5 litres of Dulux White Emulsion paint £9, Vinyl Matt or Vinyl Silk, in store at Homebase - HotUKDeals
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Homebase are selling 5 litres of Dulux white emulsion paint for £9. Its either vinyl matt or vinyl silk. The offer is only in store, and runs until July 14th.

The normal Homebase price is £13.68. Wilkinsons charge £13.98
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Whites+Prep/Dulux-Matt-Emulsion-Paint-Pure-Brilliant-White-5ltr/invt/0139828
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http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Whites+Prep/Dulux-Matt-Emulsion-Paint-Pure-Brilliant-White-5ltr/invt/0139828 says that 5 litres does 76m²

The Homebase pages say 1 litre covers 14 square metres (so 5l would do 70m²). A typical house might have ~ 100m² of ceilings in total. If you have artex or a rough surface, then it will take more paint. If you are going over another colour, then you will also need more. It keeps pretty well, so it doesn't matter too much if you buy too much.

BTW, this link to Homebase shows the £9 price, although it switches to £13.68 when you click on the link. You can't buy the paint online in any case, so it doesn't really matter.
#2
Just finished painting a 3 bedroom flat last weekend. Needed a lot of white matt emulsion so went to Wickes. Not a snob when it comes to paint so I don't usually go for big brand names. Instead bought Wickes own brand Trade emulsion brilliant white, £11.73 for 10L or £17.12 for 15L. Good paint, goes on smooth and covers brilliantly. They also have a large variety of colours, again £17.12 for 10L
#3
Dulux trade for us pro's. :thumbsup:
#4
Just finished painting a 3 bedroom flat last weekend. Needed a lot of white matt emulsion so went to Wickes. Not a snob when it comes to paint so I don't usually go for big brand names.


Theres a balance to strike with paint. I once bought some Woolworths white emulsion paint which was really cheap, but which had hardly any pigment in it, so it needed a load of coats to give a solid white effect.

I'm sure some own brand paint is fine, and in general paint that is used by professionals should be good. Its just that I begrudge finding out the hard way.
#5
yap, Dulux goes further. really, if ull get a chance to buy a trade one, buy it!!!!
#6
I'd much rather buy 1 coat stuff myself but I have some vouchers for homebase so it'll be ok for the areas that are white already:thumbsup:
#7
This reminds me of the Tesco deal I voted hot when it was infact cold
and I thought I cracked a funny:oops:Hot again :giggle:
#8
I suspect that this is dulux retail, not trade paint.
They are not the same be warned.
#9
they also have some cheap dvds on the shelves/spinning shelves, most are half price.

and henry/hetty hoovers are cheap again, and next weekend is 10% weekend

cheers
#10
G5rry
I suspect that this is dulux retail, not trade paint.
They are not the same be warned.


Correct. This is the retail stuff. However, trade emulsion is quite a bit more expensive. For instance, Homebase sell 10L of Dulux Trade emulsion for £48.68. I daresay you could get it for a bit less, and haggle for a discount, but its a lot more.

This paint is cheap, and works fine.

Max Bone from Decorating Direct used to post to the uk.d-i-y newsgroup. They sell trade emulsion for £16 for 5L, £32 for 17L. He recommended Sadolin Superdec for exterior window frames, which I really like. It has the blessing that when it comes to repaint it, you wipe it down with a damp cloth and paint a new coat over the top. It costs £50 for a 5L tin, but the time savings are worth it.

However, for interior ceilings, I don't know that its worth going for all-out top of the range paint as they aren't going to be exposed to the weather.
#11
a little tip for you all

if you ever paint a fresh wall (new artex) always water down your 1st coat if you are using vinyl matt.
Better still use a matt with no vinyl in it. Crown calls theres Covermatt not sure what dulux call it.

Artex sucks in all that fresh vinyl u could end up with a 3 coat job!
#12
Which would be better for a kitchen ceiling? Matt or Silk?

Thanks in advance. Nice deal BTW.
#13
Some good advice above, but don't get too sidetracked with types and brands of paint and so-called offers. A great deal of money can be wasted on fancy products when the key to good decorating lies in the preparation and application. My advice on emulsion paint in a nutshell:

1. Wickes white emulsion paint is good quality and good value, especially the Trade paint in the larger 10L £11.73) and 15L (£17.12) sizes. The Master white emulsion (£16.13/10L) is a liitle better quality than the Trade but not really worth the extra cost, although it is sometiomes on offer with a 20 - 30% discount. Magnolia is a little dearer than white but equally good.

2. Whatever paint you use, two coats will almost always be needed unless the existing surface is in sound unmarked condition and not a darker shade than the new paint. Allow 1 litre per 12-13 sq metres per coat.

3. After any repair work, it is helpful to prime any smallish bare, dark-coloured or stained areas to minimise bleeding through the topcoat. One simple solution is to apply white oil-based undercoat before applying the emulsion. You should not need expensive stain block or the like; if the underlying problem is really bad, it should be rectified properly and not just overpainted.

4. Fresh plaster (other than small areas of filler repair) should be left as long as possible to dry out before painting; a week is preferable if time allows. Whether applying by brush or roller, dilute the first coat with at least 10% water to reduce drag and improve coverage and absorption. And always keep a wet edge going to minimise brushmarks etc.

5. Although a matter of taste, matt paint is better for ceilings in that it does not reflect light and therefore disguises minor surface imperfections. The same is true for walls but less obvious. Silk paint is usually more resistant to moisture and cleaning (i.e. wiping down), so is better in kitchens and bathrooms (or use the paint sold for that purpose).

As a good rule of thumb, if it is in Homebase (even at a special offer price), it can be bought more cheaply elsewhere.
#14
Croftybaby
Which would be better for a kitchen ceiling? Matt or Silk?

Thanks in advance. Nice deal BTW.



silk is a little better but its not really a great big issue. Due to the fact silk has a high gloss finish which gives greater movement for water etc to run off it quicker. Can be more easy to clean to but i cant see you up wipeing the ceiling!

just avoid kitchen and bath paint as it is a bit of a con and costs more!

Go for silk if you dont mind the high shine finish , it will be better in the long run.:thumbsup:
#15
Puffer
Some good advice above, but don't get too sidetracked with types and brands of paint and so-called offers. A great deal of money can be wasted on fancy products when the key to good decorating lies in the preparation and application. My advice on emulsion paint in a nutshell:

1. Wickes white emulsion paint is good quality and good value, especially the Trade paint in the larger 10L £11.73) and 15L (£17.12) sizes. The Master white emulsion (£16.13/10L) is a liitle better quality than the Trade but not really worth the extra cost, although it is sometiomes on offer with a 20 - 30% discount. Magnolia is a little dearer than white but equally good.

2. Whatever paint you use, two coats will almost always be needed unless the existing surface is in sound unmarked condition and not a darker shade than the new paint. Allow 1 litre per 12-13 sq metres per coat.

3. After any repair work, it is helpful to prime any smallish bare, dark-coloured or stained areas to minimise bleeding through the topcoat. One simple solution is to apply white oil-based undercoat before applying the emulsion. You should not need expensive stain block or the like; if the underlying problem is really bad, it should be rectified properly and not just overpainted.

4. Fresh plaster (other than small areas of filler repair) should be left as long as possible to dry out before painting; a week is preferable if time allows. Whether applying by brush or roller, dilute the first coat with at least 10% water to reduce drag and improve coverage and absorption. And always keep a wet edge going to minimise brushmarks etc.

5. Although a matter of taste, matt paint is better for ceilings in that it does not reflect light and therefore disguises minor surface imperfections. The same is true for walls but less obvious. Silk paint is usually more resistant to moisture and cleaning (i.e. wiping down), so is better in kitchens and bathrooms (or use the paint sold for that purpose).

As a good rule of thumb, if it is in Homebase (even at a special offer price), it can be bought more cheaply elsewhere.


The man knows what he is talking about!:-D Well said
#16
50% extra free at the moment on 5 litres of white matt at dulux decorators centre.Top paint too.Two coats max.Acrylic eggshell better on a kitchen ceiling imo
#17
hudds town
50% extra free at the moment on 5 litres of white matt at dulux decorators centre.Top paint too.Two coats max.Acrylic eggshell better on a kitchen ceiling imo


I agree that an acrylic eggshell is a good kitchen/bathroom ceiling paint. I have found Leyland Acrylux very satisfactory. Nothing wrong with Dulux except the prices; even with 50% extra free or a significant discount (as offered recently) most Dulux products are still overpriced.
#18
Puffer
I agree that an acrylic eggshell is a good kitchen/bathroom ceiling paint. I have found Leyland Acrylux very satisfactory. Nothing wrong with Dulux except the prices; even with 50% extra free or a significant discount (as offered recently) most Dulux products are still overpriced.


Acrylic eggshell is a good finish, will agree.
Dulux overpriced? You pay for what you get really. Who is cheaper? Crown? not that much...
Johnstone's? they are cheaper, but pls check their paint coverage. most Dulux's undercoats cover 15-16sq m, while Johnstones usually 11-12sq m. Kinda change the cost, doesnt it? I wont mention homebase or b&q, cause not many pro decs go there to get some paint. Well, Dulux can be expensive when u'll go for their top of the range designed on a spaceship paint (diamond eggshell in light&space- 5L for approx 46quid after all discounts :))

:thumbsup:
#19
It is expensive but i'm lucky enough to be able to get a good price on dulux products as i'm in the trade.It gets cheaper the more you use.
#20
jackBham
Acrylic eggshell is a good finish, will agree.
Dulux overpriced? You pay for what you get really. Who is cheaper? Crown? not that much...
Johnstone's? they are cheaper, but pls check their paint coverage. most Dulux's undercoats cover 15-16sq m, while Johnstones usually 11-12sq m. Kinda change the cost, doesnt it? I wont mention homebase or b&q, cause not many pro decs go there to get some paint. Well, Dulux can be expensive when u'll go for their top of the range designed on a spaceship paint (diamond eggshell in light&space- 5L for approx 46quid after all discounts :))

:thumbsup:


hudds town
It is expensive but i'm lucky enough to be able to get a good price on dulux products as i'm in the trade.It gets cheaper the more you use.


I get a good trade price on paint wherever I go, although probably not the best price because I rarely need large quantities. Even then, the price of some paints (partic Dulux) is significantly expensive and I find nothing about the quality or coverage to justify this - but clearly some pros will swear by it (or some other brand). Homebase is always expensive, regardless of its 'special offers', but B&Q can be good value - but buy carefully. Wickes paints are, in my experience, generally of good quality and very reasonably priced, esp in larger sizes. I partic like Wickes white undercoat (excellent coverage, opacity and finish) as well as the trade emulsion. I have also used Leyland ordinary oil-based eggshell and acrylic primer/undercoat extensively - until recently, Leyland paints were very keenly priced at Screwfix (and cheaper than Leyland trade counter) but seem to have gone up rather a lot recently.

Don't forget that, apart from Dulux and Crown, the major manufacturer is Kalon. In addition to its Leyland and Johnstone brands, Kalon is a main supplier of 'own label' paints to the DIY outlets and the quality of these is, in my experience, fully comparable with the leading brands.

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