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    What is the best brand for indoor paint?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi,
    I've had lots of renovation work done and need to paint a load of internal walls. I’m just wondering if there's any particular paint brands that I should be using? There seems to be so many options and I don’t want to buy something with rubbish coverage.
    How many coats should i be expecting, including undercoat?
    Thanks

    Asked by duncan on 26th Mar 2020
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    Lewis Decorators Group Ltd

    "I would suggest Dulux and Armstead, here at Lewis Decorators Group we have been using there paint and products for many years. In recent years we have also seen Johnstone’s (PPG) pump millions into there paints to keep up with Dulux. Dulux, Armstead and Johnstone’s paints are my top recommended."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    S P Decorators

    "Use Johnston's trade paint 2 coats. That should do it"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2015 - report
    Douglass and sons

    "Hi I would always reccomend valspar v700 it has brilliant coverage and has a built in primer so you will only need a max of 2 coats from start to finish"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    JW Maintenance

    "Always dulux. Always 2 coats unless new plaster then 3"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Interior Design

    "Hi, I am Paul, I have lots of years painting and decorating experience. There are several brands on the market some cheap and some more expensive. Eg: Leyland, Crown, Dulux, Farrow & Ball etc. My advice is that Dulux is the most convenient one in terms of price and quality. No matter what you paint, like walls,doors, skirting this paint covers smoothly and it is easy to use.
    For your personal jobs I am not sure how many coats you need. Depends on what colour you want to use. For new job, it's undercoat (primer) plus two more coats.
    I hope my advice was helpful.

    Paul"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Martin dunn

    "Johnstone’s,Crown etc if you want to go expensive Farrow and Ball and many other designer paints are available. If you are painting new plastered walls put a mist coat of white emulsion and finish off with a coat of emulsion and 2 top coats of your preferred colour. As always preparation is the key to a top finish"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Spectrum decorators

    "Walls are always two coats. If new plaster apply a watered mist coat first. Woodwork is a prime undercoat and a top coat can be satin or gloss. Preferred paints that I use is Dulux paints."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    DMS Worldwide Ltd

    "Afternoon Duncan if you are painting bare plaster you should be using plaster paint for the first coat. We normally use Johnson's paint for internal as it is a really nice coverage. Also Valspar which is a paint supplier inside B&Q these 2 will give you the best results hope this helps."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Third Eye Builders

    "Dulux Matt appears to be the best paint. My painters have used many brands and Dulux comes out on top. Satin wood is best for woodwork."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Home Alterations Eastbourne

    "I always use Dulux matt for ceilings and vinyl matt for walls . 2 coats should suffice over previously painted areas, or 1 mist coat (watered down 20%) plus 2 full coats on newly plastered works. New wood work should have 1 primer 1 undercoat and 1 coat gloss/Eggshell or satin . Hope this helps"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    CAMeleon Painting & Decorating Services

    "Dulux Trade. A minimum of 2 coats or until an even coverage. Don't cut corners or costs."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    J M Pristine Decorators

    "Depending on what finish your looking for there are many paints out there that do different things. For example do you want to be able to wash the walls down from dirt or marks, Do you want to paint the bathroom and protect it from condensation etc. Personally I use a brand called Tikkurilla Optiva 5 for walls as you can scrub this (says on the manufacturers guidelines) 11000 times before paint starts to wear and can be mixed into pretty much any colour by any brand. For bathrooms I’d use an eggshell as the water does not penetrate the paint and you can wipe down any condensation off the walls without wearing the paint down. Before applying eggshell though I would recommend using a base cost of emulsion of the same colour to get the walls solid, as eggshell doesn't normally tend to cover very well. Again there are numerous different products of paint available it all depends on what purpose you want your paint to perform at. Alternatively you can ask any decorating centre (not B+Q or any other DIY stockists) go to Dulux or Johnstones etc and they will direct you in the right direction for the results your looking for"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Just a Lick Painting & Decorating services

    "It's horses for courses in a high traffic area, a soft sheen paint. I personally like Valspar V700 which you can get from B&Q. If you want a vinyl Matt trade Dulux, coverage minimum of 2 coats if your going on to new plaster water down 1st coat as a must coat hope this helps"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    L Hodgson Roofing & Construction

    "We only ever use dulux for walls and leyland for ceilings."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Styles images

    "Hi, always use trade paints never cheap brands, I use Johnstones vinyl mat, great for use on every part of house."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    DR Maintence

    "Fresh plastered walls will always need 3 coats stating with a miss coat (water down portion of the chosen colour) then 2 coats to fully cover, wood work bare timber will need undercoating first and depending on the quality of the gloss you will need 2 coats, dulux and crown do great emulsion and gloss paints with good coverage"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Sunshine decorators

    "Go for a brand that has been tried and tested over years i.e dulux trade or crown trade both are quite good for coverage and performance it really depend a on what type of finish you are looking for a silk finish or a Matt normally is say give walls a mid oat and two top coats"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    DGS Solutions Ltd

    "Dulux is the best but not from the normal B&Q, Wickes, Homebase. As there paint is thinner."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    S and P Maintenance

    "Dulux it’s a good option for a final coat. For undercoat you can use Layland."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Lunar builders/Flat pack assembly

    "Hi, if your painting fresh plaster then you must white wash the walls 1st (60% water 40% paint) and give it a mist coat. Then when dry I find that deluxe paint is best, it gives a good finish to ceilings and walls."

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    ENB Construction LTD

    "If you want do it in white or magnolia then Machperson is the best. You will need only 2 coats
    But if you are ooking for colour then Crown vinyl mat"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    P M Decorators

    "Hi there, if you have had new plaster you will need to put a mist coat on (thinned down contract Matt) then 2 full coats. I have always found the best paint brand to be Johnstones. I’ve used them for years and the price is very competitive

    Kind regards
    Paul Morgan"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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