Today’s painting projects are more than just about colour trends. These days it’s the surface of the paint that’s also important. Flat and Matt paint is a great option for your home as they offer a soft, natural beauty. 

Flat paint is completely non-reflective making it ideal for surfaces with bumps, holes or scratches. Matt paint has minimal light reflection, and also assists in hiding surface imperfections.

Haymes Paint Artisan Collection offers flat and matt finishes in a range of textures.


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Matt Painting Tips

Flat and matt paint can bring an understated style and modernity to any space in your home. Some flat and matt paints can be more difficult to clean than others, and therefore may not be suitable for high traffic areas including bathrooms, bedrooms or kitchens so always check the product information before deciding on a flat or matt finish.

Haymes Ultra-Premium Expressions Interior Matt is washable, and suitable for Interior plasterboard, timber, masonry, and pre-painted surfaces including interior walls, feature walls, living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, dining rooms as well as  bathrooms and laundries.


Our Artisan Collection Soft Chalk is formulated for a soft, velvety, matt texture creating beauty and sophistication. For the best result when painting a wall with Soft Chalk, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Using a paintbrush, apply Soft Chalk by cutting in along the edges 

Step 2: Fill a paint tray and load a roller with paint, then work along the wall evenly

Step 3: Recoat after 2 hours

For more detailed step-by-step instructions, watch the video below on how to apply matt paint:




Matt Finish Paint For Walls

While matt paint is ideal for surface imperfections, it’s important to use the right products when preparing.

For a traditional matt finish, use Ultra-Premium Expressions Interior Matt or Haymes New Life Matt Finish.

For help in deciding which matt wall paint colour to choose, book a Colour Consultation today. Our team of experts can give you professional guidance on which palettes and colours will match the functionality, personality and overall aesthetics of your home. Available online or at your home, your colour consultation includes:

  • A colour schedule of the colour palettes chosen for you, specific to your home
  • A5 brush outs of your selected colours & the latest Haymes colour cards and example paint finishes
  • A 10% off discount voucher for Haymes paint
  • A sample pot voucher

Find Your Local Store

For guidance and advice choosing the right flat and matt paint, visit your local Haymes store. They can also help you learn about good painting techniques and the best way to prepare the surface of walls, windows and doors.