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  • allie4
    • #2
    • 26th Feb 07, 6:14 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 6:14 PM
    Hiya,
    I bought 10litres of B&Q magnolia for £10.98 we did one room with two caoats and another wal and have about 5 litres left. The white paint there is even cheaper. The magnolia wasn't too smelly either, was very glad of that as was painting walls of chocolate shop!
  • ormus
    • #3
    • 26th Feb 07, 6:48 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 6:48 PM
    aye wickes and BQ own brand oil paint is pretty good value.
    their emulsion/s is/are a bit weak, but i get by with it most times. esp if doing 2 or 3 coats anyways. only really use white and magnolia.

    beware of so called top branded stuff, some of it is great, but ive found some of it is very indifferent quality and poor value for the money.
    Get some gorm.
  • Mine'sAPintPlease
    • #4
    • 26th Feb 07, 9:19 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 9:19 PM
    I can honestly say from bad experience....never ever buy cheap paint. My previous tenents did my flat up for me (grateful though I was at the time) with the cheapest B&Q paint. It's lasted less than 4 years, and I've had to repaint the entire flat.

    If you have any damp/mould issues, do not even consider getting anything cheap. Go for trade dulux and nothing else. It's about 40 quid for a big tub, but worth every single penny. Had it on my walls for over 2 years now, and no marks, no mould, no damp, nothing. Seriously, don't go for cheap paint, ever!
  • gazza975526570
    • #5
    • 26th Feb 07, 9:23 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 9:23 PM
    What are you after gloss or emulsion? i would agree with the above though that a cheap paint is more often than not a false economy
    • crankup
    • By crankup 26th Feb 07, 10:51 PM
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    crankup
    • #6
    • 26th Feb 07, 10:51 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 10:51 PM
    Go for Dulux Trade or Permaglaze paint. Look on your industrial estate for the suppliers - they quite often have deals on white and magnolia. Any other colours will cost more.
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    • dawnybabes
    • By dawnybabes 26th Feb 07, 10:54 PM
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    dawnybabes
    • #7
    • 26th Feb 07, 10:54 PM
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    • 26th Feb 07, 10:54 PM
    Have you got a Glynn Webb local - they sell end of line colours and you can pick them up cheap and its all branded stuff
  • y9jcbcrb
    • #8
    • 27th Feb 07, 2:32 PM
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    • 27th Feb 07, 2:32 PM
    Generally i agree with the above posts in that i tend to find that using cheap or own brand paint is a false economy. If you buy a more expensive tin of dulux or crown for example the coverage seems to be better so you only need to use half the amount of paint as you would using a cheap tin.

    Tesco and asda both stock thier own brands at very reasonable prices as well as the branded tins cheap too. Its sometimes worth checking out B&Q because they often sell off end of line stuff
  • h0ney
    • #9
    • 27th Feb 07, 2:52 PM
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    • 27th Feb 07, 2:52 PM
    It is emulsion i am after. I have never heard of Glynn Webb - i am the north of Scotland - is that an english company? Do B&Q do dulux trade?
    • spamberler
    • By spamberler 26th Mar 07, 12:31 PM
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    spamberler
    I need quite alot of matt white emulsion....Cheapest Ive seen is homebase £8.98 (i think) for 10L. Any better offers seen??
    A dAy WiThOuT wInE iS lIkE a DaY wItHoUt SuNsHiNe
  • poppyolivia
    Not sure if this will help but Focus had that 10x tougher paint reduced to £2 per 2.5 litre tins this was in the Inverness store not sure if it was everywhere......the money was going to charity.
    They also had 2.5 litre garden paint for metal and wood for £2 a tin, needless to say I bought some for the playhouse and my wee girls bedroom....£10 and thats with me buying extra to make sure I had enough!! Wooo hoooo.
  • shelim
    Cheapest paint - buy one & get one free colours
    Hey, found a new shop, well this place actually been around for many decades. They have emulsion paints which have offers of buy one and get another free. quality is good compared to bnq and wickes own brand. only downside is you have to choose your colours from the dulux range.

    Their in Bethnal Green East London called Rosediy.co.uk
    0207 7396724 (check if offers still around)
  • Rosebery
    Hey, found a new shop, well this place actually been around for many decades. They have emulsion paints which have offers of buy one and get another free. quality is good compared to bnq and wickes own brand. only downside is you have to choose your colours from the dulux range.

    Their in Bethnal Green East London called Rosediy.co.uk
    0207 7396724 (check if offers still around)
    Originally posted by shelim
    Think they might have done it by now - this thread is over 2 years old.

    Which part of the company do you work in?

    Cheers
  • yummymummy89
    cheap paints
    im a single mother on a very low budget! i need to paint my bathroom and kitchen. but not got much money to do so. in my bathroom is mould behind the toilet and is an awful white yellowish colour. need help
    • stator
    • By stator 30th Jul 10, 9:52 AM
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    stator
    Wilkinsons is probably the cheapest place for paint. If you have problems with mould pick up one of the crystal based moisture traps from there at the same time.
  • HANICKA
    Dulux 2.5 l of white matt and silk in Wilkinsons for £5, I think the 5 l tin was £10, also standard dulux coloured paint is £10, not a great saving but cheaper than B & Q and Homebase I think. Also B & Q are advertising Crown 5 l paint 1/2 price which would cost something like £13 per tin, but offer ends tomorrow.
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