All right with All White
After suffering with High Street eggshell (treacle-like consistency and challenging application, plus a long drying time (up to 24 hours) not to mention a messy clean-up of equipment), I finally bit the bullet and ordered F&B's All White eggshell for my skirting boards and picture rails.
The fact it is more expensive is quickly outweighed by the application and finish. It's very easy to apply and dry in about an hour. Almost no odour, and the finish has a good sheen. Once tried you'll never go back.
15 April 2015
Having bought the cheaper best selling paints in the past, I wanted some better quality paint, initially for an interior stone wall. I am an artist and should know that you get what you pay for but I had not applied this policy to general painting and decorating before! I was given good advice about the paint and colour and followed this. Instantly, I could see the difference and used the paint on the stonework and the wall. The application was easier, even with the first coat I could see the quality and the finish is pure quality.
05 April 2015
Perfect on ceilings - replacing a cream ceiling, it is fresh and bright
24 March 2015
I have used other floor paints before, and had a nightmare when the 'fast drying' paints used didn't dry, and we ending up sleeping downstairs for 2 nights! So used this in my daughter's bedroom, and not only did it dry in 2 hours ( although still felt a little tacky) it has practically no smell. 2 coats of undercoat ( on a previously white floor) two coats of topcoat, and the floor was finished in 2 days! Smoothed out lots of deep scratches too. Lets hope it stays looking this good, and doesn't yellow like the other makes. Worth the money, and didn't use much either.
Oh, and came the next day by courier, perfectly packed
08 March 2015
The Good :
20005 all white Estate Emulsion, Full Gloss.
beautiful color, and texture finished , great looking, the estate emulsion has that chalky look and feel just what I wanted and the full gloss looks great .
had to use 3 coats sometimes 4 coats of the estate emulsion on walls and ceiling.
My professional painter, not someone that calls themselves a professional but these are guys that work on finishing Casino's here in Las Vegas for high profile clients.
I have read that this is the Designers Go to paint . What my painters told me today has we did a punch list , this product doesn't cover well. In their opinion , " this is was not good at all ", Remind you I was painting over white.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the 2005 All White as the brightest white , my original white that was being painted over would be somewhere around a 8.5 to 9 on the white scale , but still a bright white. However I was told that white in general has one of the least amounts of pigment color in it.
The full Gloss took 3 coats not 4.
The good thing is regardless of how many coats of paint needed to get the final look my painters did a great job with your paint and the finished look is just great.
24 February 2015
A cut above
Gorgeous paint to work with so glad I took the dulux back, lovely finish. The only thing is it chips off so easily the slightest knock with anything takes it straight back to wood.
09 February 2015
I've used this masonry paint on a Listed property to cover a mixture of plaster, render, brickwork and roughcast. It has excellent covering properties with a 'firm' but easy-to-apply texture that works equally well with brush and roller. It dries quite quickly. Very pleased!
08 February 2015
Glistening bright white
I was very impressed using this paint for the first time since using another colour on my daughters refurb'd dresser. It is "cleanest and whitest white" covers very well but I gave it two coats as suggested by F & B and the result for me was very satisfactory, And what I also like is cleaning my brushes - for a long time a pain but now under the tap in warm soapy water. Cuts down on new brushes too !
08 January 2015