General Interior Paint FAQs

What kind of interior paint to use?

Haymes premium-quality interior paints are quick drying and easy to use. For a professional finish, Haymes have a wide range of interior paints for ceilings and walls. Haymes UltraPremium PrepCoat range is ideal for interior paint preparation. Our UltraPremium Trim is ideal for hard wearing trim including architraves, doors, skirting boards and windows. Visit your local Haymes stockist for expert advice on what kind of interior paint you should use.

What primer for oil-based paint?

Haymes Elite Quick Dry Primer Undercoat is a first-rate oil-based primer suitable for interior and exterior surfaces. The combination of turps-based primer, sealer and undercoat in one, means Haymes primer for oil-based paint fills, sands and increases the hold-out properties of your paint. It also seals in any stains including tannins. This primer can also be used under acrylic-based paint, if you follow the drying time.

What primer to use on wood?

Haymes Elite General Purpose Undercoat is an excellent primer to use on pre-painted wood surfaces. With superior adhesive properties, our turps based, high opacity primer is suitable for interior and exterior use. Easy to sand, our primer for use on wood will give your painting projects a professional finish.

Where to buy interior paint?

For superior quality interior paint with a wide range of colours, you can’t go past Haymes. Since 1935 our Australian made and owned paint company has been making high quality interior paint. For expert advice on interior paint, visit your local Haymes stockist.

Where to buy oil-based paint?

Oil-based paint has traditionally been the toughest wearing paint. Haymes UltraTrim Enamel has a self-levelling formula that produces highly durable, professional results. Scuff and mark resistant, our enamel paints are easy to clean. UltraTrim is suitable for interior and exterior surfaces and is available in High Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Low Sheen. Your local Haymes stockist can advise which oil-based paint is suitable for your painting project.

Where to buy latex paint?

Latex paints are produced with a water-soluble base. Traditionally having a rubber base (which is no longer used) latex paints are extremely durable. Haymes range of latex paints are suitable for ceilings, walls and trims. Our latex paints retain colour, adhere to surfaces easily and are easy to clean. To ensure you choose the right latex paint for your painting project, visit your local Haymes stockist for advice.

Where to buy primer?

To give your painting surface a consistent base, primer is recommended for all painting projects. Applying primer over new surfaces will seal them so the paint doesn’t soak in, which will require extra coats of paint. Applying primer will also prevent bleed through from natural blemishes in the painting surface and it helps hide joins and seams. Haymes range of primers are suitable for interior and exterior painting projects. Your local Haymes stockist can help you choose the right primer for your painting project.

Where to buy water-based paint?

Water based paints are water soluble and become water resistant when dry. Non-flammable and with low odour, water-based paint has reduced volatile organic compounds (VOC). Haymes water-based paints are usually ready to repaint in 2 hours and are touch dry in 20-30 minutes. Our wide range of water-based paints are suitable for interior and exterior painting projects. Visit your local Haymes stockist for advice on which water-based paint is best for your painting project.

Is acrylic paint oil-based?

Haymes range of acrylic based paints are water-based and available in filler, low sheen, semi-gloss and ceiling paint. Our products include Elite Acrylic Sealer Undercoat, UltraPremium Expressions Interior and UltraPremium UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel. Our acrylic paint is water-based and is:

  • Suitable for interior timber, masonry, pre-painted surface and plasterboard
  • 99% VOC free. For the life of the paint no odours or fumes will be emitted
  • Stain-resistant finish and easy to clean
  • Easy to apply with minimal roller splatter

Is latex paint water-based?

Latex paints are water-based. Haymes latex paints, sometimes referred to as acrylic paints are suitable for interior and exterior painting projects. The benefits of using our latex paints include:

  • 99% VOC free = odour and fume free
  • Fast drying time
  • Easy to apply

 

Ceiling Paint FAQs

How to paint popcorn ceiling?

You can paint popcorn ceiling using a brush, roller or airless sprayer. The most efficient and easiest painting method is with an airless sprayer. Visit your local Haymes stockist to get personalised advice about how to paint a popcorn ceiling. However, as with all painting projects, you must spend time preparing the popcorn ceiling before you paint it. Cover up or move items from the room. Wearing safety goggles, a dust mask and hair covering, dust the ceiling with a feather duster. If there are any stubborn stains, wear rubber gloves and use TSP or Sugar Soap. 

What paint to use on bathroom ceiling?

The type of paint you use on your bathroom ceiling should be different to the ceiling paint you use in other areas of your home. With moisture, steam and low ventilation in bathrooms, Haymes UltraPremium Expressions range of 100% acrylic paints are the best paint to use on bathroom ceilings. Our bathroom ceiling paint is a two-in-one primer and paint with a stain-proof barrier that provides protection against mould and mildew. Visit your local Haymes stockist to find out about which bathroom ceiling paint is suitable for your painting project. 

What ceiling paint to use?

When it comes to ceiling paint, you should choose one that minimises surface imperfections and is easy to apply. Haymes range of ceiling paints have been specially formulated to give the ceilings in your home a professional look. Our Newlife Ceiling paint is a water-based acrylic paint suitable for fibrous/set plaster and interior plasterboard ceilings that gives an ultra-flat finish. UltraPremium Expressions Ceiling White is 99% VOC free, water-based family friendly paint with no odours or fumes. It provides excellent coverage and minimises light reflection to hide surface imperfections. Elite Ceiling is a water-based ceiling paint that offers excellent coverage with minimal roller splatter. Your local Haymes stockist can help you choose the right ceiling paint for your project.

What is the best ceiling paint?

The best ceiling paint for your painting project needs to be easy to apply and 99% VOC free. Haymes UltraPremium Expressions Ceiling White is a water-based, family friendly paint with no fumes or odours. Our true white has superior coverage, can be tinted and gives a smooth ultra-flat finish.

What paint to use on kitchen ceiling?

When it comes to choosing paint for your kitchen ceiling, Haymes range of ceiling paints have you covered. Our Newlife Ceiling paint is a premium quality, water-based acrylic paint. Easy to apply, this ceiling paint offers superior coverage while hiding surface imperfections. With an ultra-flat finish, Newlife ceiling paint can also be tinted. Elite Ceiling paint is a water-based ceiling coating with a super flat finish. With superior power for hiding surface imperfections, it’s easy to apply with minimal roller splatter. Haymes UltraPremium Expressions Ceiling White is a water-based, ceiling paint that’s 99% VOC free. With no fumes or odours, this family friendly paint provides superior coverage with a smooth ultra-flat finish.

What type of paint to use for bathroom ceiling?

Because your bathroom has moisture, steam and minimal ventilation, it’s important to use a ceiling paint that’s made for bathroom ceilings. Haymes UltraPremium Expressions water based acrylic paints are 99% VOC free. With a two-in-one primer and paint and a stain-proof barrier, this bathroom ceiling paint provides protection against mildew and mould.

 

Interior Wall Paint FAQs

What paint to use on walls?

When you use the right paint on your walls, the result will be smooth and professional looking. Haymes UltraPremium Expressions Interior paint is the best paint for bathroom walls. With low sheen and superior coverage, this paint is easy to wipe clean and comes with a 7-year mildew and mould protection guarantee. This 99% VOC free wall paint emits no odours or fumes. Haymes Elite Interior wall paint is ideal for high wear areas including hallways and kid’s bedrooms. Easy to clean and stain resistant, this wall paint is 99% VOC free. Haymes Newlife Washable Acrylic offers a superior quality finish that’s simple to achieve. Washable and durable, this wall paint comes in a wide range of finishes to suit all areas of your home. To make sure you’re using the right paint on your walls, visit your local Haymes stockist for personalised advice.

What to paint first in a room?

After you’ve taken the time to prepare the painting surface, it’s best practice to paint the ceiling then the walls. Painting the trim is usually the last thing you’ll paint in your rooms. When you paint a ceiling, coat the roller with enough ceiling paint to spread without dripping. To avoid roller marks, maintain a wet edge without overlapping too far with the roller. When you paint walls, mask any trims and cornices before loading the paint brush to cut in. To avoid patches on the walls, avoid cutting in too far ahead of using the roller. Starting in the first corner you cut in, load the roller with paint before using an M or W pattern. When you paint trim, you need to mask areas you want to avoid painting over. Haymes UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel is available in high-gloss and semi-gloss. It’s fast drying and non-yellowing with a tough durable finish.

What paint to use on kitchen walls?

When you choose paint for your kitchen walls, it needs to be durable and easy to clean. Haymes UltraPremium Expressions Interior is a highly durable kitchen wall paint that comes with a 7-year mildew and mould protection guarantee. This low sheen paint has no fumes or odours and can be easily wiped clean without leaving marks.

What paint to use on interior brick wall?

Prepare your interior brick wall by removing any dust or particles with a stiff bristled brush. Mark off any trim, cornices or other areas that need protection. To ensure the paint adheres to your interior brick wall, apply Haymes Rendertex Renderprime and allow it to dry. This 100% acrylic pigmented primer/sealer seals and penetrates the brick wall so your paint easily adheres. Apply Haymes Interior Paint with a roller, using pressure to fill uneven textures. Get personalised advice on how to paint your interior brick wall at your local Haymes stockist.

What you need when painting a room?

To start your painting project, this checklist will help you.

Preparation Materials: To ensure your painting project is professional, you must invest time cleaning, patching and sanding. These tools will help:

  • Spatula and spakfilla
  • Sandpaper (fine and coarse)
  • Mild soap solution, TPS and Sugar Soap
  • Painter’s masking tape

Painting Supplies:

  • Plastic drop sheet or canvas tarp
  • Gloves, goggles and hair cover
  • Paint roller frame and roller covers
  • Angled paint brush
  • Flat paint brush
  • Paint tray

Paint:

  • Primer
  • Interior paint and/or exterior paint

Your local Haymes stockist can help you get the right painting supplies for when you paint a room.

 

Trim Painting FAQs

What type of paint to use on doors and trims?

When it comes to painting doors and trims, you have a choice of satin, semi-gloss, gloss or high gloss. Haymes interior paint for doors and trims provide a smooth and even wearing, durable finish. Ideal for high-traffic areas including the hallway and front door, our door and trim paints are easy to clean, non-chipping and non-yellowing.

What type of paint to use on trim?

When you paint doors and trims, the type of paint you use will be different to what you use on ceilings and walls. Haymes range of interior paints are suitable for doors and trims. Our UltraPremium UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel is a fast-drying, water-based acrylic with no lingering odour and superior durability. This non-chipping and non-yellowing paint for doors and trims is available in High Gloss and Semi-Gloss. Our UltraPremium Premium Enamel is a self-levelling formula that’s perfect if you love perfect finishes. With a tough and durable finish, it’s easy to clean and ideal for high wear areas. Haymes Elite Trim Enamel is a superior quality, oil-based enamel that’s easy to apply, hard wearing and easy to clean. With excellent flow and levelling, this paint gives a super smooth finish. Newlife Enamel provides a hardwearing and tough finish that’s highly durable. It can be used on metal and wall trims.

What kind of paint to use on window trim?

The paint you use on window trim needs to be easy to apply and produce a smooth and durable result. Haymes UltraPremium Trim Enamel is a self-levelling formal that’s suitable for interior and exterior surfaces. Easy to wash, our window trim paint is available in high-gloss, semi-gloss and low sheen.

What kind of paint for baseboards?

When it comes to painting baseboards (sometimes called skirting boards) a semi-gloss paint is best. This provides some sheen while being easy to clean. Haymes UltraPremium UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel is a water-based acrylic that’s easy to apply. Ideal for timber and aluminium baseboards, this paint is available in high gloss and semi-gloss finishes. 

What paint brush to use for trim?

A chisel trim brush is the best paint brush to use for painting trims. The slanted bristles will give you a straight line for painting edges and corners. Also called sash brushes, this type of paint brush can be used on trim areas of you house including skirting boards, door frames, windows and doors. Find the perfect paint brush at your local Haymes stockist.

 

Interior Painting Preparation FAQs

What does paint primer do?

Paint primer is an undercoat that’s applied as a preparation coat. When paint primer is used, you’ll get better adhesion of paint to the surface. This improves paint durability and gives the material being painted additional protection. Paint primer also:

  • Smooths out imperfections
  • Blocks tannins and stains
  • Creates a barrier so moisture can’t travel to the topcoat

Haymes wide range of paint primers are easy to use and quick drying and include primers that prevent mould and mildew from developing. Your local Haymes stockist can advise which paint primer is best for your painting project.

What primer to use over gloss paint?

Gloss paint must be prepared before you prime it. Sand it back and remove any dust with a damp rag. Haymes UltraPremium PrepCoat Ultra Cover is suitable for interior and exterior painting projects. This 99% VOC primer offers superior adhesion, seals stains and is an excellent gloss holdout.

What primer to use for oil-based paint?

If you’re painting over oil-based paint, it’s important to use a primer that’s formulated to stick. Haymes UltraPremium PrepCoat Ultra lock is a unique turps-based primer with unique rapid drying properties. Ideal for interior and exterior surfaces, our primer for oil-based paint is suitable to use under and over oil-based and water-based paints. Easy to apply and with superior adhesion properties, our primer also seals in stains.

What is a primer used for in painting?

Primer is an essential part of any painting project. It’s applied as a preparation undercoat, so the topcoat of paint adheres easily to the painting surface. Haymes range of paint primers are easy to use and quick drying. Primer will also give the topcoat of paint improved durability. Your local Haymes stockist can advise which paint primer is the best choice for your painting project.

What is undercoat paint used for?

Undercoat paint is used after primer paint. It can be used to:

  • Create a smooth, even-coloured surface before the topcoat of paint is applied
  • Lighten a surface when you’re changing the paint colour from dark to light
  • Fill in minor imperfections on the painting surface.

Haymes Premium PrepCoat Ultra seal is a premium quality water-based acrylic sealer undercoat that’s suitable for interior and exterior painting projects. This undercoat can also be used to seal new plasterboard.