Just sat down in a huff after scrabbling to find the receipt for a pot of Dulux Mat pure brilliant white. After three coats I still have yellowy grey looking coving and the previous colour is still showing .
I know a one coat type paint is often a false economy, but can someone please recommend a nice bright white paint that won't go on like pva and actually covers the walls?
This stuff is like painting the walls with custard and as soon as it's spread thinly it is see through! I have tried to roller a patch on the ceiling and nothing happens!
I'm no expert but also not a diy novice.
Paint advice much appreciated before I give a poor b&q employee a pregnant lady rant!
If you're covering a darker colour (you say "grey", which could be quite dark) it will take a lot of coats and patience! But it will look better to to umpteen thin coats than one big splodgy thick one.
The trade paint has less gloop but more opacity than the DIY centre paint. It is designed to provide good coverage over several thin coats.
Blimey I hope not, but I know stain block does wonderful things, it's just a bugger if it gets anywhere other than the intended. Will buy some new paint this evening and then if that's not helping I think a blocker undercoat may have to be the answer!
I don't want to sound patronising, is there a chance the paint has separated and needs to be mixed? I am only saying because I did this myself, although with satinwood. I painted a whole door wondering if I was actually doing anything, and then realised the paint needed to be mixed better . Apologies if you had already thought of this.
No separation and we put the end of an old hand held mixer onto a drill for mixing, I think it's just awful paint, a bad batch or not suited to the newly plastered ceiling. Who knows, I will take it back to b and q shortly and try something else.
B&q were great when I took the dulux back and explained the problems and after reading more reviews than I care to remember, I opted for this trade paint and it's a lovely pouring cream consistency and goes and stays on in bright white.