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“Dulux (Azko Nobel) agree to repaint my house”

Written on: 12/04/2014

Within months of my exterior doors and windows and window frames being painted, the paint noticeably faded and began to split and flake. I was furious as it was a professionally done job costing £2,500 on our listed thatched cottage. I cannot fault the painter who was diligent and thorough throughout the job (three weeks). After considerable correspondence with Dulux customer services I have been offered (in writing) a repaint free of charge, although Dulux do not of course admit their paint… Read Full Review

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“Very poor!! ”

Written on: 30/09/2013

I chose Dulux Weathershield as normally they are good paints, and I tend to chose by the price too, which is not always a guarantee of quality I know. I am re-painting my front door (black gloss) and am finding the paint is very thin, does not give good coverage and drips everywhere. After one coat it looks like the worst paint job on the planet, not sure what the Jones' will think, lol I am going to try to return it to B€Q to swap for something oil based as it seems that all the water bed… Read Full Review

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“Modern Dulux Satinwood - Useless”

Written on: 14/09/2013 by PeterHop (1 review written)

I was using a 5 year old half tin of Dulux Satinwood (Water based) to repaint white interior window frames and shutters. It was superb - went on easily and covered in one. When this ran out I bought a tin of exactly the same stuff (supposedly), from Homebase, to finish the job. What a difference! The new stuff dripped, ran, and was almost see-through. It was like trying to paint with milk. After one window I gave up and returned the tin to Homebase. Instead I bought Crown non drip Satin. This… Read Full Review

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Eggs_Stuff's Response to PeterHop's Review

Written on: 28/04/2014

Just painted my bedroom with this and will never use it again. If I put something like an ornament on a surface it just takes the paint off. Avoid it !!

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“Utterly and appallingly substandard”

Written on: 05/09/2013 by Trumpetmonkey (1 review written)

I am referring to the water based 3 part system for wood. If they paid me to use it I would never do so again because it would still cost me so much to put it right. How can such a big company make such a complete failure of a product? Where do I began... The different layers didn't adhere to each other well. There is no flexibility to the paint so hairline cracks appear within days where wood is jointed on doors. It lets resins leach through like nothing else. It is thin and never looks well… Read Full Review

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“Terrible, time consuming, very dejected”

Written on: 31/08/2013

Extremely expensive paint, took 3 coats to get it to a point where I wasn't ashamed for others to see it. Did it in moderate temperature with top quality brushes and it took a whole tin (£20) to do one door. Feel such a fool for buying it having found this page. DON'T BUY IT!… Read Full Review

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“Worst paint ever”

Written on: 13/08/2013

I've used Weathershield many times in the past and have always been very pleased with the results both in terms of consistency and finish. I could not believe my eyes when, after about five minutes of painting I came across this result. After forking out nearly £40 for u/c and gloss I was so displeased with both the formulation (very runny) and finish. No matter how many strokes I brushed paint onto the undercoat, as if by magic small pits would always appear revealing the undercoat… Read Full Review

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“Waste of Time”

Written on: 02/08/2013

Very thin paint, similar to spray paint, runs, streaks & drips everywhere but takes days to dry, no coverage, took 6 coats, and when it does dry the top surface slides over the wet lower surface causing awful wrinkles. And with such a slow drying time insects stick to it everywhere… Read Full Review

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“Useless drys to quick leaves brush marks I was told...”

Written on: 04/07/2013 by Jaffa1964 (1 review written)

Useless drys to quick leaves brush marks I was told By dulux it's to warm outside Tried it when it cooled down still rubbish So when is the best time to use it Total useless… Read Full Review

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Anthnnol's Response to Jaffa1964's Review

Written on: 12/07/2013

You need to be a professional decorator to apply products. Its down to experience efficency and a knowledge of what product to use where. Surface diagnosis, the correct tool everything. If you want it done right get a pro in.

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“Bad paint”

Written on: 01/06/2013 by jg10001 (2 reviews written)

I've done a fair bit of diy painting over the last 20 years and without doubt this is the worst gloss I've ever used. I made the mistake of recently purchasing it to paint an exterior door. The main problem is that it has pretty much no viscosity at all. In fact, it's so thin that the slight breeze that was present outside was enough to blow paint off the paintbrush and onto the floor. This happened with just tiny amounts of paint on the brush. This made a relatively straightforward job… Read Full Review

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“Dulux water based satinwood ”

Written on: 27/04/2013

The worst paint I've ever used very runny with zero coverage they should make it clearer on the tin being dulux I expected better… Read Full Review

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“Worst paint ever”

Written on: 16/01/2013 by dazzee38 (1 review written)

Handymen were advised by Dulux to use this paint on a metal railing fence. When the rain hits it, it just slides off the fence. will be taking it up with Dulux and they better be prepared to cover the cost of painters to redo it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What's the problem?”

Written on: 05/10/2012

I'm not sure why this paint is getting such bad reviews! I haven't tried the water based or quick drying versions, but the spirit based gloss is the best. 10 years ago I painted the wood paneling on the front of a friends house. Proper job - burned off the old paint. Used primer, undercoat and Weathershield gloss white. Its a south facing wall in direct sunlight. There's still no peeling and with a recent wash down it still looks great. Just doing the exterior of my house. The undercoat covers… Read Full Review

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Notafanofdulux's Comment

Written on: 11/10/2012

Try using the water based version then experience the problems first hand.

Six weeks after being painted in dry conditions my front door was still not dry and was rubbing off onto clothes. I contacted (name removed), Holloway Rd, north London who said they'd get the Dulux representative to get in touch.

SILENCE - customer care must be an ALIEN concept to Dulux.

Every surface in my home was/is dulux branded paint. After this experience
NEVER again will I use Dulux paints anywhere.

I urge other consumers to boycott Dulux until they sort out the problems with their Weathershield water based version. Or until customer care becomes a core value!!

Clearly neither Dulux management nor the representative who services (name removed) CAN read judging from the plethora of negative reviews for this product all over the net.

So before give a 5 STAR ratings why don't you try the version with the problems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Davem62's Comment

Written on: 18/10/2012

Still a 5 star rating for Weathershield Exterior Gloss!

No reviews I read mentioned they had used the water based version and I actually I couldn't see this in B&Q - maybe it's been withdrawn. In the end I wouldn't consider water based paint for exterior use, so I am surprised Dulux were offering this, probably due to the tightening of regulations of what goes into paint. I did see, some time ago, claims that Dulux interior white gloss was yellowing very quickly after the change in the content of the paint.
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Reviews on other websites are very positive for Weathershield Gloss, but again it isn't clear which type of paint they are referring to.

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Stewartcat's Comment

Written on: 10/01/2013

what on earth is a 'spirit' based gloss...?? Surely it's either a water based or an oil based so do you mean oil.....?????

thank you

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dulux Weathershield - Complete Rubbish”

Written on: 27/09/2012

Painted my windows with Dulux Weathershield, it has poor coverage, it’s too thin, drips everywhere, wrinkles when dry even when used in at 18 degrees C. Takes ages to dry, about 5 days opposed to the 16 hours it says on the tin. Even when dry it’s still soft and can be peeled off again. Worse paint I've ever used and Ive done a fair bit of painting in my time. I now have no alternative but to sand the windows down again and start again, what a waste of time… Read Full Review

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Allinproperty's Comment

Written on: 17/12/2012

If the preps right no probs with this paint try stiring it?

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dulux Weather Shield the Worst Paint Ever”

Written on: 26/09/2012

Dulux Weathershield is the worst paint I have ever used. It is so thin it is just like water and thus very difficult and time consuming to apply. It has no body or filling capability and thus the surface has to be perfect if blemishes are not to show. It is so thin it has no coverage and on some surfaces I had to put up to five coats to cover the primer. Pure rubbish. Do not waste your time or money with this paint… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Not fit for purpose”

Written on: 09/09/2012

I have just painted metal railings using Dulux Undercoat for wood and metal followed by Dulux Weathershield. What a mess. The paint has wrinkled in many places. I have sanded it down and repainted with the same result. I rang Dulux who said that it was due to the painting being carried out in either too hot or too cold weather and may be to the paint being too thick. If they cannot manufacture a decent paint that can be used in normal British weather, they should go back to the drawing… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Warning avoid Dulux Weathershield Quick Drying Gloss”

Written on: 05/08/2012 by DaveT53 (1 review written)

Painting two metal garage doors. I followed the instructions to the letter, rubbed down the old paint then two coats of the Dulux Weathershield Undercoat (dark grey). Applied the Black gloss and what a mess, the paint dragged and left brush marks, it just wouldn't flow at all. The end result has been to rub it down and prepare the surface again. I then went out and bought two tins of Dulux Weathershield Gloss which takes 16 hours to dry, luckily I've now read the reviews on this site so… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Unexpected reaction”

Written on: 12/07/2012

In addition to the poor obliteration and brush marks reported by others, I discovered an unexpected reaction I have not seen reported elsewhere. The Weathershield satin top coat reacts with printed material. I left a twenty-year-old printed cardboard box on a surface I painted a year ago (colour: Heathland); on lifting the box a day later permanent white marks were left on the painted surface, where the printing ink had apparently reacted with the paint. Having done the damage, I… Read Full Review

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“Weathershield Exterior Paint”

Written on: 02/06/2012 by Davedogfish (1 review written)

This product is totally useless with the poorest coverage of any paint that I have ever used. After four coats failed to cover the undercoat previously applied I just gave up and bought Sandtex extrior paint instead. This is much better and the first coat covered all signs of the undercoat and (thank goodness) the Weathershield apology for paint! Save your money and avoid this product… Read Full Review

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“Why are ICI/Akzo still selling this?”

Written on: 29/04/2012

My professional decorator tried in vain to paint my front properly with this stuff and just gave up saying. This stuff is not for purpose take it back and go to B&Q… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time and money”

Written on: 15/04/2012

Dulux weathershield water based gloss sounded fab but having just spent an entire weekend trying to perfect my front door all I want to do is sand it off and start again with something decent. Coverage is poor, brush marks impossible to hide and I don't believe the paint will ever cover the original colour no matter how many coats are applied. Do not waste your money or precious weekend with this product… Read Full Review

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