Easy DIY For The Bank Holiday: Which Product For Which Project

Easy DIY For The Bank Holiday: Which Product For Which Project

This bank holiday the forecast is: DECORATING!

Whether you’re doing interior or exterior projects, we’ve got you covered. With BBQ Season on its way, we know a lot of you will be looking forward to ticking off jobs in your garden and getting the driveway looking fresh to welcome guests. 

The weather has been a little unpredictable at best - which we know can make planning your exterior projects a little difficult. But fear not! 

We’ve thought of every scenario under the sun. Whether it’s rain or shine, we’ve got a rundown of what products you need for where. That way you can get your DIY Bank Holiday Fix no matter what. With everything delivered to your door, when (if) the sun comes out - you’ll be ready to go!


Colour your backyard to match your colourful cooking

The scenario: You want to paint the brickwork but the weather isn’t being all too reliable. There’s sunny spells though… Your annual leave is precious and this long weekend was your opportunity to get the BBQ area of your dreams… 

Introducing Truguard Smooth!

It’s shower resistant in 20 minutes making it perfect for outdoor use this time of year. 

  • It resists dirt and pollution 
  • It’s a water based low VOC product (making it better for the environment) 
  • It provides protection for up to 15 years! 


@homeswift Colour: Johnstones Trade Oasis


Liven up your garden furniture and fence

The scenario: The sun is shining! You’ve got your friends coming over for a BBQ that night, but you really wanted to get your patio area looking fresh…

Introducing Johnstone’s Quick Drying Opaque

The clue is in the name! This product will give you a super speedy transformation. It’s touch dry in 1-2 hours, and you can recoat in 2-4 hours. So if you start early, you can have that wood fence looking great! 

Better yet, this high quality wood paint has an 8 year life, so you don’t have to think about the patio area for quite some time. If you really want to speed things up too, it works beautifully with a sprayer (we recommend the Wagner Flexio w590)

Johnstone’s Quick Drying Opaque

  • Ideal for garden furniture & exterior woodwork 
  • Tintable to over 16,000 colours 
  • Quick Drying 
  • Water based 
  • Low VOC 
  • 5 Year Life 
  • Available in 2.5L and 5L sizes 
  • Long lasting & weather protective
  • Touch Dry in 1-2 Hours, Recoat in 2-4 Hours


@hels_dco Colour RAL7016


Paint your Outdoor Furniture without having the faff of priming it 

The scenario: You have a much-loved but tired-looking al fresco dining set. You know you want to refresh it with a new look. The thing is, there are six seats, and you don’t have time to prime and sand all that! Also worth noting, you have a pond and it has been known on occasion for some of this garden set to make its way into it…

Introducing Zinnser AllCoat

This is our absolute favourite for all your outdoor painting needs. Whether it's your garden furniture, fencing, or even your shed, AllCoat has got you covered. Here's why we love it:

Zinnser AllCoat

  • Multiple finishes
  • Self-priming
  • Wide colour selection
  • Water-resistant
  • Various sizes available
  • Low VOC
  • Mould and algae-resistant

@ourneutralground Colours: Natural Charcoal, Half Light, Cocoa


Give a warm welcome with a hot new paint colour!

The Scenario: Your front door is a bit weathered and flat. You’ve got family coming over on Sunday, so you want to seize the moment to give your home the first impression it deserves! 

Introducing Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin! 

Scrubbable, interior and exterior and suitable for pretty much any surface! You can paint your front door, your garden fence, your brick work, your plastic electrical box! The world is your oyster.

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Satin

  • Tintable to over 13,000 colours 
  • Mould resistant 
  • Scrubbable 
  • Suitable on almost any surface 
  • Self Priming 
  • Interior and exterior 
  • Available in 1L, 2.5L and 5L 
  • Up to 15 year life 
  • Available in Satin, Matt and Gloss


@edwardian_dreamhouse Colour 02C37


Impress any visitors with a stunning guest bathroom!

The Scenario: You’ve got a really gross mouldy mark in your downstairs bathroom and what could be your future inlaws are coming over for an Easter Roast. Don’t panic!

Introducing Bathroom Zinsser Perma-White!

It’s self priming and mould resistant so you’ll be able to get your bathroom looking gorgeous in no time. The best part? If you want your woodwork to match the walls (bathroom panelling perhaps?) you can use it there too! 

Bathroom Zinsser Perma-White 

  • Tintable to over 13,000 colours 
  • Mould resistant 
  • Scrubbable 
  • Self Priming 
  • Resists cracking, peeling and blistering 
  • Available in 1L, 2.5L and 5L 
  • Suitable for walls & interior woodwork 
  • Low VOC 
  • Water based


@bowdenandbowsley Colour NTB31 and Brilliant White.


Make a grand entrance with a freshly painted hallway

The Scenario: Like all of us, you’ve left the hallway till last (easily done). It isn’t exactly hot outside so you decide you’re going to tackle it once and for all this bank holiday. The thing is, you’ve put off doing the hallway for so long, the idea of it not staying nice and you having to do it again soon is too much to bare. Well…

Introducing Johnstone’s Durable Matt!

Recoatable in just 4 hours, it will take you no time to get your hallway looking like it’s your favourite space in the house. The best part? It’s scrubbable so it doesn’t matter how many of your kid’s friends go running through your hallway back and forth from the garden - it will stay looking as good as ever!

Johnstone’s Durable Matt 

  • Tintable to over 16,000 colours 
  • Scrubbable 
  • Ideal for high traffic areas 
  • Water based 
  • Low VOC
  • Suitable for interior walls and ceilings 
  • Recoatable in 4 hours 
  • Suitable for interior woodwork and radiators when primed
  • Available in 2.5L and 5L 



Got a decorating scenario and not sure which product will best fit? Drop us a message and we’ll help!

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