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I've got a feature wall to paint and customer has chosen Benjamin Moore.

We're looking at a matt finish, but I see they do a Matte and flat finish.

Is there a great difference between the two?

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The Aura Matt is better for colour depth and high traffic, the regal is less sheen and less hard wearing. The regal Matte is also hard wearing, Still good but Aura is Fuller, also the price differs


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Cheers mate.

The sizing is a bit of a bugger don't you think?

US gallon or a quart with nothing inbetween.

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It's what puts me off the most mate mainly with the wall and ceiling tins.


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Desmondo15 wrote:
It's what puts me off the most mate mainly with the wall and ceiling tins.
I've already done this feature wall in johnstones. It took just under 2.5 litres to do two coats.

Now we're looking at doing it in BM and I'm worried that 2 X 0.9 litres won't be enough, but by buying an extra quart I may as well buy a US gallon for the same money.

And then there is the little matter of £8 delivery for anything under £300.



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You'll just have to pass the cost on and not worry about it.

At least you'll get to experience a superior paint, their sample pots are an eggshell finish I think and rolled out beautifully.

If you get chance to use their ceiling paint then do, it's insanely good.


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At £72.00 for less than 4 litres of paint, I'm kinda hoping I'm not going to experience this superior paint.

I'm expecting to take the lid off and for it to apply itself.

Seriously though, as much as I will probably love it, it's not priced with any room for my mark up.

As with Farrow and Ball, the prices are there for all to see, with no discount for trade, so there is no toffee to be had, even though it's a trade paint.





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From a mark up point of view it sucks. I think they are doing discounts on regular purchases though once you get established....



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fitzy wrote:
Desmondo15 wrote:
It's what puts me off the most mate mainly with the wall and ceiling tins.
I've already done this feature wall in johnstones. It took just under 2.5 litres to do two coats.

Now we're looking at doing it in BM and I'm worried that 2 X 0.9 litres won't be enough, but by buying an extra quart I may as well buy a US gallon for the same money.

And then there is the little matter of £8 delivery for anything under £300.



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B&M paint goes a looooong way so it (2x 0.9l) may well do the job.
I've done a ceiling that really needed two coats of any decent emulsion and one coat of their ceiling paint was all it needed, and I've had similar results that have led me to believe that there can be a saving in labour that would more than cover the extra cost. I also feel that I get more pleasure from using B&M paint, which is worth something to me, and have no problem passing on the extra cost to my clients..!



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stevewestern wrote:
fitzy wrote:
Desmondo15 wrote:
It's what puts me off the most mate mainly with the wall and ceiling tins.
I've already done this feature wall in johnstones. It took just under 2.5 litres to do two coats.

Now we're looking at doing it in BM and I'm worried that 2 X 0.9 litres won't be enough, but by buying an extra quart I may as well buy a US gallon for the same money.

And then there is the little matter of £8 delivery for anything under £300.



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B&M paint goes a looooong way so it (2x 0.9l) may well do the job.
I've done a ceiling that really needed two coats of any decent emulsion and one coat of their ceiling paint was all it needed, and I've had similar results that have led me to believe that there can be a saving in labour that would more than cover the extra cost. I also feel that I get more pleasure from using B&M paint, which is worth something to me, and have no problem passing on the extra cost to my clients..!
Yeah I ended up sending for the two quarts in the end.

I'll look forward to trying it.

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So far for me the biggest problems with BM paint are that it does take a while to fully harden and that I've started ending up with lots of part-used tins as it goes so far and covers so well.
All I need now are a few clients with small rooms that I can persuade to have the colours I have left over..

The service is amazing, the quality of the paint is without question, and even the packaging and paper the invoices are printed on make them stand out.



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Used the Aura matte emulsion today.

Just like you guys said, it was excellent. I'm very impressed.

Lovely flat finish to it and also covers like nothing I've ever used.

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