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Painting & Decorating Question

Top 5 best paint brands for internal walls

I've been told that duluxe and crown are the top23 brands for internal decorating.

However I am keen to determine if there are other paints brands which are just as good or even better than these two.

I've heard Wickes brand is pretty good

Guidance is appreciated

9 Answers

Best Answer

Dulux or Crown paints (trade) are the best the rest are a rip off. wickes gloss in white will yellow after a short time. Leyland paints supply wicks.

Answered 30th Sep 2011

Proctor Decorating

Member since 6 Mar 2011

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Hi all

Recently I had to do a decoration job with the left over paints provided but the customer its not normally something that I agree to but being on a really tight budget and also being to rigid is no good. so I agreed 3 coats later I could still see through it, the customer once shown under good lighting could also see through, so I promised that if she brought just one pot of dulux this would sort these endless coats. In just one on top of the other numerous coats, and yep lovely wonderful dulux sorted it all out, and I ask all my customers only dulux please, some decorators refuse to use anything else, good old dulux!

Craig

Answered 27th Sep 2011

HM & M Ltd

Member since 8 Sep 2011

I would recommend any trade paint, not paint out your diy stores so pop along to any dulux or crown trade centres , maybe cost a bit more but coverage is better , if its just white or magnolia gliddens is cheaper in the dulux store and is good coverage
hope this helps
David King Painters

Answered 27th Sep 2011

David King Painters

Member since 11 Feb 2009

THE CHEAPER THE PAINT MORE WORK, SO I WOULD GO FOR ALL TRADE PAINT'S,
BETTER COVER, LESS TIME, BETTER FINISH

I HOPE THIS HELP'S

Answered 31st Oct 2011

D TAME PAINTING AND DECORATING

Member since 28 Oct 2011

only use wicks paints for mist coat, finish with dulux or farrow & ball

Answered 9th Dec 2011

mcdecorator

Member since 28 Nov 2011

you have heard right ...i use wickes paint ..totally happy with it ..great coverage ...wickes all the way ...all the best

Answered 27th Sep 2011

KBPLASTERING AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Member since 30 Sep 2008

I've just recently re-decorated my hallway in the new Wickes range of paints and although i'm not a professional decorator,i know a good quality paint when i see it and i have to say it's superb quality for the price.......in my opinion it's as good as the leading brands that i've used in the past.

Wickes' paint come highly recommended.........(from a plasterer ;)

Carl.

Answered 27th Sep 2011

carl melady

Member since 1 Jun 2008

stick to trade paints like the professionals use, we use Crown Trade and never have any problems. You wouldn't get a top athlete running in a pair of cheap trainers, you get what ya pay for!!

Answered 4th Oct 2011

Barron Property & Decorating Services

Member since 25 Mar 2009

I would agree, I would go dulux all the way. If your willing to spend more go for farrow & ball.

Answered 29th Sep 2011

WhitCo Electrical

Member since 10 Nov 2008

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