Can anyone tell me the difference between Dulux trade paint and Dulux
"for sale to the public" paint?
I know this is a DIY group but I can't be good at everything, so I've
got someone coming to paint the staircase.
Focus are selling two 5L tins of Dulux for £25, whereas he can get one
5L for about £20 but he's telling me that the "public" version is
watered down and the trade stuff is better and worth paying more for.
Dulux also sell a diamond matt paint that is supposed to be
indestructible but the trade price is 45+vat for 5L. It's not that
much in the shops. Is the trade paint really that much better?
He tells me to go with just plain old vinyl matt and says the trade
version is just as tough as any fancy diamond variety. Is the diamond
matt just a marketing gimmick? I thought it might be more resistant to
scuffs and stains and worth paying extra for, provided it works; does
it? Or is this a ploy to get me to use cheap stuff so he has to come
back and retouch it next year ;)
- posted 12 years ago