Crown Matt Emulsion Pure Brilliant White 10L £10.00 At B&Q
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Crown Matt Emulsion Pure Brilliant White 10L £10.00 At B&Q

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Found 6th Oct 2012
B&Q have 10L Crown Pure Brilliant White Matt Emulsion down from £15.98 to £10.00 this weekend only.

I did search but didn't find it posted.
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dont waste your time with this paint it would take 4-5 coats where dulux would be 2 like putting on white water
shifty84

dont waste your time with this paint it would take 4-5 coats where dulux … dont waste your time with this paint it would take 4-5 coats where dulux would be 2 like putting on white water



Thank you for your feedback, Dulux 10l can be found here.....
http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/paint/interior-paint/white/emulsions/matt/Dulux-Rich-Matt-Paint-Pure-Brilliant-White-10L-9190424?skuId=9200124

at £24.98, you work out the maths
I have done a fresh plaster of my ceilings and after white wash + 2 coats of of crown was excellent, Then went for wickes Trade magnolia on the walls.
and work out the labor time
For this price you can't go wrong.Perfect for ceilings.
this whitewashes all the paint deals

Off to get a couple of tubs, and hello to some freshing up of the ceilings.

Thanks for the heads up.
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shifty84

dont waste your time with this paint it would take 4-5 coats where dulux … dont waste your time with this paint it would take 4-5 coats where dulux would be 2 like putting on white water



Rollicks. I am developer and use this all the time.

HEAT
Thank you.

Wish I'd known before buying Wickes trade white matt 15L for almost £19 last night
mrman007

I have done a fresh plaster of my ceilings and after white wash + 2 coats … I have done a fresh plaster of my ceilings and after white wash + 2 coats of of crown was excellent, Then went for wickes Trade magnolia on the walls.



How did you find the Wickes trade paint? Reason I ask is I used this paint for over 20 years and it was absolutely brilliant. I have been doing painting and decorating (amateur) for over 30 years and never had any issues with emulsion paint. However, last year Wickes changed their supplier and I now find their paint to be sh..e. It dries far too fast and causes 'Emulsion Flashing'.
I am repainting my house and struggling to find a paint that is up to the job. Just used Gliddens on my ceilings and it is also sh..e. Homebase 'Just One Coat' with 3 coats was almost okay, but still some 'flashing'.
Would appreciate some input from professional painter.
banerama

How did you find the Wickes trade paint? Reason I ask is I used this … How did you find the Wickes trade paint? Reason I ask is I used this paint for over 20 years and it was absolutely brilliant. I have been doing painting and decorating (amateur) for over 30 years and never had any issues with emulsion paint. However, last year Wickes changed their supplier and I now find their paint to be sh..e. It dries far too fast and causes 'Emulsion Flashing'.I am repainting my house and struggling to find a paint that is up to the job. Just used Gliddens on my ceilings and it is also sh..e. Homebase 'Just One Coat' with 3 coats was almost okay, but still some 'flashing'.Would appreciate some input from professional painter.


Hi bud, I'm not a pro painter but have a lot of my friends in the trade. Great value for money, I got it from wickes and all it says is trade on the tub.
mrman007

Hi bud, I'm not a pro painter but have a lot of my friends in the trade. … Hi bud, I'm not a pro painter but have a lot of my friends in the trade. Great value for money, I got it from wickes and all it says is trade on the tub.



Thanks for the reply. I was hopefully looking for a reply from someone,like me, who had previously used Wickes trade paint, and how they feel it has changed over the last year, or so. It is definitely crap compared to what it used to be.
I've decorated 2 houses with Crown white matt emulsion, it is the 'premium' version of this which costs slightly more (10-20%) to be fair, it's better than Dulux without question...
Dulux is popular due to good advertising and public ignorance.

Good price from B&Q where normally you would have to buy multiples to achieve this equivalent single price.
You are correct it has changed I had a decorator in last week and we spoke of wicks paint and he said the same used it for years until last year as it's rubbish now they have changed there supplier. . He now uses Johnstons paint now hope that's some help to you
mikeyfive

I've decorated 2 houses with Crown white matt emulsion, it is the … I've decorated 2 houses with Crown white matt emulsion, it is the 'premium' version of this which costs slightly more (10-20%) to be fair, it's better than Dulux without question...Dulux is popular due to good advertising and public ignorance.


Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive used/taught/sold paint for 23yrs.. Dulux is best by Trade & commerical tests. Crown struggle to produce product up to Trade standard. This is good value for £10, its all its worth. This is B&Q selling a lost leader to increase there volume sales. its domestic paint for people who use paint pads or toshers who call themselves decorators..
VIKING69

Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive … Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive used/taught/sold paint for 23yrs.. Dulux is best by Trade & commerical tests. Crown struggle to produce product up to Trade standard. This is good value for £10, its all its worth. This is B&Q selling a lost leader to increase there volume sales. its domestic paint for people who use paint pads or toshers who call themselves decorators..



where is the best deal on the best Dulux emulsion? I'm happy to pay for quality but would appreciate a bulk deal as have a lot to cover
If you fancy punishing somebody get some of this paint, they will need to do at least 3-4 layers of this rubbish paint, its really bad, worst paint i have ever used!, I now use leyland Trade paint which isn't as expensive as Dulux but just as good if not better. I vote this Freezing COLD
abdultohid

I vote this Freezing COLD



On what grounds? Bad product or bad price?
where is the best deal on the best Dulux emulsion? I'm happy to pay for quality but would appreciate a bulk deal as have a lot to cover[/quote]

If its colours.. Dulux decorator centres are doing 30% off 5lt colours. (trade can be thinned 10%) & 30% off there diamond products. Look up your nearest trade stockist and get a quote. explain the volume, that will always get you a good deal.
True dulux trade is the best but dulux retail which is what B & Q sell is rubbish. Dulux trade can be bought from dulux centres but is expensive. Akzo Nobel which previously owned crown paint bought out dulux a few years ago and split it into trade and retail. They have since been forced to sell crown to a foreign company. Wickes paint used to be made by leyland paints which is PPG architectural coatings who also make johnstones but I'm not sure who makes it after they changed it. The cost of raw material used to make paint is at record high levels so don't expect the best at this price.
VIKING69

If its colours.. Dulux decorator centres are doing 30% off 5lt colours. … If its colours.. Dulux decorator centres are doing 30% off 5lt colours. (trade can be thinned 10%) & 30% off there diamond products. Look up your nearest trade stockist and get a quote. explain the volume, that will always get you a good deal.



thanks, it's just white but will try that route
Edited by: "earwolfigz" 6th Oct 2012
plazaplus

True dulux trade is the best but dulux retail which is what B & Q sell is … True dulux trade is the best but dulux retail which is what B & Q sell is rubbish. Dulux trade can be bought from dulux centres but is expensive. Akzo Nobel which previously owned crown paint bought out dulux a few years ago and split it into trade and retail. They have since been forced to sell crown to a foreign company. Wickes paint used to be made by leyland paints which is PPG architectural coatings who also make johnstones but I'm not sure who makes it after they changed it. The cost of raw material used to make paint is at record high levels so don't expect the best at this price.



"Akzo Nobel which previously owned crown paint bought out dulux a few years ago and split it into trade and retail. They have since been forced to sell crown to a foreign company". Akzo bought ICI/Dulux for £9.4billon and sold Crown for £60mil to Endless(management buyout) as it hemorrhaged money and because legally you cant own market share in any stream/brand. they since where force to sell it again at a loss to Hempel. £10 for 10lts says it all.. Dulux Trade & Retail have never been the same product nor have they ever shared the same production line. there made and sold for two completely markets and users.

Edited by: "VIKING69" 6th Oct 2012
So where does Gliddens trade fit into this equation?
Glidden Trade paints are manufactured by ICI Paints AkzoNobel.
Edited by: "banerama" 6th Oct 2012
Glidden is a canadian brand which was brought to the uk market in the 90's. Its really aimed at Leyland/crown paints as a commerical brand. it was the core paint brand used on Wembley stadium. its sold mainly through DDC stores, coverage/opacity is excellent, its being used more and more on commerical specifications.
I tried this and ended up taking it back as it was rubbish. B&Qs own 10l tub isn't expensive and better than the Dulux equivalent too.
Lot of Wikipedia info been thrown around here.....

Just to add.....

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Wikipedic comments are noted, fortunately some of us dont require it to enter into conversation on this particular subject. ive spent 23yrs in the decorative industry and i write for 2 trade magazines. im sure someone like yourself uses it quite alot though.. after all you use B&Q to buy your £10 Paint, do they still take your council vouchers?

Edited by: "VIKING69" 6th Oct 2012
VIKING69

Wikipedic comments are noted, fortunately some of us dont require it to … Wikipedic comments are noted, fortunately some of us dont require it to enter into conversation on this particular subject. ive spent 23yrs in the decorative industry and i write for 2 trade magazines. im sure someone like yourself uses it quite alot though



Your right i do, But then again i guess i have around 20 years more education to achieve the same educated level as yourself, I do hope your 23 years were not spent on the knowledge of paint alone?
BuzzDuraband

Thank you for your feedback, Dulux 10l can be found … Thank you for your feedback, Dulux 10l can be found here.....http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/paint/interior-paint/white/emulsions/matt/Dulux-Rich-Matt-Paint-Pure-Brilliant-White-10L-9190424?skuId=9200124at £24.98, you work out the maths



Maths means the price is the same taking into account the number of coats. However, dulux is half the effort. I agree with previous poster, this stuff is rubbish.
to stop the paint flashing then avoid buying vinyl matt or indeed anything with vinyl written on it as this is what will cause the paint to flash, its basically plastic that is added to the mix to make it a bit tougher and wipeable, we use crown "obliterating emulsion" for ceilings and its great for no flashing in fact you will get away with snags and touch ups as well without it showing

painter and decorator for too many yrs :-)
http://glidden.trade-decorating.co.uk/products/glidden_trade_contract_matt.jsp
No mention of vinyl.

I'll try the Crown "obliterating emulsion"
VIKING69

Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive … Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive used/taught/sold paint for 23yrs.. Dulux is best by Trade & commerical tests. Crown struggle to produce product up to Trade standard. This is good value for £10, its all its worth. This is B&Q selling a lost leader to increase there volume sales. its domestic paint for people who use paint pads or toshers who call themselves decorators..



I don't use paint pads, and I'm not an expert. I've painted two very large houses with a load of different brands and I found Dulux emulsion (not trade) to be the worse paint I've ever had the misfortune of using. It covers reasonably well but doesn't paint on smooth the finish was average to be kind, I was painting onto 70 year old patterned wallpaper and using a roller or a very good quality emulsion brush the Dulux left a shocking finish due to its viscosity and the fact it was drying as I was painting. I've never had the same problem with Johnstones or Crown. Which both covered equally well with the same number of coats to provide a perfect coverage.

I realise that not doing a BTEC or whatever in painting & decorating prevents me from having an opinion on which paint I prefer and I'm sure your job would be infinitely better than mine due to these demanding qualifications and massive experience painting walls but I enjoy decorating and a value a flawless finish, which Crown paint offered and Dulux didn't.


I apologise for being stupid, I'll try not to do it again.

Edited by: "mikeyfive" 7th Oct 2012
Ive recently painted 4 freshly plastered rooms and one paint over job to freshen up an old ceiling.

In the first room I used Wickes trade brilliant white, doing a mist coat first then 3 more full coats on the ceiling - I'm still not happy with the results.

For the other 3 rooms and the freshen up of old ceiling I used the Crown brilliant white recently on sale at Homebase and it was a lot easier to put on, took 1 less coat and has a much better finish.

I wont buy Wickes paint again. Equally the djfference between b+q own brand wall paint (which formed a skin like old custard after a few mins) and Dulux (retail) was massive. It proved to me that its worth paying for branded paint - if only to eliminate the extra work, mess, hassle of having to apply additional coats.
VIKING69

Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive … Congratulations for coming out with the stupidest comment on here.. Ive used/taught/sold paint for 23yrs.. Dulux is best by Trade & commerical tests. Crown struggle to produce product up to Trade standard. This is good value for £10, its all its worth. This is B&Q selling a lost leader to increase there volume sales. its domestic paint for people who use paint pads or toshers who call themselves decorators..



im a painter and decorator and most of us wouldnt touch either crown or dulux with a barge pole.you omit to tell us what brands in the trade use most?cos it certainly ain't dulux!
Edited by: "themachman" 7th Oct 2012
mikeyfive

I don't use paint pads, and I'm not an expert. I've painted two very … I don't use paint pads, and I'm not an expert. I've painted two very large houses with a load of different brands and I found Dulux emulsion (not trade) to be the worse paint I've ever had the misfortune of using. It covers reasonably well but doesn't paint on smooth the finish was average to be kind, I was painting onto 70 year old patterned wallpaper and using a roller or a very good quality emulsion brush the Dulux left a shocking finish due to its viscosity and the fact it was drying as I was painting. I've never had the same problem with Johnstones or Crown. Which both covered equally well with the same number of coats to provide a perfect coverage.I realise that not doing a BTEC or whatever in painting & decorating prevents me from having an opinion on which paint I prefer and I'm sure your job would be infinitely better than mine due to these demanding qualifications and massive experience painting walls but I enjoy decorating and a value a flawless finish, which Crown paint offered and Dulux didn't.I apologise for being stupid, I'll try not to do it again.



take no notice,you use what you think and know is best,paint is a delicate subject,and can vary so much between people,depending what they think is an ideal finish.
themachman

im a painter and decorator and most of us wouldnt touch either crown or … im a painter and decorator and most of us wouldnt touch either crown or dulux with a barge pole.you omit to tell us what brands in the trade use most?cos it certainly ain't dulux!



Sorry - you've confused me - you complain that Viking69 doesn't say what brands the trade uses most (although he did say Dulux was "best by trade and commercial tests") - but as a painter and decorator can't you tell us? (I'm guessing it's a trade secret so we promise not to say it was you who told....)
themachman

take no notice,you use what you think and know is best,paint is a … take no notice,you use what you think and know is best,paint is a delicate subject,and can vary so much between people,depending what they think is an ideal finish.




Cheers for that, as I say I'm no expert but do take alot of pride in my work, probably spend far too much time putting on too many coats. I'd be really interested in what paint the pros use as it might save me some time and make the end results better, so if you can advise me of a decent emulsion for walls and ceilings and oil based paint for skirting boards and picture rails, etc that you'd be happy to use, and confident of the results, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.
Edited by: "mikeyfive" 7th Oct 2012
leyland from toolstation for £18. 2 coats max. used b&q before and others. will buy the leyland again and again.
Used this paint when we first moved in, yes it can take 3-4 coats if you are painting directly over a different color previous owner had magnolia, and light greenish paint. But when I repainted last year over the existing white just took one coat, quality of the paint well its white and smooth thats all i care about. Plus I do use good quality paint brushes and rollers I think they make a difference.
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