Gloss paint is the best type of paint to use to provide a shiny finish to an interior or exterior surface as they make certain fixtures and fittings stand out. Whether you are painting your skirting boards, door frames, cabinets or any other surface, the addition of gloss can provide the finishing touches to a room. There are also many formulas at your disposal that specialise in certain areas such as non-yellowing, non-drip and fast-drying gloss paints.
To assist you in selecting a gloss paint, our handpicked selection lists top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience painting interior and exterior surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Gloss Paints
As we own a number of properties (Airbnb’s and rental properties), we find ourselves using gloss paint regularly on a range of surfaces such as skirting boards, architraves, doors, stairs and a wide variety of other surfaces.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest gloss paints (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new and improved gloss paint, we will attempt to use it on our next painting project for testing.
During our testing of gloss paints, we analyse the paint’s finish, ease of application, durability, coverage, odour output and the time it takes to dry. Below are some photos we took during our most recent testing of the gloss paints.
As you can see, white gloss paint is our favourite colour to use primarily due to the contemporary look and feel that it provides. However, the colour you decide to use is completely up to you but what we do recommend is that you use a high-quality paint brush for applying the gloss and the same can be said if you are using a paint roller.
As well as our testing and experience using a range of gloss paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the paint’s finish, durability, compatible surfaces, odour output, ease of application, the time it takes to dry, colour selection, non-yellowing qualities, coverage and value for money.