From my experience with using a couple of tins of Wickes white emulsion it was very poor. 4-5 coats to cover a medium grey. I had a b&q value one that worked better. Hopefully the trade one is superior.
All Crown Paint Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
Bought couple of these and they aren’t as watered as people are making out here. Decent coverage and if you use it with sprayer one coat is enough for repaint or two for fresh walls. That’s just my experience.
Great story. When's the book coming out? I'll buy it.
I think screachy music emanating from the blindless open windows of a starkly lit terrace council house where two track suit clad teenagers take it in turns to either paint walls or feed pizza to the belt secured child in a stroller doubling as a paint courier, endlessly encouraging each other that it's a great colour - far better than Sharons' , and what good value this fecking stuff is. It's, "weeker good". Over the years i've seen this story played out at a house nicknamed "eighteens ", not always with Crown paint alone.
For a mis-coat? Don't paint it would be best (embarrassed) (embarrassed) But if you need to mist coat then this stuff is ideal, eversoslightly coloured water can be the only way to describe this stuff, virtually translucent when it goes on but gets whiter when it dries
Anything cheap and white. I've used this in my house (bought about 8 when they were last on offer at 2 for £16 a while back), but would get whatever is on offer...would personally go for the Leyland that screwfix are doing for £10 if I was buying more (but haven't used it. Also make sure it's non-vinyl and water it down (I go for about a third water, 2 thirds paint). Just get something better for the top coats.
using this for mist coat on new plaster, and very pleased with the result to be fair. Even watered down, the coverage was good. Will be using this to do the u/coat in whole house, so thumbs up from me
Perhaps the average DIYer doesn't know what "contract" means or implies. They see the word "contract" and perhaps think "that must be good stuff, the professionals use it"? It's marketing BS for crap paint. Some people will be taken in by it.
Does contract not at least indicate to a buyer that it's a cheap paint that doesn't have high opacity, and little durability, so is useful for a mist coat, ceilings, and very low traffic areas? You're not going to see 'contract' and think you'll be getting good results painting over heavily-stained walls.
Avoid. Spend a bit extra and by Dulux ,cuts job time in half using decent emulsion.
OOS for magnolia
Only the Crown Pure Brilliant White Matt Emulsion 2.5L for 10£ is left, others are oos
Do you have to print it off or just show them the code?
I take it that means it never expires as there are only 30 days in June! I have querie dthis with them to see if it will still be accepted in store.
It states valid until 31st June 2019 - has anyone used this recently? Sounds great to me. Thanks
Hi, do you know how long this offer is on for please? Thank you
You have the much more expensive and durable Vinyl paint. The offer is on the basic emulsion, and if you need to touch up after 3 years on vinyl you will be doing it every 12 months on basic. Any touch or rub will make a black mark or remove the paint on the basic. Ceilings or low traffic areas fine, but living rooms and hallways vinyl is the way to go.
This paint was mixed in a base colour if you take the paint tin to your local crown Decortaing centre they could match it for you
You're totally welcome :)
Thoroughly appreciated! You went to a lot of effort to respond to my post, really really appreciate that. - I have recently got back From Homebase, purchased for 2 for £14 with two different colours. In reference to being able to match the paints above - couldn’t do it. Homebase couldn’t match the exact paints and it was therefore a guess job. So many different paint shades and with £4 a tester pot I may have needed 5+ to get the right one. On the flip side, my old mouldy paint tins just had about enough to be able to touch up the walls. Actually worked out better and with the two new colours I’m gonna change a few of the other walls about in the house and make a bit of a feature wall. So again; Thankyou!!!!!
Full price at my local (Ecclesfield) unfortunately, but good find OP.
Adiebear: None at our local Morrisons, our local is like a cr#p Co-op, lucky to have bread in stock Ours is usually the same, & B&M too!
None at our local Morrisons, our local is like a cr#p Co-op, lucky to have bread in stock
Crown is better than most
anthonyconnor77: Crown gloss and satin are the best retail whites you'll buy, dulux and johnstone's pale in comparison. I sell paint and that's the feedback from customers. £3 for any white paint is a good deal! Heat Thank you!
Gotta admit I have had consistent results with Leyland trade over the years for white and mag. Their colour mixes are thinner. Permaglaze , colour mixes great quality tho outlets are rare.
Another vote for Leyland trade Matt emulsion from screwfix. £10 for 10L. Bought & used it yesterday, great coverage, lots of pigment makes it quite thick so maybe it could be thinned a bit and still cover well, but I used it neat to cover a strong previous colour. A bargain at a tenner for a big tub.
Hear hear! Well said!
Literally just finished my sons room using this paint. Definitely not watery or transparent.
If you think this is quality, then good luck to you, I dread to think what your workmanship looks like!
Picked up 5 tins from Widnes store, Crown Breathe Easy 2.5l Sail White Matt, £3 early. Even showed on their website.
They have a load of this paint reduced in the Chester store but its not where the paint in its in the clearance part down stairs :D
Well, Ive been in 3 stores and ALL of them had reductions down to £5 on some colours. It isnt a fake deal. Try harder.
I couldn't find at the Tamworth store. Lowest price was £5 which is OK, but only in a few colours
Fake deal...went to 3 different Wilko stores this morning and none of them even heard of this deal. Wasted 20 miles drive
Just used a few different colours in our living room, bathroom & toilet. They had B&Q own brand paints reduced to between £8-£10 per 2.5L & got to say I thought it was really good stuff easily as good as the Dulux we also used on another wall Have used the 2.5L Crown colours before & they were fine. Always wary of these bulk tubs as wonder if its a bit "runny"
Got a free 1 litre of Crown Trade paint with the Sky Sports offer posted on here last year. Not used yet but will be interesting to see how it is after seeing the "watery" comments on here. 10 litres for £10 is cheap.Heated
just about to plaster an extension so this would be great for watering down for a base coat. thanks op
Used a tub of crown paint that was left over when we had decorators in, purchased from local supplier and it was decent stuff. Bought a tub of this exact one from homebase (one I had before was slightly different branding on the tub) and it was useless, seemed similar but really watered down. The original tub I had wasn't labeled as trade, just had very slightly different design on the tub. So it seems there are different grades of crown paint available. This stuff actually comes up thinner than what I would normally mix up for a mist coat.
Proper Johnstones TRADE is sold in johnstone decor centres is good tackle, a lot of pro decorators like myself use it, their budget range is leyland TRADE is pretty good for the money, the contact matt covers well, better than this coloured water... Buy where the Trade buy is my motto, they will discount and pricematch online prices if you ask (highfive)
I bet you're fun at parties.
Unless you played it on PC from the start with most content and 3 cp 500 level toons and are switching because your pc is crap for playing games and you don't want to upgrade for just one game when you could get access to all AAA titles in 4k and optimal console graphics on your big ass telly.
I e already got it but heat because elder scrolls rule. Just make sure you've 95gb on your hard drive
I'd say they aren't even a fan.
This or Morrowind? Both same price (2nd hand version of Morrowind)
Crown paint is terrible. I find Leyland Trade from selco a far superior brand. The coverage, opacity and the way it paints is just much better. Crown never give good results.
this is what I was looking for (Y)
Why expired ???
I saw loads of these today in Portsmouth, heat added (y)
Muramasa is better.
Did you check your email confirmation from that date mate or the price on the site? Because Base adjusts the price to the lowest it goes during preorder preiod. :) I may well be wrong about the price, regardless which I do apologise for in advance, if I am.
Off topic but they have dropped the price of Gravel on both XO and PS4 by £5 as I can see. It is now £33.85 and cheapest to order at the moment, if anyone is looking for it. https://www.base.com/fsearch.htm?search=gravel
Looks like I'll be jumping into it then, thanks!
paint noob here, Anyone know if this paint is suitable for exterior doors?
Some of the new water based paints are actually a hybrid paint which has some oil in it for added toughness, the johnstones trade aqua satin/gloss range is one example, it will yellow but at a much slower rate, however it is a very tough finish and many trade painters use this product
Thank you op. Got a tin of satin
This goes yellow very quickly.
Oil based are a lot better overall.
depending on how many you get at once 100 crowns is VERY roughly £1 for the lower bundles when bought on the in game crown store, so 5 pounds for 750cr and the game is very good deal
It's online only, so yes, you'll be signed in through the PSN so will need PSN+ like all online games.
Do you need friends to play this? Also, my internet connection is bad: can it be played offline?
Do you need psn for this?
I'd recommend picking that up. If you played either Morrowind years back or play MMOs for the story/questing (as opposed to dungeons/raids) then Morrowind has some of the best they've made.
love it..house in a London center...in between general waste bins and Mosque (embarrassed)
Comes with a free house.
Always one. Its people like you that ruin it for everyone else , most likely sell them on Ebay for a profit. ;) Heat added for op
just as a present for poor relatives ,yeah? (lol)
I thought this was a glitch, then I clicked get deal. Wow.
Unfortunately you need to let the plaster dry out naturally .The longer you leave it the better but we live in a age where people want it looking great asap and then wonder why it flakes off later .Yes thin the paint down on 1st coat but that doesn't make up for letting it dry out properly.
I painted all the ceilings in my house with this Crown paint 3.5 years ago. I found it a very good paint, just about as good as Dulux. It was also quite thick and covers well.
Used this and Dulux, Dulux was better but cost more, this was watery
If you look at the contents of the 10l tub it looks like the people at Crown have beaten you to it.(annoyed)
You are not supposed to use this neat on freshly plastered walls. If you do use it, the first coat should be thinned out with water.
You are so lucky, this is such a bargain. This paint is great it does not yellow like Dulux I recommend this paint 100%.
If I'm being honest, if i was buying from scratch, I'd buy the gold edition and then the morrowind expansion. The other dlc not included in the gold edition can currently be purchased cheaper due to the on going crown sale. The 750 crowns included with the above disc are all but worthless as a stand alone 750 crowns.
Bought the gold edition, thanks :-)
I would go with the Gold edition for 9.99
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They're never fricking actually New though. Always a tatty box with a purple sticker