Advantages Nice consistency, good range of colours
Disadvantages Expensive, like most paints!
|Value for Money|
|Drying Time Duration|
I have been going through a bit of a DIY phase lately, painting every room in the house – it’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint or a change in colour can really give a room a new feel. Perhaps I should be more adventurous, but Dulux is the only brand of pain I use. I once tried B&Q’s own brand of paint for my kid’s bedroom which was okay, but I went straight back to my Dulux for further projects.For a start they have a vast array of colours to choose from, even many variants of white which are absolutely ideal for just that slightest hint of a colour. If you have a colour in mind it is highly likely that Dulux have a paint that matches the colour, and if not many DIY stores will mix the paint to develop the exact shade you are wanting. However, personally I have always found the exact shade in my mind from the wide range
The tin does recommend 2 coats, though this is not always necessary, particularly if you are covering a lighter colour with a darker one. However, darker colours/patterns definitely do require 2 coats. I must admit I am lazy and always stop after 1 – I get away with it looking okay, but 2 would be far better, and give a higher quality finish.Once dried I find that the walls always feel smooth, regardless of whether matt or silk has been used. In contrast I have found another brand to feel a bit rough afterwards. As for the smell, of course it has the regular paint wwhiff with it which lingers for a couple of days, but if the room is kept well ventilated this is not a problem.
Cost wise, there are 2 main sizes – an average, standard paint pot size which costs about £16 and a large tub which costs about £25. I would say this is about the typical price for paint with most brands.The consistency I have found to be good – nice and smooth without being too runny. The only problem I have encountered, just now and again, is that I have come across large limps wihin the paint that I haven’t been able to break down by stirring – I have had to fish them out and remove them which was rather wasteful.
Other than that though I am p[leased with Dulux and plan on sticking to this brand for ay future projects
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment