Reviews from professional decorators, Newlife Paints and Reborn:
“I was looking to find a paint that would sit nicely along side the ecological paints I already offer, but with a twist and after some searching narrowed it down to this company. Newlife paints were kind enough to send me a 5lt white matt emulsion to test and which on the back of I now use as stock white for ceilings due to its covering capacity and economical cost.
The Durapaint I cannot speak of highly enough, it’s universal use in bathrooms/ kitchens, high traffic areas and as a undercoat on old gloss paint, this product now sits permanently on the van saving me space due to it’s all round use. After using these standard products available in white and magnolia only, I went onto use their premium colour emulsion from the Reborn range which now sits nicely with the newly installed Lincrusta staircase that it was used on. These paints I have used on commercial and private projects with no quibble from my clients, and to think all this from a product that otherwise would of ended up in landfill!
I now wait in anticipation that they will extend and round off their product range with a water-based eggshell.”
George from GB Decorating, Yorkshire: www.g-b-decorating.co.uk
“I’ve used Newborn paint for a few jobs recently and I can recommend the product 100%. My business is based on an environmentally responsible policy so being able to use a paint like Newlife is perfect. It’s not just eco-friendly, it actually performs well, it’s nice to work with and a good finish to match the industry leaders. I am happy to recommend it to my customers.”
Andy Smith from Decorating Naturally, Bedford area: www.decoratingnaturally.co.uk
“Ever since we worked with Newlife to develop their range by providing feedback and testing their products, we have been keen to promote the ethos of re-using and recycling otherwise waste material. Apart from the logistics involved, sourcing and reclaiming waste paint, there are some serious chemistry skills brought to bear, resulting in a consistent, quality product. The features we particularly like are the smoothness of the paint, the excellent opacity and good colour mixing. The Brilliant White emulsion is a very effective coating for ceilings. We hope that we can help increase public acceptance of the recycling concept and the underlying quality of the paint. “
Russell Marlow, West Sussex: http://www.rainbowpainters.co.uk/
All reviews are supplied by the decorating companies, written in their own words.