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    • Lippycow
    • By Lippycow 4th Nov 09, 11:10 PM
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    Dulux Paint Stinks?
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    • 4th Nov 09, 11:10 PM
    Dulux Paint Stinks? 4th Nov 09 at 11:10 PM
    I have decorated and used Dulux quick dry Satinwood on my paint work and radiators,when i put the heating on my radiators are giving off a acrid burning smell and has for the last couple of weeks.Has anyone else had this with this paint as the smell makes me feel sick?
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    • olias
    • By olias 4th Nov 09, 11:41 PM
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    • 4th Nov 09, 11:41 PM
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    • 4th Nov 09, 11:41 PM
    I have decorated and used Dulux quick dry Satinwood on my paint work and radiators,when i put the heating on my radiators are giving off a acrid burning smell and has for the last couple of weeks.Has anyone else had this with this paint as the smell makes me feel sick?
    Originally posted by Lippycow
    The clues in the name!

    You need to use a radiator paint next time

    Olias
  • LemonGrove
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    • 4th Nov 09, 11:55 PM
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    • 4th Nov 09, 11:55 PM
    Did you follow this?

    Olias, according to the above link the OP used the right kind of paint.
    Male.
    • Lippycow
    • By Lippycow 5th Nov 09, 1:07 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 1:07 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 1:07 AM
    The clues in the name!

    You need to use a radiator paint next time

    Olias
    Originally posted by olias
    Very funny... you can use it on radiators and wood
  • Kazipoo
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    • 5th Nov 09, 5:50 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 5:50 AM
    Are you sure its not just the smell of the heating?? Mine sometimes smells a bit after its been off all year??
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 5th Nov 09, 8:50 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 8:50 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 8:50 AM
    I think Crown and Dulux need a kick up the backside. Who designs their tins, an idiot? As for hairs coming out of brushes every few seconds (on good brushes too).
    If life is like a box of chocolates why do I always get the coffee creams?
    • olias
    • By olias 5th Nov 09, 9:12 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 9:12 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 9:12 AM
    Did you follow this?

    Olias, according to the above link the OP used the right kind of paint.
    Originally posted by LemonGrove
    OK fair point, but myself, I would still reccommend using a paint thats specifically designed for the high temperatures involved with radiators.

    Olias
    • biscit
    • By biscit 5th Nov 09, 9:19 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 9:19 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 9:19 AM
    We had bad experience with paint on radiators. Unless you're using specific radiator paint you need to leave the radiator off for quite a bit until the paint is properly dry- not just touch dry. Turing on the heating while leaving the individual radiator switched off (ie for the rest of the house) could help the drying process.

    We ended up replacing a radiator because getting rid of the bubbled paintwork would have been too hard a job.
    • Mankysteve
    • By Mankysteve 5th Nov 09, 10:29 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 10:29 AM
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    • 5th Nov 09, 10:29 AM
    This a new one on me. I work for a DIY store and I've heard paint flakeing off and I would recomend using proper raditor paint.
    Last edited by Mankysteve; 05-11-2009 at 10:31 AM.
    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 5th Nov 09, 10:40 AM
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    Surprisingly normal emulsion works well on Radiators, and dosent smell.! proper radiator paint is awuful. and if you use the same colour if painting walls, it blends in better. Pleas dont post you cant do this, ive been doing it for years, it works well.
  • sagalout1954
    No probs for us using dual purpose Dulux paint on our rads. It's all over the house but never had 'smells' in any of the rooms.

    However, don't get me started on cr&ppy Crown paint, I'm never touching that bubbly muck again...........
    • Lippycow
    • By Lippycow 5th Nov 09, 7:52 PM
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    I have used Dulux Satinwood on my rads for years and never had this happen before so wondering if it could be something to do with the quick dry as this is the first time i have used this one and this has been a month of smells now,and i did allow a couple of weeks to dry as the weather was mild and i didn't use the rads then.
  • AM556
    I have just used Dulux gloss and wish I'd never chosen it!
    The place stinks of paraffin fumes coming from the storage heaters, fan oven and even the toaster. The heaters can't now be used without choking, neither the oven nor the toaster can be used without food tasting awfull.
    It's been 3 days now and there is no sign of the smell abating, the coldest spell for years and no heating! THANKS ALOT DULUX!
    • Ignite
    • By Ignite 4th Dec 10, 12:34 PM
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    Not quite the same RE radiators, but I've just tried the Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood paint and it's great. It's a water based (rather than solvent based) paint and has very little smell. It's also touch dry in 6 hours and seems to have dried to a good hard finish within 24 hours. Also it is not meant to be yellowing. However the big disadvantage is the price. About 15 for 1 litre!!!
    • Mrs Huggett
    • By Mrs Huggett 4th Dec 10, 10:11 PM
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    An old fashioned tip that my old dad taught me is to get a bowl or container and half fill with water, then cut a large onion in half , placing it cut side up in the bowl, this really helps to cut down on paint fumes when decorating, use as few or as many as you think fit for the size of room, leave overnight, and if any paint smell lingers the next day, repeat the process, it has always worked for me, I have had the smell from radiators as well though, but not as bad as the OP seems to, ours did fade with time .
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 5th Dec 10, 12:11 AM
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    I have just used Dulux gloss and wish I'd never chosen it!
    The place stinks of paraffin fumes coming from the storage heaters, fan oven and even the toaster. The heaters can't now be used without choking, neither the oven nor the toaster can be used without food tasting awfull.
    It's been 3 days now and there is no sign of the smell abating, the coldest spell for years and no heating! THANKS ALOT DULUX!
    Originally posted by AM556
    Did I read that right?

    You have painted...

    a) a storage heater?

    b) an electric oven?

    c) a toaster?

    Amazing!


    "Food tastes awful"... did you paint the inside of the oven?
  • AM556
    Did I read that right?

    You have painted...

    a) a storage heater?

    b) an electric oven?

    c) a toaster?

    Amazing!


    "Food tastes awful"... did you paint the inside of the oven?
    Originally posted by wealdroam
    Trying to be funny?
    FYI the fumes fill the house and burn off when in contact with any exposed heating element.
    • rustyboy21
    • By rustyboy21 19th Dec 10, 11:53 PM
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    Out of all the 'gloss' paints I have used I like the satinwood dulux one the best.

    It doesnt stink like some others which linger for ages. Have tried lit candles, onions on plates etc to get rid of the stink, any more ideas as I am going to be decorating the hall landing and stairs over xmas whilst the shop is closed.

    I hate painting especially emulsion, if I could wallpaper everything I would ! Don't know about the radiators though

    Question for you, Have had all the walls were I am painting plastered to a high polished finish. Will I need to undercoat first, or can I go straight over with top coat, which is coffe coloured anyway. As already said hate painting, rather do top coat only if I can get away with it. Any expert decorators out there?
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