Painting & Decorating Question

I heard dulux extreme or diamond are difficult to work with

I'm not a tradeswoman. I'm planning on painting my new house and I love matt finish. However I'm planning a family and am worried about marks on the wall. I've heard Dulux do diamond and endurance matt finish, but they can be difficult to work with. Do you think I should steer clear? I don't have much experience, but I do an OK job.

Amendment - sorry, was actually Dulux Endurance, not Extreme.

Could somebody give me advice on how to water Dulux Endurance down to make it less thick and easier to work with a roller, as Liege suggests?

2 Answers

Best Answer

I have to agree with GMT Construction. Dulux is a brilliant brand and definitely the choice of professionals. Having worked with the Dulux Endurance range it can be a little thick which might be why you have heard that it is difficult to work with but you can water it down a little to make it easier to work with and use with a roller. It is a very hard wearing and wipeable making it idea for a family household.

ADDITION- To water down, literally add a small quantity of water to the paint and mix well. Add a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Some times you can do this in the original paint pot but mostly its better to do it in a larger container like a clean bucket. Hope that helps.

Hope this helps.

Answered 30th Apr 2013

Liege Carpentry & Construction Ltd

Member since 26 Apr 2013

Dulux is a great paint,I would say professionals choice,I think by choosing it you`ll never regret it.The Dulux Diamond Sterishield Matt,the one I am assuming you speak about,is a quick drying, water-based coating containing an in-film bactericide which inhibits bacteria. It is a tough, washable, durable, stain resistant matt emulsion and is suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces.So yes,it might be hard working with it,but if you want a good quality and a ease of maintenance you should definitely use it,even if a tradesman does the job,or you think that you are able to handle it in a safe and professional way!Hope my advice would be helpful for you.

Answered 29th Apr 2013

GMT Construct

Member since 19 Apr 2013

Need help with your project?

We have tradesmen ready to help you. Post a job, read reviews and hire today.

Post a job

Need some help?

Post a job on MyBuilder to find quality, local Painters & Decorators who can help you with your project.

Search all questions