Johnstone's covaplus vinyl matt brilliant white is actually not white at all

2 Jul 2021
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Hi everybody,

I tried to paint the ceiling with Johnstone's Covaplus Vinyl Matt, brilliant white but it looks more cream to me.

This can't be brilliant white.


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Yes. But it was cream even after it dried.


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I did and I finally finished with Crown. I just put the first coat in the bedroom but it left few marks of roller and that's why I was looking for something else that is better than Crown. But I put a bit of water, close all the windows and the door and this way I kept a wet edge. The ceiling is very absorbant and the paint dries very quickly.
CBW this is the plan. Nobody has this paint in stock where I live and I found this at a garden centre. I bought the last 3, went home and tried it. I was so disappointed because the ceiling in the living room is huge and I didn't want roller marks using Crown.
You could always try online, such as toolstation or screwfix, or even wider. I’ve always found Dulux and Crown suitable paints. A painter I used to know years ago said Wilko’s own paint was good - I never tried it so don’t know how much truth is in it, but he was a painter by trade.
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Are you not planning to deal with the water stains in the picture (read:the cream areas)?

My go to is the shellac paints. They dry extremely quickly and brushes can be cleaned in household ammonia. You will then need to apply a further 2 coats of emulsion over the shellac.

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