Absolutely the worst paint I’ve ever dealt with in my years of being a DIY homeowner. What it saves you in dollars it’ll cost you in time and effort.
The paint is thick goop that is impossible to apply adequately or evenly, and/or as another reviewer commented, is basically transparent.
Unless the surface you’re painting is the exact same white and with no discolouration you’ll need to apply many coats.
worst paint ever
not that long ago i brought a 4lt can of polycraft ceiling paint from bigw for $20 worst thing i ever did i recommend not to buy this product unless you want to waste your money i did i will never buy this brand of paint again
Purchased in January 2019 for $20.00.
looks good after 7 years
I was advised spring paints were cheap and nasty so I took the chance any way and bought ceiling and low sheen had the low sheen tinted to a Tubman's colour application was easy and it took normal times to dry yes I had touch ups but after the touch ups and second coats it looked great I painted an entire unit with spring paint I also had the blue added to the ceiling paint so it did not yellow im presently painting a neighbours home and they are impressed with spring paint as we ran out of Tubman's paint my neighbour was quite happy to try spr...ing paints and I got 7 years out of mine and it still looks good but could do with a refresh now because I would like a change of colour the only thing I could say spring paints keep an eye on quality and me maybe improve on a good product
Looks great after 3 years.
Used low sheen interior. Painted over cream walls-2 coats of white for most walls, 2 coats on a pale mauve feature wall. Coverage was fine and small marks wash off.
Purchased in January 2016.
Worst paint ever
I am a painter by trade thought I would give it a go brought $1200 worth for a job took 3 coats to cover undercoat and barely did still a bit see transparent washable not at all water and dirt marks from cleaning Windows will not clean off worst paint ever do not recommend at all
Definitely would buy this product again
I spent over $200 on Dulux paint and I was not happy with my colour choice. I wanted to paint over the Dulux and decided to try Spring.
The shop assistant at Bunnings was very negative about the paint. But when I asked her if she had ever used the product, the answer was NO!
Anyway, great product. The smell was less intense than the more expensive Dulux paint.
Thanks to those people that took the time to review Spring paint on here. It was your feedback that helped me to decide whether to try this product.
Purchased in June 2019 for $14.95.
Really thin and runny, so many coats needed.
We bought this product because it was cheap. Not surprisingly it's cheap because it's hopeless. We were painting over patterned wallpaper and previously painted camel coloured plasterboard. After five coats on one section of wall the pattern still shone through and we weren't sure another couple would cover it completely. Since 7+ coats was going to be ridiculous we went and bought Haymes flat ceiling white which required two coats in total.
All up we estimated that we'd have spent the same amount on paint but using Spring would take 3-4 times longer to apply.
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I was a bit suspicious of this paint to begin with so I used it on the interior of a wardrobe to see how it would go. It did seem to be a little thinner and runnier than the Haymes paint that I had used previously, but thicker than I expected for the price. Overall it seemed surprisingly good. I don't know how it will last, but at this stage I would definitely buy it again.
As good as any paint I've used over the last 30 years
Bought this (actually the low sheen) for $50 for 10 litres at bunnings. Can't complain at all as only required two coats to paint a white over quite a deep purple. Thought i'd need three coats but two was fine. Part of first coat was done in taubmans until I ran out, then spring next to it. Could not pick the difference in application or once dry. Very happy customer.
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Very smelly, strange light reflection
I used this paint briefly and then stopped as I had a headache and was feeling nauseous, even though the room was well ventilated. The finished walls were a good white, but the paint has a strange non-reflective quality, kind of powdery, hard to describe. It’s worth it to me to buy a more expensive paint, low or zero voc.
Review collected in partnership with Spring Flat Plastic
Great paint for a great price
To me paint is paint is paint. I know a lot of people will argue with that and claim that to get a great finish you have to use Dulux or some other premium brand. Guess who makes the Spring paint - yep Dulux. I will not spend a fortune on paint, never have and never will. I used the Spring paint on my ceiling and walls. I had it color tinted to what I wanted and I got a great finish. It rolled on really nicely, no problems at all. It's been on my walls and ceiling now for a few months and looks great. I have my whole house to paint later this year and I will use this paint again. If you want to save some money then this is the paint to get.
perfect for vermiculite ceiling
vermiculite ceilings take litres of paint to cover. This is the perfect paint because of the quantities used and price point. We have sprayed it on as well as rollered after a prep coat of bondcrete, 60litres later, the unit ceilings are covered. I would recommend this product. I've used several ceiling paint brands before, mostly premium. I wouldn't use it on a flat ceiling because it would require more coats to get right.
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Worst experience ever painting.
Would have to be the worst paint I have ever used in my life. I had a small area downstairs to repair from a leaking shower above. Did all the prep. I thought rather than just repairing the small area I would paint the whole ceiling, it hadn't been done since we moved in 18 years ago. I explained to the lady at Bunnings what i was doing and she said one coat is all that it should need. Well I did one coat on Saturday and was shattered, I thought i could no longer paint. Went to bed and thought well another coat should do the job. How wrong was I. I have just wasted the last 2 days painting and my ceiling looks worse than when I had a water damaged ceiling.
Don't waste your time or energy!
The paint looks like watery craft glue, selling my house just wanted to freshen up the main walls doesn't cover anything not even a finger print.
Would have to be the worst paint on the market I don't know how anyone could rate it more than 1 star. Will be returning it to Bunnings for sure.
For what I paid for it, it's actually worth the price
I purchased this for a new house, looks half decent, coverage is definitely better than others. As a comparison i used Taubmans with microban for the ensuite and bathrooms and need to do at least 3 coats in total. For Spring I got away with 1 undercoat and 1 with the flat plastic. Happy with my spend and happy with the finish and happier for what I paid price wise!
Great as a ceiling paint
We purchased Taubmans ceiling paint and it was terrible, no coverage. Purchased this product for the ceiling and its great. Cornice needs 3 coats but otherwise it has been great. We also painted the entire garage in it. Better than top brands.
Would definitely recommend. Worth a try for the price.
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Almost translucent and took 4 coats.
Had used the Spring undercoat and was happy enough with that product so thought I'd try the flat plastic paint coloured BP Charming White as a cheap alternative to other brands. I only needed to paint a very long hallway with 10 doors to cut around which was in a light cream colour. Was regretting this paint option after the first coat as it looked almost translucent. It took 4 coats to fully cover the previous colour and 2 extra days of painting. I advised the paint guy at Bunnings and he wasn't surprised, he basically told me 'you get what yo...u pay for'. He also said that if you need more than one tin the colour will be different each time. I'm not sure why Bunnings would sale this product if even the staff know it's bad. I'll stick to a popular brand next time as the extra work is not worth the saving.
Not much different to paint 6x the price
After reading these mostly positive reviews I thought I would compare Spring flat to Dulux weather shield low sheen on the same cement rendered wallby painting part of the wall with each paint. It was hard to tell the difference but the expensive paint did flow from the roller a smidgin easier and for a little longer. The finished walls looked much the same but the low sheen made the weather shield have more body.
Spring paint is good value.
I will next try the Spring acrylic low sheen on internal timber but also purchased more weather shiel...
Good quality ceiling paint for my room. Put another coat after 1st coat dried and it looks perfect. Cheap n does the job. Dries fast and smell is bit strong but goes away in 2nd day. So far so good. Easy to apply.I will purchase more..im happy. Thanks alot great
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Questions & Answers
I would like an honest answer from an experienced tradesman comparing Spring paint with Dulux or Taubmans paint.
What is the benefit of Spring Flat Plastic compared to Dulux etc.
I have been told Spring is made up of chalk and talcum powder !!!
I want a quality paint that will stand up to grandchildren fingers etc and I don't want to be painting again for many years.
Please advise as existing painter insists on Spring Paint saying to trust him it is the best though we asked for Dulux brand
Spring is made by Dulux for Bunnings (just as British Paints is also made by Dulux) and had its price reduced to make life hard for Masters. I have had other painters tell me all sorts of things about Spring but when asked if they have tried it, the answer is usually ‘no, but this guy I know said.....’
So I tried it and used the enamel to spray paint my own kitchen cabinets. Guess how many comments I got on the beautiful finish and which paint I used. I just answer them with, ‘you would faint if I told you how much this specialty paint costs and you can only buy it from one supplier’
All I can suggest is for such a cheap price try it at least for the first coat. If you don’t like it use another brand for the final coat. It’s already saved you money using it as an intermediate coat.
Please don’t forget shortcuts have no place in finishing. If the product says prime/undercoat and 2 coats of paint, do what it says. Listen to the manufactures advice, not ‘this guy I know’
Remember Australian standards for paint is a 3 coat system.
How long will the Spring Interior / Exterior Acrylic Semi Gloss paint last?
I have used it to paint doors and have had no problems. I expect it to last as long as any other gloss paint.
Depends on the situation. Outdoors lasts less than indoors. In the sun lasts less than in the shade, exposed to moisture last less than dry.
Key point is, repaint before the paint turns chalky or blisters and peels.
Rule of thumb is repaint every 5 to 7 years but keep in mind those points made above.
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