Vectra Basics Matt Emulsion Paint Pure Brilliant White 10Ltr - 2 for £15 @ Screwfix In-Store
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Vectra Basics Matt Emulsion Paint Pure Brilliant White 10Ltr - 2 for £15 @ Screwfix In-Store

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Found 8th Dec 2013
I was in the Bedford store earlier today and noticed Screwfix had the Pure Brilliant White and Magnolia paints on offer. Wish this offer was on earlier as already bought 2 x 10l for £20.

Its perfect for a blank canvas and patch jobs for when the kids ruin the wall!

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None online so local post

Have you used it yet? Its absolutely the worst paint I have ever used unfortunately. Extremely difficult to paint on, consistency is quite thin but lumpy.

Would not even advise as a base coat. Better to buy even just a slightly better quality and save money and effort in the long run!

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It's been fine for me, may of been a bad batch?

Cheap paint.. False economy!..
Get a decent paint and only need 1 or 2 coats tops.. This stuff is cheap for a reason.. You will be painting forever trying to cover a wall

T17HHA

It's been fine for me, may of been a bad batch?



Could well have been. Does seem to have mixed reviews on Screwfix - more recent ones seem positive actually.

Good value,used a few tubs recently two coats to cover fresh plaster,goes on opaque making you think no good but dries ok.These paints can be hit and miss,had Leyland trade white go cream ?.

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I'm hoping the final coat is a hit in that case!

Good find

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lalo2684

Good find



Thanks

Thanks..I bought the wicks basic which was on for £10 for 10litres and then tried this one from screwfix yesterday...which works out to £7.50 a tub and it worked great in covering the new plaster...gave it a good mix before painting and got rid of any lumps..thanks for the find..you really can't complain for the price..well worth it

i have used this as an undercoat and for ceilings and it is a very good paint. the result is great and for this price it is super hot. anybody know if this deal is still on as i need some for a room i have left to paint?

I chucked away half a bucket of this paint bought by a customer.
I always use layland at around £20 in screwfix or toolstation for 10 litres.
This basics paint is very thin, drips everywhere and dries while you paint way too quickly.

Just bought 4 tubs, can't fault it at this price!

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arow

Have you used it yet? Its absolutely the worst paint I have ever used … Have you used it yet? Its absolutely the worst paint I have ever used unfortunately. Extremely difficult to paint on, consistency is quite thin but


I've just completed a room with it, and it was great. 40% water mix on fresh plaster followed by a 10% mix second coat, no problems at all. Definitely didn't find it to be "thin" before I watered it down

What paint would the "painters" or "decorators" recommend?

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rehydrated

What paint would the "painters" or "decorators" recommend?


Invariably the cheapest paint they can get hold of, they haven't got to live with the end results.

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This is exactly the same cheap paint as sold by B&Q incidentally - same brand and tub and everything.

SanTokiMTB

Invariably the cheapest paint they can get hold of, they haven't got to … Invariably the cheapest paint they can get hold of, they haven't got to live with the end results.


You are very wrong.
While I appreciate that some decorators take shortcuts and use cheap materials, many others like to do a good, detailed and durable job so to retain the customers.
I personally state the paint to be used in the quote, after agreeing with the customer.
I refuse to do many jobs when the customers wants to supply the cheap paints and other materials because it costs time and you end up with a horrible finish.
The worst paint is the one coat do everything (walls, wood, metal, mdf, etc.) sold in b&q and homebase.
One coat will never, ever do! No matter what.
And good quality paint cannot be replaced.
Please note that good quality does not mean most expensive, as I said, I use leyland and I think it's very good; not thin, covers evenly and it doesn't dry while you apply it.

I've used gallons of this paint and would never bother with the more expensive branded stuff again. It does need watering down which makes it's even better value. Two coats from bare plaster has given an excellent finish.

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jimmy2007

You are very wrong.


Building work of any kind is all about minimum work and maximum profit, so - whilst I'm sure there are some that will insist on the best quality available - I suspect they are few and far between. I'm never surprised when trademan refuse to do jobs where the customer supplies the materials though, it means they don't get to rip them off by marking it up a couple of hundred percent...

Building work of any kind is all about minimum work and maximum profit, … Building work of any kind is all about minimum work and maximum profit, so - whilst I'm sure there are some that will insist on the best quality available - I suspect they are few and far between. I'm never surprised when trademan refuse to do jobs where the customer supplies the materials though, it means they don't get to rip them off by marking it up a couple of hundred percent...


Or the honest decorator will provide a receipt for the material and include that in the invoice.

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jimmy2007

Or the honest decorator will provide a receipt for the material and … Or the honest decorator will provide a receipt for the material and include that in the invoice.


Agree 100%.
Never found an honest tradesman myself yet though...
Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 27th Dec 2013

never surprised when trademan refuse to do jobs where the customer … never surprised when trademan refuse to do jobs where the customer supplies the materials though, it means they don't get to rip them off


or it could just be that the client wouldnt have a clue which products to buy. Ignorantly assuming that one emulsion (in this instances) is the same as another. Pinning the tradesman down on a price then suppling him with crap materials which need twice the amount of work. Ending up with a substandard end result and blaming the tradesman abilities.
When your car is due a service you dont roll up at the garage with a can of oil and tell the mechanic to use that, you rely on their expertise and knowledge.
I totally agree, there are many 'cowboys' out there 'jobbing'. But be warned thou - 'if youre only paying peanuts youre gonna get monkeys'
oO
Edited by: "tiger65" 27th Dec 2013

also, the 'proper' tradesman dont buy from 'retail' outlets, they are for the DIYers. The proper trade quality paints are purchased from trade outlets, and are far better than any retail quality products. Just cos it says 'trade' on the label doesnt necessarily mean its proper trade paint !!
DIY stores are not trade suppliers.
Edited by: "tiger65" 27th Dec 2013

tiger65

or it could just be that the client wouldnt have a clue which products to … or it could just be that the client wouldnt have a clue which products to buy. Ignorantly assuming that one emulsion (in this instances) is the same as another. Pinning the tradesman down on a price then suppling him with crap materials which need twice the amount of work. Ending up with a substandard end result and blaming the tradesman abilities. When your car is due a service you dont roll up at the garage with a can of oil and tell the mechanic to use that, you rely on their expertise and knowledge.I totally agree, there are many 'cowboys' out there 'jobbing'. But be warned thou - 'if youre only paying peanuts youre gonna get monkeys'oO


Amen!

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tiger65

or it could just be that the client wouldnt have a clue which products to … or it could just be that the client wouldnt have a clue which products to buy.


Hehe, spoken like a true trademan - client doesn't know what to buy, so get it for them and double the price.

Sory fella, but we ain't going to agree on this one, and it's got nothing to do with the paint in question.

we ain't going to agree on this one


no fella we aint, and you obviously aint a tradesman or self employed. You seem to have trust issues, why is that?
I wonder if the people you do work for, actually feel they can trust you?, do you give good service?
Well fella at least you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are never gonna be caught out by the evil tradespeople that lurk everywhere waiting to pounce.Warn as many people as you can, you never know - you and the current government might just make tradesman a thing of the past !!

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tiger65

You seem to have trust issues, why is that?


Because it's a given for anyone with an ounce of common sense that most (but possibly not all) trademan inflate prices wherever possible?

That's nothing to do with 'trust issues', anyone who sets their own prices is going to push the envelope. Some will only do it by a small margin, some will do it by whatever they feel they can get away with. Is that a bad thing? not necessarily - that's capitalism at work. But this 'tradesmen are whiter than whiter' crap being spouted on here (coincidentally by trademen...) and that they buy at super secret places, and that they give seperate receipts showing the genuine prices of the items that have been used, frankly it's so unbelievable it's just laughable.

It's not me you need to convince though, save the sales patter for the "clients"

it's a given for anyone with an ounce of common sense that most (but … it's a given for anyone with an ounce of common sense that most (but possibly not all) trademan inflate prices wherever possible?


That statement sounds like you condone/encourage this practice. The tradesmen we use are all sound and trustworthy (no im not one btw). They have all been recomended by friends etc. We are always satisfied with the end result and price. I never want proof of material costs, why would I. I want a decent job done for a reasonable price.

'tradesmen are whiter than whiter' crap being spouted on here


I agree with that, they are people at the end of the day. You may also find that not all people that 'claim' to be tradesman have actually served any form of proper apprenticeship !!
We live in a smallish town where everybody knows everybody, I would imagine its difficult in cities to find 'genuine tradesmen'.

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tiger65

That statement sounds like you condone/encourage this practice.


Yes, because being aware of something is exactly the same as condoning and encouraging something. Good grief.

I'm not sure there was much to begin with, but consistency plot seems to have been completely discarded now and this is just descending into pointless "having a go" for the sake of it. Any opinions on the actual paint? (can't remember off the top of my head if you had any further back).

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tahir1231

i have used this as an undercoat and for ceilings and it is a very good … i have used this as an undercoat and for ceilings and it is a very good paint. the result is great and for this price it is super hot. anybody know if this deal is still on as i need some for a room i have left to paint?



I'm not entirely sure but will possibly heading to screwfix today, I'll let you know if it's still on.

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T17HHA

I'm not entirely sure but will possibly heading to screwfix today, I'll … I'm not entirely sure but will possibly heading to screwfix today, I'll let you know if it's still on.


If it's not, the exact same paint can be had for £9 from B&Q (may be a better option for anybody who doesn't need 2 tubs).

Any opinions on the actual paint?


yes, its ****. My sister buys it for her rental properties, consistancy of milk and poor coverage. But hey, you get what you pay for. I wouldnt think any self respecting 'tradesman' would ever use it. If you rub your hand across it when its dried you end up with a chalky residue on your palm.

being aware of something is exactly the same as condoning and encouraging … being aware of something is exactly the same as condoning and encouraging something

far from being correct.

pointless "having a go" for the sake of it


I chipped into this thread cos you were having a pot at tradesmen, which has nothing to do with this thread.
Im bored with you now.
good bye SanTokiMTB

Edited by: "tiger65" 28th Dec 2013
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