1. If the painter was responsible for prepping the walls, it’s important to ensure they’re smooth once the job is completed. Make sure there’s plenty of light but don’t just trust your eyes. Run your hand along the walls to check for imperfections.

  2. If you see wobbly cutting-in lines, drips and brush marks or evidence of spilled paint or splatters, talk to your painter immediately about your concerns.

  3. Is the finish even and streak-free? A flawless finish is harder to achieve with darker colours but an experienced painter should have no problems.

  4. A good painter will always clean up after themselves.

  5. Not happy with the end result? It’s important that you trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to voice your concerns with your painter. Tip: For flawless workmanship and attention to detail, hire a painter through the Dulux Select Decorator service. Every painter is stringently and continually assessed by industry experts to ensure they deliver the highest standard of decorating.

Need more help to recreate the look or trend in your own home? Contact our Dulux Design Service to find your nearest Dulux designer on 0333 222 7021 or visit www.duluxdesignservice.co.uk