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Simplicity Walls & Ceilings is rated 1.1 out of 5 by 63.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a waste of money! We bought ‘portrait of a blue stocking‘ to go on a feature wall in the bedroom. After 4 coats, using the full 2.5 litres the wall is still extremely patchy. The colour is supposed to be very dark blue however it has dried green in some areas which is the colour in the tin. Very, very disappointed and I now have to rebook the decorator to cover it with another product so costing even more money. I know that Valspar do a refund however I am not buying the same product for the same poor standard. Has a comparison we bought Dulux Matt emulsion for the other walls in a pale grey and that covered like a dream. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Truly Awful!! This paint feels so thick, like you are painting with chalk or thin filler, leaves a horrible stipple effect in some areas as if you used a textured paint, it dries blotchy and too fast so you cant blend "to a wet edge" as it says on the can. the coverage is abysmal, because it is so thick and unworkable. In the same room I used V700 for one wall, opposite, similar size and it was so much better, 1 litre seemed to go on for miles. Please, avoid this awful paint, its cheaper but a truly false economy, to finish the room I will need to buy more paint ,it will be v700, lets hope it matches or the whole three walls will need to be done again, perhaps then I will use D*L*X.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst paint I've ever used I'm no expert, but have painted a handful of rooms successfully. But this paint had me doubting I knew what I was doing. I WISH I had looked at the reviews before buying simplicity. I wrongly decided to try the cheaper option after being told it's almost as good as the next level up by the sales staff. It's looks horrific after 2 coats. I thought it was me and was about to go and buy more paint to do a third coat (coverage is far less than it suggests too), but thought I'd check online first. I'll now have to restart the whole room again and buy better paint. Furious.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst paint I think I've ever used I'm halfway through painting over a pale coloured bedroom with 'at the barre ', which is also pale. After three coats on some walls it's still patchy, the paint is sticky, and yet somehow also thin. It does not go on smoothly, I've tried typical interior rollers, foam rollers, brushes and I even bought brand new rollers to try and improve the application. I wish I could stop now and move onto a different paint. Don't waste your money!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful advert for the Valspar brand We have used Valspar paint in our home previously as we like the fact you can mix a bespoke colour. Previously we have used the v700 blend and found it to be a great product. We recently decided to try the new Valspar simplicity product but quickly found upon application that the product is not fit for purpose. As an entry level product we expected it to be a couple of steps down from the v700 but the results are not acceptable. The product is far too watery and ends up leaving the surface patchy, i gave it a couple of coats to see if the product improved but the attached photo is after two coats have been applied. If the aim of this product is to entice people to your brand with lower prices you should really have a rethink as this product will put people off your brand completely.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Rubbish We have so far gone through 7.5 litres and my god I wish we read the reviews before spending nearly £100 on this paint. The streaks are unreal and even after 3 coats we are not close to finishing the room. We usually buy the v700 but thought we would try the simplicity product....NEVER AGAIN! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!! It’s a shame because we like the brand but would not buy this paint again. We are decorating our babies nursery and what should be a rewarding experience he turned into a total nightmare. Thanks Valspar!
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed. Absolutely do not recommend. If I could give this 0 stars I would, I really encourage you not to buy this paint. Foolishly decided to follow the advice of the salesman that told us the simplicity range performed similarly to the next in range. How wrong could he be. Our brand new kitchen is completely ruined, walls look terrible and no amount of effort seems to fix it. Please Valspar, stop selling this paint when so many people are having such trouble- including ourselves.
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 6 Months of 1 star poor reviews? How is this poor / faulty paint still on sale? I have wasted £112 on paint (20 litres), had to redo entire walls of sanding, four coats and still ended up having to buy another brand and WASTE WEEKS of my life. All because NOBODY at Valspar has taken these complaints seriously! I have now complained to B&Q Executive Customer Care team and won't stop until this is faulty paint is recalled. A major investigation needs to take place. Pages of misery here for six months yet its still on sale! Ruining peoples homes with this faulty base mix. Please everyone complain Directly to B&Q Executive Customer Care team (Google for their email address). Shame on Valspar and B&Q.
Date published: 2021-09-17
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