V&A Matt emulsion – Godfreys white.

By Ross Ratty

This is my review of V&A Matt emulsion in Godfreys white. Supplied by the lovely folk at Trimite

Www.trimite.com

Pros

  • Excellent opacity
  • Great Matt finish in artificial and natural light
  • Washes out of brushes nicely

Cons

  • Not a bad thing to say really, seems to do what it says on the tin

Tools used;

  • 2″ brush
  • Albany 9″ roller
  • Steps
  • Zinsser BIN
  • 120G sandpaper
  • Brewers Caulk

Ok ladies and gents.

Out of the tin, un-thinned, cut in a frieze and roll out 3m by 4m ceiling with a square bay window.

The ceiling has been replastered within the last 10 years and looks to be painted in flat Matt. I’ve given it a bit of a scratch on any bad bits and I’ve Zinsser BINed a couple of damp patches. I had to caulk in a few cracks between the frieze and the ceiling.

I’m usually a prime suspect for putting one thick coat on a ceiling but for the review I gave this ceiling two coats over two consecutive days (as per recommended usage on the back of the can) the first coat went on lovely with a nice Matt finish, the brush didn’t pull and where the rolling edge meets the cutting in is minimal for flashing.

Second coat went on next day with no drama, gave a lovely finish. It is a lovely product to use and it’s up there against the big boys.

I think if this paint becomes available in my area, I will be offering it as a top end brand to customers who want to go for higher end products.

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