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FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 13:11:57

Help please. We are finally getting some paint on the walls....and I am approaching my dream of a lovely, calming, white house.

Had decided on Dulux Trade Soft White for all of downstairs. So in essence White. White without the "pure brilliant" bits in. White. Not cream. Not off white. Not magnolia. Not PBW. White.

THEY DON'T DO IT ANYMORE!! Arghhh.....painter goes to try and get said Soft White. Computer says no. Painter says we can try and get something mixed (am a bit confused at how you "mix" to get white, but he is the junior and v v young and just trying to help).

Help me. A white vinyl matt. Just White. Dulux preferred. Not Pure Brilliant. Please hellllpppp [sobs]

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 17:07:50

Any one please. Went to Homebase and the best they could suggest was Timeless or White Cotton.

Please help.

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 17:37:02

Timeless is good! Not cream, not grey, not yellow. And not PBW!

lisaro Mon 22-Oct-12 17:40:24

I'm not definite, but I think Wickes do one.

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 17:41:45

Or this. They also do a pure brilliant white so I'm guessing the linked one doesn't have the brighteners. I've used it on our ceilings. It's cheaper than Dulux.

There's also a contract matt white if you're painting on new plaster.

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 17:58:06

Got some testers for Timeless and White Cotton - 2 A4 sheets currently drying. Barely a whisker between them colour wise - they both look CREAM! Arghhhhh. I do not want a white house.

Really truly - does Timeless look white or cream?

I am ready to cry. I had this sorted...apart from not bloody checking they still did it!!
May have to whizz to B&Q.

OMG - how late in the day...

Thank you thank you for helping.... Any other experiences/suggestions welcomed

[sobs rocking into her colour charts]

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 18:20:50

Doh - I do want a white house. I do not want a cream house.

I am losing it grin

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 18:22:36

Well the timeless in my house is next to tongue & groove painted in F&B Light Blue, so to me it looks sort of white, but probably not white enough for you. Next to say a white ceiling it would look pale beige/cream/whatever.

I'd honestly go for the trade matt white I linked to - it's definitely softer than PBW. None of the bluey harshness to it. A builder friend uses and recommends the Fortress white paint, and my decorator preferred it to Dulux in terms of coverage. And it's cheaper!

MrsApplepants Mon 22-Oct-12 18:59:51

Timeless is deffo pale cream. Have it in my lounge

DorisIsWaiting Mon 22-Oct-12 19:12:37

I have a lovely white called milk white on my bedroom ceiling (def not PBW or creamy) I googled to see if they still do it and came across [ this] which may or may not help?

Couldn't see if milk white was still availble...

ddWest Mon 22-Oct-12 19:32:00

I'd also go for Dulux Trade White. It's a paper white.

ILoveApples Mon 22-Oct-12 19:40:17

Farrow & Ball All White? Expensive though

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 20:32:52

Johnstones/Leyland trade mix of F&B's All White? Much cheaper but still good paint.

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 20:58:34

Thank you, thank you wonderful people. I went to B&Q and they have exactly what we want. Paint that is white but not PBW - the stuff amazonian linked to and good old Dulux Trade White.
Bloody Homebase told me 5 hours earlier it was either PBW or some fancy named cream/off-white.

White. Purest (non-brilliant) white. And shoulders are now 10x lower and less stressed.

I love MN. thanks
White grin.

discrete Mon 22-Oct-12 21:04:26

Can't you just choose the colour you want out of a RAL chart and take it to be mixed? Never mind what it's called?


discrete Mon 22-Oct-12 21:05:03

x-post! glad you found it.

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 21:07:09

Yay smile

Is the Esse installed yet?

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 21:13:04

The Esse is in the chimney breast. (Yay)
The Esse is hiding in it's box. (Sob)
I cannot stroke my Esse. (Sob)
I did get a small stroke after it was delivered and before it was hidden.

Doing the painting then will be properly connected and I can stroke to my heart's content.

FishfingersAreOK Mon 22-Oct-12 21:14:49

Gosh, I am sad aren't I? blush

amazonianwoman Mon 22-Oct-12 21:18:19

Nope. I'd lurve a new range cooker.


minipie Tue 23-Oct-12 12:28:08

Yay! Came on here to suggest Dulux Trade White but see you have found it already smile

White houses are only calming if you keep them super tidy though wink

FishfingersAreOK Tue 23-Oct-12 13:58:01

It will be super-dooper tidy at all times [stamps foot in frustrated realisation that this off course will not be the case unless muggins here tidies] grin

noddyholder Tue 23-Oct-12 15:03:28

Fired earth KM Bianco is lovely for what you want

noddyholder Tue 23-Oct-12 15:04:55

Also Craig and Rose 1829 in Chinese white

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