Leyland Super Leytex review. A contract matt emulsion available at Johnstone's Decorating Centres

Leyland Super Leytex Review

By Mike Gregory


Leyland Super Leytex is a contract matt emulsion manufactured by PPG and sold in Johnstone’s Decorating Centres, as well as many independent merchants. Touch dry in 1 – 2 hours and the re-coat time is 3-4 hours. You can have this product tinted in certain merchants, but Super Leytex is most commonly used in white or magnolia. This is my Leyland Super Leytex review and I really hope find it useful.


What is Leyland Super Leytex and When Would you Use it?


It is important to know what this paint is before you use it. It is a low-quality contact matt, meaning there is very little in the way of polymer binders in the paint. This makes it ideal for new plaster which hasn’t properly dried out, as the paint will remain breathable forever. For this reason, Super Leytex is popular on newbuilds.


How Good is the Paint?


There are a few drawbacks when using this paint. First of all, it isn’t exactly durable. You could wash this paint off with a damp cloth after it has dried unfortunately. The finish isn’t the best either. The paint remains very porous, meaning if you apply a second coat via brush and roller, your paint will dry quickly and drag. This causes roller marks and picture framing. There is one other issue to talk about. It’s chalky finish means if you want to apply say a vinyl or durable matt further down the line, there could be an adhesion issue between your Leyland Super Leytex and the new product.


There are a few plus points though. As mentioned, it’s great on new plaster. Opacity is awesome and it sprays brilliantly. I mean brilliantly too!! The finish when sprayed is to die for.


In conclusion, the paint is ok, but you wouldn’t want to use it in your own house. It’s just very cheap and great for house bashing, but that’s it. I’ll give it a 4/10

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Leyland Super Leytex Review