A tough, washable matt emulsion that delivers excellent durability. It is resistant to many common stains and will clean without polishing up. With its new improved formulation, Diamond Matt delivers even greater durability and stain resistance, keeping that just painted look for longer.
About to get it put in our bathroom, at our decorators recommendation - apparently durable like kitchen/bathroom paint but without the sheen - he said it's only very slightly more silky than standard emulsion.
The trade diamond Matt is very different to the dulux endurance. My sister painted walls with endurance and it was quite shiny and awful to paint over but we have the trade diamond Matt in hall and stairs and it is as matt as the standard paint and very washable - it's great. Can't comment on painting over as haven't tried yet but the Matt surface seems like it would paint over like standard paint.
OP I've been stalling on getting our decorating done because I didn't know where to start with the paint. Thanks so much this sounds ideal for the work I need to get done. Matching to Farrow & Ball is inspired fiorentina.
We've used it and it looks like normal matt on the wall. I have to say that I haven't noticed any difference in durability between it and ordinary matt though. Not sure if it's really worth the premium price tag.
I can definitely recommend it. We have white throughout our hallway and with 3 dogs and 2 children our decorator recommended it. It's definitely not shiny and so easy to clean, a damp cloth and it looks like new.
Before you use the Diamond use the normal Dulux Vinyl white Matt for first coat. Let that dry overnight then paint the Diamond paint over it. Remember you only need to use the Diamond where the is traffic or potential wall touching. You don't need it on the ceiling .
I have also been researching Diamond Matt and alternatives by speaking to builder mates. Diamond Matt is expensive for what it is compared to the one I have bought. I have gone for Armstead Durable Matt also made by Dulux for the trade. You have to stir it first to pour it into a paint tray, it's that thick. If you are painting over alight colour, you will only need one coat and it fills pin holes and hairline cracks in the process. 10L of white for can be got for £61 from Dulux Decorator Centres where 10L of Diamond Matt, which is aimed mainly at the DIY market can be got for £78. Dulux Decorator Centre will deliver for free if you spend more than £50 (which is not difficult these days) and you don't need a trade account either. Order before 09.30 and they guarantee same day delivery. Good luck.