B&Q Crown Matt Emulsion Pure Brilliant White 10L Now £10.00 This weekend only!
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B&Q Crown Matt Emulsion Pure Brilliant White 10L Now £10.00 This weekend only!

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Found 19th May 2012
First post so be gentle!

Just spotted a good deal at B&Q and got 4 pots for myself!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Crown Matt Emulsion Pure Brilliant White 10L at B&Q originally £15, now £10! It is a good price for a branded paint in 10L and a huge saving if you are going to do a lot of work!

EAN: 5010131244605
Discounted price of £10 applies on Saturday 19th May & Sunday 20th May only

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Hot - great spot. Thanks !

Original Poster

Forgot to add, the color is either white or magnolia. Coverage is 144m2. Saw some online shops selling this for £23.46!

oh hell.the mrs has just seen this offer!!

Thanks! Just what I was looking for. I've reserved one for my local store to pick up tomorrow.

Does anyone know if it's decent enough paint?

Its poor, sorry but this isn't worth £5. It doesn't cover well, takes 4 coats to cover white filler.
Try Leyland Contract Matt Emulsion Brilliant White 10Ltr if you want cheap paint. Not the brightest white but covers in 2 coats.
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mizfiesta

Does anyone know if it's decent enough paint?



yes most of the reviews are pretty positive... have used it myself, the only drawback i found is that as it is a matt paint it is hard to see where you have been, the non-shiny finish of the new paint on top of the old paint (if you are overpainting the same colour - white in my case), if you miss some areas where the previous finish was a silk paint then it can look patchy when it dries out and the light is in the wrong direction. but it is good paint yes and ten times better than the "own brand" sort of stuff

good 1st deal linksflo

nice 1

mizfiesta

Does anyone know if it's decent enough paint?



Are Crown or Dulux decent paints?

Cant go wrong with a named brand like Crown, been around for donkeys. Have used their matt and silk emulsions extensively down the years and a tenner for 10L is a great deal - stock up on a couple, great for a couple of base layers before a finish coat, or as a finish coat itself.

Mat360

Its poor, sorry but this isn't worth £5. It doesn't cover well, takes 4 … Its poor, sorry but this isn't worth £5. It doesn't cover well, takes 4 coats to cover white filler.Try Leyland Contract Matt Emulsion Brilliant White 10Ltr if you want cheap paint. Not the brightest white but covers in 2 coats.http://www.screwfix.com/p/leyland-contract-matt-emulsion-brilliant-white-10ltr/33680



Agree 100% with this comment.

This paint is really really rubbish. As previous poster has stated it takes 4 coats sometimes to cover properly. I bought it when i moved into my current house 2 years ago and would never touch it again. The old saying buy cheap buy twice is true on this occasion,

Have used this and its not bad for repainting over white just touch up any marks with a mini roller first then repaint.This good for new plaster for the first coat not to thick so will not have tractor tyre marks in the paint

Poor quality, takes at least 4 coats to achieve a decent finish. Buy Leyland.

I agree with the other negative comments. Very poor quality paint. Useful if you need a base coat on fresh plaster.

I recommend Dulux personally,I have seen a few decorators on forums recommending Wickes own brand.

Don't comment very often but when I saw this **** listed....

This paint is sooooo crap! It took us 7 coats to go over a light green colour in the house we recently bought. Ended up using nearly two tubs of it! False economy, avoid at all costs!

I'm only using it to freshen up some already white ceilings, so I think it'll be ok for that.

Original Poster

My builder is now using the paint downstairs on the new plastered walls and ceilings. First coat has been applied - a decent base coat but definitely need another coat to achieve a good finish (as it says on the tin - two coats!). Will report again when he finishes the second coat! X)

I am a painter and decorator and crown paint is a decent paint tho i have never brought it from b&q, i always get mine from brewers or other decorating trade centres, there is a rumour that the paint from trade centres is a better quality than from the likes of b&q homebase etc for the same paint make, i never buy leyland or johnstones paint as imo they are rubbish i always try and stick to glidden or dulux paint as both quality paints but you are going to pay a premium, crown paint at £10 for 10l seems good price to me.

We've recently used two tubs of the magnolia painting our new house, and I've no complaints. Admittedly it was painting over off-white coloured walls, but the results weren't bad at all. Took 3 coats to cover a freshly plastered new stud wall, but that's to be expected.

Can't comment on the white version, as we bought REALLY cheap ASDA white paint for our ceilings :-)

Pick up some to touch up for landlord

Thanks op, well done on your first post.

Agree with negative reviews - this paint is awful and most of the time takes 4 coats. Same finish can be had with 2 coats with different paint. The 2.5L Crown paints are great (like Dulux) so I'm not slating all Crown paint. If you want cheaper stuff try Fortress, seemed to be ok (a lot better than the 10L Crown) but personally would stick with what I've mentioned. There's always deal on and off if you're not in a hurry.

Just pained a 4 bed house all in Magnolia with white ceilings by the way and used various paints. Soon learn where it's worth spending your money and where to save.
Edited by: "User1" 19th May 2012

Original Poster

My builder just finshed painting. He applied two coats. The new plastered walls and ceilings look good. I am happy with the money we paid for the paint and the end result of it.

I have been using Crown and Dulux silk Vinyl paints for over 30 years there is little or no difference between them
I have never had to apply more than 3 coats and that's over dark brown or black paint usually 2 coats is more than enough.

But this offer is for matt and everyone I have ever spoken too (trade Painters) wouldn't use crown Matt as you either have to put it on heavy which is no good for plain surfaces, or apply more than 3 coats because it can end up with a cracked finish effect.

This paint is excellent, just painted the whole house with it, only 2 coats to cover dark blue wall. Highly recommended

dulux and crown same co - used this very paint last week as topcoat over fortress new plaster - fine

This is the same paint which was on Watch dog for turning yellow in a few months. I wouldn't recommend this paint personally either as I used it to brighten up skirting boards, etc and i needed numerous coats and it just didn't go on smoothly. Also really hard to clean the brushes afterwards, even using white spirit, etc. I honestly wouldn't bother.

Sid Harper

dulux and crown same co - used this very paint last week as topcoat over … dulux and crown same co - used this very paint last week as topcoat over fortress new plaster - fine


So is Audi and SEAT but I know which I'd rather have.

Banned

always is this price

osiris

Are Crown or Dulux decent paints?



Yes but this is not the same quality that you buy in say a crown trade dept it s cove ridge is not the same .

rikket

This is the same paint which was on Watch dog for turning yellow in a few … This is the same paint which was on Watch dog for turning yellow in a few months. I wouldn't recommend this paint personally either as I used it to brighten up skirting boards, etc and i needed numerous coats and it just didn't go on smoothly. Also really hard to clean the brushes afterwards, even using white spirit, etc. I honestly wouldn't bother.



So many things wrong with what your saying, for one this is not the paint which was on watch dog that was dulux white satinwood, for two you would never use this on skirting boards this is emulsion for use on walls and ceilings,and for three this is emulsion therefore it is waterbased paint not surprised white spirt never cleaned your brushes lol

Quite right what you say .

tje1978

So many things wrong with what your saying, for one this is not the paint … So many things wrong with what your saying, for one this is not the paint which was on watch dog that was dulux white satinwood, for two you would never use this on skirting boards this is emulsion for use on walls and ceilings,and for three this is emulsion therefore it is waterbased paint not surprised white spirt never cleaned your brushes lol



I was thinking that,he/she must have got mixed up surely,hope they didn't use emulsion on the skirtings X)

bought rhi from b n q just last weekend, painted hall, stairs and landing ceiling with it, covered in one coat, would agree with previous comment around covering old silk paint and any missed bits stand out a mile (guessing due to differet finishes and not the paint)

woul normally buy cheap bnq paint and this was a load better, so depends what painting!

not sure id use white paint to cover a dark colour anyway but each to own I suppose!!

deb8z

I was thinking that,he/she must have got mixed up surely,hope they didn't … I was thinking that,he/she must have got mixed up surely,hope they didn't use emulsion on the skirtings X)



They used gloss on the walls, got a lovely finish but cost a bomb.

Sid Harper

dulux and crown same co - used this very paint last week as topcoat over … dulux and crown same co - used this very paint last week as topcoat over fortress new plaster - fine


no, they are not.

Silly question and I guess I could Google,but does Emulsion paint go off.

I've had it since last September apporximately,that's when I last used it,got it out to touch up some white paint and it looks a bit yellow/cream now it's on the wall,I stirred it well
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