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Which white emulsion?

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Which white emulsion?

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Postby neversay » July 8th, 2020, 7:52 pm

Our daughter wants to change her room from blue to white. What's do others recommend as the best white emulsion to hide the existing blue as quickly/easily as possible?

I thought I saw a previous best paint thread here but can't locate it. The one I did see mentioned Dulux as the one to beat. (Although I do have a trade discount with Johnstons).

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby kempiejon » July 8th, 2020, 8:00 pm

I buy trade paints from Brewers decorator centres, the extra cost is usually saved in coats, cover and finish. Dulux is usually good enough, Zinner is dearer but perhaps better for difficult jobs.

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby neversay » July 8th, 2020, 8:07 pm

kempiejon wrote:I buy trade paints from Brewers decorator centres, the extra cost is usually saved in coats, cover and finish. Dulux is usually good enough, Zinner is dearer but perhaps better for difficult jobs.


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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby DrFfybes » July 9th, 2020, 10:53 am

If near a Wickes, Crown basic Matt white is good. Otherwise from B&Q/Screwfix I use Leyland Pure Brilliant White (not the trade range, the one that looks remarkably similar to the Crown tub!)

One or other is usually a tenner for a 10L container, and both can be diluted for sealing fresh plaster. Screwfix and some Wickes are still only 'click and collect'.

Note that both go on almost clear, but whiten as they dry, so don't be tempted to go back over until it has dried.

Paul

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby MaraMan » July 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm

I recently used Crown and Dulux and would say that Dulux is definitely better.

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby mutantpoodle » July 10th, 2020, 8:26 am

whichever you choose you will get better result by doing 2 coats

so imo paying the extra for ''1 coat' isnt worth it............probably is if say 'white over white' but white over a colour is bound to be better with 2 coats

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby Dod101 » July 10th, 2020, 9:13 am

I would use two coats of Dulux brilliant white, matt. In my experience, Johnston's is also very good paint.

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby Mike4 » July 10th, 2020, 11:29 am

mutantpoodle wrote:whichever you choose you will get better result by doing 2 coats

so imo paying the extra for ''1 coat' isnt worth it............probably is if say 'white over white' but white over a colour is bound to be better with 2 coats


This is certainly my experience too, several time over. Any paint with "One coat" on the tin has no better opacity than paints that don't. If you think about it, the term "One Coat" actually tells you nothing at all whilst leading you to expect excellent opacity.

I won't get fooled again.

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby Snorvey » July 10th, 2020, 11:34 am

And don't buy cheap white emulsion. I had a 5l tub of B&Q's own in the shed needing to be used.

4 coats plus touch ups. Not happy about that.

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby neversay » July 10th, 2020, 11:44 am

Thanks all. I wouldn't touch the one-coat. My main goal is to avoid any more than two coats. :|

I'm feeling energetic today so will crack on with the job this weekend. :P

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Re: Which white emulsion?

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Postby Mike4 » July 10th, 2020, 12:29 pm

I've always found the best way minimise the number of coats you apply is to pay someone else to do it.




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