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trade paint v normal

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coffeemachine Fri 08-Jul-16 22:10:18

planning on repainting a few rooms (from magnolia to white).

I noticed some colours are marketed as 'trade'. what is the difference to the normal paints?

I want something that is long lasting. has good coverage (would like to get away with 2 coats). is trade a better option ?

wowfudge Sat 09-Jul-16 07:11:59

My only experience has been using Dulux matt trade emulsion in pbw for a bathroom ceiling which had had some replastering work done to it. I thinned some of the paint for a mist coat then painted the whole ceiling. I found it easier to see where I had already painted than with standard emulsion. Texture and ease of use were no different.

redhat Sat 09-Jul-16 07:13:41

We've had trade colour matched to Farrow and Ball. Its a decent colour match but the look of the paint is slightly different when its on the wall. The price difference is significant though.

OTheHugeManatee Sat 09-Jul-16 07:18:09

I only use trade white for ceilings - opacity and coverage are loads better. Not sure for walls though.

midnightmoomoo Sat 09-Jul-16 12:12:39

DH insisted we use trade paint for the woodwork when we did the hall stairs and landing. It's been rubbish, I need to repaint it all as its worn through in places, even with the right preparation.

NotCitrus Sat 09-Jul-16 13:00:54

I think it's just the commonest colours so you can buy in bulk. I've used lots of trade white and undercoat from Selco.

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