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“very disappointing result”

Written on: 28/02/2015 by Hicksii38 (1 review written)

After correct preparation of my bannister and stairs hand rail, all sanded down, primed and a very good finish on the undercoat.The dulux satin wood finish is appalling, the paint can easily be removed with a slight tap with the finger nail.The appearance looks blistered in places. Very disappointed… Read Full Review

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“So disappointing”

Written on: 19/02/2015 by Chutneyqueen (1 review written)

What on earth have Dulux done to the formulation of their Satin pain . I know it's now water based but it is rubbish. I wish I had never had my beautifully smoooth and silky cupboards repainted as they are now all brushmarks and a rough finish, despite being very well sanded down and properly prepared. Dulux should not be selling this product until they have completely reformulated and improved it. For future work I will revert back to gloss (unless they have ruined that too). Satin now is… Read Full Review

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Gingermax's Response to Chutneyqueen's Review

Written on: 27/03/2015

I too have found that the current Dulux Satinwood acrylic-based paint is absolutely dreadful - as is for that matter the Crown equivalent. It takes several coats to cover adequately, It dries so quickly that if you're painting a large surface and try to blend with what you've done already it drags the paint and the overlap always shows. Even with a decent brush you get permanent brushmarks. It also tends to flake off even when prepared properly.

The answer is simple. Avoid B&Q, Wickes etc and go to your nearest Dulux Decorator Centre. Though it says 'Trade Counter' they sell to the public too. They still sell the oil-based trade version which is infinitely better than water-based acrylic, and to my surprise it cost slightly less than the usual outlets. They know what they're talking about too and you won't queue as long.

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“Very very disappointing - how can they get away with this”

Written on: 16/02/2015 by Benjamin344 (1 review written)

To say we are unhappy is an understatement. I cannot believe they can get away with selling this product. I wish I had listened to my husband but I was adamant I wanted that particular colour. The doors have now had four coats and still the stuff flakes off. Feeling very despondent and not sure what to do as if we start again there are skirting boards and door frames to do also. Wish we had never started now! The only thing in its defence is the brushes clean nicely!… Read Full Review

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“Satinwood very poor”

Written on: 21/01/2015 by Dougaloxford (1 review written)

Just opened a new tin of Satinwood, gave it a good stir as per the instructions , started to paint our new skirting boards and the paint appeared to be very thin with extremely poor coverage. A few years ago we had the problem with Dulux gloss going yellow after a few weeks, decided to give the brand another chance, with much regret. Just opened a new tin of Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell in all white really excellent both coverage and application. Well worth the extra for this… Read Full Review

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“Shame on Dulux!”

Written on: 17/01/2015 by CannonGray (1 review written)

We trusted the brand and our past experience but this paint is a travesty. It peels off, even weeks after careful preparation and painting. It is like painting with glue to apply and if you try to paint a second coat after recommended drying times it lifts the second coat. Would like to give it no stars!… Read Full Review

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“Total rubbish, AVOID.”

Written on: 23/12/2014

I've used Dulux quick drying satinwood for many years and have been extremely happy with its coverage, ease of use and finish. However, it would seem that Dulux has changed its composition and it is now total rubbish. I have bought 2 tins in the last few weeks and although they have gone on pretty well, after about a week after application,the surface has become very greasy to the touch and attracts dirt and hairs. I have contacted Dulux and sent a brush test sample to them. They have confirmed… Read Full Review

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“Insulting to painters”

Written on: 08/12/2014 by Sampson194 (1 review written)

Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. I have been an expert painter for many years and never experienced anything as awful as this rubbish. Dulux should be prosecuted for selling this stuff. It doesn't spread. It melts its own undercoat as one uses it. It costs time and money to rectify the appalling mess this stuff creates. Shame on Dulux!!!… Read Full Review

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“Do not touch this Dulux Satinwood paint with a barge pole.”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by 111Curran (1 review written)

Dulux Satinwood - Quickdry. I've painted almost all my house with the spirt based satinwood. It's lasted well kept its whiteness and looks really great. I then made a mistake in picking up a can of this stuff - ugh!!!!! I normally wet and dry surfaces down then wash in preparation. True I did not remove all sheen. Having painted all surfaces twice I proceeded to line and wall paper the walls. It was when I began to wipe off excess wall paper paste that I began to notice a problem. Small areas… Read Full Review

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“How can they get away with selling this product?”

Written on: 27/11/2014 by Wood221 (1 review written)

Shocked to find the paint skins on top of the paint beneath. A moderately pressed finger nail can remove it! If used on window cills, anything sticks to it. A door that was painted a month ago is still susceptible to a finger nail being able to scrape the paint off. None of this is written on the tin! 7 doors, a large window sill and woodwork all painted and then I find this out. WHY ARE THEY ABLE TO SELL THIS PRODUCT!!… Read Full Review

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“seems to attract moisture even after weeks”

Written on: 31/10/2014 by Alfonso36 (1 review written)

I have always bought Dulux paint, but will not purchase Dulux quick dry Satinwood again. Even after a few weeks I am finding that surfaces I painted: door jamb, loft hatches, internal doors feel damp and greasy. I have needed to use several coats to cover darker marks on a shelf. and painting over a darker colour on a larger surface - after 2 coats of this I will have to try an oil based satinwood as the dark colour still shows through. sadly I used up virtually the whole tin over a couple of… Read Full Review

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Normanshire's Comment

Written on: 19/11/2014

Hi there, I have been having the same problem with this paint, wished I have seen these reviews before buying it (but who needs to check reviews for paint!)

I have tried lots of different ways of prepping and painting using this paint but I am too getting the same damp greasy feel to all the wood work I have used this paint on. Have you found a solution yet?

I have just emailed dulux to ask for some advice and voice my disappointment.

I'm fearing the amount of work and cost I have ahead of me to put this right :(

Kind regards
Leanne

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“ vefy disappointed has gone very patchy ”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by Brittany448 (1 review written)

Used the satinwood on my coving has gone very patchy in placed then when you try to go over it makes it even worse it lifts the paint off… Read Full Review

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“Dulux Satinwood”

Written on: 07/10/2014 by Neelloc (1 review written)

We have always used Dulux products and our favourite paint WAS Satinwood. However after buying 2 tins to do all the white paintwork I have only used 1 tin and will be throwing the other away. It seems like painting with emulsion, and if you attempt to go over an area you may have missed, it "lifts" the coat already applied. What have you done Dulux? I will never purchase this again unless it is much improved!! … Read Full Review

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“Very disappointed”

Written on: 21/08/2014 by xkKilgore364 (1 review written)

I have been a fan of dulux and crown paints for many years. I believe that you need to pay for good quality and was happy to do so. I have used dulux satinwood paint in the past and was delighted with the ease of use and the finish. Today I bought a tin of dulux satinwood brilliant white. It was runny, difficult to apply and felt like a gloss paint. Drips were running on the door that I was painting and I felt that I had been sold a conterfeit paint however on reading many reviews I realised… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your time with this paint.”

Written on: 24/07/2014

I have just painted a big cupboard with this paint. Whilst I was painting I realised I was not to put too much paint on the brush, as I found there were drips in my paint work. And so I continued painting with only a thin coat of paint, only to find when I returned to check on the result an hour later, that the paint had still run in places. I am very disheartened with the result, and now I am going to have to sand it all down and repaint again. I have painted this cupboard a couple of… Read Full Review

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“ unfit for purpose -trading standards should take to...”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by 497Jackson (1 review written)

After wasting my hours of my life trying to repaint a wardrobe with Dulux Timeless mid sheen quick drying satinwood I am abandoning the project and going to buy paint stripper. I've used most of the can, tried a brush and a roller, have applied 4 layers in places, left it over a week to fully harden( and wait until I had more time) and on going back to attempt yet more layers to cover the previous colour realised that is scrapes /chips off really easily. I bought the Dulux over cheaper… Read Full Review

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“Worst paint ever”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by Caravannerfwhiteknight (1 review written)

I used to use Dulux satin wood paint all the time, I have just recently redecorated my house and it is the worst paint I have ever had the misfortune to buy. Dries too quickly, leaves brush strokes, not able to blend any 'runs' so therefore dries ridges. Wish I'd never wasted my time and money on this product… Read Full Review

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“useless paint product”

Written on: 05/05/2014

have been using dulux satintwood paint (oil based) for years - gives a lovely finish & easy to use. I stick to Dulux (or Crown) as these are quality products and are much better than other makes. this new paint is rubbish - dries too quick so bit of a pain when doing large items (doors), does not give a good finish and I noted that paint bits dry on the brush and then get brushed on the surface leaving it a mess. have wasted a bank holiday and very annoyed - wish I read these articles first… Read Full Review

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“Not fit for purpose.”

Written on: 23/04/2014

I have used this product recently, the paint failed in every way possible, it did not smooth therefore dried showing brush strokes. It did not bond to the previous paint. It would not sand smooth after one week left th dry, when sanded it came off in lumps. We had to scrape off the paint in total, repair the surfaces and repaint with another brand of paint. Save yourself a lot of trouble, do not buy Dulux water based paint, use acrylic based paint… Read Full Review

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“Worst paint ever!!”

Written on: 31/03/2014 by Rosie4b (1 review written)

Well I wish I had read all these reviews before buying this paint!!! Would defiantly NOT recommend this paint!… Read Full Review

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“bad paint ”

Written on: 05/03/2014 by bettyboop100 (1 review written)

I wish I never bought this paint its so bad my wood furniture looks terrible… Read Full Review

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