The leaflet on the picture is the only proof i have really
Johnstones Trade is a good quality finish, My local merchant Brombourgh Paints all over the Northwest selling this for cheaper than that l would THINK Public could buy for £25 plus vat max, l know what l pay with my trade discount, its less than £25 plus vat but I wont mention my Trade discount (cheeky)(Any other painters have to make a crust) The more you buy, they will give you a deal so if you need a few tins or team up with someone needs doze paint ask, and expect a bit discount. :p Macpherson Trade is made by Crown its on their Crown decor website at £25, its fairly good paint, not just as durable/ good as Johnstones trade although it does go 10% further than Johnstones Trade. Also the colour matching seems closer with Johnstones in my view. Dont waste your time with Farrow and ball, it useally takes a 3rd coat, more expensive paint than2 coats standard trade! Also dries banded etc, not touch up if a sparky marks it etc, whole wall needs redone... its utter OVERPRICED crap and 95% painters will agree.
I really dont understand this! There's really no comparison in the finish or the application. Each to their own I suppose.
it depends on what their clients asked for i guess some wanted to keep up with the jones's in their F&B elephants breath lounge others actually prefer the finish u get in F&B and some just like the colour regardless who makes it an its not the need 5 coats of non trade paint u get in most DIY stores
I did my daughter's bedroom in little greene paint and it's no better than the colour match Johnstones we chose for living room. Johnstones was easier to apply too.
With F&B you're paying for the depth of the colour, the different hues it will give you in different light. You won't get that with Johnstone's, although it may well be more durable. I suppose it depends what your priorities are and what kind of standard of finish you're aiming for. For me, Little Greene is the best.
Great mate, thanks for your advice. The wife wants a turquoise colour which seems to double the price. With the Johnstones it means I have to buy the 5l £27 base paint. Well 10 tins of it at least. I'll look into the paint shed tonight. Thank you for replying with such great advice. Sounds strange but Australia do things very differently in regards to paint. The big players really have everything locked down here and it is the one thing that I've come across that is far more expensive. Especially when it comes to tint :/
Almost all trade centres try to make as much margin as they can esp from retail customers like yourself, since us trade boys get the discounts always haggling :p , they must have made in in a durable matt for you. phone around and price up next time but dont be scared to ask them to drop price .... they can!!, lm glad you got 25% off though, hate to see people get ripped off from merchants.
The Johnstone stormshield although its good enough paint goes 10sm2 a litre, The sandtex trade smooth goes 16sm2 more than half as much again yet its not 50% dearer, try The paint shed free next day delivery over £75 and 5% extra off if buy 10 tubs or mix to make order 100 litres. £26.66 10l tub white/magnolia plus extra 5% off if 100l thats v cheap.
You could always rebuy it at johnstones centre and take back the new unopend one ;) , deal finishes sat though
isn't this a duplicate of https://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-paint-scrub-sample-2322042
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brilliant paint this,cheers op
A decent trade quality paint, at a very good price. Voted hot.
Really good post Op. Bought some the other day. Totally agree the paint is easily applied and excellent finish heat ;)
my favourite paint, it saves so much time on not needing two coats. love it.