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Best Gloss Paints in 2021

Published 09:35pm

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

Published 09:35pm

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

ProductKey FeaturesPrice
Rustins GPWHW250 QD Gloss250ml can, water-based paint, coverage of 13m²/L, 30 minutes drying time, low odour formula.£
Johnstone's 307060 Hardwearing Non-Drip Gloss750ml can, solvent-based, drip-resistant, coverage up to 14m²L, Manhattan grey finish.£
Crown Quick Dry Gloss2.5L capacity can, water-based, one hour drying time, low odour, white colour.£
HOME OF COLOUR 309567 Non-Drip Gloss750ml capacity can, coverage of 4m²/L, 16 – 24 hours drying time, low-odour.£
Berger 1.25l Non-Drip Gloss1.25L capacity can, non-drip, easy application, 1 hour drying time, long-lasting, white colour.£
Rust-Oleum 750ml Universal Paint750ml capacity can, oil-based formula, 9m²/L coverage, water-resistant, white colour.££
Hammerite 5158235 Metal Paint1L capacity can, quick drying time, coverage of 5m²/L, water-proof, black colour.££
Dulux Non-Drip Gloss Paint2.5L capacity can, coverage of up to 12m²/L, 16 hours drying time, non-drip, white colour.££
Bedec BEDE2KA0002/29 Gloss Multi-Surface Paint750ml tin, easy application, dries rapidly, high viscosity, low odour, easy to clean.££
Leyland Trade 264606 High Gloss5L capacity, weather-resistant, suitable for interior and exterior use, easy to clean, durable finish.£££

Best Gloss Paint UK

Finding the appropriate gloss paint for your house painting can be quite difficult due to advances in paints produced lately. Hence, it might lead to making the wrong choice. Gloss paints are primarily used for painting wood, metals, PVCs, etc. Some brands are also suitable for use in plastics, ceramics, and even masonry. Gloss paints are used to give a more sophisticated look to both the house’s interior and exterior. However, because of their high sheen, they may be slippery. Therefore, they are not ideal for painting tiles. Our best tiles paint review details the paints you should use for your tiles.

But with an array of diverse paints on the market promising a high-quality gloss finish, it’s always a challenge to find the right gloss paint for your home. Also, the decision is hard when you’re not sure just what you should be looking for. Luckily there are a few excellent brands that deliver fantastic levels of high-gloss paints that are reliable and would stand the test of time.

To make the right choice from this plethora of options and get the perfect product that suits your taste, the best ten products are reviewed below.

1   Rustins GPWHW250 QD Gloss

Rustins GPWHW250 QD Gloss

A perfect option when shopping for a highly safe and healthy gloss paint is the Rustins GPWHW250 QD Gloss. It is a water-based paint made available in 250ml cans. It is mostly suitable for enough for light painting around the home. However, it can be used on both the internal and external surfaces of wood and metal, such as cabinets, frames, drawers, etc. Additionally, a litre of this paint can cover a maximum of 13 square meters. It is a low odour paint that does not give any form of inconvenience when used indoor.

Importantly, this water-based paint is made easy to apply. However, due to its light quality, the paint dries quickly- it becomes dry to the touch in just 30 minutes.

As far as the paint colour is concerned, Rustins GPWHW250 QD provides nine distinct colours, meaning you can choose the perfect blend for your home. It is also worth mentioning that you will not have any reaction from using this paint because it meets up with the necessary guideline. Importantly, this gloss paint complies with the guidelines on toys’ safety and can be added to your kid’s toys accordingly. Therefore, if you want to paint your kid’s old toys, this paint is best for this purpose. And for your kitchen, you can use the best kitchen cupboard paints, and for the garage the best garage floor paints.

Key features:
  • Perfect for toy painting
  • Low-odour formula
  • 30-minute drying time
  • Compatible with internal and external surface

2   Johnstone’s 307060 Hardwearing Non-Drip Gloss

Johnstone's 307060 Hardwearing Non-Drip Gloss

Another known brand that has been serving her consumers right the Johnstone. However, another of their efficient product is the Johnstone’s 307060 Hardwearing Non-Drip Gloss. This gloss paint is made specifically for wood and metal. It is available in different colours that suit your house décor. This solvent-based paint ensures that it gives stunning protection to areas applied, especially those with frequent movement. It does not fade or peel, hence maintaining the same colour for a long period.

The large coverage of the paint is another reason why the Johnstone’s 307060 stands as one of the most wanted in the market. A litre of this paint can cover as much as 14 square metres in applied areas. Also, it dries quickly within a short period of application. However, the top highlight of this product is that it is non-drip. Hence, it prevents wastage and saves you the stress of cleaning. It can be applied using paint on a brush. If you are interested in home and garden decor check out our review on the best outdoor lights.

Key features:
  • Non-drip formula
  • Compatible with wood and metal
  • Long-lasting finish
  • Large coverage

3   Crown Quick Dry Gloss

Crown Quick Dry Gloss

The Crown Quick Dry Gloss is a water-based paint. It is strongly water-resistant. Hence, it can be used on different surfaces, both indoor and outdoor. It is also quite easy to apply with either brush or rollers and take a maximum of one hour to dry completely. This rapid drying time gives you a chance to add more coats, depending on your need. Compared to some other regular paint; this gloss does not discolour over time. It maintains the same white colour for years, thus making it one of the most durable in the market.

Besides, the Crown Quick Dry Gloss is safe and healthy to use. It is of low odour and will not give any reaction once dry. This feature also makes it safe for pets. Importantly, a litre of the paint can cover quite a large surface and give it a perfect finish. Hence, making it a budget-friendly product and still serving the right purpose.

Key features:
  • Fast drying time
  • Does not discolour
  • Water-resistant
  • Suitable for internal and external surfaces

4   HOME OF COLOUR 309567 Non-Drip Gloss

HOME OF COLOUR 309567 Non-Drip Gloss

Another product that does not drip and gives an excellent finish is the HOME OF COLOUR 309567 Non-Drip Gloss. It is a hard-wearing gloss paint that is compatible for use on wood and metal.

However, since it is water-based, it is advisable to use two coatings for maximum protection for the applied surface.

You can cover a surface of 4 square meters with this can. Additionally, this gloss paint can be applied on the surface using any paintbrush or roller of your choice. Either would give the painted surface an elegant look. More so, you can easily wash this paint off your brush after work. Perhaps you want a mixture of colours from the same brand; this product is available in 4 different colours.

Key features:
  • Works perfectly for a wide range of surfaces
  • Non-drip
  • Easy to use
  • Available in four colours

5   Berger 1.25l Non-Drip Gloss

Berger 1.25l Non-Drip Gloss

A product that can stand through the always-changing weather and elements exposure is the Berger 1.25l Non-Drip Gloss. It does not matter whatever surface you are applying this product on; it gives maximum protection. Therefore, it does not break, fade, or crack. This product is made so perfect that it dries within a few hours of application.

Furthermore, the Berger 1.25l Non-Drip Gloss is thick, which helps prevent spilling of this paint even if accidentally knocked down. Also, with a litre of this gloss paint, it can cover up a large surface. Besides, it is made compatible for use on wood and metal.

You do not need to worry about the application because it can be easily applied with a paintbrush. It is affordable; therefore, nothing stops you from giving your home a new look.

Key features:
  • Highly weatherproof
  • One hour drying time
  • Suitable for wood and metal
  • Non-drip

6  Rust-Oleum 750ml Universal Paint

Rust-Oleum 750ml Universal Paint

Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss Paint is a two in one gloss paint for indoor and outdoor use. This two-in-one primer and paint have an outstanding job of blocking stains and anti-rust products. Also, this gloss paint is suitable for use in metal and wood, ceramics, and more.

The reliable formula offers a long-lasting and easy-to-maintain finish. Likewise, this product can cover up to 9m2/litre, thus saving you money. Also, the paint has a short drying period, and one coat is always sufficient to provide outstanding coverage.

Additionally, it takes just a few hours for the Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss Paint to dry. Within two hours of application, it becomes dry and resistant to water. This oil-based formula has excellent properties that can also be used on non-ferrous and galvanized metals. In such cases, though, the surface should be primed first with a universal metal primer. You can easily apply this product on surfaces with rollers or paintbrush. Any of these would still produce a glossy finish. Importantly, it is available in 16 different colours. These excellent attributes of this product make it a perfect choice for your home.

Key features:
  • Dries quickly
  • Long-lasting protection
  • Oil-based formula
  • Two-in-one product

7   Hammerite 5158235 Metal Paint

Hammerite 5158235 Metal Paint

Nothing beats a product that is made affordable and can serve more than one purposes. The Hammerite 5158235 Metal Paint is specially designed to function as a topcoat, primer, and undercoat. It contains a non-corrosive pigment that provides exceptional shielding for old and new surfaces. This gloss paint is designed for use on a different form of metallic surfaces and can even give your car a new look.

In addition, the Hammerite 5158235 Metal Paint is made water-resistant. Therefore, it provides maximum protection of close to ten years while preserving the beauty of the applied surface for long. It is worth noting that an application of two coatings on the desired surface would give a perfect result. Because this product is specially made for metals, it is not suitable for your wooden shed. However, our best shed paint review lists the best paints that are suitable for your shed. You might want to check them out.

To obtain the best results with this paint, you should use a brush for application.

Key features:
  • Suitable for metallic surfaces
  • Brush application
  • Fast drying time
  • Three in one function (primer, undercoat, topcoat)

8   Dulux Non-Drip Gloss Paint

Dulux Non-Drip Gloss Paint

It is no news that Dulux is one of the leading paint brands in the market with a variety of reliable gloss paints. However, the Dulux Non-Drip Gloss Paint is one of the most highly regarded products used on both internal and external surfaces. It is non-drip, which makes it extremely easy to apply. Likewise, the self-undercoating formula help minimizes costs and time spent on painting.

In terms of coverage, a litre of the Dulux Non-Drip Gloss will cover 12 square meters per 1 litre of paint, which is quite impressive. It is worth noting that one coat is adequate to yield results hence saving the amount of paint used. 

Importantly, this solvent-based paint takes time to dry to give an elegant finish. It can be applied with paintbrush or rollers depending on your taste. Equally important, this gloss paint is available in two colours and can be gotten in 750 ml tins or 2.5L cans.

Key features:
  • Solvent-based paint
  • No primer required
  • Impressive coverage
  • Compatible with internal and external surfaces

9   Bedec BEDE2KA0002/29 Gloss Multi-Surface Paint

Bedec BEDE2KA0002-29 Gloss Multi-Surface Paint

While shopping for a gloss paint that works perfectly on indoor and outdoor surfaces, a considerable option is the Bedec BEDE2KA0002/29 Gloss Multi-Surface Paint. This product is a water-based formula that is made compatible with internal and external use. It comes in several colours, and each tin can cover up a large surface. However, the glossy finish makes it suitable for doors and window frames, radiators, skirting boards, wooden furniture, and more.

Also, the low viscosity of this product guarantees protection when it is used in enclosed environments. Importantly, the durable finish is simple to clean with a cloth, and the paint has a short drying time.

The Bedec BEDE2KA0002/29 Gloss Multi-Surface Paint is available in 750 ml and 2.5L tins, depending on what you want. Likewise, this paint dries to a high-gloss finish, is waterproof, and over time, does not turn yellow. It is self-priming and also does not need undercoating before application. The usage of a roller or paintbrush would give a beautiful look.

Key features:
  • Self-priming
  • Does not fade or crack
  • Long-lasting

10   Leyland Trade 264606 High Gloss

Leyland Trade 264606 High Gloss

The white-coloured Leyland Trade 264606 High Gloss comes in a five-litre can. It is specially designed for different surfaces. Therefore, if you want a highly reliable and durable gloss paint that would, this product is your best catch. This gloss paint can be added to your preferred surface directly; all need to be done is keeping it clean before application. Also, it is made suitable for usage on indoor and outdoor surfaces.  

Although the ones in this review are white, the Leyland Trade 264606 High Gloss is available in various colours. Likewise, this paint does not discolour, therefore guaranteeing optimal protection on applied surfaces for a long period. It can be easily applied with a paintbrush or rollers.

It is worth mentioning that this paint’s white colour brings out your home’s beauty, making it pleasant to the eyes. And you don’t have to worry about how to deal with small cracks and peels; most sealants blend well with this paint. Be rest assured that this product would give the best result.

Key features:
  • Optimal protection on the surface
  • Does not discolour
  • Easy application
  • Available in a variety of colours

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