If anyone is still wondering, then maybe we can offer some assitance in this matter.
Dulux is a fantastic product that has been created out of years of development. Dulux also have many different bases available from the trade centre in Wimbledon the bases are as follows
Flat Matt (recently released)
This base will give you the same chalky effect as F an B estate emulsion, the major difference is that it can be cleaned and can be touched in should you need to
This product is great for hallways and kids bedrooms, this can be cleaned with a white scouring pad and the paint will not be affected, this has a lower sheen level than the F and B modern emulsion
The product that everyone knows and expects to recive when using Dulux
dead flat with no vinyl, this is great for ceilings, and will hide any imperfections that there may be, it also only costs around £10 for 10 Litres
I would always advise clients to go with Dulux as if you have any problems, their product is guaranteed for 2 years and they are always happy to cover the costs of repainting if there is a problem with the paint.
F&B along with all the other boutique makes look very nice when applied but will not give you the longevity that you would expect when paying over £50.00 for 5 litres.
If you have children and treat your house as a home, then Dulux will stand the test of time.
For external painting look no further than Sikkens Rubbol XD, it needs to be used with Sikkens Primer Plus, this product will out last any other on your external woodwork, slightly more expensive than Dulux but it is worth it when it can give you twice the life.
If anyone has any questions regarding paints or painting and decorating problems feel free to drop me an email and I will answer them for you, as best I can. email@example.com
The Invisible Painter