group.

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Photo credit: Cox & Cox

Amazon

You can buy a range of paints from Amazon – if you know specifically know what you're looking for. Whilst top brands include Dulux, Ronseal, Rust-Oleum and Johnstone's, the product range can be limited.

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I Love Wallpaper

At I Love Wallpaper you'll find a range of wall and ceiling emulsion paint from Johnstone's and you can order a 75ml sample size too.

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Argos

Argos stocks two paint brands – Johnstone's (wall & ceiling paint and shed & fence paint) and Rust-Oleum (furniture paint).

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eBay

Although there's not a huge range, you'll be surprised by what you can find on eBay, so do have a look if you're after a particular type of paint as you may be in luck. For example, selected Crown wall paint, Dulux wall & ceiling paint and Cuprinol outdoor paint are all available to buy.

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Paint & Paper Library

Head to Paint & Paper Library for a distinguished palette of 180 unique colours, available in five finishes. Use architects' satinwood on kitchen cabinetry and wooden cupboards to help them withstand everyday knocks. It's fully washable and hardwearing.

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Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library/Paul Raeside
Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library/Paul Raeside

Earthborn Paints

Eco paint brand Earthborn offer designer paints that are easy to use with a beautiful finish. You can buy a range of environmentally-friendly breathable paints for every room in your home.

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Photo credit: Earthborn

Benjamin Moore

Find an extensive range of paint – and colours – to suit all your decorating needs at Benjamin Moore. The Aura Bath & Spa range has been specially formulated to resist mould and mildew growth, making it an ideal choice for decorating humid areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.

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Photo credit: Benjamin Moore

COAT

Fully carbon neutral paint brand COAT mixes sustainable, high-grade paint that is finished fresh to order in a range of on-trend colours for indoors and out. Try the new chartreuse shade Plant Power, described as a 'knocked back green with yellow pop' – all profits go to the World Land Trust.

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Photo credit: COAT

Claybrook Studio

Drawing inspiration from its tile collections, this eco-conscious brand's highly pigmented palette comes in emulsion and eggshell to suit a range of decorating schemes.

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B&Q

DIY and hardware retailer B&Q sell an extensive range of paint and decorating supplies. There's a good selection of wall and ceiling paint from the likes of Dulux and Valspar, plus B&Q's own brand paint range, GoodHome.

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YesColours

Innovative eco paint brand, YesColours, tackles the UK waste paint issue head-on by removing the traditional paint tin in favour of a fully recyclable pouch. On a mission to inspire joy and optimism through colour, find a palette of feelgood shades to give your home a spectacular makeover.

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Photo credit: YesColours

eicó

eicó offer eco-friendly designer paint, in 108 coordinated colours, from Iceland and Sweden. The Alterior floor paint works on concrete and wood floors and boasts a low dirt pick-up. If you have a colour in mind but are struggling to find it, make use of the colour-matching service.

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Graham & Brown

Not just wallpaper specialists, you can also buy paints from Graham & Brown. Specially formulated to withstand busy homes and scrubbing, the resistance range will protect your walls against spills and scuffs whilst maintaining a luxurious matt finish.

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Sanderson

With more than 150 shades, each available in three finishes, Sanderson offers plenty of choice to enable you to conjure up your dream design in every room.

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Valspar

Got a pic of your dream scheme but unsure what colour it is? Upload it to Valspar's Photo Uploader and it will find the closest match from 2,000 pre-selected shades, where you can order colour chips and paint samples. Visit B&Q's website for Valspar's online paint mixing interiors range, where you can buy the paint.

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Photo credit: Valspar

Wilko

At Wilko find the retailer's own brand interior paint, exterior paint and furniture paint, as well as primers, undercoats and spray paints. You'll also find paint ranges from Dulux and Cuprinol.

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Screwfix

You can find selected paints to buy on Screwfix (primers, decking paint, masonry etc). Brands include Dulux Trade, Dulux Easycare, Leyland, Zinsser and No Nonsense.

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Little Greene

Little Greene's intelligent matt emulsion is an environmentally friendly paint finish that’s completely washable and robust. If accidents occur, walls can easily be wiped with warm, soapy water to remove marks.

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Photo credit: Little Greene

Annie Sloan

Whether it's a whole room or bedside table, invest in Annie Sloan's chalk paint or wall paint to complete all your decorating projects. The easy-to-use, foolproof furniture paint can be applied to most surfaces and rarely requires any preparation. Simply finish with wax or lacquer for protection and longevity.

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Photo credit: Annie Sloan

Fenwick & Tilbrook

Family run business Fenwick & Tilbrook offers high quality paint in more than 250 colours. Each tin of paint is made to order so it has not been sitting on a shelf for months. You can order colour cards and sample pots too.

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Wickes

You can find interior wall & ceiling paint, furniture & cupboard paint, and undercoats and primers at Wickes. Brands include Dulux, Sandtex, Ronseal, and Wickes' own brand paint.

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Lick Home

Lick Home offers a carefully curated edit of paint colours – filter by type, colour, surface, room or room orientation. If you're wanting to test out colours, you can get peel-and-stick patches made with real paint. It's perfect for moving your samples around the room to see them in different light.

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Photo credit: Lick Home

Bauwerk

Ideal for all masonry surfaces such as render, cement and bricks, these natural paints are made from clay and minerals, and pigments don't contain any toxic fumes.

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Crown

Ideal for creating a tactile finish, Crown's suede textured emulsion comes in an array of muted tones and gives walls a natural brushed appearance.

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Photo credit: Crown Paints/Jon Day

Mylands

Royal Warrant holder, Mylands, are selling interior paint, plus primers, undercoats and wood finishes. Choose from 120 colours, all London made and inspired.

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Craig & Rose

Established in 1829, Craig & Rose manufacture superior quality paint. Ranges include the 1829 Vintage Collection, Artisan Special Effects, Colour Patch and the Abigail Ahern collection.

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Dowsing & Reynolds

Dowsing & Reynolds sell a luxury interior paint range. The 12-product capsule paint collection, available in both supreme matt emulsion and eggshell, is part of a collaboration with paint manufacturer Vintro.

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Photo credit: Dowsing & Reynolds

Decorating Centre Online

Decorating Centre Online offers a good range of interior and exterior paints with finishes ranging from matt, satin, eggshell, gloss and many more. They also offer a colour match service.

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Vintro Paint

You can buy eggshell, gloss, matt emulsion and chalk paint at luxury paint manufacturer, Vintro Paint. All paints are water-based and virtually odourless and you can browse by either paint type or colour.

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Photo credit: Vintro Paint

Lakeland Paints

Known for their odourless, solvent free, non-toxic decorative paints, you can buy paints online via Lakeland Paints, and shop their extensive colour palette.

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Celtic Sustainables

At Celtic Sustainables you can find eco-friendly and sustainable paint (they are the largest stockists of Earthborn Paint in the UK), plus decorating and building products.

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