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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:44 am 
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I have just finished a job where the customer said they would get the paint. When I turned up to start the job, what they meant was: they already had the paint and it was mixed back in April!

Turns out they had Valspar Premium Blend V700 for the walls and Dulux Retail WB Satinwood for the woodwork.

The Valspar was brilliant. Despite being mixed back in April, and sitting in a cupboard untouched since then, after a quick stir it was fine. It was runnier than Dulux Trade VM but covered brilliantly. Very pleasantly surprised. Mind you, at £45 for 5 ltrs it's £5 more than Dulux Trade VM, but i have to say I would seriously consider changing to this and ditching the DT. If only there was a closer supplier rather than the 20 mile round trip that I would have to make to get it. I see they do a Blend V500 (£38 for 5 ltrs) and a Blend V300 (£26 for 5 ltrs) - has anyone used these and how do they compare to the V700?

The Dulux Retail WB Satinwood was very poor. We had to three-coat all the woodwork (fortunately, I had quoted for enough time to cover the third coat). No where near as good as the Dulux Trade version.


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Keep your fingers crossed it doesn't stink of wee - they've had massive issues.

Nice to use though, way better than Dulux VM.


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Keep your fingers crossed it doesn't stink of wee - they've had massive issues.


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Best you have a google


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I will save you 30 secs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... spar-paint



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You would have thought quality control at Valspar would have picked up on this before the paint even left the factory.


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I didn't smell anything unpleasant while using it so fingers crossed...



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The paint does not smell straight away, one of my customers used it in the summer and it took 2 or 3 weeks before the smell started to appear. At first B & Q / Valspar denied it then because of all the news in the media relented, and, then agreed it was a problem. I was paid handsomely by them for rectifing it.


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I was paid handsomely by them for rectifing it.


Did you just paint over it or did you have to do something else?


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Tom d'Angler wrote:
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I was paid handsomely by them for rectifing it.


Did you just paint over it or did you have to do something else?


Flattened off with the deros, applied a coat of Dulux stainblock, applied 2nd coat following day then left it for 7 days, when I went back just emulsioned as normal using Coverplus.
I followed the spec that they gave me to the letter apart from B & Q said twenty minutes between the stainblock coats, Dulux said 6 hours I went belt and braces and did it the following day.



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Hey tom

Dont worry as far as im aware all the smell complaints have been resolved. I use the premium v700 on a refular basis. I can tell u that i have never had any problems with smell. I rate it as one of my fav paints. It is acrylic and so is the equivalent of diamond matt so completely scrubbable. It covers better than all other trade paints i use. It touches in beuatifully with no flashing. And there colour matching of dulux johnstones crown colours is almost perfect. I used to use johmstones for emulsion and do quite a bit with crown but of late i use valspar premium as my go to. They have great colour booths that customers just love to go and look at. Price is alot higher and i dont get much of a discount on it but i find it makes my life alot easier than using other trade paints that maybe dont cover quite as well! Hope this helps



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Tom d'Angler wrote:
You would have thought quality control at Valspar would have picked up on this before the paint even left the factory.


Crown had a similar problem some years back...

Funnily enough you made us aware of it smelly-paint-and-vacuum-cleaner-t30314.html

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