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 Post subject: fortress paint
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:48 pm 
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trade point at b n q are offering fortress trade paints now has anyone tried these


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Not a brand I'm familiar with, sorry.

What sort of paint are you looking for, emulsion, gloss etc might be able to give you some pointers if we know what you want.

Had a look on B&Q website and it is priced well below a trade paint (I looked at gloss) so probably half as good :dunno:


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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I used their masonry paint last year and it was decent stuff, have not tried any of the other paint tho.


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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was just curious never heard of it before. trade point at b n q seem to be offering it


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Is it not B&Q gear renamed and repackaged?


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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gary the decorator wrote:
I used their masonry paint last year and it was decent stuff, have not tried any of the other paint tho.


I used it one the one job where the customer had already bought it, and was pleasantly surprised. It was a bit thin, but covered pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Generally speaking you get what you pay for. I don't go near B&Q, they don't sell any proper trade paint as far as I'm concerned.


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Time will tell with the masonry IMO.
Megaross - why do you say stay away from B&Q trade paints, do you mean the Dulux Trade stuff? If so why?


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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It's not proper trade paint what they sell, with dulux it's completely different to the stuff you get from a DDC I find. DIY stuff with a trade label on it.

Can't see them being any different on their other stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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I thought Dulux Trade is Dulux Trade whether bought from DDC or B&Q. I've bought it from my local suppliers and B&Q in the past and found no difference between them whatsoever? Is there any evidence to prove that they are different?


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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The Dulux Trade from B&Q is exactly the same as the Dulux Trade from DDC's. This is an urban myth that won't seem to lie down for some reason. :scratch:

The myth that Dulux produce 2 different qualities of their Trade Paints just makes no sense anyway. They're struggling to get a lot of their paints to work just now as it is, without producing a lower grade of the stuff for the B&Q networks as well. IMO Dulux would just supply the cheaper stuff to the DDC's and rip us off even more if this were true.

The retail paint a is different animal from from the trade paint regardless where it comes from. :thumbright:

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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Megaross wrote:
It's not proper trade paint what they sell, with dulux it's completely different to the stuff you get from a DDC I find. DIY stuff with a trade label on it.

Can't see them being any different on their other stuff.


I used to think that...but its 100% the same gear..Ive had that from good sources inside Dulux..not the help-line who read replies from a book...

Dulux wouldnt take the chance on conning people like that..they are in enough sh*t at the moment after the gloss fiasco..

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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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Generally speaking you get what you pay for. I don't go near B&Q, they don't sell any proper trade paint as far as I'm concerned.



I just don't go near Been&Queued full stop.

You can never get served quickly, god help you if you need any advice on a product, expensive on a lot of gear (take a look at plastic screw caps :sad: )


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Yeah aside from that my local one is downwind from a sewage treatment facility, it smells like sh*t round there, really badly.
Don't quite know why or how but people are sat having a burger outside the burger van in the carpark the few times I've been there :pukeleft:


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 Post subject: Re: fortress paint
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I went to B&Q for the first time in years on Saturday. Seems it is a DIY store, I even had to ring up my own stuff at one of those self service tills :lol:

They are bloody frustrating things at the best of times, made worse by my 2 and 4 year old kids trying to climb into the bagging area while I was scanning things :lol: Serves me right, I should have just ordered stuff on ebay like I normally do and let the postman take the strain.


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