Johnstone's Paint on clearance from £4.49 @ Argos
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Johnstone's Paint on clearance from £4.49 @ Argos

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Found 13th Feb
Free C+C. Including Gloss.
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Excellent, very nice spot @ssc1 . I musn't show Mrs W, she's been pestering me do do some painting.
Voted hot. Some good prices and gloss appears cheap.

Still think I prefer Screwfix though for paint, I am currently decorating and cannot praise enough the trade eyland silk emulsion as well as the trade high gloss. Cheap and amazing quality
Edited by: "loopylloyd" 13th Feb
andywedge6 m ago

Excellent, very nice spot @ssc1 . I musn't show Mrs W, she's been …Excellent, very nice spot @ssc1 . I musn't show Mrs W, she's been pestering me do do some painting.


Come on Andy, get some painting done
loopylloyd1 h, 0 m ago

Voted hot. Some good prices and gloss appears cheap.Still think I prefer …Voted hot. Some good prices and gloss appears cheap.Still think I prefer Screwfix though for paint, I am currently decorating and cannot praise enough the trade eyland silk emulsion as well as the trade high gloss. Cheap and amazing quality


must check that out as I'm about to start painting the whole house
dogsballs13 m ago

must check that out as I'm about to start painting the whole house


Highly recommend it! Cheap and good quality. Not too thick or thin and spreads well, researched what was best and went for this instead of Armstead I think which is a trade paint from Dulux. Here’s some links for what I was on about, more colours and different paint types available in similar:

Leyland Trade Silk Emulsion
&
Leyland Trade High Gloss

I painted one of our doors today (Did other side yesterday) and when laid flat I was able to put a thick and shiny coat on, it will take a while to dry but it’s an excellent finish. I won’t be buying any other now to be honest. £23.99 for 5 litres is dirt cheap to be fair. When I initially moved in to my house I had to paint lots quickly so I spruced it up and paid a lot more for gloss for a small tin from Homebase. Always Screwfix now.

All the best
None of these look value for money?!
Does this stuff yellow
ScorchingHot15 m ago

None of these look value for money?!


If doing a small room/job 1.25L Of Gloss for £6.99 is decent. Stock near me but as mentioned above you can get better quality/value in trade paint I think personally
I've painted MDF with Leyland Trade High Gloss, after about a year it has yellowed slightly, visible next to white plastic and yes I've used undercoat. So not voting either way
Good deal if you need a quick repaint I guess. However I would personally never use a one coat. The preparation and undercoat is half of what makes the finish look good.

FYI pretty much all oil based paints will yellow eventually, some faster than others. I also agree with other posters that gloss looks cheap and IMO, old fashioned.

I have personally switched over to water based undercoat and top coat satin (rather than gloss), simply because water based paints won't yellow and the drying time is hours rather than days, so you can re-coat sooner and get the job completed much quicker. You can also clean the brushes and splatters with water, instead of white spirit. Also water based paints have almost no smell and are much better for the environments.

Cons are: The finish is very close to being as good, but not quite, as oil based paints. You have to work slightly quicker as the paint dries faster. You have to use synthetic brushes for a good finish. You'll need to do a quick wipe down of the surfaces with methylated spirit to make sure there is no grease or dust (from sanding prior).

IMO the ever so slightly worse finish to not have the paint yellow is worth it.
Edited by: "jambone" 14th Feb
I’ve yet to find a paint manufacturer that is prepared to guarantee their white gloss paint against rapid yellowing and that includes trade paints.
Ordered for c and c. Have heat op
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