Crap paint or crap brushes?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by RrogerD, 29 Nov 2021.

  1. RrogerD

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    In the picture, are the poor coverage and lines in the paint due to poor paint or poor brushes or both?
    It is very frustrating!
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    Technique I'd say.
     
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    Probably both, what paint are you using, has the surface been prepped and what is the surface?
     
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    It's wickes Trade matt emulsion. I admit that the brushes are not brand new, they're from screwfix and weren't very expensive.

    The surface is previously painted emulsion in a sky blue colour, or maybe lilac.

    I know you get what you pay for. I also painted another small room with paint from a tin (bathroom paint) and the difference was unbelievable. It was like tar in comparison. I think it was homebase own brand.
     
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    Can you post a pic from a bit further out?
    Is it a wall in a room? Do you have a roller?
    It looks like you've put it on with a hard brush or one that's been left with paint on it.
     
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    I always buy crown or dulux, own brands have to save somewhere. I would give the walls a quick rub with sandpaper or one of those green scourers and some sugar soap. Rinse off, let dry and then paint using a roller. Trying to cover a darker colour will take at least 2 coats. You could always use that paint up as the first coat and then use a decent brand.

    The professionals will have their own goto brands………
     
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