Misleading surface coverage.
I had a 38 square meter area to paint of raw plasterboard. The label advised of 10 square meters per litre and it was good to use on unpainted plasterboard. So I bought a 4 litre tin thinking I would cover at least one coat and cornice. I was only able to cover about 30 square meters. Product was to thick and hard to apply with a roller compared to other ceiling paints. For me any of these dual purpose ceiling paints are a waste of money.
Too thick. Impossible to stir and difficult to apply.
I took a 4 Litre can off the shelf and purchased it. When I got home and opened the can the paint had the consistency of cream cheese or butter. Perhaps it had been sitting on the shelf for a long time. I tried to mix it as directed on the can but it was so thick it was very difficult. I tried to use a little but it was impossible to roll on and a long bristled brush would smear it on rather than brush it on so I swapped to an old short bristled brush with limited success. After a while my arm hurt from applying it to the ceiling. I rang the he...lpline (13-25-25) and the man suggested I take it back so the staff at Bunnings could check it out. We compared two other 4 Litre cans and they were all semi-solidified. We checked a 2 litre can and that looked much better and when you shook the can the paint was actually liquid - you could hear it sloshing inside the can. Bunnings staff shook my can up in their machine for 1 minute and it came out looking a lot better but I still asked and was allowed to swap it. If you do buy this paint make sure you ask for the can to be placed in a shaking machine to thoroughly mix it up and remove the lid to double check the paint is not from a bad batch - otherwise I would choose a different paint.
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can this be used on versilux
Yes. Versilux is flat edged and already pre sealed.. But yes it can be used on it
Thank you for reaching out, yes you can coat Versilux with British Paints Ceiling Paint & Prime Flat. Please ensure the surface is clean and dry prior to any application. If there is any water stains or marks you are best coated with a stain blocker such as Dulux Precision Advance Stain & Odour Blocker. Please also keep in mind that painting over this surface may block the tiny acoustic holes on the surface and compromise its acoustic properties. If you have any further questions please contact Help & Advice team on 132525. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm AEST. The British Paints Team
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