What are the best/worst brands of paint?

This is a tricky question. Partly because painters - like all people - disagree. Added to that, the big brands have a habit of changing the chemical makeup of their paints every now and then, meaning that you settle on a specific paint for a while, recommend the hell out of it, and then booosh - they do something to ruin it. Anyway, there are always a few things to remember: • If you purchase cheap/discounted paint off the shelf in say B&Q, it’s very likely to be a bit ropey.