View Poll Results: Dry Lining Paint vs Dry Wall Primer

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    Question Dry Lining Paint vs Dry Wall Primer

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    I used to stock BG Dry Wall Primer until Crown launched their own, now I need to decide if I want to stock BG again or Johnstones Dry Lining Paint.
    Neither will be a fast mover for me prob 3-4 a month if that, its an oh bugger I forgot to pick up...oh shes got some kind of item.
    Figures are good for PPG, but it could be merchants & independants like moi that have bought it and its sat there not moving.
    Someone who shall remain nameless said their primer was just a p*&&^d down paint!!
    Can anyone guide me ?

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    I'm in the position of having used both brands last week and will place my money on the Johnstones. Its like glue, needs pissed up with loads of water and was over a tenner a tub cheaper.

    Take that BG!
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    lol yes BG is deare. thanks for that.
    & lol at nut kicker

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    Attached a poll for you and voted accordingly.
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    I originally used BG green/white tub primer (19 ish a tub 4 yrs ago) until I had a bad batch which left chalky specks on surface. Went over to BG red/white tub sealer (just under 24 recently) which I really like, sends compound off hard and covered quite well, but a twat to get off hands etc. Now using Lafarge Universal primer, really white and covers a treat (see my current job pics) and 18.60 a tub. Leyland paint rep gave me a tub of drywall paint, comes in at over 30 for 10ltrs. Good stuff but too dear.

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    always used the lafarge as its the most used around these parts. Used the johnstones stuff too which seemed good to me. BG products not too popular here in ireland would nt mind trying some variety though..

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    Thanks for the poll

    That sounds pricy to me Tony, Jonno's dont have much consistency with their prices, I called 6 different stores today to price check, on 10l v/matt b/white. they varied from 19-37 for one tub and for 10+ varied from 17-35, luckily for me the store nearer me was the dearest and wouldnt move on price, I dont understand the whole margin greed ethos, my ex employers were the same, hence why i never achieved my personal bonus which was margin based, as soon as the recession hit, i looked after my guys during their lean times doing stuff as cheap as poss to keep them working, its not always about the fast buck, for me its about long term loyalty, I think a lot of companies have forgotten about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytaper View Post
    always used the lafarge as its the most used around these parts. Used the johnstones stuff too which seemed good to me. BG products not too popular here in ireland would nt mind trying some variety though..

    Any reason why their not popular there? Ive not sold lafarge before I might get some tubs in for people to try free and see what they think.

    If it came down to it, if a tub was a few quid cheaper/dearer what would matter most quality or the dollar??

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    bg all the way any problems they sort it if you use cheap products then on your own head be it .only takes 1 dodgy tub and your out of pocket.

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    do the other companies not resolve any problems should they occur?

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    Saw the BG primer in B&Q this afternoon for about 44 bucks. No wonder the shelf was covered with cobwebs.
    The drylining paint sells from an independent supplier for around 25 and I rate the Lafarge gear too, but it just isnt stocked anywhere near me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeDecoratingSupplies View Post
    Any reason why their not popular there?
    probably only as it has "British" in the name ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeDecoratingSupplies View Post
    do the other companies not resolve any problems should they occur?
    no they dont cos they know its shite so theres nothing they can do,

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Saw the BG primer in B&Q this afternoon for about 44 bucks. No wonder the shelf was covered with cobwebs.
    The drylining paint sells from an independent supplier for around 25 and I rate the Lafarge gear too, but it just isnt stocked anywhere near me.
    if your in the trade you would buy it from the merchants so what b&q sell it for has no interest to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RAMBO View Post
    if your in the trade you would buy it from the merchants so what b&q sell it for has no interest to me
    i agree, but i am shocked at the price, b&q are BG's biggest customer, thats just their greed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RAMBO View Post
    no they dont cos they know its shite so theres nothing they can do,

    Thats a general sweep, if its a genuine complaint they have to do something, if I ever get any products that my end users not happy with I make sure its put right. eg i had a guy buy 2 tubs of intumescent off me last week, it had gone hard sat on the shelf at the suppliers depot, the job ran a day behind, they had to fire board instead to keep on track, I got him the days labour paid for everyone, the cost of the fire boards paid, loads of free stock for his next job. If someones product doesnt deliver I create merry hell to make sure its put right.

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    i like your attitude i wish there was more people like you

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RAMBO View Post
    i like your attitude i wish there was more people like you
    The customer is king at the end of the day

    Last couple of weeks I've made a rep cancel his days appointments to go out & put a problem right, had to send my driver to Wolverhampton from Burton for something I was going to make a loss on, purchased items from the enemy and let the customer have it for what i paid because a supplier was late delivering, and when i was in the loo today a) deciding if that lip gloss actually suited me b) deciding if I should slip ever so gently into my nervous breakdown or just embrace it head on it call for a mucho thousand order, even tho I was 300 quid dearer, because he knew he would be looked after.

    Im known for and always in trouble for turning down sales when I know fairy liquid or bleech etc will fix the problem, why make a quick few pence for the sake of taking money, I'd rather lose a sale and have them come back knowing I've done my job.

    I've had wine I'm rambling

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    I've had wine too, but I wouldn't mess wi you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I've had wine too, but I wouldn't mess wi you!
    Hey I'm nice really <<grrrrr>>

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