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Dulux, Are You Kidding Me?


I’m in the midst of painting my bedroom and work room before Chinese New Year come. Mom’s nagging was the reason. Haha The last time I had my rooms painted were way back in secondary school days which was more than a decade ago.

It took me and sis (yup just the two of us) 3 days (2 weekends) to finished painting our bedroom.
Day 1 – patch up holes and cracks + paint ceiling (2 coats)
Day 2 – paint ceiling (3rd coats) + paint 2 walls (2 coats)
Day 3 – paint remaining 2 walls (2 coats)

Our muscles aches like crazily on day 1 and the next day. It reminds me of the days when I was really sick. Luckily we felt okay for the rest of the painting days. Guess our muscles have toughen up.

Of course we did consider hiring people to paint the room for us but in the end we choose to DIY ourself. Why? Coz it feels good to do things our own. And coz making memory is fun.

For the work room, we’ll start the painting on the Christmas week. 3 more days of agony! Wish us luck. I really need all the luck we can get coz there’re so much rubbish and furniture and books and cabinets to take out.

Now on to the actual ranting.



First take a look at below picture. On the left is the new wall color and on the right is Dulux’s paint color chart. Now could you tell me which one matches the new wall color?

NONE right?

We choose Penelope Pink actually which gives a very light hint of pink but the actual wall color is WHITE. *SPEECHLESS*

All I wanna say to Dulux is: Are you kidding me???

p/s: Happy 12.12.12

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12 Comments

  • Reply foongpc December 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

    What? You mean you paint with the penelope pink colour but the wall comes out white?!!

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Even before painting, the color in the paint tin looks white liao. Haha

  • Reply foongpc December 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Yeah, somethings are better done DIY. But really, you did not paint your wall for more than a decade? : D

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Ya coz not dirty ma.

  • Reply foongpc December 12, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Happy 12.12.12! And good luck to your 3 more days of agony! : D

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Same to you and thanks! Haha

  • Reply Dawn December 12, 2012 at 3:24 am

    LOL, no kidding, Dulux is color blind! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Constance Ant December 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    really no pink at all le :/ maybe they label wrongly =.=

  • Reply Adino December 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Last time I bought this dark pink paint from Dulux, trying to go for pricess look. But after painting on my guest room it looks “neon” pink.

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Hmm I think they only have problem with pink (maybe). Coz my dad bought this sahara like color and the actual color is similar to the chart.

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