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    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 7th Apr 17, 2:57 AM
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    Question about paint
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    • 7th Apr 17, 2:57 AM
    Question about paint 7th Apr 17 at 2:57 AM
    Hello


    I am hoping to paint a few small, thin pieces of wood in white matt/silk emulsion and then in a lilac matt/silk finish.


    I will need not more than a litre of each but wherever I have looked (Homebase, Wilko, B&Q, etc), they only sell those 2.5l tins at about £15 each. So, apart from the money aspect, I would end up dumping a big quantity of new paint. I will not require any of these paints in the future.


    Does any store in the UK offer one litre tins of these colours, please?


    Thank you.


    Blueie
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    • eggha
    • By eggha 7th Apr 17, 5:07 AM
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    do you really mean emulsion paint ? not a good choice for wood unless all you want is a wash effect rather than an actual painted finish hence hard to find in 1 litre sizes because it is really for plastered surfaces so 1 litre won't do far on a wall

    don't know why you are struggling there are several listings for 1 litre emulsion paint, here are a few random examples:
    http://www.screwfix.com/c/decorating/paint/cat850142#category=cat850168&coatingfinishingvolum e=1_ltr

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/1LTR-LEYLAND-TRADE-EMULSION-BRILLIANT/dp/B004X56S5Y

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Berger-1-Litre-Brilliant-White-Matt-Emulsion-Paint-Interior-Walls-And-Ceilings-/122419114470?hash=item1c80bf71e6:g:VpoAAOSwc-tY0-SK

    if you can use wood paint rather than emulsion then a 1 litre tin is pretty standard and is available for nearly every high street hardware store and the big chains, here's B&Q's listing of 7 options for white:
    http://www.diy.com/search/departments/painting-and-decorating/paint-stains-varnishes-and-wood-treatments/interior-woodcare-paint-stains-varnishes-and-treatments/1l/_/N-nz5Z1z13sdk?Ntt=white+paint&cbc=nz5+nyk+au2
    Last edited by eggha; 07-04-2017 at 5:24 AM.
    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 7th Apr 17, 9:40 AM
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    • 7th Apr 17, 9:40 AM
    Many thanks for your reply, eggha

    There is a technical problem with the ScrewFix site ('There seems to have been a technical problem'), so I will check later.

    Wood paint rather than emulsion sounds a better idea - thanks for that and for the DIY link.

    I will take a peek.

    Blueie
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 7th Apr 17, 12:06 PM
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    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Painting+%26+Decorating/d150 - Various sizes available from 500ml upwards.

    It is also worth having a look around your local discount supermarkets (QD, B&M, and their ilk). Their prices may not be the best in terms of volume per £ and the colour range will be limited, but they should have some small pots.

    If you are set on a specific colour, then you might be better off going to a specialist paint store that offers a mixing service (someone like Kent Blaxhill). If you are wanting one of these hipster brands like F&B or Annie Sloan, expect to pay through the nose for any quantity.
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    • By Hoploz 7th Apr 17, 5:17 PM
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    How small are the pieces of wood? Perhaps a couple of tester pots at roughly £1 each might suffice?
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    • By McKneff 7th Apr 17, 5:19 PM
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    • 7th Apr 17, 6:29 PM
    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Painting+%26+Decorating/d150 - Various sizes available from 500ml upwards.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    Not in emulsion they start at 2.5 litres.
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 7th Apr 17, 7:07 PM
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    What are you painting the wood for? if it's not going to be subject to abuse the emulsion might do, perhaps with an overlay of clear matt varnish for protection
    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 7th Apr 17, 7:45 PM
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    Thanks for your replies.

    They are half-an inch x half-an inch and of various feet.

    They will go at the top of the walls right up against the ceiling to create a kind of border effect.

    They are for my hall which is L-shaped.
    • London50
    • By London50 7th Apr 17, 7:51 PM
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    Any good ??

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/decorating/paint-and-decorating-supplies/tester-paints
    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 7th Apr 17, 8:27 PM
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    Thanks London50

    I have bought those tester paints before for three small wooden picture frames but I didn't think the finish looked as good as it could have done. Maybe I applied the paint wrongly, but I ended up throwing the frames out. The finish wasn't as smooth as I thought 'normal' paint would be.
    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 7th Apr 17, 8:36 PM
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    Homebase today, which has been very helpful, sent me a couple of links:

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/dulux-feature-wall-purple-pout---matt-emulsion-paint---125l-707075

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/rust-oleum-chalky-furniture-paint-ink-blue-750ml-451968

    At least I know I don't have to get the 2.5L tins.

    I am quite temped now by maisie cat's idea of a dark blue/purple emulsion with a light coating of varnish. It sounds very professional.

    Thanks again for all your advice.
    • aylesby
    • By aylesby 9th Apr 17, 10:51 AM
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    Sample pots from Johnston's are about 250 ml but last cost me £3.95. They use a machine to deliver on demand. If there is one local to you, google for their color books to be sent to you for free.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 9th Apr 17, 1:51 PM
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    Tester pots don't match the finish of proper paint, only the colour.

    Car spray paints ? - a few quid each in Halfords etc
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    • bluenose_ted
    • By bluenose_ted 21st Apr 17, 12:09 AM
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    Thanks, Owain.

    I think Homebase has what I want, but not cheap @ £12!

    Cheers
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