Laura Ashley emulsion (Homebase) 'Home' range Matt emulsion Reviews

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“DO NOT BUY PAINT FROM DIY STORES IT'S NOT THE SAME ”

Written on: 18/07/2015 by PAINTERMAN1 (1 review written)

the problem arises when people buy laura ashley , crown , dulux , etc from diy stores. the paint is not the same as your decorator buys from the trade counter. this is because it is custom mixed with the appropriate base coat for the wall / surface type in your home. the paint is of much higher specification than you can buy in the diy store. you would be better buying your paint from a small independent retail supplier who mixes the paint for you, be it dulux crown etc if you're doing the… Read Full Review

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“Laura Ashley Duck Egg Paint - rubbish”

Written on: 09/07/2015

I bought a load of Laura Ashley 'Duck Egg' towels & thought I'd freshen up a mirror frame in the bathroom by painting it with Laura Ashley Duck Egg paint. Horrible to apply, even with a top quality 'Purdy' brush & 3 coats later I find it's nothing like the colour of the towels! All that wasted effort. I'm off to Dulux now.... Really cross!… Read Full Review

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“very patchy and poor finish”

Written on: 13/05/2015 by Greenwood337 (1 review written)

15 yrs a professional painter. Lovely pigment and nice to apply but too patchy. Not quality like dulux trade paint or crown… Read Full Review

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“Patchy finish - impossible to get rid of lines”

Written on: 05/05/2015 by Keyon170 (1 review written)

Bought Grape Matt Laura Ashley emulsion from Homebase. After two coats the result is very patchy. Impossible to blend in brushed edges with roller. Tried different rollers and brushes but same result - awful. Trying to over paint with a mixed Dulux paint of the same colour (they can now match the exact colour by scanning the Laura Ashley paint tin - briliant!). It is still difficult to paint over with the Dulux, the dried Laura Ashley paint seems to stick to the brush! Awful, will never… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish”

Written on: 07/04/2015 by Morsekd213 (1 review written)

Wish I'd looked on here before buying Laura Ashley paint. Got mine in Homebase, maybe it's not the same quality as the paint sold in Laura Ashley stores. we are not novice decorators, my husband is tearing his hair out trying to apply this product to well prepared white undercoated walls. A previous contributor advises against whining, but the whole point of sites like this is to share experience of the product, good or bad. It seems that most of that experience, in this case, is bad!… Read Full Review

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“Patchy Rubbish!”

Written on: 03/04/2015 by McLeodzf307 (1 review written)

We bought the amethyst paint to match our furnishings. My husband painted a feature wall in 2 coats and it dried patchy! After blaming him in his terrible paint skills we then had a professional decorator re paint it and it's dried exactly the same. Wouldn't recommend this product to anybody, it's overpriced rubbish!… Read Full Review

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“Terrible paint!”

Written on: 22/03/2015 by AngeliqueMerritt90 (1 review written)

As previously stated paint drys patchy with roller lines to match. I'm off to Laura Ashley today to try and get my money back. TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE PROUCT!!… Read Full Review

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“Patchy, patchy, patchy!”

Written on: 16/03/2015

Like other reviewers I'm an experienced home decorator. I'm using pale sable (bought from the Laura Ashley shop-in-shop at homebase), applying by brush using a quality brush. Matching up with the glorious Mr Jones wallpaper. The first coat looked great (covering new lining paper almost the same colour as the paint). Second coat - woah! Very, very patchy. Third coat - better, but when the sun hits the wall it's still patchy. What's going on? I've tried applying generously, and skimpily -… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Laura Ashley paint is great!”

Written on: 23/02/2015

My whole house is covered in Laura Ashley paint and it is lovely. If there had been a problem I am sure Laura Ashley would have done something to correct the error. I know a friend had a problem with LA wallpaper about 20 odd years ago and they paid for new paper and the decorator to put it up again, so, don't whine on here get them to put the problem right, if you get a problem, which from my experience you won't… Read Full Review

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“Really awful, patchy paint”

Written on: 02/12/2014 by Roberts295 (1 review written)

Lovely colour (french grey) and matches some LA wallpaper but my goodness this is a terrible product. In common with previous reviewers this dried in patches and has proved impossible to rectify three more coats later. Will be getting a colour match in Dulux to rectify the problem. Don't buy this stuff… Read Full Review

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“A sample tin was enough to put me off!”

Written on: 06/11/2014 by Trippe55 (1 review written)

The colour is supposedly Pale Dove Grey - but is in fact a creamy yellow. I'm wondering if this is just the paint base and they forgot to add the 'grey,' especially since the pot is only half full. Even on my little test patch the quality was awful with 3 coats. It's a no from me!… Read Full Review

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“Laura Ashley Matt Emulsion”

Written on: 13/09/2014

I have been decorating on and off for over forty years using a variety of paint brands and have never had a problem. The Pale French Grey we used to decorate our bedroom is truly awful. We're on the fourth coat and can't get rid of the patches and different tones. The finish varies between brush applied, i.e. around the edges, and roller applied. I've even tried doing the whole lot with a brush and still ended up with patches. Would definitely not recommend or use again. Looks like I'm going to… Read Full Review

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“RUBBISH - NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE PAINT”

Written on: 29/08/2014 by HelenaDoherty23 (1 review written)

Having purchased Pale French Grey direct from Laura Ashley, after our experienced painter followed guidance procedures on tin/s, the paint proved to be defective and of extremely poor quality, not covering walls correctly. After complaining to Laura Ashley customer services, their attitude was very poor and confirmed there was nothing wrong with their paint. It has cost us dearly by having to buy more paint by different manufacturer to cover walls correctly and more cost to get painter to… Read Full Review

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Akonecka1's Comment

Written on: 03/09/2014

I had the same problem with Laura Ashley Pale Seaspray paint. I contacted customer services who asked for photos of evidence, receipt and batch number to be provided. I sent everything they requested apart from the batch number as we did not keep the empty tin in the house. They said that they couldn't do anything without the batch code from the paint tin as they couldn't test the sample. My pictures clearly show that 2 coats left patchy walls. I am going to take it further, I am not going to give up. As you said the customer services is rubbish.
I also purchased Dulux paint and one coat resolved my problem.

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Tillstream's Comment

Written on: 04/09/2014

I'm sorry to hear you have experienced the same.
I supplied batch number and photo's..
This is Laura Ashley's response to their paint which is not fit for purpose:

Many thanks for your email, I am unable to offer you the refund as requested as we have completed the stringent tests as previously advised and we have found no problems with the batch numbers and stand by our decision that the complaint is not justified due to the results from the QC department.

They did not recognise their product is faulty.

I wish you luck!

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★★★★★

“I think its great paint”

Written on: 27/08/2014 by TonyPx (1 review written)

I’m surprised at the number of poor reviews. I’ve used Laura Ashley ‘ivory’ and ‘summer pudding’ emulsion for two decorating projects in the last two years and I’ve been completely satisfied with it. I’m an average ability amateur home decorator who has used the ‘standard’ brands many times over the years. Laura Ashley paint is different in that it’s much thicker. My experience is that it looks a patchy mess after the first coat. The second coat can still look messy… Read Full Review

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“Nice colour - rubbish paint”

Written on: 16/08/2014 by FlorenceNightshade (1 review written)

Beautiful colour and an exact match to fabric BUT went on and was so patchy. Second and third coat have only resulted in barely acceptable covering. Expensive paint but not worth the money. I would never use again and would not recommend… Read Full Review

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“4 coats and still patchy”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by wvRandall399 (1 review written)

I put on first coat of Laura Ashley eau de lil matt over previous white matt emulsion and it dried patchy, but I thought this was understandable for first coat. Applied second coat and still very patchy, so lightly sanded wall again and applied 3rd coat. To my despair the wall was still patchy with some powdery blue deposit. I then bought a new roller and a new tin of paint, as I really liked the colour. I applied a fourth coat yesterday and, although slightly improved, there is still… Read Full Review

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“Patchy disaster, ended up having to use another brand!”

Written on: 12/06/2014

I've been decorating for more years than I care to remember and used many types of paint and different brands and this is the worst paint I have ever used. The paint Laura Ashley Hedgerow, matt emulsion. Beautiful colour, if only it would dry one shade. When you first apply this paint you think it looks OK, until it dries and I was left with a blotchy, patchy mess of a mix of blue green and a yellow green finish amongst the general colour. I have never had a problem like this before and no… Read Full Review

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“Terrible paint, patchy and rubbish. ”

Written on: 31/05/2014 by McKnight313 (1 review written)

Paint was £25 a tin. For 3 walks in a small room I thought this would be fine but required 2 tins. Found this odd as only required one tin for a larger room when I used a different manufacturer. After 2 coats is is still patchy, the edges in particular look terrible. I will now need to redo this with another brand. Very expensive and terrible paint. Many specks of red in the tin. Will never use this product again… Read Full Review

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“Over rated waste of money”

Written on: 13/05/2014 by McClearyzs300 (1 review written)

Used this product in Matt emulation, after the customer had bought it, first coat went on but showed all the cutting in, it was the first coat so didn't really worry too much. After the third coat it still showed round all the edges and also showed any filling that had been done. After talking to the custermer I recommend We tried using a different brand to which he agreed. One-coat of Johnstones later and We now have a perfect finish... Terrible product… Read Full Review

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“Terrible paint and expensive”

Written on: 09/05/2014 by Francescao98 (1 review written)

I bought the pale dove grey, first coat was very thin and left uneven coverage. I now have the eggshell paint in the same colour, it appears to be a different colour. I have now applied two coats to the woodwork, it is still uneven, terrible… Read Full Review

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