Best Wall Paint: 6 Favourites of a Professional Decorator

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Do the professionals have opinions on what's the best wall paint? Of course they do, and once they find a paint that’s a good fit for a specific type of job, then they like to stick with it. 

But whether you're painting a wall or the outside of your home, staying loyal to one brand isn’t a must. If a paint isn’t available then another will need to take its place. If a customer is set on a specific colour or brand, then it's a simple switch. 

You can trust Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and materials in order to help you choose the best for your home and garden. Find out more about how we test.

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.