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Dulux Supermatt

Discussion in 'The Pit Stop - General Paint Trade Discussion.' started by puffa, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. puffa

    puffa PPS Tradesman

    Can anyone give me a 'heads-up' on this product?
    I thought it was used for new plaster work, but a customer has purchased it for all the rooms in their previously painted apartment. Dulux say it's suitable on the data sheet, but can anyone here advise? Thanks
  2. Bobbones

    Bobbones PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Not very durable mate, breathable walls but will mark easily..does not contain viynl if I remember rightly, just a bloody expensive contract paint..
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  3. bitzz

    bitzz PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    As above. :goodpost:
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  4. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Try to pursuade them to take it back. I think it is popular on new builds. The houses I have seen it looks patchy and you can see where the roller has been.
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  5. Kev

    Kev PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    It’s basically a contract matt emulsion decent opacity but as already been said not very durable and expensive.
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  6. Peter Humphreys

    Peter Humphreys "it's a paintbrush, not a wand"! Bar Member

    It’s got lots of the cheaper ingredient, chalk. No ‘vinyl’.
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  7. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Lose it mate, as peeps say it’s a contract Matt.
    schitt and expensive....
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  8. kirk

    kirk PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    As previously mentioned it’s a contract Matt,
    But we use it a lot on new builds. It’s a common specification. Has a good opacity and lays really flat but will literally Mark by staring at it:hysterical:

    also it is breathable so depending on the type of walls your painting even being previously painted they want it to be breathable for the substrate?

    also a handy tip, you can let your rollers/brushes go here if you get lazy dip them back in supermatt and it softens up again :whistle:
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  9. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Bog standard Contract Matt ? I dunno guys.

    I've never used it before but I'm on a big job where the previous deccy got the boot and he had sprayed this as a mist coat.
    Having not used it myself I was dubious about it BUT it's nailed on.
    Doesn't scrape off under a nail test at all.
    Regular contracts are chalky and nasty, but this seems to have something more in it.

    Very similar to Tik's primer.

    Went over the top with Aura the last few days and it didn't suck the life out of the first coat...…..
    I actually quite like it.

    Getting back on topic, I defo wouldn't use it as a finish coat though.
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  10. kirk

    kirk PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Your right to be honest when you sand it compared to normal contract matts from other competitors it’s a hell of a lot harder. Johno etc just fluff up and almost sand like filler dust not ole supermatt
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  11. puffa

    puffa PPS Tradesman

    Thanks for all the feedback. Persuaded the customer, through you comments, to return it.
    She was impressed with the forum and I was a lot happier with the outcome, Cheers.
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