Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eddie11 shockingly bad
Having shopped at Homebase for over 20 years, this is the first review I have felt that I needed to write.
I used Homebase Duracoat on a landing & stairs & said to myself 'never again'!! Even after 3 coats, the finish was patchy & rough in places.
But, I bought Duracoat soft latte (not on the website yet) for a downstairs toilet. I was hoping that as it was a smaller room it may go on easier without the roller sticking to applied paint & removing it all.
Sadly I was wrong. Experience showed me that all cutting in has to be done first & allowed to dry before the walls were rollered. I bought a good quality roller for the job & stirred the paint for 3-4 minutes. As soon as you touch applied paint, the roller lifts it off & deposits it elsewhere ruining a smooth surface. The paint starts to congeal in the tray within minutes & this is applied to the wall. Whether I put it on thick or thin, it does not like touching fresh paint as it will lift it. If you have to paint around a window or any obstacle, you'll have problems.
So unless you can paint with both arms at the same time or you are doing a very very small wall, I'd leave it alone.
Just waiting for it to dry now so I can sand the walls & start again!!!
23 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nuje Eventually got the right colour !
After buying various match pots which I thought "were the right colour in the shop" but looked nothing like the colour once I put them on the wall, I eventually found the right one.
The paint was good to apply and covered the wall, just as it said it would on the tin.
10 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KK Great Quality
Easy to apply. Does what it says on the tin. Really pleased with the finish.
09 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sariesue Nice finish
Colour matched well to that in leaflet and on tin. Looks lovely in our kitchen, nice finish on it, took a couple of coats though but I guess this is normal. Overall nice.
04 July 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Changing rooms Terrible
Useless. Too much acrylic in paint. You cannot touch up. Pulls paint back off wall if you leave it too long before cutting in.
07 June 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by owl good quality
Paint was good quality, colour very nice and it went onto the walls nicely aswell. Just as good as branded products.
19 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Do_it Stone - Duracoat Emulsion
After months of searching for a family friendly paint - I wanted neutral but the cream colours show up small dirty fingerprints and every knock and bump. I eventually came across Duracoat - which states it is tougher than usual emulsion and in the Stone colour as has a pale grey tint and is not as dark as it looked when I tried the test pot, I think I may have found the perfect child/home friendly neutral colour?
PS - got very brave and did a feature wall with the Moroccan Red!
26 August 2009