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Colour Emulsion

Posted by LeBourg-899639 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by noblesse-404553 - 4 years ago


Most paints, including Renaulac, should be applied after an undercoat, which will seal the surface and prevent the more expensive paint from 'disappearing'. You can also first apply a thinned coat of the paint, but the undercoat is usually better value and designed for the purpose.

So called 'one-coat' paints are rarely that! 


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Posted by sophie hunton - 4 years ago

The cheap French paint does not compare to something like crown at £12 a tub but the more expensive stuff is as good as the English stuff,last time I was in b&g I was quoted £35 for 2.5 litres which is comparable to here.I have used the paint that they mix in bricocash and found it covers very well.

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Posted by LeBourg-899639 - 4 years ago

Thank you for your replies. In the past, I have avoided Brico Depot paints after an experience of using BD emulsion which had the consistency of diluted milk and 'disappeared' moments after itt was applied! 

I normally source all my paints from the UK - trusting Johnstone's, Berger and Leyland, even though these are creeping up in price - but can't get back for a while, hence my enquiry. 

I will look at Renaulac now. Are French paint products improving....?

Thanks again

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Posted by noblesse-404553 - 4 years ago

Brico Depot sell Renaulac paints, which are very good and can be mixed in larger quantities.

For special colours you have to ask - or look for - someone at the paint counter for the 'nuancer'.

This shows all the colours, and you have to pay extra on top of the cost of the paint in white.


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Posted by rance-781573 - 4 years ago

If they don't and I suspect they might but if not Brico Depot mix larger cans/pots.