RMDecor Solutions

Painting and Decorating

Specialists in Professional Decorative Finishes

Little and green oil-based undercoat and eggshell paint is a poor product

I was recently asked by a client to paint her kitchen units. She chose a colour called Pompeian Ash grey which is a dark grey/green with an oil-based finish.

As a painter and decorator for over 40 years, I would say this product is the worst paint I have ever used.

Let me explain my experience.

First of all, I applied two full coats of undercoat, which felt like a chalky paint when applied, not like normal oil-based undercoat.

When I applied the topcoat of oil-based eggshell, the finished product was shocking. Every unit in the kitchen showed signs of flashing (patchiness).

I was not impressed, neither was my client. I had no choice but to re-paint all the units again in a colour match made up by Dulux trade.

The finish that time was great.

I managed to find a contact number for the Little and Green rep, and made a complaint about the product I had purchased. He was in agreement that there had been some issues with there paints, and offered to give me a refund after my complaint and I requested a full refund.

I would advise any customers who believe these designer paints are the best on the market to think again. These paints are not trade paints and are extremely expensive for a glorified coloured non-viscosity paint, (rubbish) which causes us tradesman problems. I will never use this product again after this poor experience, and would not recommend this paint.

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