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12th Jun 2012, 02:04 PM
Repainted the ensuite last weekend. Started with some left over paint from two years ago on another job. Plenty of body in it like it was when new - did all the cutting around doors and windows and the cornice. Then had to buy a new tin - same brand same product- BP wet area paint for kitchens and bathrooms. The new tin was like water - no body - nothing on the bottom to stir up - I have put on 4 coats with a roller over a light off white original and you can still see all the cutting in areas and the rolled area has a grey appearance and matt finish not the low sheen the other bathroom has.
Anyone had this sort of problem before? Not happy!
12th Jun 2012, 08:45 PM
Yes, this happened to me recently(berger ceiling paint), was spraying off the roller & down the walls, & was just giving the salesperson at a dulux trade centre some feedback on it today, they said to bring it back, it shouldnt do that!,
They will most likely replace it.
12th Jun 2012, 10:36 PM
If you ask me lower VOC etc = lower quality. I recently bought a tin of BP "once" ceiling paint. Took five coats to achieve acceptable cover.
13th Jun 2012, 03:57 PM
The minute I saw this post, I remembered the following. Blame my whacky sense of humour.
"Jock, the painter, often would thin his paint so it would go further. So when the Church decided to do some deferred maintenance, Jock was able to put in the low bid, and got the job. As always, he thinned his paint way down with turpentine. One day while he was up on the scaffolding -- the job almost finished -- he heard a horrendous clap of thunder, and the sky opened.
The downpour washed the thinned paint off the church and knocked Jock off his scaffold and onto the lawn among the gravestones and puddles of thinned and worthless paint.
Jock knew this was a warning from the Almighty, so he got on his knees and cried: “Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?”
And from the thunder, a mighty voice: “REPAINT! REPAINT! AND THIN NO MORE!”"
14th Jun 2012, 08:56 AM
BP is a budget house brand made only for Bunnings,if you have to buy paint there, try Taubmans Endure instead.
Low VOC will not affect hiding power of paint,recent comparison testing by Choice rated Haymes Interior Low Sheen highest for hiding power of all interior paints tested,and it happens to be low VOC.
14th Jun 2012, 09:16 AM
Thanks Blocker - didn't realise BP had fallen so low in the quality stakes - guess I'll avoid it from now on - Usually use Luxury paints straight from the factory in Dara but not as conveinient now I've moved. Used endure in the bedroom and it was OK but have had better finish with Luxury.
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