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    Which paint is best?


    Hi there! I’d like to know a bit more about the various paint sheens that exist and which ones are best suited for painting a living room? Will the more expensive products be noticeably better or could I end up being ripped off?

    Asked by lauren on 17th Nov 2021
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    G WILSON Plastering & Tiling

    "Hello Dulux Trade, it's not cheap but it is, without doubt, beats other brands by far.

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    DC.Painting and Property Maintenance

    "Ok so for water-based ceiling and wall paints (Emulsion)

    The sheens I was such!

    1. Silk (shiny) but washable
    2..Eggshell (like an egg) washable
    3. Mid sheen/soft sheen (in the middle) wipeable
    4. Vinyl Matt (low sheen)
    5. Flat matt very low sheen (2-4% sheen)

    Then there are washable and perfect matts
    It’s best for you to call Into a decorator Centre and get a pamphlet this will explain everything!

    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    S&H Plastering

    "You definitely get what you pay for (in most cases) the coverage of the paint is much higher than in a cheaper choice as you will end up doing multiple coats rather than approximately 2. The sheen and finish just buy tester pots as its personal taste."

    Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "I Buy a standard Wickes emulation I find is the best paint all emulation paints are made the same way with water to a thickness so whichever you buy the result will be the same it will take two to three coats to cover I buy plastic sheeting on a roll from Wickes to cover the floor and tape the edges"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report

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