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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 02/06/2012 by Davedogfish
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 28/03/2012
We have been reading these reviews and must concur with those who say it is terrible. It is not fit for purpose. We have a shop and had it painted with DULUX Weathershield Satin finish (water based), by a professional painter in October 2011. Within 2 weeks, the paint was deteriorating, mainly with scuff marks, i.e. paint flaking off. Our previous paintwork is DULUX Trade High Gloss (spirit based). The other half of our shop is still painted with it. It has lasted 7 years, resisting scuffs... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2012 by WhyDoINeedToRegister (1 review written)
This stuff is terrible. I've just wasted 3 days and almost £20 a tin on 2 tins for my front door and garage door. It's way too thin to cover properly. Plus, when it starts to look okay, after a few minutes you will notice it has run. Also, it takes an age to dry. It says 16 hours on the tin, it's not. You can't put one coat on then leave it for a day and do it again. Oh no, because it will still be soft. Do not buy this rubbish unless you want to waste your life waiting for the endless... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2012 by jimmyjames (1 review written)
In order to obtain a high quality finish get a pro in. Don't use anthing other than TRADE paint! if you insist on doing it yourself use trade paint. Dulux trade weathershield is a top quality paint. B&Q dulux paint may not be great but has been made for people who think they can paint but can't. easy application is the top priority for these paints, not coverage or durability. bare wood - needs 2-3 coats of acrylic primer, dont forget knotting solution if needed. then at least 2 coats of... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2011
Weathershield exterior satin is the worst paint i have ever used the coverage is so bad that after 2 coats i have decided to give up and purchase another paint to cover up the mess that weathershield is :( I would give nil points if i could!
Written on: 25/04/2011
I have just tried to use Dulux Weathershield Exterior Sation on my oil tank and it is USELESS. I have already put two coats on, and it looks like it will need about 5-6 to completely cover over the old paint. I have already used well over half a can, so coverage will be well below that quoted on the 750ml can. (I estimate I will get about 3-4 square metres if I am lucky)
I see some reviews are favourable- I can only guess these are based on the old oil based paint, which I always found to... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2011 by handyman16 (1 review written)
The exterior gloss for wood & metal is very poor quality - coat after coat it is not covering the old colour & it consistently leaves brushmarks. Also has to be applied extremely thin or creases & wrinkles on drying - am still trying to sort out the mess this product has made for my last client (I'm a handyman)- would not recommend to anyone & would certainly not use again. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2011
There are different types, don't know about the masonry paint but the "Exterior Satin - for wood & metal" is rubbish! Tin says "1 or 2 coats" don't bother - after 6 or 7 it will still look patchy. This was on a perfectly well sanded and cleaned font door with previous paint on it. I think the problem is trying too hard to be "green" and using water based paint, a wood front door needs proper gloss. £18 wasted on a small 750ml tin, B&Q prices! (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
Hopeless. I bought the gloss (against my better judgement) and applied it to a brand new external door as per instruction. Although the finish was very shiny, it was impossible to feather out brushmarks, and the colour opacity was rubbish. Very disappointed. Now sanding down door to apply decent leyland paint (at a far cheaper price). Really very disappointed.
Steer clear! (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010
Goes on well with a bit of thought and care, and looks tough and durable when properly dried. However I have found that even though I applied the paint to a brand new door AND made sure I used all the proper/recommended Dulux primers and undercoats, the paint cannot support exposure to sunlight and rain in mid-France where the ambient temperature is usually only 4 deg C above the UK. After 4 years it has failed so badly that the door will need to be sanded back to bare wood and re-done... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010
We have used weathershield system on the hull of two wooden boats. We have found them to be very reliable. We have used a roller - one person rollering and one following light brushing. It does what it says on the tin-flexible...!!
Have used quick drying paint, whichever company makes it it dries on the brushes too quickly and it is a short cut to a poor finish.
At the present time painting barge boards on the house and I hope they will last at least 8 yrs- will let you know...
I cannot... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2010
We did about 8 coats on a (cleaned and sanded) front door, and it still looks stripey. Awful paint, going to get a replacement now. What a waste of time and money. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2010
I have been using weathershield gloss for wood with a base coat for going on 14 years or more.
The house is in part shiplap and the finish is excellent, 6years or more before a recoat.
I don't like living with a brush in my hand, so I am happy to pay a bit more for the product.
You get what you pay for, quality.
Written on: 14/06/2010
A realy POOR product, I am a pro painter and this product is a waste of money. Dont get sucked into buying because of the brand, all Dulux paints have gone down hill and the customer care is realy shocking. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2009 by markbegbie (1 review written)
I found this Dulux Weathershield paint very hard to apply for a good finish, specifically:
Adhesion to the Dulux (oil based) primer seems poor
Coverage was not complete till the FOURTH coat of gloss
Feathering between successive areas on a door was impossible with either a patch or stripe approach. The paint is not workable for long enough so you are left with unsightly joins. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2009 by ldsussexdecoration
Dulux Weathershield is an excellent product possibly best product in uk. Opasity is perfect durability is excellent my opinion should be used all seaside properties and winter conditions. White colour some times dripping so I believe Dulux can sort out this problem. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2006 by alphonso williams
Dulux Weathershield paint is non-toxic. It spreads evenly, durable in all weather. It conditions, and it is usually a one-coater, which makes it very cost efficient. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2004 by diybuff1 (1 review written)
Dulux Weathershield is absolutely brilliant, I always use it and it really does last for years. The paint trade will try to sell you other makes. WHY? Simple, you will be back much sooner to purchase more paint as nothing lasts like Dulux . (read more)
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