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Dura Coat or Crown Paint?
Money Whisperer
#1 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 9:15:46 AM
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which of the two would you recommend? Peter Marangi sounds convincing and Crown have a reputation. naomba serikali ingilie katiPray
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chiaroscuro
#2 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 2:24:27 PM
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The quality is similar. pick whichever you find cheaper. My last painting job was two years ago and I used Peter Marangi
Jus Blazin
#3 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 4:25:12 PM
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Coca Cola or Pepsi? I agree with @chiaroscuro, the quality is similar.
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Dangi
#4 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 5:22:45 PM
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I'd advise u to go for crown...u know of the swahili saying 'chema cha jiuza!!?"
Take care of the penny & the shilling will take care of itself
TiggerTiggy
#5 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 6:16:45 PM
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crown is better. just ask as many painters as you can. but not marangi
jaggernaut
#6 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 9:34:24 PM
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My fundi was initially recommending Crown but we settled for Duracoat coz they had the specific color shade that I wanted. We had bought 2 samples (1 litre) of the same colour code from both Crown and Duracoat and painted a small section of the wall to see how it would look. And trust me, we unanimously chose Duracoat coz the colour looked slightly better. And so far so good, am a happy customer. Duracoat also mixes the paint you want on the spot.....'fresh rangi' as Marangi puts it. And it's slightly cheaper than crown.
Bachuma Gate
#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 07, 2012 9:05:21 AM
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I have used dura coat for the last 7 years and it is very good. I can volunter to show you how the paint work is currently. Esp the silk type. Go to ASL Lusaka road where they have a mixing machines. Prices are in the range of 1200-1300 for a 4 litre tin.
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mtotana
#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:02:53 AM
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If customer service is anything to go by, Dura coat is always responsive to emails unlike crown paints which has never responded to any of my mails.
lexx
#9 Posted : Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:58:53 AM
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Qualitywise, go for Crown or else
Dura coat for variety
chiaroscuro
#10 Posted : Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:12:06 AM
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lexx wrote:
Qualitywise, go for Crown or else
Dura coat for variety


Exactly which quality are you talking about?

The two companies use the same paint base!

But Peter Marangi gives more variety of colours.

And about asking painters... they know little about quality, perhaps only how easily the paint spreads. After they paint your house they move on. They will hardly ever know how long the coat will last, whether it will lose colour, how easy it is to clean etc

As far as those qualities are concerned, Crown and Duracoate are the same.

As I said earlier; just pick which you find cheaper and has the specific shade you want.
Money Whisperer
#11 Posted : Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:43:19 AM
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Applause Applause Thanks guys. I guess my decision should be based on availability of the shade I want (basco appears to have great advantage on this) and price (again Basco). But if Crown has the shade I want and I am Mwau's son-in-law then what the heck!
"Money never sleeps"
abdulrahman
#12 Posted : Thursday, August 09, 2012 4:11:23 PM
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Go for Marangi's products.

I have used their products without disappointment. The finishing is great and variety super. Crown is just overpriced.

All these mafundis know nothing regarding quality.We customers are the one who know the quality.
Kwanini
#13 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2012 12:05:20 PM
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Neither. Both too pricey. some 3 years back i was taken somewhere in Kariobangi light industries, they mix and you pay for whatever qty u want. no fancy labels, u are even free to bring in own buckets for a discount. The outdoor job is still as good for a mwanachi price. But if horses were wishes, then duracoat it would be.
"For i am the master and the captain of my fate"
chiaroscuro
#14 Posted : Friday, August 10, 2012 1:38:18 PM
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Kwanini wrote:
Neither. Both too pricey. some 3 years back i was taken somewhere in Kariobangi light industries, they mix and you pay for whatever qty u want. no fancy labels, u are even free to bring in own buckets for a discount. The outdoor job is still as good for a mwanachi price. But if horses were wishes, then duracoat it would be.


I hate when people don't give details: what price? Exactly where in Kariobangi Light? [Give a google map link
murchr
#15 Posted : Sunday, October 07, 2018 5:44:43 PM
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I want some spray paint, is it possible to get some from any of the distributors around?
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