The best 'wash & wear' paint on the market
Haymes Paint Expressions Ultra Premium Interior is a true 'wash & wear' paint and it has a lovely finish. We love it.
We bought Haymes Paint after we had a very bad experience (our second bad experience) with Dulux wash & wear low sheen. Not only did it damage our walls of 7 rooms because it is NOT a 'wash & wear' as the label states (false advertising and misleading consumers) but it left streaky inconsistent sheen marks on every walls despite painting some walls with 7 coats to try and get a consistency which we were not able to achieve. ...We are part time renovators and have been for years and have never encounted this issue with any other paint other than the inferior Dulux wash & wear low sheen paint. To add to insult, Dulux once again put the blame on its consumer - as always. Dulux, did you ever think that your consumer is giving you the opportunity to fix your product instead of you coming back to the consumer aggressively and in an insulting manner. Will NEVER by Dulux again after the way they treated us 10 years ago and again in November 2020.i After some hunting around, we bought Haymes Paint Expressions Ultra Premium Interior and it is the BEST PAINT. The results - it is a true 'wash & wear' - as you can wipe walls and it leaves no marks and it has a lovely even sheen. Plus it is an Australian Company. Well done Haymes. It took us some years to find a quality paint and we have finally found it. Thanks Haymes and all the best to you!
Purchased in November 2020 for A$168.00.
Even amateur painters can achieve professional results with Haymes
After going in the brink of madness using the useless Taubmans Endure and questioning my ability to paint, I ditched the Taubmans and bought a can of Haymes Expressions. I realised that I could actually paint and was able to achieve a professional result when the right paint is used. The Haymes has a great consistency, is very forgiving when it comes to roller marks and gives you a result you can be very happy with. Furthermore, the Haymes dealer in Craigieburn was very helpful and friendly. I will never go anywhere else for paint.
Purchased in October 2020 at Haymes Craigieburn for A$76.00.
Beast paint ever
As handy man I repaint my house with haymes products the results it amazing a lot of people recommended du ..... I believe it’s just brand !!! , I perched graylogy 3 for the walls and 1 for the doors&trim
Purchased in September 2020 at Haymes paint shop Epping for A$1,800.00.
Glad I switched
After my terrible encounter with Bunnings (see previous review), I have switched to Haymes paints and it has been a very pleasant experience. Staff at local store is knowledgeable and click and collect worked seamlessly. Paint Coverage is great over existing wall and easy to apply paint. Will use again.
Purchased in September 2020.
Too thick, like clotted cream
Far too thick which makes even finish and rolling very difficult and time consuming. The paint tends to ‘picture frame’ which is very difficult to rectify. 4 litres barely and I mean barely covers a standard bedroom with a non painted built in robe.
Purchased in September 2020 for A$80.00.
- Interior Expressions Low Sheen
- Verified purchase
Great quality, makes the job super easy!
This paint goes on super easily and has great coverage. We did two coats and ended up with a perfect result as two first time painters. The low sheen is a beautiful finish as well. It’s worth going to a paint speciality shop for this paint, we tried another very well known brand prior to this and it gave us streaky and uneven result after 4 coats, Haymes fixed that paint job easily and put the fun back in our isolation DIY project.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$160.88.
Fantastic and well price Australia owned paint
Just fabulous and very well priced. Everyone wanted to use Dulux but been very happy when I supplied them with Haymes instead.
I'm converted to Haymes paint for life.
Purchased in December 2019 at Lyndons for A$140.00.
Love this paint
This paint is wonderful. Was going to buy Dulux again but after being disappointed with their semi gloss and then reading the reviews of their matt paint, I started reading reviews of other brands. When I saw the many very good reviews for Haymes paints, I decided to give it a go. I am so happy I did. Very easy to paint with. Very little smell. Great coverage and dries beautifully. I will certainly stick with this brand from now on as I just love it.
Purchased in March 2020 at ColourStop for A$128.00.
No coverage. very thin and watery. Stick to the main brands. Had to give the wall four coats. I did phone the manager but he wasnt interested. Could tell the paint was thin just by stirring it. It looked transparent.
Definitely not the same paint that I have always known
I first used Haymes paint in 1978 when I painted my parents house and never looked elsewhere. I also painted my first home and several others over the years with Haymes and could not have been happier with such a quality product. The uniform and homogenous smoothness felt like as if it had been sprayed with a car painting compressor using just a cheap generic roller. My parents home still has the same coat of paint, looking as good as the first week of painting; ceilings, walls, window frames, eaves etc without any peeling or flaking.
I r...ecently built a new home and used some 20 liters of the premium acrylic sealer undercoat followed by 2 coats of some 30 liters of expressions matt to cover 120 square meters of ceilings. No diluting was done either. I could not believe it was the same paint!!! Patchy and very uneven like as if it was painted by a primary school child. I am not new to painting and did nothing different from the superb outcomes from previous jobs. I am of the belief that the new formula is nowhere near as good as it used to be!!!!. Very disappointed after 41 years of loyalty!!! Sorry, but had to declare it. Just my opinion.!!!!
Purchased in February 2020.
Convert to Haymes paint for life
I recently moved into a new home and wanted to improve the average finish so I bought 10 litres of the woolly dog brand. I could not, no matter how hard I tried, get a decent finish.
I decided it must be the paint so I bought a tin of Haymes Ultra Premium low sheen. What had taken me 3 days of work, still with a poor finish, I completed with an excellent result within 3 hours with Haymes.
The application was easy, the coverage brilliant and the finish supreme. I could not recommend this brand highly enough and I will be doing my new house completely with this product.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful paint
I wasted the entire prior day trying to get a decent ceiling coat using Dulux’s cheaper brand Walpamur to no avail. Choice had said it was good. I tried watching YouTube videos, applied more paint, painted faster, painted at night. The ceiling was just as patchy and lined after my 2nd coat... it looked like it was painted by a child. I despaired thinking I was going to have to hire a tradesmen. I’ve painted before and never had an issue.
Bunnings grudgingly accepted 4 cans back telling me it was the temperature, my pressure, or my technique. I...’ve now read several hundred negative reviews stating how awful Dulux has become recently. Saw Haymes listed as high quality and good value on Canstar. My local paint shop actually spent 20 minutes teaching me about colours and technique. The ceiling trade white was cheaper than the Walpmur at $8.5 per litre and the coloured wall paint was $12 per litre. Walpamur at Bunnings is $10. Magically, my ceiling now looks incredible. I changed literally nothing but the paint. And it is taking about half as much paint to cover the same area. I can actually take my time and enjoy the process. The Walpmur was literally dry in half a minute... making it impossible to get an even finish. The Haymes looks glossy and thick going on by comparison, and looks beautiful. You have a customer for life. Thank you. Haymes is made locally as well.
Like making love to the walls
After reading many, many, reviews online and sampling different colours in a few walls across my house, I’m finally making the change from Dulux (Antique White USA) to Haymes (Minimalist 1) and honestly, I wish I’ve done it before.
From the moment you open the can and you start stirring the paint you know it’s a good product, thick, quality stuff.
I have painted previously with Dulux, Taubmans, etc and trust me...I’m not going back to them.
There’s nothing exciting in painting a wall but when you apply this product is for a lack of a better word...sexy. The photo is the first coat only!
Purchased in July 2019.
- Interior Expressions Low Sheen
- Verified purchase
As a professional painter I've used a lot of Haymes low sheen acrylic over the years. The most recent change of formula has seen me go right off this product. It picture frames badly even if the cutting in is left to dry overnight. Doesn't touch up well either. Will be using Resene Spacecote in future as the finish is far superior.
No point mucking around.
2 smallish bedrooms, 2 coats each. Brilliant stuff. Goes on lovely. Doesn't smell that much. Been using Haymes for more art based projects, usually strong primary colours, always very happy with coverage and durability. Still worth going Haymes for interior white. Can't believe I used to waste my time with cheap n crappy brands.
After using Taubmans I was extremely disappointed with the finish. Purchased Haymes after reading these reviews. This product really is the best. The finish is beautiful. I am painting all walls and ceilings throughout the house. Taubmans took 3 coats and looked blotchy but Haymes is only 1 coat for ceiling and 2 for walls. It’s the same price as Taubmans and Dulux but far superior.
Fantastic Quality Paint and Great Service from Haymes
I have now painted two bedrooms and a large, open plan living area with Haymes Interior Expressions low sheen.
The finish and coverage are amazing, great opacity compared to big brands I've bought previously.
In addition the service I've received from the Haymes Experts was fantastic, helping me get a colour perfect - really helpful!
Thanks Haymes - great team and products
I painted my bathroom with Haynes low sheen enamel paint and it is nearly as shiny as the gloss enamel quite annoyed it is so shiny.t I thought being low sheen it would be not so shiny but it is I thought it would be better to stop Mold now I regret using this paint
Recommending this paint
Had a large area of VJ timber walls to paint in 80yrs old house in Queensland.
Only wanted to paint it well and once...
Walls were taken back to bare timber and primed ready for top coat using British Paint 4in1.
Had used other big paint brands for top coats with varying results so was looking for local advice - many people recommended Haymes...
The Haymes Expressions sold me on its coverage and covering qualities and the resulting finish is great.
Just 2 coats applied with a 13mm nap roller have given a deep colour finish with a superb lo...
- Interior Expressions Low Sheen
- Verified purchase
Haymes Interior Expressions....Glides on like butter - love it!!
Haymes Expressions Interior - Low sheen.
I'm renovating & painting my 3 bedroom home. For a comparison.... In prep for built-in wardrobe in main bedroom I used Dulux wash'n'wear. In prep for built-in wardrobe in spare room I used Haymes Expessions Low Sheen.
Haymes won hands down. It felt creamy & luxurious to roll on wall whereas Dulux felt thin & stingy. Could have got away with just one coat coverage with Haymes wheras Dulux needed 3 coats.
As the day was a bit cold, I thought I'd try a little trick I saw/heard somewhere ...... I filled the kitchen sink with hot water & sat my paint tin in it for a while to gently warm the paint a bit. Made the final stir & application sooooo much easier.
Questions & Answers
Hi, we have a 2 year old and want to paint the whole inside of our house. Is your paint for us? If so what do you recommend
Can you use Haymes expressions low sheen to freshen up a set of drawers?
In hall way, foyer,stairs down one side, walls 5 Mtrs high and large window over front door. Having trouble with low sheen showing roller marks and cutting in marks. How do I avoid this. The stair wall be able to wash dirty marks off. The paint I used was not Haynes.
Tricky job as the light will show any surface imperfections. Usually roller overlaps are due to different paint coat thickness.
Use a good quality roller & make sure the paint is laid evenly. Do at least two coats. Don’t rush.
Get the paint drying between coats and allow 3 full days to cure.
Once done it’s easy to keep clean...we have new kid marks every week...most come off with warm damp cloth.
Good luck - hope this helps!
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