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