Regal Round Up – July: Magnetic Paint & Inspiring Entrances

Magnetic Paint & Inspiring Entrances

This month we’re taking a closer look at magnetic paint, finding out how to brighten up the entrance of any commercial property and getting an inside look at the life and work of a London painter and decorator.


Welcome back to our monthly painting and decorating round up of the best blogs and online resources from the world of home improvements. Whether you’re a painting and decorating professional, or a passionate DIYer, we’ve searched high and low to bring you interesting posts, inspiring ideas and handy how tos to help you create brilliant spaces.

Forget Chalk Paint, This is Magnetic Paint

For a couple of years now, chalk paint has been the quirky, customisable wall paint of choice for home-owners looking for a fun finish for everything from kitchen shopping lists, to children’ bedrooms. Now could be the time for chalk paint to move over as magnetic paint becomes the new creative multi-functional surface du jour. Cambridge painter and decorator Andy Rollins (AKA Ely Painters) is certainly seeing success with this innovative paint. Check out his blog for application ideas, advice and some shots of his magnetic creations in action.

How to Brighten Up an Office Entrance

It’s not just our homes that need a little painting and decorating TLC. With many of us spending a huge percentage of our daily lives at work, the work environments around us really can make all the difference to mood and morale. A bright, pleasant and welcoming entrance is a great motivational tool which can have a big impact on positivity and productivity at work. That’s the power of a lick of paint and a few shrewd design decisions!

If you are a DIYer or decorator working on sprucing up a commercial premises, The Invisible Painter has some great ideas to help you get the redesign just right. Read this bog for some welcoming office entrance inspiration from the professionals.

Q&A with London Painter and Decorator Greg Clark

Whether you’re a big DIY fan interested in taking your passion professional, or an established painter and decorator interested in other people’s businesses, Never Paint Again‘s series of interviews with decorators makes interesting reading.

This time around the NPA team sat down with London-based painter and decorator Greg Clark of GS Decorating. From the National History Museum, to The Prince of Wales Trusts HQ, Greg and his team have built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects in just 5 years. Interesting reading for anyone in the biz!

Do you prefer commercial or domestic projects? Are you a DIYer interested in using your skills professionally? What’s your take on magnetic paint – faddy or rad? Have your say and share your thoughts below.