V33 Renovation Paint Review

Updated May 27, 2024 | Posted Oct 7, 2020 | Product Reviews, Paints | 3 comments

V33 renovation paint is a multi-surface coating, sold from DIY outlets such as B&Q and online at Amazon. Being a multi-surface paint, you can use V33 renovation paint on just about any internal surface, from walls and ceilings, to tiles and furniture.

As a professional decorator, I was kindly sent some of this paint recently. So, I thought I’d put pen to paper and write an honest V33 renovation paint review.


Features & Benefits:

  • Multi-Surface application. One product can renovate your whole room and can be applied with no undercoat
  • One coat application. With a minimum 98% opacity it effectively conceals contrasting substrates and hides marks, providing a perfect finish
  • Tough & durable. Easy to clean, standing up to every day challenges and resistant to 2,500 abrasive sponge passes
  • Easy to use. Creamy texture and does not run or splatter.


My Experiance With V33 Renovation paint

When this paint arrived for me to test, I had never seen it before. Reading the paint tin, I thought wow, if this is true it could be a game changer. (Teknos and Benjamin Moore must be shaking in their boots). So, then I google it and realised it is sold in  B&Q and the reviews were not good at all.


However, I thought I would give it a try. I had a bedroom to paint, the ceiling had old anaglypta paper that was falling off. Once stripped I was left with a solid ceiling but cream and flaky in places. So, after a good prep and a Zinsser seal, I was now ready for this “one coat” V33 renovation paint.

My application method was brush and roller and it flowed ok. The opacity seemed good too. I did not notice any flashing although the bedroom was only small. I then painted over previously painted anaglypta on the walls which were already white.

Once the ceiling was dry, I gave it a good check over. V33 renovation paint is supposed to be a “one coat product”, but it definitely isn’t! The opacity is nowhere as good as anti-reflex, MacPherson eclipse or even B&Q good home durable.

Now this paint states it can go on anything, I really didn’t want to chance it as it is only emulsion. So, I did test it on the underside of the windowsill. This was a previously painted surface prior to applying the V33. After 24 hours I returned and did a scratch test, and yes it failed, but also looked awful, just like it would with any emulsion used on wood.

The price is £55 for 5L

Overall, it was disappointing as it only covered in one coat when going over a solid white wall, which any emulsion would do. Compared to other brands that have better opacity and are at that price for 10L. I really cannot see any professional tradesman using this product.

However, the packaging looks good so for the DIYers out there shopping may use it and unfortunately, we would have to rectify.

If after reading this you want more information, click here to view their website.


Review Summary

V33 Renovation Paint Review - Decorator's forum UK

A multi-surface paint that can be used anywhere inside your home.

Product Brand: V33

Editor's Rating:


  • Reasonably priced.
  • Readily available.
  • Easy to use and flows well.


  • Shows defects like flashing.
  • Poor opacity in Brilliant White.

Updated May 27, 2024 | Posted Oct 7, 2020 | 3 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.



    I decided to paint my kitchen units. The units light beech colour and used the cupboard renovation paint. Soft Grey. I cleaned all surfaces with sugar soap, dried and used very fine sand paper . The coverage was very poor. I have used 4 coats on each surface inside and out for the doors.

    I also decided to try the tile paint. My tiles a daffodil yellow and after 4 to 5 coats of white, still not achieved full coverage. Despite the manufacturers claims of no under coat required, they are mistaken.
    The paint is not cheap either.
    I will never use the product again.

  2. Shambo turner

    A friend asked me to paint his kitchen 4 days ago. He bought 2 separate 2and half litre different colour tins from B&Q. Totally overpriced, and even after stirring the paint the different shots making up colour separated from each other. Terrible quality. Wouldn’t recommend even to pour down a toilet.

  3. Peter Finn

    As a carpenter and cabinet maker, I recently made two pine benches for a customer and struggled to find the correct stain/colour to match two existing benches that I had to copy. We tried several different stains to no avail, then we came across V33 dark oak. What was amazing it had the same shade as the benches we had to copy [they were a hundred years old] and the finish had a lovely sheen as well, plus it was very easy to apply. So we didn’t have to use a wax or polyurethane finish either. Having used several types of finishing products for wood in the past, this one surpassed them all… Very impressed and will certainly use these products again


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