WILKINSONS WHITE PAINT 5LT MATT OR SILK WAS £9.00 NOW £5.00
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WILKINSONS WHITE PAINT 5LT MATT OR SILK WAS £9.00 NOW £5.00

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Found 24th Oct 2012
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White matt or silk was £9.00 now £5.00
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Thanks for posting op, have spammed your accidental post
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Cheap thin paint, only suitable for base coating unless you like to use 5 coats of it for an ok finish. Cheaper than using base coat paint and same price for 2 as Asdas 10 litres for £10 so voted hot.
This is very good paint, Ive used matt white on ceilings with good coverage & application.
Not to be confused with Wilko's value emulsion which is thin & poor coverage.

Voted hot @ £5/5ltr.

Edited by: "geordie7" 24th Oct 2012
Thanks OP
This is very good paint, Ive used matt white on ceilings with good coverage & application.
Not to be confused with Wilko's value emulsion which is thin & poor coverage.
This is very good paint, Ive used matt white on ceilings with good coverage & application.
Not to be confused with Wilko's value emulsion which is thin & poor coverage.



...ps I have no idea what I am talking about but felt that a third post of the same text had to be posted by a different id.
I'm overburdened with paint from the Wilko Dulux deal. On the subject of which, when they had the "buy a tin of dulux & get a free mini paint system" offer, I bought the Dulux non-drip brill white gloss. Started to use it, and it ran off the wood as I put it on. Rang Dulux, they checked the production code and said it was 2010 paint, also confirmed it would yellow after a few months probably known about on here. Cut a long story short, sending a voucher for the new formulation, and another voucher of equal value for a 2nd tin, so full marks to Dulux. (Black mark to Wilko for poor stock rotation)

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This is very good paint, Ive used matt white on ceilings with good coverage & application.
Not to be confused with Wilko's value emulsion which is crap.
This is very good paint, Ive used matt white on ceilings with good coverage & application.
Not to be confused with Wilko's value emulsion which is a pile of ole pants.
Ok Ok, I will be honest, its actually crap paint, I ended up using it to mark the lines on our local school football pitch.
They call em' Wilko Wanderers now!
Can't vouch for this paint, but I painted my kitchen in some Wilko emulsion a few years ago, gave it 2 or 3 coats over existing emulsion. Looked ok for a couple of weeks but then I noticed the paint seemed to be "parting" and showing the old paint underneath. I've never had a paint do that before but I won't buy any cheap paint now as when you consider the effort involved in decorating I can't see the point in saving a couple of quid using cheap paint, if there's a chance you may have to do it all again a month later!
B @ Q has its own cheapo 2 x 10 litres for £15,with 20% discount at weekend got for £12,skimming walls and ceilings so plenty to use.
I will add another vote for Wilkos paint. I swear by it. Used Crown, B&Q, Homebase and Dulux (not trade) and the Wilkos stuff covers better than all of them. Only used this particular paint on the ceilings but their Colours range is on virtually every wall in my house and has covered some pretty intense colours (last owner had a penchant for hot pink and orange - sometimes in the same room).
Thumbs down here on quality but won't vote either way as I agree, it would be OK as a base coat. Certainly not good if you want it for a whole job, unless you're prepared for five coats.....which is what I did! Totally agree with SFconvert about it 'parting' in no time as well.
Daffodil

Thumbs down here on quality but won't vote either way as I agree, it … Thumbs down here on quality but won't vote either way as I agree, it would be OK as a base coat. Certainly not good if you want it for a whole job, unless you're prepared for five coats.....which is what I did! Totally agree with SFconvert about it 'parting' in no time as well.

Did you definitely use this paint and not the Wilkos Value paint?
I've used Wilko own brand for a few years after being told by somebody at the company who makes it that it beats many of the big brands in tests and have never had a problem, even when covering dark/bright colours. The cheap (or as they call it Value) paint is a different animal though - adequate but no more as a couple of coats of undercoat, but not as a topcoat
Thank you, our ceilings are fine so only need to give them a once over , thought that been as walls and all my doors and skirting is being done anyway.hubby is going to be happy when I tell him I want the ceilings done now too.
Xad

Did you definitely use this paint and not the Wilkos Value paint?


[quote=Xad][quote=Daffodil]

Yes, it was definitely this paint and not the value stuff.
Xad

Did you definitely use this paint and not the Wilkos Value paint?



I've used the regular Wilko's paint before and it seems to give good coverage, and lasting whiteness.In my years I've noticed a lot of people can have poor coverage with a particular paint, because they either haven't prepped properly, cleaning the walls with sugar soap is best, or because they are using a rubbish foam or short pile roller, or worse ..cheap paint pads!.It's really worth investing in a decent roller, that you'll be able to wash and re-use, rather than buy a throw away one, which might save you a few pounds, but will give poor results.The other issue, is what the previous paint layer is, if it's silk, then it won't cover with a matt very easily, you'll need to lightly sand all the walls to give a bit of key, otherwise it be very blotchy, or look like it's parting.Difficult paints to cover (and use) are those kitchen & bathroom paints, more so in a kitchen, so preparation is really important.Finally, if you're not sure whether to use Matt or Silk, basically silk has a sheen and is reflective good for light, however it will show any defects badly, so you need good walls or ceilings, although most people only use this for ceilings.Matt is a flat finish, not reflective, and will mean that minor defects are not as noticable, although no substitute for good preparation, eg clean, fill and sand where necessary and flexi filler in the corners! ..Yes I know it's tedious, and in some situations isn't always necessary (freshen up coat) , but that, and decent equipment will always give the best results. Oops, forgot to mention, always stir emulsion paint like this really well before pooring into your roller tray, othwerwise it'll appear very watery!

Anyway back to the deal, this is a good paint for the price, well worth a £5 although I've still got some of their £8 5L Dulux to get through first. Heat added
Edited by: "HAL2000" 28th Oct 2012
back up to £10.95 now.
Was this the first time this was on offer or do they put this at £5 quite often? I couldn't make my mind up whether to go with white or magnolia (£10) and the price jumped back up (not even £9 but £10.95) by the time i decided. Serves me right for being so indecisive.

Really annoying that they don't put an expiry date on their offers, they just end them on a random day.
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