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Valspar paint- any good?

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EarSlaps Wed 26-Feb-14 13:49:41

We're about to have our brand new kitchen decorated. The colour I've seen that I like is a Valspar colour, the type they now mix in B&Q. Strangely, I can't seem to get a colour card for that colour and they couldn't mix a tester pot of that colour in store (she could see it on the computer and could mix into full size pots but it didn't give her a tester pot option). I've seen the colour I like in the kitchen showroom (yes I have no imagination and am having the showroom kitchen grin). Their decorator did it but is booked up until august!

I've heard really mixed reports about Valspar quality, but without a tester or sample card I won't be able to get it mixed by Dulux. So now I don't know whether to risk the valspar, or whether to waste a morning down the dulux decorator centre trying to find a colour match. Our decorator normally uses dulux and recommended the diamond Matt.

Has anyone used valspar and would recommend or advise against?

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 27-Feb-14 07:53:35

if it looked good in the showroom ( a place where kids run riot while their parents go through plans etc ) then I think it will survive a home !!! don't worry - just order the correct paint so you are sure it will be the exact shade you liked and just keep a small jam jar of '' touch up paint ' in a high cupboard for any quick repair jobs !

RelocatorRelocator Thu 27-Feb-14 12:24:00

We recently used Valspar eggshell to paint some shelves in ds's room. The colour and finish is great and it was really low-odour which I liked. Very pleased with it although it's only been on a few weeks so can't comment on its longevity.

EarSlaps Fri 28-Feb-14 11:11:50

Thanks for the ideas. My friend just said she had Valspar in her hall as her decorator recommended it and will only use that given a choice. I think we'll go with it as I can't see any other purples I like- they're all either too pink, too blue, too grey etc.

We're getting the super scrubbable one so that should be pretty tough and withstand ds2 and his pencils/pens/crayons he always seems to find smile. I'll keep a little pot back for touch ups too.

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