I am just about to undertake a painting project and after some advice on paint brands and which is the best.
I am looking to use Dulux. Wethershield and wash and wear.
Dulux and Taubmans are the pretty much in your face brands in Australia and have different “technologically advanced” paints on the market as well as comprehensive colour schemes and advice available.
I have a family member offering to do the painting (who is a painter and it is also a situation of can choose friends but not your family).
He is saying Dulux and Taubmans is a waste of money and all paints are pretty much the same. He also claims Dulux and Taubmans cost more because they advertise more thus there costs are more.
I am more than happy to pay more for the paint if it is a better quality and gives a better quality finish.
Any advice would be great.BennyteeParticipant@ten_burnerJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 243
Hi fredo it depends what its for,
for a stock standard reno on a rental property I recommend a Dulux whisper white, I use it on the roof and walls
I use a airless spray gun on big jobs, if its only a couple of rooms I roller it on, I water it down a little toowisepearlMember@wisepearlJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 264
Can your painter relative buy trade paint at trade prices? if so, go with his recommendations with what he’s worked with and can vouch for. Also the trade prices can be in the range of 70% lower than what you pay in bunnings.PaullieMember@paullieJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 217
If its a reno buy the cheapest pain on the shelf.
Ive been lucky enough to use a painters discount which hekps a lot!Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
We used Dulux elastomeric paint on a rendered property. It's a bit more expensive but definitely worth it. What sort of surface are you painting?
The surface will be plaster board inside and weather boards outside.
It is a flooded house which I am not over capitalising on but want it to have that slightly better finish than others in the areas.
What about just going the Dulux Trade Paint?
Unfortunately the painter I am using is family and a bit pushy. He would just normally use the cheapest paint he can get his hands on.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
As it is exterior paint, light colours tend to last better and not fade. The things to watch include how well the paint will last being subject to heat, sun, wind, rain. cold etc.
The cheapest may not be the best option (why is your relo recommending this option)?
My relo is really tight and doesn’t think it is worth the extra money.
If it was a quick flip or just a tidy up ie not a full reno I would go a cheaper paint but this is a complete reno and want it looking pretty good.
I am now tossing up between the dulux trade and weather shield wash and wear.Scott No MatesParticipant@scott-no-matesJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 3,856
I can’t justify the premium between ‘trade’ & weather shield. Just as good imho.david4000Member@david4000Join Date: 2011Post Count: 21
I've used Solver paints with no issues and have always heard good things about them.
But if you can get something at trade price that a painter recommends then you can't really go past that.StreakerMember@streakerJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 24
Haymes paints are fantastic – I haven't done any renovation work recently, so I'm not sure where they fall with regard to price, but definitely worth checking out.Jane – HotspaceParticipant@jane—hotspaceJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 69
As a designer I come in touch with these paint brands most weeks. The paints I hear the best comments about are Taubmans, Dulux and Resene.
People always will have their favourites and painters in particular are very loyal. The reason painters are so loyal is that they negotiate their discount with the various paint companies/onsellers and then want to sell their customers the brand they get the biggest discount on – so that they can make the biggest margin on the paint.
You may not know this (and I will probably get some death threats on this one – ha ha!) but you can actually tint any brand of paint to any colour you like – from any other paint brand. For instance if you like a Taubmans colour but want to use a Dulux paint product, you can. Most paint shops will carry the colour formula for all the other paint brands out there.
The colour may turn out slightly different as the base paint and the tinters used by a different brand of paint will not be the same as was used when creating the sample chip.
Just saw the date on your original post so hope this catches you in time!