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  • nickj
    • #2
    • 1st Aug 11, 8:03 AM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 8:03 AM
    no emulsion is for inside , masonry paint is for outside , just use the masonry paint and give it however many coats it needs , 2 should be plenty
  • Always Harassed
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    • 1st Aug 11, 8:59 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 8:59 PM
    What he told me was that emulsion paint was the starting product and then more ingredients were added to make it masonry paint.
    • keystone
    • By keystone 1st Aug 11, 9:12 PM
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    keystone
    • #4
    • 1st Aug 11, 9:12 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 9:12 PM
    Interior paint is interior paint. Exterior paint is exterior paint.

    Cheers
  • nickj
    • #5
    • 1st Aug 11, 9:20 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 9:20 PM
    what shop was it that actually told you this ? i do not know of any reputable paint store that would give such misinformation ,
    if it was the case to put emulsion on the walls and then masonry paint such instructions would be given on the side , if the tin has such instructions then i stand corrcted ,
    i would imagine that if you did go down this route then you'd have to change your user name to always extremely harrased
    • alwayspuzzled
    • By alwayspuzzled 1st Aug 11, 10:06 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 10:06 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 10:06 PM
    if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
    • keystone
    • By keystone 1st Aug 11, 10:25 PM
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    keystone
    • #7
    • 1st Aug 11, 10:25 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 10:25 PM
    if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
    Originally posted by alwayspuzzled
    many painters bodgers would use emulsion as a 1st coat. See Post #4.

    Cheers
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 1st Aug 11, 10:36 PM
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    savemoney
    • #8
    • 1st Aug 11, 10:36 PM
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    • 1st Aug 11, 10:36 PM
    As others said emulsion is for interior its not designed for external use.
  • nickj
    • #9
    • 2nd Aug 11, 8:04 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 11, 8:04 AM
    if the colour change is so drastic it will require 3 coats many painters would use emulsion as a 1st coat TBH I can't see the problem, if you were planning to use emulsion a top coat that would be a different story!
    Originally posted by alwayspuzzled
    no genuine painter would do this , they would just allow for more masonry paint in their quote . they are , give or take a couple of pounds the same price so why would anyone bother getting emulsion .
    you are talking rubbish
    • alwayspuzzled
    • By alwayspuzzled 2nd Aug 11, 1:04 PM
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    alwayspuzzled
    no genuine painter would do this , they would just allow for more masonry paint in their quote . they are , give or take a couple of pounds the same price so why would anyone bother getting emulsion .
    you are talking rubbish
    Originally posted by nickj

    thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter
  • nickj
    thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter
    Originally posted by alwayspuzzled
    i've been in the trade for 30 years and all the people i've worked with have never done this ,
    maybe the people you are thinking of aren't actually painters but cowboys/bodgers ,
    painters who care about their work and reputation would not do this ,
    if the paint all comes off you'll have a hell of a job putting it right and it will cost far more than a coat of emulsion , it's not worth the risk
    , i guess the people you are thinking of will have taken the cash and disapeared when it comes to putting it right .
    why would you put emulsion on when masonry paint is the around the same price
  • Curly
    thanks but as a decorator with 12 years in the trade I can assure you that many decs will do this, finding ones who'll own up to it in public is a different matter
    Originally posted by alwayspuzzled

    tut tut tut iv not been a "decorator" for as long as you have but i can honestly say i never have and never will use emulsion outside
    .
    If you want to get with me there's some things you got to know,
    I like my beats fast and my base down low
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