Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Matt from Crown

Updated Jul 17, 2024 | Posted Dec 1, 2019 | Product Reviews, Paints | 5 comments

Crown Trade Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Matt is perfect for high traffic areas such as hallways and corridors, where you need a paint that can be repeatedly cleaned without losing its ‘just painted’ appeal. That’s why Crown has developed its Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt – a true flat matt that stays matt even after rigorous cleaning. In fact, it has an impressive durability level of 10,000 scrubs and has been independently tested to ISO 11998 Class 1 scrub rating for guaranteed results.

Available online by clicking here,, you can apply Clean Extreme via brush and roller, or airless sprayer. Touch dry in 1 – 2 hours, the recoat time is more like 3 – 4 hours, but this depends heavily on conditions. Bare plaster should be primed using a heavily diluted coat of Clean Extreme Matt to seal the surface, however a lot of decorators I know still use contract matt to prime bare plaster.

As well as providing extra peace of mind in terms of durability and longevity, the Crown Trade Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt also offers all the benefits of being low odour, quick drying and available in hundreds of different colour options.



I tend to use class 1 matt emulsion in high traffic area’s and never had a problem with it. For this review I painted a hall, stairs and landing that I had previously stripped of wallpaper, and primed the plaster with two coats of Zinsser Gardz.

In the past, Crown Stain Resistant Clean Extreme Matt has been poor opacity with white. However, Crown identified the problem and improved the formula to compensate. This covered a base white in two coats of Clean Extreme, which is impressive for a durable matt. The paint flowed well and didn’t pull, but I always cut it in and go around with a 4 inch paint roller.

The viscosity is just right too, so no need to water the paint down. I did a big hall, stairs and landing, using only 5L of Crown Clean Extreme to double coat the walls, so one tin goes a long way.



If you compare the cost of Crown Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt with its main competitors, which are Dulux Diamond and Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable, Crown are roughly 20% cheaper, which represents great value for money. If you are entitled to a trade discount, then you may be better visiting your local Crown Decorating Centre. If not, it will almost certainly be cheaper to buy this product online. Click here to see the latest prices.



Good scrubbable paint. Matt finish Available in almost any colour. The finish is lovely and it is a joy to use.



Johnstone’s Acrylic Durable Matt, Dulux Diamond Matt, Tikkurila Optiva 5, Caparol, B&Q durable Matt



I think every manufacturer is doing a version of a class 1 scrubbable matt nowadays. Not all though do have a Matt finish as advertised. Some leave a mark when wiped too. Some are cheaper than others too but it’s good to have choices. Crown clean extreme is a good paint and I’d happily recommend it to my clients.

Thank you for reading my review. For more information click here. There is also a comparison blog on the Decorators Forum UK website on the best durable matt emulsion products available on the UK market. I’d say it’s well worth checking out if you’re still undecided about which paint to use.

Crown Clean Extreme stain resistant matt is available from any Crown Decorating Centre. It is good to go in and have a chat when buying paint sometimes, because they will give you all the advice and product information you could ever need. However, unless you’re entitled to a trade discount, it will almost certainly be cheaper to buy this product online.


Best Tools to Use to Apply Crown Clean Extreme


As with all durable matt emulsion products, having the correct brush and roller for the job will make all the different. You need a medium pile roller for Crown Clean Extreme, as it will deposit the paint smoothly. A soft emulsion brush is also preferable, simply because this paint flows well and you’ll cut a better line with a soft brush.

The best roller I’ve used in Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt is the Hamilton Perfection Medium Pile. You’ll find they hold loads of paint and cut down on orange peel. Having a good quality roller will make all the difference. Click here to see online prices.

As for the brush, you won’t find better than the ProDec Ice Fusion. I love this brush in most types of emulsion, but especially with Crown Clean Extreme. The bristles are tapered from base to tip, meaning the brush holds loads of paint. Click here to see online prices.

Updated Jul 17, 2024 | Posted Dec 1, 2019 | 5 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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  1. Chris Walters

    Surprised there aren’t any comments. I am guessing everyone is preoccupied beautifying people’s homes with this joy to use quality paint. Need I say more?

  2. Drew Davis

    Hi, Ive had a decorator paint lots of kitchen facings in this paint, it is all on woodwork.

    My question is, is this product suitable for woodwork on kitchen doors and frames?

    • Mike Cupit

      any satinwood, eggshell, or gloss product really


    Let’s be specific.
    Can this paint be used on interior wood?
    It was sold to me for this purpose by the local crown depot

    was it miss-sold or is it suitable for surfaces other than wall and ceilings?

  4. Reuben

    I bought this paint. I will use an airless spray gun for my walls and ceiling. Do I have to dilute this paint before?


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