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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 13-Mar-18 12:59:32

I’ve just bought a tester pot or two after spending years thinking it will be rubbish but it’s really quite thick and very matte. Thicker than the dulux we used on the ceiling.

Their crushed almond is EXACTLY the same colour as f&b white tie that we used on the stairs. We used estate emulsion so it’s marked already.

For £10 I can do the downstairs cloakroom the same colour.

FlyingMonkeys Tue 13-Mar-18 13:03:20

Yes I've used their durable range in several rooms. It's standing up very well and wipes down nicely. In fact with one colour we only needed one coat which was great! I also purchased their gloss, it's still nice and fresh six months on. Don't be mistaken that the lower price reflects on the quality smile

pimlicolife Tue 13-Mar-18 13:09:48

I used I once. Never again. It was noticeably worse than Dulux.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 13-Mar-18 13:55:51

Was it worse than Crown? Crown is my line in the sand. I remember using it 20 years ago though and it was like painting with milk then.

FlyingMonkeys Tue 13-Mar-18 14:09:36

This was one coat over a lilac... Don't know if thats any help to you or not. Plus the colours seem pretty true to the shade on the tins.

wowfudge Tue 13-Mar-18 14:19:07

BIL swears by Wilko paint and has used it extensively in their house. Seems to wear very well.

littlenicky61 Tue 13-Mar-18 14:22:51

Used it in bedrooms lounge and dining room and still pleased 3 years on

pimlicolife Tue 13-Mar-18 15:24:18

Ha I'm not sure, I've never used Crown.

namechangedtoday15 Tue 13-Mar-18 22:28:14

I've actually just painted DS' bedroom with their 'Best' range - think it's super matt. Couldn't get to local DIY shed, needed to paint today. It was great to apply, looks great. It's a very light colour though which may help.

Bluesheep8 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:45:55

@flyingmonkeys - what colour is your paint please? I love It!

MrsJackRackham Wed 14-Mar-18 08:01:50

Two painter and decorators I know swear by Wilko paint. I've got Teal in my living room and it's a lovely deep colour.

BirthdayKake Wed 14-Mar-18 08:07:12

Crushed Almond here. I swear by Wilkos paint!

Crackers1288 Wed 14-Mar-18 08:10:46

We used willow paint for our bedroom, it covered really well!
Used two coats but only because we were covering the darkest, most disgusting green colour.
I would definitely recommend.

Crackers1288 Wed 14-Mar-18 08:11:19

*Wilko paint obviously!

DryAsThingysFootwear Wed 14-Mar-18 08:13:53

I'm about to apply my second coat of wilko paint today. I love it and intend my home to look like a wilko catalogue 😁 their paint pads are the future!

Bixg Wed 14-Mar-18 08:26:33

Warm grey for me, it really is a warm grey, better than the photo. The paint gave great coverage too. I was really impressed and thought I'd be able to keep Wilko paint as my little secret smile

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 14-Mar-18 13:26:33

Quite often if I see something I like in John Lewis wilko do a version that’s cheaper.

FlyingMonkeys Thu 15-Mar-18 00:22:33

@Bluesheep8 it's called 'Spa' 🙄

mixedpeel Thu 15-Mar-18 22:38:36

Yep, agree, the emulsion paint is great. I've painted the back room in Organic Green, which is beautiful and restful. Whoever said about the paint pads - agree completely, love 'em.

Also recommend their quick dry gloss paint. Really easy to apply, no drips, and touch dry very quickly.

(Don't use their one coat gloss - it's thick and gloopy and absolutely honked for about three days.)

BirthdayKake Fri 16-Mar-18 09:32:45

Do you have a pic mixedpeel? I want to do DS' room in a calming green.

Also agree about the gloss paint. I've just painted three windowsills with it and it's great

NomDePrune Fri 16-Mar-18 09:38:07

Ooh I'm looking for a warm grey Bixg. Is that its name on the tin?

RavenLG Tue 20-Mar-18 21:17:51

DP is a shopfitter and if they can't get paint in time from the trade place they buy from (order in) then will pop to wilkos. It's decent stuff for the price.

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