Professional Decorators Review Benjamin Moore Scuff X

We asked members of Decorators Forum to give their honest views on Benjamin Moore Scuff X from   Shaw Paints

I haven’t used a Benjamin Moore paint that I’m not impressed with, the Scuff x goes through a hvlp perfectly, grip quality is excellent. It will grip on to old gloss without sanding.

the high hide primer is a brilliant primer/undercoat, de-nibs lovely.

the advanced is a brilliant paint, a lot of people say because it’s a hybrid it will yellow, but it’s not like a UK hybrid, and it will only yellow if it no light at all, I mean like the inside of a cupboard, as long as it has some natural light it won’t yellow, it’s bullet proof once it’s cured.

Aura is fantastic paint as well; the finishes are gorgeous.

Overall it has to be one of the best paints on the market yes, it’s expensive, but you get what you pay for, the self-priming, high opacity qualities mean it will take less coats.

Adam Featherstone

Best acrylic I’ve used. It goes for miles has great opacity and has a nicer finish than oil in my opinion.

Lee Thornton (pic)

Scuff-x satin is Phenomenal stuff. It works a lot like oil but it’s a nicer finish. No undercoat required, it’s a 2-coat system like oil. It may be a lot more expensive, but you are saving a 3rd coat like other waterbased products applied with a brush. It’s hard wearing, goes for miles, one of the best products out there. Faultless

Joseph Daniel

Love this stuff worth every penny

Steven Rowe

I don’t want to use anything else goes on lovely and a great tough finish

Warren Atlee

Scuff x satin sprays a dream levels out nicely leaving great finish, not the cheapest but worth it in my opinion

Ryan Micheal Foulger

Never used the semi-gloss, but the satin and eggshell are the best I’ve ever used. In my opinion it’s better than oil based.

Yes, it’s expensive, but I still think its value for money. I use it on nearly every job, it’s never failed me and you can’t and you can’t put a price on that.
I’ve tried a lot of other water based products, some are very good, but they never perform in every department, whereas Scuff-X does- opacity, durability, finish, ease of use, colour retention, it’s got the lot.

Jim Ware

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