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Married female aged 59, hubby 65. He occasionally metamorphs into Victor Meldrew and if he keeps it up I'm going to advertise him for sale on ebay! Updating the interior of our home so looking forward to checking out various product reviews.

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since 20/06/2008


Dulux Paint Vinyl Soft Sheen 30/12/2013

Dulux Vinyl Soft Sheen - 'mixer' range, colour Grey Steel 3

Dulux Paint Vinyl Soft Sheen Have used Dulux mixer emulsion paint and pre mixed colour emulsions on our walls many times over the years without incident. Purchased 5 ltr tin of Dulux Vinyl Soft Sheen emulsion to be mixed to colour Grey Steel 3, (trade emulsion purchased & mixed from B&Q - some of their stores only use the trade paint for mixing whilst others use the 'domestic' range). Freshening up existing paintwork on the walls of our living and dining rooms, same colour as before so only 1 coat necessary. Left 1 week before putting pictures etc up, in different places than before so wanted to make sure the paint on the walls was fully dry and hardened. Started to notice that wherever we had put our hands against the walls, to hold up the pictures while deciding where to place them, there were 'shiny' fingermarks left behind, not dirty, but a brighter sheen texture than before and clearly visible. Used a clean, soft, damp white cloth to give a couple of the patches a wipe over.............only to get the same effect but on an even larger scale! This paint clearly states 'washable' on the tin so I approached Dulux to find out what the problem is. First they said it is only 'wipeable' and needs time to 'cure' as well - when pointing out that it states 'washable' (& I'd only wiped it anyway) and NO mention of 'curing' time on the tin (not the same as drying time), breaching Trades Description Act on both counts, they have tried to backtrack on their 'only wipeable' claim and brushed over their 'needs ...

Bensons Bed Shop 05/11/2013

Bensons Beds Faux Leather Headboard - mothball stink!

Bensons Bed Shop Nice looking store in Milton Keynes, very helpful non 'pestering' assistants. Wanted a headboard for spare bedroom and chose from very versatile range of different styles available in faux leather or material - lots of colour choices. Not an unreasonable price at £134.99. Chose 'deliver to store' as couldn't be asked to wait around all day or pay for delivery to my home. Told it would take 2 weeks, & it did, so pretty good service on that. Whole thing fell apart when we got the plastic wrapped headboard home. Noticed immediately there's a smell of mothballs wafting from the thing, vague at first but didn't take long before it was wafting out onto landing/hallway as well as in the bedroom. The sales assistant claimed to have one of these headboards herself, pity she didn't mention they stink! Maybe there are people out there who don't mind a mothball pong permeating their home - but I'm not one of them. Very unhappy. Waiting for customer service to respond but quite frankly, after reading some of these reviews I'm not holding my breath for a good outcome. In the meantime I've had to put the offending headboard in the garage so see if that will help dissipate the stink. ... 16/10/2012

Selling Dangerous Venetian Blinds I ordered some venetian blinds with a 'drop' length of 2' 9". Realised when the order arrived that when blinds are in the 'up' position, the length of the pulley cords is a total of 6' 3"! 2" 9' for the recess they will fit into, PLUS an additional 3' 6" dangling WAY past the bottom of the recess. PERFECT IF ONE WANTS TO RISK HANGING A CHILD OR A PET!!!** In my opinion this company are selling a downright dangerous product. Their response to my query about the ridiculous length of the pulley cords was that "this is normal". No it isn't - I've already got a venetian blind elsewhere from another company, the pulley cords when the blind is 'up' merely hang down ONLY as far as the drop of the recess, NO FURTHER. Even if I shorten the excess as much I possibly can, I'm still left with it dangling 2' below the recess. DANGEROUS PRODUCT - BUY AT YOUR PERIL. ...

Sharp's Bedroom Furniture 14/08/2012

White, Sherbourne furniture - not wardrobes

Sharp's Bedroom Furniture Update on previous review done 4 years ago............... ............... ......... Had all white furnishings fitted 4 years ago, dressing table, bedside tables, 3 chest of drawers. All I can say now is wait until you've had it a few years before commenting on the quality and the guarantee! None of my worktops match the drawer fronts which are still very white, sadly the worktops aren't. They have all gone a sort of creamy/yellow'ish colour. Poor quality to start with I imagine, so like cheap alternatives they haven't held their colour properly - unfortunately Sharps isn't cheap. Guarantee worthless, all Sharps have done is sent someone to confirm it's all white, JUST NOT A MATCHING WHITE! Brilliant example of it in their own Milton Keynes showroom.....bright white wardrobes, bright white bedside cabinets, with non matching worktops on them! Would I use them again, NO. Would I recommend them to anyone, NO. Guarantee worthless. I have an inferior product on top of all the drawers. £1800 for this tat. ...
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