LickPro Vinyl Matt Review

Updated Jun 21, 2024 | Posted Jul 20, 2023 | Product Reviews, Paints | 0 comments

LickPro Vinyl Matt is a water-based emulsion used on internal walls and ceilings. You can buy this product from any Screwfix in Brilliant White. It is touch dry in 1-2 hours and recoat after 2-4 hours depending on conditions.

You can apply LickPro Vinyl Matt via brush and roller, or airless sprayer. It has a class 2 scrub rating, making it more durable than most other vinyl matt emulsions, but not as durable as paints such as LickPro Walls and Ceilings.

 

My LickPro Vinyl Matt Review

 

We all know who Lick Paint is by now. They started life as a designer brand and became an overnight sensation amongst Interior Designers and high-end retail customers. Well, for the past few months they have started breaking into the Trade Paint Market, and their target audience has shifted to the Professional Decorator.

LickPro Vinyl Matt is another product developed to fit that market. It’s priced competitively against its trade rivals, but it’s what I’d class as a premium product in terms of performance. It’s more durable than standard vinyl matt emulsion, which makes it fine for use on most kitchen ceilings, or even walls in some high-traffic areas.

Opacity is fantastic! The images below show what happens when you apply one coat of LickPro in Brilliant White over Natural Hessian. As you can see, it almost covered the previous colour in one coat. As it dries, it seems to bleach out and look solid. A quick “freshen up” on ceilings will only take one coat of paint, saving you time and money!

painting with LickPro Paint
a good white emulsion to cover a different colour

Ease of use is fine too, and it seems to dry fairly fast, which also makes life easier. The best thing about this paint is the overall finish. It isn’t what I’d call a bright “in-your-face” white, quite the opposite. But for me, that’s a good thing because it cuts down on defects like flashing and picture framing.

LickPro Vinyl Matt leaves you with a flat, contemporary, solid finish. This makes it fantastic for light sensitive ceilings and open plan rooms. Honestly, you won’t be disappointed by the finish.

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Review Summary

LickPro Vinyl Matt Review - Decorator's forum UK

A vinyl matt emulsion available in Brilliant White. This paint can be applied with a brush, roller, or airless sprayer. Touch dry in roughly 2 hours and recoat in 4. Used to paint interior walls and ceilings.

Product Brand: LickPro

Editor's Rating:
4.7

Pros

  • Very easy to apply.
  • Readily available.
  • Class 2 Scrub Rating.
  • Fantastic opacity.
  • Good finish.
  • Can be applied to bare plaster.
  • One of the best white emulsion paints available.

Cons

  • It’s only available in Brilliant White.

Final Thoughts

 

LickPro Vinyl Matt ticks all the boxes for me. It’s priced mid-market, but the product itself is more like a premium standard. Opacity, ease of use and overall finish are all spot on. This is a good trade product, and having something of this quality available from any Screwfix Store is going to make life easier for Painters and Decorators across the country. Click here to see current prices.

A Video Demo

Painting a Ceiling With LickPro Vinyl Matt

This video is mostly about painting bare plaster, but it illustrates the opacity of LickPro Vinyl Matt.

Updated Jun 21, 2024 | Posted Jul 20, 2023 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.

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