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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 20th Oct 19, 2:21 PM
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    Valspar paint
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    • 20th Oct 19, 2:21 PM
    Valspar paint 20th Oct 19 at 2:21 PM
    Can someone tell me if the Valspar Paint that you have mixed in B&Q is the one that you cannot get rid of the smell?
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 20th Oct 19, 2:48 PM
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    I got some for my study which I renovated about a year ago and it dried normally and any smell was gone once it was fully dry.
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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 20th Oct 19, 2:57 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 2:57 PM
    Thank you.
    There was a thread on here some time ago about people complaining about the awful smell that lingered after using a particular paint from B&Q.

    Can't find the thread so if anyone can remember which paint it was (to avoid) I would be grateful.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 20th Oct 19, 3:47 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 3:47 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 3:47 PM
    I'm pretty sure it was Valspar, but they formula has probably changed since then.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 20th Oct 19, 7:19 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 7:19 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 7:19 PM
    don't know if it's still an issue but here's the thread

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5860587&highlight=valspar
    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 20th Oct 19, 8:06 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 8:06 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 8:06 PM
    Thanks all.
    I googled it and it was Valspar.
    I took a look at the thread and the last post was Aug so the problem is still ongoing.

    I am not going to chance it - pity though as I found some colours I liked.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 20th Oct 19, 8:35 PM
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    • #7
    • 20th Oct 19, 8:35 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 8:35 PM
    Used a Valspar mix from B&Q earlier this year and never noticed a problem with smell. Would never use B&Q own emulsion again as it lifts when applying any water based paint on top, this was about five years ago so they may have changed the formula.
    • Caitykinss
    • By Caitykinss 21st Oct 19, 10:36 AM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 10:36 AM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 10:36 AM
    We have used three different colours of Valspar matt emulsion in our new house and a tin of their wood paint for the front door and we're really impressed with it all. No smell at all - I think they've changed the formula since all the complaints. It goes on the wall really well and dries quickly. Most importantly, the colours are exactly what I wanted.

    I used Wilko paint to do the spare bedrooms and the Valspar was so much better and worth paying the extra for.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 21st Oct 19, 1:54 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 1:54 PM
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    • 21st Oct 19, 1:54 PM
    We have at least 8 different colours of mixed Valspar in our home, none of them smell bad. I wouldn't buy anything else.
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    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 22nd Oct 19, 9:20 AM
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    I've just used v500 on a wall in bedroom. No smell at all. Thought it was a good paint. Not used it before. Got a tub of v700 to paint another room, don't know yet if that's any different.
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