Interior Paint

This is Tanya. The look on Tanya’s face is FOMU — the Fear Of Mucking Up. Fair enough. After all, the ins and outs of interior painting can be quite tricky for a first-timer. But with British Paints by her side, she’ll be a FOMU-fighter in no time.

British Paints® Clean&Protect™ creates a beautiful, interior finish that can be wiped clean time and time again.


Planning Your Project

The great artists of the 21st century all had three things in common: years of disciplined study, clear artistic intent and an inspirational Instagram feed. As long as you’ve got at least one of those, we’ll make a FOMU-fighter of you yet. Let’s start with the basics.

Find your paint colour

Silver Treasure? White Albatross? Who knew ‘grey’ had so much personality… Just imagine what our other colours have in store for you.

> Visualise your perfect paints now

How much paint do you need?

The only thing worse than having much too much paint is having a little too little. We’ll help make sure enough is enough.

> Get the right amount with our Paint Calculator now

Your shopping list

Save yourself that second, or third, trip to Bunnings and make sure you get everything you need in one go.

> Download your handy shopping list now

Find your closest store

Now that you know what you need, how much you need of it and what you’ve almost forgotten, it’s time for you to fight the FOMU.

> Find your closest store now


Prep Your Project

Crack your knuckles and steel your nerves, fighter, because it’s time to get your hands dirty. You can’t expect to fight the FOMU without the proper preparation first, can you? On second thought, you don’t need to crack your knuckles. Proper prep’s a quick and easy job with these steps anyway.

6 Steps for Perfect Prep

Step 1

Scrape off loose and flaking paint.

Step 2

Sand Gloss and Semi-gloss surfaces to a matt finish.

Step 3

Wash surface down with Selleys® Sugar Soap, and rinse clean. Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.

Step 4

Fill nail holes, cracks, etc., with suitable filler.

Step 5

Sand smooth patched areas and dust down.

Step 6

Mask trims, window and door frames ready for paint.

Handy hint: Remove masking tape immediately after painting to avoid peeling off any paint.



Your planning was inspired and your prepping was perfect; that’s half the battle won. The time has come to fight the FOMU. Nervous? Go back up and look into Tanya’s eyes; if she can fight the FOMU, you can too — especially with these handy how-to videos. Good luck, fighter.

Why Choose Clean & Protect

  • Wipeable & Durable

  • Very Low Odour*

  • Reliable Long-lasting Finish

*VERY LOW ODOUR: Refers to British Paints Clean & Protect Low Sheen White and Matt White. All other sheens are Low Odour and Low VOC. 8 YEAR MOULD GUARANTEE (Applies to RESIDENTIAL ONLY). Refer to pack for further information.

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®British Paints and Selleys are registered trade marks. ™Ultraprotect and ™Clean&Protect are trade marks. *Refer to product label for full conditions. See further details of guarantee on product label.