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Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

We have just been let down by a paint company in the UK who were supposed to deliver a load this week. We need some urgently so are taking to the shops but can only really find Castorama in Mulhouse or some in Weldom, St Louis which is eye wateringly expensive.

Are there any other decorating shops we are missing out on, either in France or Germany near the border? Have done a search but didn't find anything specifically in these areas.
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There are huge diy shops in germany. Hornbach is in binzen next to the motorway. And bauhaus 5 mins further on in lorrach.
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

I also had a nightmare finding a good selection of paint in Basel, France & Germany, then came across Wohnbedarf in Basel which stock all the Farrow & Ball sample pots, but the 2.5 and 5ltr needs to be ordered from the UK, and my order took 10 days.

I can't fault that paint: I am generally rubbish at painting and find it extremely messy, however, the result I got by using F&B is amazing. It doesn't smell (at all!) and is water-based, which made cleaning the brushes etc very convenient, it is also dry to the touch in an hour. I used a blue/black colour in one of the rooms, and the pigment was so concentrated, I considered not applying a second coat (but did in the end just to make sure it look flawless, and it does)

It comes in different finishes too, matt, sheen, and full gloss.

Good luck with your painting projects
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

Forgot to mention there is about 130 colours to choose from...
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

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Forgot to mention there is about 130 colours to choose from...



.....but how many shades of grey?
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.....but how many shades of grey?
50?


Although I had assumed it was the latest Audi colour chart
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

Easy answer is: you dont buy decent paint here with out a mega price tag.

http://www.bricoman.fr/m001

This one near Mulhouse is big enough and prices arent as crazy as others.
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Easy answer is: you dont buy decent paint here with out a mega price tag.

http://www.bricoman.fr/m001

This one near Mulhouse is big enough and prices arent as crazy as others.
Thanks, just had a look at their website, can't see any decent paints just French ones which are notoriously thin and rubbish! No results for Dulux at all in their search facility....
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Thanks, just had a look at their website, can't see any decent paints just French ones which are notoriously thin and rubbish! No results for Dulux at all in their search facility....
You aren't saying you are a racist paint purchaser are you now?
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You aren't saying you are a racist paint purchaser are you now?
No, just lazy, don't want to spend hours putting coat after coat on. Have made that mistake before, never again. Life is too short....
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

I ventured back to Ireland for my mates 21st & in my absence himself had a house party.

The lads decided to decorate my home with a "Welcome Home" Banner. Thing is they didnít use a banner... they wrote it on my sitting room wall. In HUGE writing (To make sure i wouldnít miss it)

Upon sobering up the next day they realized what a terrible idea it was and decided to paint over it before i came back.

Idiots bought gloss paint. Painted the banner.... so instead of black writing "Welcome Home" I had white gloss writing "Welcome Home"

When i asked my WHY GLOSS!?! he told me he didnít realize it was gloss when he bought it and it cost 44 EURO so tough.
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

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I ventured back to Ireland for my mates 21st & in my absence himself had a house party.

The lads decided to decorate my home with a "Welcome Home" Banner. Thing is they didnít use a banner... they wrote it on my sitting room wall. In HUGE writing (To make sure i wouldnít miss it)

Upon sobering up the next day they realized what a terrible idea it was and decided to paint over it before i came back.

Idiots bought gloss paint. Painted the banner.... so instead of black writing "Welcome Home" I had white gloss writing "Welcome Home"

When i asked my WHY GLOSS!?! he told me he didnít realize it was gloss when he bought it and it cost 44 EURO so tough.
http://youtu.be/Tyx0K4WrElo
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

In work.. cant look

..... because im working very hard
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Re: Where to buy decent paint around Basel, FR or DE

I purchase some "industrial" paint from a contact (painter/decorator). Having used pretty much everything on offer in Coop/Bauhaus/Hornbach you realise just how good this stuff is!

HOWEVER
In my experience you get what you pay for. The top of the range stuff in Bauhaus is of a very high quality.
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