Painting a hallway: A DIY guide to transform your entrance space

Large hallway with wooden floors and grey walls
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Painting a hallway not only needs to be a stylish solution, it also needs to be a practical one. As the entrance to your home it can see a lot of action. Choosing the right colours will set the tone for the rest of your home, but getting your preparation and painting right is just as important.

Knowing how to paint a room or hallway the right way will make sure you get a good pro looking finish. And just importantly it will leave you with a durable wipeable finish that will help it to stay looking good.    

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.