Rated 2 out of 5Â by Carrock Worst Paint Job Ever
My father swore by Leyland paint and wouldn't use anything else, so I when I saw Leyland paints available at Screwfix it was an automatic choice. What a mistake that proved to be.
This paint gave the worst finish I've experienced in 25 years of DIY. It didn't go on at all well and when dried was patchy and uneven. I tried part of another surface and got the same result. I finished that surface with a Crown emulsion, using the same roller, and the result was far superior.
This is the first and last time I have used Leyland paints. On the most recent jobs I used the No Nonsense Trade Matt with far superior results at a lower price.
27 Dec 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BillDL Good Coverage And Consistency
Used to cover existing dark paint on walls to provide a base coat for new off-white paint, and as sealing and then final coat for newly plastered ceiling.
Watered down 50/50 as a mist coat (a quick-drying coat to seal the porous dry plaster) onto the ceiling it went on easily, gave some coverage, and dried quickly. A second coat at 70/30 (paint/water) gave pretty good coverage save for the odd area here and there that may have been my rollering rather than issues with the paint. It might even have done the job as that, but a final undiluted coat obscured everything and gave a nice brilliant white matt finish as good as any of the more expensive brands.
The walls were previously dark terracotta and saffron, and the paint had been a soft sheen finish applied thickly with a deep roller so as to finish it with a lightly "roughed" texture like parchment paper. The undiluted Leyland Trade Matt adhered very well to the existing paint without too much "slipping" of the loaded roller and covered most of the dark colour in one coat while filling in a lot of the roughness. I chose to apply a second light coat which obscured all traces of the dark paint completely, but it probably wasn't necessary.
Coverage was as shown, ie. about 12 or 16 metres squared per litre, and I would say that it is "high opacity" as stated.
While painting up to the ceiling line with a cream matt emulsion (the hardwearing trade paint from the best known manufacturer) I carelessly got some on the dry white ceiling. I was able to wipe it off with a damp cloth about 7 minutes afterwards without affecting the white ceiling paint, so it is "wipeable" as stated, but I'm sure it would not be "scrubbable".
I wouldn't hesitate to use this again, and it saved me about Â£30 as I had planned on using Trade Vinyl Matt by the best known manufacturer.
29 Jun 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mart1066 Leyland Vinyl Matt Emulsion Wh
Does exactly what it says on the tin!
Very good coverage and excellent bright white finish. Highly recommended. Better than dulux white emulsion!
9 May 2012