Matt White Emulsion

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Lijong Tao, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    Hi all

    I am going to be painting my ceilings and want a good quality white emulsion. Cost is unimportant, I don't want a thin paint I will have to re-do. I just want to hopefully give it one good coat.

    What do you recommend?

    Grateful thanks Li
     
  2. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Go to a trade decorator centre such as Johnston's, Dulux etc and get some vinyl matt. You may get away with one coat, you may not.
     
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  3. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Masonry paint

    PhilSo
     
  4. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Are you DA in disguise? ;)
     
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  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Take a look at Crown Trade Covermatt, I’ve used it at home on last couple ceilings I painted

    Very nice to use, good coverage, plenty of body, dries bright white and Matt

    Says it’s formulated for newly plastered ceilings but I was just painting over 40 years or more of emulsion and was a pleasure to use

    Fairly pricey, around £35 for 10lt

    Others will have their own favourites, that’s fair enough and to be expected :)
     
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  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    DIYDave has suggested a great choice but digest this, Brewers Albany Super Cover paint is made by Crown and exactly the same Matt White emulsion paint as Crown Coverplus and on offer at the moment 12litres for £26.55 +VAT from Brewers.;)
     
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  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member


    And you called me ‘your stalker’

    F F S, get a life geez
     
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Calm down dear, I'm agreeing with you!:) anyhow if you can't beat them!
     
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  9. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    You want the best? Benjamin moore ceiling paint. Colour... super white. How white do you want?
     
  10. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    He's back, you got the wrong geezer!
     
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  11. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    You referring to Liquorice?
     
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  12. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    What's a DA? Am I missing something, were you asking me?

    Anyway thanks for the help. I don't have a Brewers near me so map opt for the Dulux trade Vinyl Matt.

    Much appreciated.
     
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    DA is now a forgotten soul who painted anything if not everything with masonry paint.
     
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  14. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    But now uses Allsorts.
     
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  15. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    I thought you said you wanted a matt finish. You will have patches and roller lines galore. Still. Will have a nice sheen you can admire.:)
     
  16. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Vinyl Matt is matt finish not confused with vinyl silk?
     
  17. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Matt finish I use has a sheen level 0-3%. I know the dulux trade ultra flat durable is 5% sheen and pretty flat. Can't see no flashing but coverage ain't great. I don't know what trade vinyl matt sheen level is. I'll guess its 7% or more as the flat matt is said to be flatter. Durable finish is getting popular and I always do for durable flat matt. Dulux is very sandy to touch though
     
  18. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    I looked at emulsion for the walls, I wanted a pale green but B&Q don't have much choice in good quality paint. They don't stock Crown emulsion anymore, I don't want Velspar but wanted a trade colour. Will a Dulux trade centre make me up some matt emulsion in a colour of my choice?

    B&Q had a lot of F&B (too expensive) and a lot of bathroom and kitchen paint but all their colours tended to be their own brand.
     
  19. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    PS. I went for the Dulux Trade Vinyl SuperWhite Matt Emulsion for the ceiling. £42. WOW!
     
  20. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes with over 6000 colours to choose from cannot see a problem, Brewers Decorating Centres also would be able to mix a Dulux colour for you and maybe Wickes but you would need to check first as they have a limited range.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018

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