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Precision max adhesion water based undercoat does not stick
Painted a house full of doors and frames a year and half ago thoroughly sanding and following manufacturers directions and then coating with max adhesion and aqua enamel I am now redoing them because the paint is basically falling of in sheets. This is the first time this has happened in over 32 years of painting
Very Bad Product
We have 14 homes in our complex and all painted with Dulux Paints
Homes are aged between 3 & 4 years old but the paint on these homes has deteriorated after 2 years with some worse than others
After contacting Dulux they came and looked and said it was within specification.
So I asked for a % per year and not one person could tell me or have the decency to phone me back
Dulux advertise continually that they have a 10 year warranty but I can tell you it is worth nothing.
Stay away from their product
They have cheapened their can lids which are poor quality
I bought a 1 litre can of Dulux indoor white sealer/primer as I am repainting the bedroom.
The sealer is good quality BUT the cans they use are poor quality. you can only open the can using a paint can opener 2-3 times before the lid bends out of shape around the edges which means as I have used only about 15% of the sealer.. the can will no longer seal correctly as the tin lid is very cheap quality and is bent all around the lid. This is the last time I will buy dulux because of this. This never use to happen but guess they want to save $0.05 ...
Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer
Used this paint on laminate kitchen doors...sanded prior, washed VERY thoroughly with metho and left to dry. One coat of primer and looked good, felt nice and smooth...THEN came the topcoat - acrylic semi gloss - and bubbles are showing up - touched the surface to see if it was topcoat air bubbles - but its the primer lifting!!! Wth...let primer dry ALL night with heat and most of the next day...why i decided to try another overhyped dulux product is beyond me...almost as bad as their ceiling paint...
Theatre black- terrible experience
Bought Theatre Black paint from Dulux for my theatre room. With a kid it took us a few days to paint 3 quotes in one room. The slightest touch leaves marks and anything hits a little harder brings out white. We spent so much time and money on this product... left very disappointed :(
Beware! False advertisement - colour shade only available for very short time
Have bought Dulux Wash&Wear a few years ago.
I paid the premium price relying on the "wash & wear"-promise as I had young kids.
When I then wanted to remove scuff-marks, I was not able to - I tried everything, from clothes to special plastic sponges, no avail. It is definitely not "easy to clean" or "mark and stain resistant" as advertised.
Tried to get it repainted which was not possible as Dulux discontinued the shade - even though I had a very common white shade, not some fancy colour...
However, I only found out once I applied the new p...
We are a professional painting and decorating business and the customer service at Dulux is APPALING. Tom Torpy in the Dulux team bullied and harassed us, and fought with us to the point of tears. We have spent THOUSANDS of dollars on Dulux products on HUGE projects, that have required enormous supplies of paint. They are an awful company to deal with. Spend your money on another product like Wattyl, where they treat their customers with respect.
How do we fix this.
We have been using a powder-coater for the past two years who advertisers that they warranty all their work and display the Dulux logo on their web site. So you would think they are backed by Dulux.
We have asked for a warranty as some of their product that has failed. Where do we stand when they are using and endorsing a Dulux product.
Don't get a Dulux Accredited Painter
Be aware that Dulux Accredited Painters are not accredited at all. These 'accredited' painters have to pay $1200 or so a year so that they can use the Dulux logo in their marketing.... and then charge more for their service. They are not better at all. I asked to see what this "accreditation" is all about and all I got is a business agreement. It is misleading to called them "accredited".
The real good painters to not need to ride on another company's logo to impress.
Many painters even use these logos without paying and it is really a dogs b...reakfast. Best to avoid them altogether. The worst bit is this: Dulux Accredited Painters go into agreement with Dulux to use more Dulux Paint, whether that is the best product to use or not for your situation, as happened to me. If later on the product fails and you have a dispute, Dulux will be on the Painter's side not yours - remember they are paying Dulux the $1200 a year for the privilege, so they sure want to get some back scratching back. These schemes should be investigated.
Furious at the service by a Dulux Accredited Painter.
I hired a painter claiming to be a Dulux Accredited Painter, believing I will get the best possible professional painting service, but I couldn't be more wrong.
This painter used false accreditation, wrong undercoats, with tannins starting bleeding within a week, did not sand, did not clean before they painted and painted over cobwebs and insect nest etc, did not use drop sheets and made a mess. I sent photos to Dulux.
I'm finding Dulux very reluctant to assist, because of course this painter is their client and uses their paints and hav...e a conflict of interest here. They don't care much about me, the end user of their products, but they care more about how much paint they are going to sell to dodgy painters or not. I have to re-paint everything from scratch at a significant financial and emotional cost, and time. Will make sure the next painter will not use Dulux and will also make sure he is not a Dulux Accredited Painter.
Accent Color - Don't bother with this range, very few sample pots available.
I took several of the Accent range colour Palettes from my local Mitre 10 it's a very good colour range. Unfortunately when i tried to get paint sample pots made up in several of the colours these were not available as the formulations don't break down small enough. I was told that i could probably get these from dulux directly, so went on their website to do so. It turns out the Accent range is solely a Mitre10 range and poorly supported by dulux. I couldn't find the names of the colours listed anywhere and when i range Dulux the customers ...service was pathetic. Looks like Mitre 10 have been sold a turkey in this range - without sample pots it is a very expensive exercise to try the colours as you have to by a minimum of 500ml or 1 lt. Too expensive and difficult to bother with this range.
The only thing worse than their Product is their Company as a whole.
They claim that they cannot list all of the possible / potential problems with compatibility of their product on the product itself, yet where they can, on their website, there is actually even less information about what their product can and connect do yet when you contact their "support team" and I use that term as loosely as possible, they "recommend" soooo many things you should or shouldn't do.
Contacted the support team when we had an issue with their product bubbling on a large amount of external timber and was told - "we recommend o...nly using it on non treated timber" - does not say this anywhere and their own rep who was at Bunnings at the time told us that it would be fine, "we recommend weathering the timber for at least 2 weeks", "we recommend using oil base on treated timber" - their rep at Bunnings actually told us that water based sealer would be ideal for use on treated timber, "we recommend not putting it in direct sunlight until it has had time to cure" - weather-shield not in direct sunlight?? How do you paint a house with it then? Wait until its dark only? All of these things which they "recommend" are NOWHERE to be found on their product or spec sheets online. We ended up having to pay for a 2nd load of timber, followed their instructions to the letter, even weathered it outside for 3 - 4 weeks, left it in my garage to cure for 2 weeks and the exact same thing happened. All of this and yet this is not a problem with this product or batch. They would not send someone out to get a sample, they simply washed their hands of it all and blamed my prep work. We had a already painted one of the beams we had with the exact same product but left over from jobs I had done almost a year ago and even though it was the same timber batch as the others and didnt use anywhere near the fiddly prep work they "recommend" but dont state on their product, had absolutely no issues whatsoever. But it is an issue with my prep work and it shouldn't be used on treated timber.
Dulux Customer Service!
Dulux Qld manager advised our architect that Epoxy 4 primer was fine to use on our exterior sloping driveway but it is lethally slippery when wet. They refuse to acknowledge that the product is unsafe in that environment. The Dulux advice website actually states that NO Dulux product should be used on a sloping driveway. My husband has already fallen hard and bruised his coccyx and we can't walk down to our shed when it's wet. Also we can't drive down to the shed because wheels can't get traction to come up again. The Dulux approved painter who did the job has ignored our concerns as well.
Questions & Answers
I need a primer that will go on Bakelite cabinet handles that will be frequently used. Do you have a product that will work and a good quality paint to go on top. Carrie.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your query, Carrie! We would love to help! Please give our Help & Advice Team a call on 13 25 25 (Option 2), and they will be able to answer all of your questions! – The Dulux Team.
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