Monday, 17 May 2010

Monday Review and Giveaway – Dulux Ecosense Paint

I've had the tough job of decorating my bathroom to bring you this review. Actually that’s a lie, OH has been decorating, I’m not allowed too (such a shame), the last time I painted a bathroom it took me 2 and half years and I still didn't finish it.  I was only painting it white and it was very small bathroom, so OH did the painting I just choose the colour.

Dulux have launched a range of Ecosense Matt Paint which have a 50% lower carbon footprint, compared to their 2008 formula, it also has 40% less waste, uses 50% less water and 20% less packaging, that’s an Eco paint!! Another main feature of the paint is that it has no solvent so they claim it has no lingering odour.

I choose the colour Sweet Potato for bathroom and they kindly sent me two tins. My bathroom is rather small, and we originally painted it white to make it look bigger but it just felt cold. 

This is my bathroom before.....

OH found that paint went on easily, we did need two coats but that was no problem it dried really quickly. And the smell? Honestly you could barely smell it, and by the next morning there was no smell at all. I was really impressed, paint odour is not nice at the best of times but with a child around its not something you want, our house is very small and BG’s room is right next door to the bathroom but there was no smell in there at all.

Do you want to see the new colour? Well here you go.....

It is peachier than I thought it would be but it really warms the room up, we just need to paint the woodwork now. There is also a Satinwood Ecosense paint available.
For more information on the Ecosense range them visit the Dulux website.

I have a prize to giveaway to one lucky reader; Dulux will give the winner two tin of paint to decorate the room of their choice. To enter all you have to do is...

  • For a 2nd entry follow this blog, leave a comment to let me know

  • For an 3rd entry Tweet... I want to win @ecosensepaint with @caroljs   Let me know what you twitter id is

Ends Midnight Friday 21st May, I will announce the winner Monday 24th May.
I will use a random generator to choose the winner.
Only open to UK residents
No cash alternative offered

Good Luck



  1. Ooooo.. If we were to win we would take anything in the form of blue to cover up badly painted bathroom!
    Will do all 3 , I'm already following! :)

  2. Would love to try the Featherdown Matt paint if I win. Am now following and will attempt to tweet shortly! @sardinetin

  3. I'm just about to start decorating our bathroom and I would really like to win the econsense paint in pure brilliant white!

  4. I would love the dusted fondant for my girls bedroom. They have decided it needs to look more grown up. I think this would be lovely with deep plum curtains and duvets. Would like it in Matt xxx

    Sara xx

  5. Have just followed your blog and will twitter for you. My name is livvyssmile on twitter. Thanks xxx

  6. Hi,
    I would love Featherdown in the Ecosense Matt finish for my soon to be re-acquired dining room. We are currently using it as a product display space but have just signed a lease for our first "proper" shop so we are returning our house into a home. Many thanks

  7. I love Potters Wheel and Malt chocolate they really complement each other and are warming, what a fab giveaway.

    Your bathroom looks really fresh, I love the colour and I am a complete nightmare with a paintbrush too, I am not allowed near one either.

    Thank you.

  8. Now following you have some really useful reviews.

  9. ooo count me in :) Would love Hay Bale. We are redoing our ensuite and it is all stone so this colour would look sooo perfect on one of the walls. I am of course following and will tweet too x

  10. ooh I am loving the ecosense sloe berry and dusted fondant. Would look lovely in my bedroom. Im thinking feature wall of sloe berry with a horizontal stripe in dusted fondant.

  11. delicate cobweb so I can repair damage my 3 y o has done to my parents' new home!!

  12. oh and I'm following you!! stalker ;-)

  13. Oh I am a stalker (I mean follower) and I tweeted mum_themadhouse. I would like the watercolour green matt

  14. Ooh I like Dusted Fondant, would look fab in my lounge, which hasn't been painted since we moved in 4 years ago :(

    I am also following your blog and have tweeted, I am @elliea82 on twitter :)


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