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Berger Silk Emulsion Brilliant White

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      14.02.2008 18:36
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      Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

      I have never let rip about a product so here goes. This will get me a useful rating at best - but as the paint isn't useful anyway I feel resigned to fate. Bring it on.

      The mission
      The mission was apparently simple. Paint the daughter's room white. This was because the grey furnishings had been envisioned along with floral patterns in charcoal and white. How do women know this? It is genius. I am only pleased to be able to serve such creativity. White - minimalist and pure. The 8 year old will be chuffed.

      The product
      Writing a review about paint is about as interesting as watching paint dr....hold on there's a pun here if I word it carefully. Oh, it's too depressing - can't be bothered. Berger supply a wide range of finishes in a variety of colours. What sets it apart from the others is its cheapness and total lack of effectiveness. The 2.5l tin I bought was about £6 - loads cheaper than paint that works. You can also buy the brilliant white in 5l and 10l buckets. Don't. All other colours are 2.5l only. I had the silk emulsion brilliant white variety. I usually go for matt but know my daughter is a mucky bugger so hoped we could wipe things of the silk.

      The reality
      Did you know emulsion can drip down walls after being put on with a roller? I know what your thinking - my prep was bad, I overloaded the roller, I sprayed a hose on it afterwards. I did non of those things, it just dripped. I did the job, went to read reviews (lie), came back 2 hours later and the walls looked like they had melted. I was thinking at the time that the paint was a bit watery and wasn't making much impact on the underlying red my son had insisted on. The prospect of 3 coats was rearing its ugly head. Larges patches of paint had simply run into little rivulets before eventually congealing in a myriad of drips. God I was cross. I....I....I....was really cross. Not only that, but on drying, the paint had covered even worse than I had at first thought. Mostly because the paint had fallen of the wall. Utter bilge.

      Don't buy Berger paint. Pay a bit more and actually cover the walls. I had to sand the drips down and go and buy Dulux so no savings made at wall.

      A short and moaning review I know but seriously, save your money and time and avoid like the plague.

      The website, in case you accidentally ever stumble across it and think you'll buy some paint to alleviate the boredom is http://www.berger-paint.co.uk/. You won't find Berger paint in the big stores I don't think. You'll get it at little hardware stores where you can also buy Johnstones Paint and expensive spades.


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