Valspar v700 wins gold in Good Housekeeping Institute Paint Test

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Valspar Premium Blend v700 Walls & Ceilings paint has been crowned king in the ‘Washable Paint’ test category by the Good Housekeeping Institute. Scoring 83/100 for application, consistency, coverage, washability and durability, Valspar took first place above renowned paint brands including Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Little Greene.

The Good Housekeeping panel commended the paint for being ‘impressively resistant to scuffing’ and noted that ‘marks came off quickly’ when washed. The product was praised for its ability to retain brightness, even after cleaning, and applauded for its ‘affordable price tag’. The Institute drew particular attention to Valspar’s unrivalled colour offering, noting that it stood out as the brand with the biggest colour selection from the 14 brands tested.

Priced at £29 for 2.5L, Valspar v700 Walls & Ceilings paint is available to mix in 2.2 million colours (colour matching available in store at B&Q) and comes in three ‘beautiful’ finishes; matt, mid-sheen and silk. Excellent scrubbability and great stain resistance means the v700 blend withstands the toughest household stains from felt tips to black coffee, making it perfect for busy homes and high-traffic rooms, such as children’s bedrooms, dining rooms and hallways.

Jane Ryder, European marketing director at Valspar, comments: “We’re honoured to have gained such a prestigious accolade from the Good Housekeeping Institute, and are proud to see our premium v700 formula come out on top in such a competitive category.

“We’re especially thrilled that the scrubbability and stain resistant qualities of the blend shone through during the professional testing process and are delighted to be commended on our extensive colour offering. Whether you are painting your first home or refreshing an old space, v700 Walls and Ceilings is a great washable option with long-term performance you can rely on.”