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Advice on which paint to use

Hi, I am looking at tidying our house up and giving it a repaint internally this coming Autumn. My question is can anyone recommend a brand that they have used and been pleased with? In England I would always go with Dulux and I have never been disappointed. Also can anyone tell me the Swiss / German equivilent of Gloss, Matt & Shean etc. Also does anyone know if there is a washable paint available. I will only be painting in white and I assume I can get everything I need for this job in Migros DIY or Coop Bau & Hobby. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

Where can you buy Dulux or Crown paints from in Switzerland? The offerings at the local diy shops just are not up to the job. They are based on white wash and go on unevenly and have a terrible chalky consistency. I'm talking about emulsions rather than paint for woodwork, which appears to be fine.

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Re: Advice on which paint to use

... i will advice you to consult and inform the house-owner (if rented appartment) of your intension to re-paint the appartment; they can advice you of the best prefarable internal-colour to use.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

Hi,

we've done a lot of painting recently, using Alpina. It's available in Jumbo and Obi - Obi recently had it on sale. Do not go for the cheap whitewash paint - it's terrible. I am very happy with the results from the Alpina.

This link shows the pain (albeit on a German page)

http://www.guenstiger.de/Preis/8C97/...nen_weiss.html
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... i will advice you to consult and inform the house-owner (if rented appartment) of your intension to re-paint the appartment; they can advice you of the best prefarable internal-colour to use.
In Switzerland renters are free to choose from a full spectrum of colors..

so long as it's white.
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Go for the gold lidded water-based dispersion from Jumbo for inside walls- it's fine, about Chf69/10 litres. The cheaper one at Chf49 is not very good.

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Re: Advice on which paint to use

I have used water based paint (instead of oil based). It is much easier to clean up afterwards and does not smell as much. Depending on your wall, the roller is important.

Generally in CH, high gloss white paint is hard to find. White, in normal gloss and matt is available. I got all my paint from a Swiss paint producer/distributor. I searched on www.search.ch for one close to me. There is one very close to glattzentrum in Zurich. I don't recall the name now, but can find it if you let me know. Generally if you discuss the price and are willing to pay cash, they will give you the handyman special (very close to the price they sell to professional painters).

I perfer not to buy paint from Swiss retailers, as I do not like to get Switzerlanded. Low end paint from Obi/Jumbo/Bauhaus is not quite the same and by the time I compared prices with mid/higher end paint, the price difference from the Swiss paint manufacturer/distributor was negligible.

When I bought my paint, I insisted that they put the containers in that machine and shake up the paint really well. I also bought one of those paint stirrers one can put in an electric drill and stir the paint.

All other necessary accessories (mask, covering, cleaning stuff, brushes, eye protection, paint holder, etc. etc) was much more economical in Obi/Jumbo/Bauhaus. I thought Co-op DIY was overpriced (at least in my area).
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

As nomad66 said, water-based gloss paints are very good now and much easier to use than the more traditional oil-based ones.

I consider it false economy to purchase cheap paints e.g. stores own-brand. They are often very thin and do not cover well. Apart from spending as much in the long run, they tend to be much messier to use as they are more likey to run and drip. Overall, the cost of paint is a relatively small investment compared to other costs.

For water-based acrylic gloss, especially on doors, a mini-roller is a good investment. Make sure that you use the sponge sleeves for gloss rather than the lambswool for emulsion.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

Hornbach does a very good white emulsion - in Matt or Satin finish - we bought the latter

They also do a range of 2-in-1 water based gloss paints - which don't need undercoat - and again are very effective.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

when done, please do update thread with pictures of paint as it progresses through the different drying stages.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

The Hornbach stuff I thought was good. It is - but it is nothing compared to the professional paint.

The Hornbach white took 3 coats to cover.

The professional stuff - 1 coat!!! It goes on easily - covers superbly - and has saved me 10hrs of work!
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

Can someone advise on what type of "white" paint is generally used on the walls inside the apartments here in Switz?
My walls have some scratches here and there and I just need to touch up but need to know what paint is generally used so it matches the rest of the wall.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

If it is a rented appartment and you are moving out and they are only small, or to repair picture nail holes in walls use white paper correction fluid. It sounds really dodgy and is to a certain extent but carefully applied and a wipe over afterwards with a wet cloth really does quite a good job. The problem touching up white paint is every brand is a different shade of "white" and with sun bleaching you really need to paint the whole wall to not see patches.
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Re: Advice on which paint to use

In the Coop you can buy some white sponges which you dampen and wipe gently across small marks on walls. The paint "moves around" and covers the damage.
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