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Dulux Once - any good?
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claireb
Old 25-04-2006, 9:50 PM
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Default Dulux Once - any good?

Before I stump up the extra cash, I wondered if anyone out there has used Dulux Once. I'm interested in whether it really does require just one coat or will I end up needing two coats (plus the extra cost of the paint!)

Thanks, Claire.


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Old 25-04-2006, 10:04 PM
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Unless the undercoat is good and the same colour, it's definitely Dulux Twice...
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Old 25-04-2006, 10:07 PM
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mmmm....confirms my suspicions then.
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Old 25-04-2006, 10:59 PM
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Dulux Once - any good? .
In a word.............No
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Old 25-04-2006, 11:04 PM
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Never found any one coat paint that was any good and i have tried a few.
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Old 25-04-2006, 11:09 PM
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I`d steer clear of that `goes on pink dries white` stuff as well, When I tried it I did nt miss any and it looked OK but having just done some nearby woodwork with proper brilliant white it looks rather poor in comparison.

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Old 25-04-2006, 11:42 PM
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We call it "Dulux Once "Again"" Nuff said - It is pants! Stick to proper paint.
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Old 25-04-2006, 11:45 PM
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Have tried it & I'd say don't bother. Although generally Dulux is pretty good the one coat isn't. You become obsessive about not missing bits & so it takes longer than slapping on two coats anyway! :rolleyes:
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Old 26-04-2006, 7:34 AM
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One coat paint is nasty and gungy. A couple of thinner coats gives a much better finish. Better to do a proper job without trying to cheat.
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Old 26-04-2006, 9:05 AM
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The Dulux once emulsion is excellent and does exactly what it says on the tin.

I once painted a three storey house top to bottom with Dulux once emulsion and it covered in one coat, use a paint pad and cut it in around the edges with a brush. It is the best emulsion paint going!

As for one coat Gloss, don't use it as it is rubbish!
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Old 26-04-2006, 9:14 AM
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My husbands a painter and decorator and he wouldnt use one coat gloss..hope this helps
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Old 26-04-2006, 9:35 AM
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My decorator brother calls it "once is not enough"
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I don't often post on here but this has made me break cover

In a word, No!

Might have been a faulty batch or something but I found it horrible gloopy stuff, like painting with glue. It needed 2 coats anyway, even though it was on top of a similar colour, and dried all lumpy. I ended up buying a tin of the normal stuff in the same colour to go over the top, and took what was left of the Once stuff back for a refund. The customer service person I spoke to said they get a lot of complaints about it.
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Old 26-04-2006, 12:31 PM
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I think there is some confusion here!

Dulux once emulsion is great in my experience and covers greatly.

One coat gloss is a definate no no and is very poor, for gloss you need an undercoat, possibly two coats and then a top coat of liquid gloss!
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Old 26-04-2006, 8:16 PM
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Thanks for the info. I might have to give the 'Once' a wide birth!
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Old 26-04-2006, 10:55 PM
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get a good quality under coat it makes all the difference, dont use dulux twice.......i mean once.!!
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Old 28-04-2006, 1:43 PM
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I've just painted a room with Once emulsion (light colour on white walls) and was happy with the results. Just a small bit of touching up required on the first wall I'd painted.

One thing which hasn't been mentioned here so far is the frankly useless 'guarantee' that Dulux offer. If you're not happy with the results you have to phone them and then they reserve the right to come round an inspect the walls within 28 days. What are you going to do: live without a room for 28 days in the hope of getting your tenner back or just get on with it and slap on another coat while the room is empty?
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Old 28-04-2006, 8:09 PM
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I painted my kitchen with it and it had funny coloured flecks in the dried paint - I sent my tin to Dulux as requested - they sent a carrier for it and Lo and behold it went missing on route but I did get my money back from them - steer clear of the once - the other stuff is fine.
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Old 28-04-2006, 11:27 PM
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Well, since this is about paint and I've just recently had my entire house painted, I thought I'd stick my oar in. I used either Crown or Dulux (OK OK the decorator I paid used it while I just bought it). In my bedroom I chose a paint from Dulux's Odoreasy range...it's the smelliest stinkiest paint I have ever encountered. It smells different to normal paint - not as strong - but it produced a background smell which hung around for about four weeks - really unpleasant, like a whiffy trainer or something in the corner. Minging!

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Old 29-04-2006, 1:50 PM
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Default B&Q's own make instead?

Hi all MOneysavers. This is my first post here - have only been reading (for months now) so far and decided to be brave today
especially as i might know the answer!

We moved into our house about a year and a half ago. The previous owners had decorated the very small and dark hallway ina fiery red colur and i have been planning to paint over it (maybe this summer!...) and so have kept eyes peeled for any info.
Good housekeeping did tests on what covers bright red paint, they tested dulux, crown and B&Q own label. Believe it or not, B&Q won. Apparently covered the red completely.

I am going to give it a go!
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