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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:53 pm 
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I'm painting my kitchen and utility room. Any comments on the durability of Dulux Trade Diamond Matt vs Vinyl Matt.
I've rejected Vinyl Silk because the rooms have bright LED spotlighting and concerned the walls will glare and look unsightly.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:00 pm 
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Have you considered soft sheen?

Not as shiny as silk but very durable, especially in a kitchen.

Does it have to be Dulux?

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I already have 3x 5 litre tins of Diamond Matt leftover from the last decorating session. I think I'll just use them up and save money rather buying more paint.

I didn't actually find Diamond Matt significantly more durable as cheaper matt emulsion. We previously had it on the halls, stairs and landing painted magnolia. We've just painted the hall, stairs and landing with Dulux Trade Vinyl Silk (White). It looks quite nice but some parts glare highlighting the defects in the walls making them look tacky. I think because the colour is white which has increased the reflectivity of the walls therefore contributing to this issue.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:44 pm 
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I'm so indecisive. You're starting me to consider buying Dulux Trade Vinyl Soft Sheen.


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I would use Diamond paint in a kitchen or more precisely its Crown trade equivalent as I have not used the Dulux version.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:10 pm 
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Used Dulux Trade Vinyl Soft Sheen. Happy with result.
May consider it in the hall, stairs and landing next time. The mid sheen is just right for me.



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Based on a recommendation on here many years ago, I used Diamond Matt in most of my house including kitchen and hall/stairs. With young kids and a dog, it takes a beating but still looks good 4 years later. Very easy to wipe down and tough.


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