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Written on: 10/01/2017 by katherineAA (1 review written)
I bought this paint because it was all I could afford at the time. I was very careful about prepping the walls. A few weeks after decorating cracks appeared mainly around the edges of the walls and over time covered all of the walls. It was some time before I could get the money together to repaint. I had to spend quite a lot of money on a special undercoat to hide the cracks and a good quality branded paint. A lot of time & money wasted on a cheap, poor quality product… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2016 by Brooklyna474 (1 review written)
Tried B&Q paint for the first and last time - Jan 2016. Problems When cutting in with brush it churns up the previous colour despite the walls been prepared correctly 4 attempts no good. Also if you paint using a roller that is wet it will dry a different colour, the paint is very "chalky". My advise avoid like the plague. We used B&Q grey 'Alfie' now going out to purchase some real paint… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2015 by 252Merritt (1 review written)
newly plastered walls allowed to dry sealed with b&q emulsion. first coat fine second coat started to bubble ,ended up peeling paint off like wall paper,straight back to plaster. in 30 years of decorating have never seen anything like it… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2014 by MrsStaceyA (1 review written)
This is the WORST paint I have ever used, and I have used most emulsion and latex house paints, on both sides of the ocean! This paint goes on badly, requires 3 or 4 coats to make it look even remotely decent, and is just a big waste of time. Spend the extra £5 and get Dulux, or even Crown. Anything but B&Q. It streaks, it shows every single brush mark, roller mark, or paint pad mark, and it required two 2.5L tubs of it to cover one white ceiling in a small room. Just terrible. I'm so… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/04/2013
this paint does not cover it seems to have a good colour in the tub but on the walls it seems to go.they say a tub will cover 30sqmts this might be if you still want to see the original colour of the wall before you started. this paint should be taken off the shelfs till they sort out the problems people have with it. i am now going out to buy dulux paint as i should have in the first place… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2012
I purchased two different colours of emulsion paint for my kitchen, the walls were clean and dry, the paint went on fine all appeared ok until a couple of weeks later when the paint started to crackle and peel and then some months later got alot worse, I complained to B&Q and they sent me some pots asking for samples of the flake and the paint, it has now been 9 months later and I have heard nothing follows numerous phone calls, clearly avoiding me, I now need to rub all the walls down and… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/10/2011 by rng123 (2 reviews written)
Bought Alfie and georgia, first coat went on ok. Put second coat and Georgia is still streaky. The edges seemed a little flakey. When putting the second coat of Alfie on bubbles appeared and stripped all the paint off back to plaster. I have never seen paint like this. I contacted customer help line and then soon had call from Germany. He has "never heard anything like this" am sending samples but doesn't help the state of my room. DO NOT RISK USING THIS PRODUCT. I have just wasted a week off… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2011 by AlanHuddart (1 review written)
As in other reviews, I agree that the stuff is rubbish. It won't stick to the wall and dries with a bubble effect which in fairness does go but the stuff is just watered-down rubbish. Far better and less stressful to go for Dulux or Crown - at least that sticks to the wall and covers in one coat… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2011
today my friend purchased one of the new colours from the b&q paint range it is in their brochure , it is called Alfie.
The paint was to go over the hall stairs and landing walls which were previously painted about five years ago in a bright cheery yellow .
the emulsion covered almost straight away with one coat but as there were a few patches we gave it another coat , it is lovely and we had no problems with it at all .
However in august of 2011 I helped another friend paint the cladded… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2009 by s rutherford (1 review written)
the covering power of b&q paints are rubbish
it took four coats of paint to cover existing colour.
i am a professional decorator and as the customer
bought the paint i thought i would use it.
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Written on: 10/09/2007 by wazzer150864 (1 review written)
B&Q Colours Fresh Emulsion paint is a great product, and at a great price. Not sure what the other reviewers are on about, but it's all in the preparation!… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2007 by Helen of Troy (188 reviews written)
This is the worst emulsion paint I have ever come across.
We tried it in 2 different rooms. We now have to do both rooms again.
When the paint dries, it begins to flake and peel. We have rubbed down and applied again, and still the same happens.
B&Q Colours Fresh Emulsion is absolute rubbish! Use this and you are making even more work for yourself, as you will also have to rub the lot down and start again.
Buy another brand… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2006 by the foreman (1 review written)
I bought about 11 tubs of B&Q Colours Fresh Emulsion paint in various colours to start to do my newly plastered house. The plastered walls by the way had been drying out for about three months, so they were bone dry. We wanted to paint all the inside of the house together, rather than one room here and there, for the brand new sort of look. Well, being new plaster, I sized all the walls with unibond to seal in the dust, and then I decided to paint the walls first in my daughters bedroom.
First… Read Full Review
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