No Nonsense Trade Contract Matt Emulsion Paint Magnolia 10Ltr
Um, ok, just to clarify I am a professional decorator.
I bought this magnolia on the basis of all the excellent reviews and use Screwfix a lot for many of their No Nonsense products which I am always very pleased with.
Based on the reviews I knew this would easily do two bedrooms 3.3 x 2.9m and 3.0 x 2.1m.
The paint is extremely thick so I was confident all would be plain sailing and happily started the larger room first which was matt sky blue with one wall a metallic blue which I expected to need a second coat. I did also soften it first with white spirit (this helps the next coat to stick).
Oh, as with many tubs you do get some dried paint from the lid drop into the paint when you open it, gently scoop it out with a teaspoon and you won't get any lumps on your wall and clean any other paint off the lid to prevent it happening next time.
As expected the metallic wall wasn't very good but never mind, if it needed a third coat then so be it. The surprise was that the matt sky blue walls were just as bad. I painted horizontally first coat then vertically the second confident that would be the last. It wasn't, I had to use the entire ten litres on just this one room, and I'm still not entirely happy with it.
I can only assume this was part of a Friday afternoon batch but I'm afraid I won't be using it again - a job I'd booked 1 and a half days for ended up taking 3 and a half! A very expensive mistake for me.
I do hope this isn't due to a change in formula for it and that I was just unlucky with this one, hopefully if you do use it all will be fine but just be aware it may not be as good as you expected.
18 Mar 2015
Performance better expected
The performance of this paint was far better than expected. It's a thick paint that applies well, leaves a dark wet area then dries to a very smooth and light finish. It's one of the best paints I have used in a long while. I am using it to go over other magnolia areas as well as change from white walls to magnolia. Can't fault it at all. I have already bought and used more.
16 Mar 2015
i bought this paint on the reviews i had seen and was not disappointed most of the job only needed one coat and seeing as we needed 30 tubs to complete the job in question we were well pleased with the performance
12 Mar 2015
painted most of room with this on new lining paper and only needed one coat. no nonsense brand has never let me down yet.
3 Mar 2015