Crown 10L Pure Brilliant White Matt Emulsion £3 at B&M
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Crown 10L Pure Brilliant White Matt Emulsion £3 at B&M

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Found 15th Jun 2015
Was £13.99!

Emulsion for interior walls and ceilings
Disguises minor surface imperfections
Durable
Non Yellowing
Great value pack
Great value for money

10L Magnolia for £6.99 too.

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Great price heat added

accidentally voted cold super hot price!!!

old stock. B&M won't be selling crown paint once all gone.

Great price

Fab price OP

What store ?

good deal

Has anyone noticed that none of the cheaper emulsions are vinyls .

price reflecks what you get

I bought this a couple of weeks ago. Seems to be very poor compared to other emulsions I've used in other parts of my house.


Use to be good paint... but sadly the Crown has slipped

B&Q have this on offer a lot for an awful lot more. Used it throughout my house a couple of years ago during renovation, have had no problems at all and still have a nice finish. At this price you can't go wrong and won't find anything anywhere near comparible for £3

Found that the Basics emulsion does a good job found in Scewfix and B@Q for £9.99 for 10 ltrs.
screwfix.com/p/m…454

Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it still needs more. Threw my tub away and bought some Dulux.

yup b and q have it for 2 for 25quid. smoking hot deal, naaaaaaat

jeves

Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it … Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it still needs more. Threw my tub away and bought some Dulux.



Thanks for this review. Will now avoid. Watery emulsion drove me to my wits end today and certainly upping the price band I opt for when replacing!

So so true this paint is like water, after three coats I gave up and bought from screwfix their value paint was brilliant.

Brill for kids crafts because it's so thin, not even good enough as a white wash prior to painting

Buy wicked trade. So good I had to water it down recently as it was too thick.

Maybe a better product a couple of years ago but I definitely didn't find it to need any more than two coats on walls or ceilings. One room had a very dark red paint, used a bit of PVA sealant as an exception for this particular wall and then 2 average coats of this stuff did the job perfectly

jeves

Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it … Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it still needs more. Threw my tub away and bought some Dulux.


Totally agree.. Did exactly the same with ours. It really is worth paying the extra to get a better paint and finish

Worse paint I ever bought. Stick to Dulux.

Leyland trade or Johnsons trade as a second.seen both in b&m and jtf around £12-15.save yourself the hassle of poor paint.trade is the key word!

vegasbaby

Totally agree.. Did exactly the same with ours. It really is worth paying … Totally agree.. Did exactly the same with ours. It really is worth paying the extra to get a better paint and finish


What they said - bought some when on offer at B+Q - absolute rubbish

audioslim

Buy wicked trade. So good I had to water it down recently as it was too … Buy wicked trade. So good I had to water it down recently as it was too thick.


Wicked? Wickes?

Banned

encybrit

Wicked? Wickes?


Probably Wickes. I used to use their paint up until a couple of years ago when they changed their supplier. It is, or was then, absolute rubbish. It dried far too quickly so ever roller pass could be seen. Previously painted three houses with their 'Light Stone' matt emulsion, went on like a dream, however, a couple of years ago it became absolute pish. Not sure if they have changed supplier again, as they got loads of bad feedback at the time.

Edited by: "bruceboy" 16th Jun 2015

This'll be a wild goose chase!

We use this to mark out cricket pitches. Would not used in my house. would take 3 coats minimum to do a ceiling or wall.

jeves

Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it … Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it still needs more. Threw my tub away and bought some Dulux.



I have to agree with this. My tub is still almost full and I have used it a few times to cover an odd blemish or once to paint above an alcove (over white emulsion). At first it seemed ok, albeit a little thin on its covering, but it dries almost transparent...! The frustration of applying coat after coat and still failing to get a decent solid finish made me wonder if the tub I bought contained a bad batch of paint. I thought that the brand meant quality, not any more - regardless of cost.

Good price, but it does show just how rubbish this paint is at anything near full price. At this price, though its a good deal.

I totally agreed, bought couple of tins and every wall needed 3 coat and still does not that good....waste of money and energy

Only worth using as a base coat on new plaster, other than that it's useless!

jeves

Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it … Should say 'Pure Transparent white' on the tub because after 5 coats it still needs more. Threw my tub away and bought some Dulux.



Exactly the same problem I had. It was completely useless.

I used to really rate Crown paint, especially the Solo wood paint, but the last few tins have covered far less than they used to. The last Crown matt emulsion we bought was much thinner than previously and took several coats to build up an even look. Could be a change of formula or just making it thinner instead of putting up the price. Either way, I'd rather pay more now and not have to spend time on extra coats. Wickes is good, Wilkos OK, both cover better than the Crown.

Cold unless you love painting............and painting.............and painting, because you will have to use about 500 litres of this dross to cover a ceiling. Worst ever. Like water.

SCOUSEKEVIN

Has anyone noticed that none of the cheaper emulsions are vinyls .



Yes, and some of the more expensive ones aren't either! I used Wickes emulsion recently, and that's not a vinyl either. Was quite surprised tbh. Used to swear by Wickes white emulsion.

Now I just swear at it.

I used this rubbish on a big job, caused me a lot of extra hard work and wasted a lot of my time.

Bought this same tub last year thinking this was good quality paint as is usually the case with Crown. However, it was very thin and seemed watered down compared to other white emulsions i've bought. Had to give about 4 coats of paint on the ceilings and walls to get a decent coverage. Took twice the amount of time to paint. Glad I wasn't the only one who had this problem.

I read somewhere that this paint is really thin and you got to apply loads of coats,any truth in this

Just so you're aware, this stuff is like water.

We're currently in the process of refurbishing a house, and I thought we'd get some of this to save money.. wish I had never bothered.

Using it on the ceilings at the moment, so just to put this stuff into perspective:
- The ceilings have had to have 5 coats of this, just to get a decent coverage and finish
- If you wipe it with anything damp, even after 5 coats, you will wipe it off.

Honestly, spend the extra money and get some decent emulsion like Dulux off the shelf, or splash the cash and get some Little Green.
Painting a ceiling will take you a week after leaving it to dry. Unless you have lots of time on your hands, avoid. And those people suggesting to try Johnsons trade paint - it's exactly the same.

This might be OK if you want to lighten a paint
Edited by: "Evostance" 16th Jun 2015
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